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The news that everyone expected finally arrived. The PlayStation 4 will be manufactured in Brazil, as it aims to reduce the official price of the device which, since its launch in late 2013, is BRL 4000 - one of the most expensive in the world. With the assembly in the country - the game will be assembled by Flextronics, in the Manaus Free Trade Zone - the new generation of console will cost much less. The announcement was made during the Sony conference for Latin America at E3 2015 on Tuesday (16).

The PS4 manufactured in Brazil go on sale in October, but the new price was not disclosed. "We want to provide the national unit already in October," said Anderson Gracias, head of the PlayStation division in Brazil, in an exclusive interview with IGN Brazil.

"Over the past two years, we hear what Brazilians called for gamers. They wanted a fair price for the console. And with that, we announced the domestic manufacturing," he said

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Why consoles cost so much in Brazil. In Finland it cost 379 euros and we have to remember that our salaries are like 10 times bigger also than average Brazilian. That insane price.



Good news for Brazilian gamers.



Great! Glad to hear this for Brazilian gamers who have wanted a PS4! That, coupled with the E3 announcements can only mean things going up from here on out. Fix the game prices, and the region is set to grow!



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YES! The price will drop, finally!

It'll have to be on par with gray market systems though, but even if still a bit expensive it'll help considerably the official situation of the system around here.

I'm guessing they'll come with a 1999 official price, and anything less than that and they will be great.



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UrbaaniNaali said:
Why consoles cost so much in Brazil. In Finland it cost 379 euros and we have to remember that our salaries are like 10 times bigger also than average Brazilian. That insane price.


High taxes, Brasilian here can specify but know they are insane (like above 50%).



UrbaaniNaali said:
Why consoles cost so much in Brazil. In Finland it cost 379 euros and we have to remember that our salaries are like 10 times bigger also than average Brazilian. That insane price.


Taxes.

Our corrupt government is unable to properly conduct the country so they try to get as much money as possible from the citizens, that'll end up in almost it entirely be deviated to politicians personal accounts while we keep at shit.

Everything is expensive as hell here, but even so videogames are one of the worst.

Videogames fall in the same category as gamble games here like cassinos, that are mostly prohibited, so the few that can pass are heavily taxed, with videogames going as high as 70% of it s price being solely taxes, that plus the heavy taxes over imported products as it was still not being developed or assembled here. By the time tine of llaunch it was proportionally 40x more expensive to an average brazilian to get it compared to an average usa citizen.



UrbaaniNaali said:
Why consoles cost so much in Brazil. In Finland it cost 379 euros and we have to remember that our salaries are like 10 times bigger also than average Brazilian. That insane price.


Huge import taxes. The brazilian government hates free trade, and that mostly hurts the Brazilians.



I wonder if now the PS4s are going to Samba their way off the box when you open it.



Nintendo is selling their IPs to Microsoft and this is true because:

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UrbaaniNaali said:
Why consoles cost so much in Brazil. In Finland it cost 379 euros and we have to remember that our salaries are like 10 times bigger also than average Brazilian. That insane price.


Huge taxes + retailers profit margin is big basically.

 

With PS4 being manufactured here the price will probably drop something like 50%.(i hope).