GS News - Brazilian PS4s costs $1,850 USD and Drive Club delayed?

DriveClub may be the next victim of delayed next-gen titles, Brazil is getting hit with import and tax fees bringing the cost of their PS4s up to $1,850 USD, and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is coming to PS4.

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in Romania/Europe it will cost around 550 dolars

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Just delay the release of the PS4. We need games to play.

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XBONE will cost here in Brazil 950$ , guess what console people will buy ?? Thats right WiiU, Brazil will be the only country which WiiU will be the top console

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Guys, PS4 is region free, just order one from the US (or Portugal?). Spend your money elsewhere and maybe they will back off those "import and tax" fees.

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What we brazilians do... travel to US and buy it over there :)

By the way, taxes here are really high, but they don't quadruple the price, more like double, the rest is the companie's greed.

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@ruythalacker

Apparently, it's due to import fees and taxes:

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4-costs-1-850-in-brazil/1100-6415637/

Maybe there's a difference between US import (XboxOne) and Japanese import (PS4).

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Unfortunately it's not... It's not only taxes.... If we take usd400 and bring to Brazil it goes up to almost usd1k..... So the rest is sony's geed and brazilian consumer's stupidity.... For example a Toyota Corola cost s more than usd40k over here and it is produced here...... Everything costs more here because people buy these things

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Btw, there are many people here that make a living by going to Miami every weekend and bringging stuff back to sell here... But that's illegal.... But it's easy to find them anyways

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Well, I´m a brazilian gamer too, and i was also looking foward to put my hands on a PS$ sometime in the near future, but after these sad news, I guess I´ll have to keep my Xbox 360 for quite some time yet. Not that there is anything wrong with it, I love it, but DAAAMN... I wanna a sony console so bad!

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@Sohereiam on pc you have Steam so in a long run it would be a better option, the major problem is having the money to make one of course

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Why the delays? Because most people today are incompetent. Example-

I pulled into the mall yesterday to grab lunch. I told the guy at the counter to give me 3 iced teas in a bottle. He handed me an apple juice. I said, "No, I asked for 3 iced teas." He left the apple juice on the counter, grabbed one iced tea, and then pushed the apple juice and the 1 iced tea toward me and started to ring it up. . . . . I walked away.

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@Born_Lucky So what you're saying is Ubisoft are so upset about not getting their iced teas that they decided to delay everything? :D

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i honestly dont get the point of this show..she just repeats everything they've already posted on the website rather than anything new
feebackula on the other hand is amazing !

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@adit942 Feedbackula? Blech.

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@adit942 Maybe most of people watching this are just here for seeing Jess

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@adit942 some people are so lazy to read that they prefer to watch a person saying the news... if your logic was right, then TV news is only repeating what newspapers and the internet have informed already... Variety is the source of success

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@Cristhian_Cobas @adit942 true...but i think there are only a handful of GS users who get thier news on this first rather than reading the articles..dont misundersatnd me..i am not trolling but i think jess would be better utilized on a different show

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@adit942 @Cristhian_Cobas agreed

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I'm curious, can anyone tell me how many of the next gen titles are actually going to run at 1080p and 60 fps? I remember months back when the specs had been released for the next gen, some people were saying "OMG 4K gaming!". I knew that certainly wouldn't be the case, but I did think that 1080p at 60 fps was what was being aimed for this gen. I've heard mention here and there of various games that will either be sub 1080p or 30 fps but have lost track of which ones.

I must confess my optimism is waning a little the closer we get.

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@StokeMeAClipper I worry more about what games will actually be fun to play. Graphics and frames per second come much later.

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We(Brazil)will paythetickettoMiami,buyPS4there,walk around,buyother stuff,come backand savesome money -comparedto ourPS4k.

Ps.: Tax in Brazil are rated in 100%.. the plus go to Sony it self

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Hmmm. Well Forza 5 will keep me busy for awhile anyways.

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There's a lot of piracy in Brazil, so it won't make much diference for some. But nevertheless, Brazil is the 4ª country in videogames consuming, and is such a shame Sony is doing this. They're risking losing a very big market.

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I don't know were you are from Jess, but the price is not just high, the price is cruel.

