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Pemalite said:
mjk45 said:

No us Australians will pay more even if you add 25% to US rrp for the PS5 there are two reasons the first is the dollar difference is around 30% the other is price  gouging the accc have stated in the past that console and games rrp sits well  above the conversion rates and that's factoring in import costs for the consoles and peripherals, something that the actual games don't have since Sony's has one of the worlds largest blu-ray plant's in Sydney that covers Oceana and parts of SouthEast Asia.

The price in the US should have a minimal effect here as we import direct from China rather than China > USA > Australia.
China also imports a large swathe of our resources as well, which has given us some favorable trade in the past.

Where things get tricky is on resources/components/technology that China imports from the USA.

The fact we already have high prices is another whinge session I could have but won't go into...

 Sorry about the confusion. the even if you add 25% to US rrp for the PS5 was a reference to a US pricing increase not ours, my take on the situation is even with the US getting a potential 25% increase, historical pricing of imported gaming hardware in Australia shows that the US PS5 will still be cheaper than any AUS PS5.