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Are consoles more or less expensive in your country?

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GOWTLOZ said:
AnmolRed said:
I live in India too,and honestly that's a way better launch price than I expected, though because of such high prices I usually buy consoles when the next generation is already underway (got a ps3 just a year ago) so most probably a 2021 purchase xD

The PS3 is expensive for what it offers. Its like 18k for the 12GB version. Which one did you get?

It does have amazing exclusives, pretty much the best of any platform IMO.

AnmolRed said:

Bangalore, yes they had a fair bit of success but failed to carry it on because of that awful launch, also store shelves have more of a Sony presence,( Sony also has their own showrooms) while mostly Microsoft has products displayed in the laptop space, have to go to a mall to sight some Xbox one's, though it's gotten better in the last year because of the Xbox one S , however I doubt the X will do very well.

Nice man, I do think Bangalore and New Delhi are very different markets. Xbox One is doing decently here. That's the reason Microsoft had a launch event here I think

yeah you're right, very different markets , however the ps3 16gb is around 13k here , I got a used 160gb one for 10k and 6 games from a friend, so that was a pretty amazing deal.



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AnmolRed said:
GOWTLOZ said:

The PS3 is expensive for what it offers. Its like 18k for the 12GB version. Which one did you get?

It does have amazing exclusives, pretty much the best of any platform IMO.

Nice man, I do think Bangalore and New Delhi are very different markets. Xbox One is doing decently here. That's the reason Microsoft had a launch event here I think

yeah you're right, very different markets , however the ps3 16gb is around 13k here , I got a used 160gb one for 10k and 6 games from a friend, so that was a pretty amazing deal.

Which games did you get?



GOWTLOZ said:
AnmolRed said:

yeah you're right, very different markets , however the ps3 16gb is around 13k here , I got a used 160gb one for 10k and 6 games from a friend, so that was a pretty amazing deal.

Which games did you get?

GTA V, UC 123, injustice,NFS: run and Motorcross rally, added ghosts,FIFA14,gt6 and last of us to the collection, rn very happy with the system



halil23 said:
GOWTLOZ said:

Sony keeps fucking the consumers with their pricing strategy Xbox could make a comeback and I hope they do because PlayStation brings no discounts at all and that's just bad for consumers.

Such ignorance!!

Unlike US corps who dodges their taxes, Japaneses corps pays their tax.

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/apple-microsoft-avoids-taxes-loopholes-irs-2013-1?r=US&IR=T

http://fortune.com/2016/03/11/apple-google-taxes-eu/

Understand how a corrupt/dirty business run before you post such ignorance.

That must be why Sony was fined in places like Australia for Tax Avoidance or has made the list for unethical companies that do profit transferring to avoid tax. yep a highly ethical tax paying business.



nanarchy said:
halil23 said:

Such ignorance!!

Unlike US corps who dodges their taxes, Japaneses corps pays their tax.

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/apple-microsoft-avoids-taxes-loopholes-irs-2013-1?r=US&IR=T

http://fortune.com/2016/03/11/apple-google-taxes-eu/

Understand how a corrupt/dirty business run before you post such ignorance.

That must be why Sony was fined in places like Australia for Tax Avoidance or has made the list for unethical companies that do profit transferring to avoid tax. yep a highly ethical tax paying business.

backed up with nothing, very bright you are! Even if true, at least it far from corrupt as ms and apple.

BTW, what state are you from?



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RaptorChrist said:
What are the economics behind releasing a console in a poor country but making it more expensive? Is it all taxes on importing the product into the country?

Wouldn't it be cheaper for someone in India to purchase the console from somewhere else since it's region free.

Generally speaking, things are more expensive is "poor" countries because those countries have oppressive governments.  That means high taxes and tariffs, a need to pay bribes, etc.  

Its not just sales taxes or VAT.  Its big taxes on the fuel used to power the truck that delivers it to the store, the high cost of electricity (due to taxes) to light the store that sells it, etc.  



Libara said:
halil23 said:

Such ignorance!!

Unlike US corps who dodges their taxes, Japaneses corps pays their tax.

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/apple-microsoft-avoids-taxes-loopholes-irs-2013-1?r=US&IR=T

http://fortune.com/2016/03/11/apple-google-taxes-eu/

Understand how a corrupt/dirty business run before you post such ignorance.

Right... all japanese corps pay their tax....

http://www.japan-press.co.jp/modules/news/index.php?id=9566

All companies, and persons, should do their best to avoid paying taxes.  That's just basic good sense.  



VAMatt said:
Libara said:

Right... all japanese corps pay their tax....

http://www.japan-press.co.jp/modules/news/index.php?id=9566

All companies, and persons, should do their best to avoid paying taxes.  That's just basic good sense.  

And I completely agree with that, I'm just pointing out someones hypocrisy.



These things are likely to get cheaper as time goes... I remember paying the equivalent of $500 today for a PS2 back in 2002, in Israel. Now prices for consoles back there are quite close to Europe, even if a bit more expensive still.



RaptorChrist said:
What are the economics behind releasing a console in a poor country but making it more expensive? Is it all taxes on importing the product into the country?

Wouldn't it be cheaper for someone in India to purchase the console from somewhere else since it's region free.

It's the same reason why goods are more expensive in Europe than they are in the US. Those countries charge higher taxes. That cost doesn't get eaten by the manufacturer. You pay for it.



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