If we compare the minimum wage and taxes system of Brazil and United States, we receive 1,5USD the hour, less than a 1/5 the minimum of US, we pay in a year 3 times more taxes than an US citizen.

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@Sohereiam Don't feel bad, the U.S. will soon be like this also.

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@Sohereiam Then complain to the Brazilian government about their tarifs and taxes. That's not Sony or M$'s fault.

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I remember a time when I paid 110USD for a PS3 game.

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Edited By Toplinkar

DriveClub being delayed is quite the hit to the PS4's launch line up if you ask me, that and watch Dogs were two of the games I was looking forward too.


The big news to me was that ridiculous price tag. It's not the first time Sony did it, the VIta retailed for about US$780.00 here when it launched and don't mention the PS3 please.


I was seriously disappointed because Sony did so much right. For now I'm sticking with the PS3 and the pc, but next year, when games I look forward to play begin to launch (kingdom Hearts 3 and FFXV for example) I'll gladly buy a Brazillian Xbox One to play them if the PS4 price is still that ridiculous.


Just so you know Jess, that is the recommended price for the PS4 games, Most PS3 games here retail for the same stupid price they do in Australia. SAdly. :(

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@Toplinkar I don't like the idea of installing the full game on the console, I hate when I have to do that on PC, besides despite the massive price ,the PS4 will some exclusive titles like Infamous Second Son, and probable more exclusives through the console life, I might stick with him, I would import it in hope of being cheaper.

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@Sohereiam I'm also very interested in some exclusives. I'll most likely wait until next year when the hype train will be gone and import it from Amazon.


Kind of a pity since my next vacation is on January next year, having a brand new box over my TV would be awesome. But hey, it's not like the box already there doesn't have any more games. I can wait.

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@Sohereiam @Toplinkar they do, you probably tried buying it from individual sellers if so you can get someone that doesnt ship to Brazil

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@Toplinkar @Sohereiam you can always ask a friend to send one... or come to Chile, at least here it will sell for USD 690... a lot cheaper than the ripoff in Brazil...

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@Sohereiam I've only imported books. THey send games to Brazil (at least did when I checked, not sure about it nowadays).


As for consoles, I never tried, but the page claimed it is elligible for international shipping.

If they don't, the other option would be something like eStarland or MercadoLivre. I'm not sure if any of those will work, but anything is better than buying it here.

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@Toplinkar @Sohereiam How do you import from Amazon? I tried but they don't send to Brazil.

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Any explanation as to why they have to fork out so much dough in brazil?

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@thriftymutt 2 things: taxes and high profit margins.

Most brazilians (with enough money to buy these things) are not conscient consumers. We pay whatever price charged for the product we want without even asking.

The profit margin of companies here is absurdly high, as well as taxes.

We call it "custo Brasil" ("Brazilian costs") and "lucro Brasil" ("Brazilian profits").

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@thriftymutt Taxes do make prices skyrocket here, but any calculations put the complete price (with taxes and all) as roughly the same price as the Xbox One here.


Whatever exceeds that problably amounts to greed.

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@thriftymutt it's a rip off, isn't it.

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@Pema Mendez I personally hate that, I always choose a name usually a preposition or onomatopeia and often in the main language of the server and never use ".br" at end of the name.

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@macaque12 @RoadStar1602 @Sohereiam I have moderate PC for gaming and it cost me 1800USD, a powerful one would have cost about 3800USD.

For those unaware taxes for PC parts are of 110% while games consoles and portables are 80% and games CD, DVD, BD, UMD, Cartridge and download is 60%.

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Girls can learn something from her..

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@x2rufff4u Stop spamming! You write that in every episode. What is it exactly that girls can learn from her?

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@jflkdjs @x2rufff4u How to be alluring and lovable.

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@AngelsongCA @jflkdjs @x2rufff4u I'm sure girls do know how to be alluring and lovable. That's how girls are!

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@RoadStar1602 @Sohereiam What Sohereiam said, if he meant what I think he meant, PC is actualy worse in Brazil, to buy a decent rig it cost 3x or 4x times more than in other places. We have one of the highest tax rates of the world, we like to make our politicians richer and richer every damn year

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