Caio Rants: PS4 COSTS 4000!!!

I want to do something different this time, instead of reviewing games and movies, I want to address this f***ing bs that might be going under the radar for you people outside Brazil. After everyone was delighted to hear that the Playstation 4 is going to cost 100 US$ less than the Xbox One in this year's E3, Sony disclosed recently how much its is going to cost in Brazil and the price suggested is...

3,999 BUCKS!!!!

What the frak! Who the hell do you think we are! That we have money popping out of our bottons! Are we going to have to sell our kidneys and peform a blood sacrifice to even have enough cash to buy it?!? Needless to say, many Brazilians were pissed and tried many petitions to lower the price (as if petitions ever worked out in the past). Sony disclosed a table explaining why its price is so blown out of proportion.

Due to inflation, the PS4 would cost here 858 R$ (The real is the Brazilian currency), this alone is way too much for the average gamer to afford but the importation taxes alone costs over f**king 2500 f**king R$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To highlight how stupid this situation is, the XBOX ONE costs 2000, half the price the GODDAMNED PS4! THE XBOX ONE. CHEAPER. THAN. THE PS4!

You know this is the sort of practice that incentives piracy. Only some rich idiot with loads of money to spend on that. You guys wouldn't believe it, specially Microsoft haters, but the Xbox One has a better future here than over there - it still is overpriced as hell, but less than the motherf**king PS4. The only thing I take from this is the only good side of having the PS4 costing 4000 $ is that I am going to keep 4000 $. It would have been easier to find a Elder Scroll and a Piece of Eden in real life than buy a PS4 here. Peace the f**k out.

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Posted by dccomicsrule2011

Ouch, Goddamn dude, that really sucks. D=

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Posted by _Glacier_

Xbox One is like that chubby girl from school that suddenly became hot! =P

Buying Xone, no sh!t. PS4 may be better, but I prefer X.

Posted by Squares

Wow, the Brazilian economy sounds scary. Is it like Australia, where the average person's income actually makes up for the forbidding cost?

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Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

WOW. That price is too much. Are they crazy?

Posted by Samimista

Really, really hate this. Seriously 4,000 bucks? Who can afford that? 0.0 I think the price everywhere for consoles and games should be like the North American price. This is absolutely ridiculous and completely unfair. I'd like to know what's Sony's reasoning for this is.

Posted by JwwProd

4,000 bucks?

THIS IS MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Dragonborn_CT

Geez, I was so angry I posted a question mark and now it won't go away :p

Ouch, Goddamn dude, that really sucks. D=

It really does, man -_-

@_nobody_ said:

Xbox One is like that chubby girl from school that suddenly became hot! =P

Buying Xone, no sh!t. PS4 may be better, but I prefer X.

That is because the hottest girl turned out to be a grade-A insufferable bitch that no one wants to spend time next to her :P

... *Sigh* me too, buddy.

WOW. That price is too much. Are they crazy?

Yes, blame it on the government and the f**king inflation.

@squares said:

Wow, the Brazilian economy sounds scary. Is it like Australia, where the average person's income actually makes up for the forbidding cost?

It seems the economy in general below the tropics is messed up :\

Really, really hate this. Seriously 4,000 bucks? Who can afford that? 0.0 I think the price everywhere for consoles and games should be like the North American price. This is absolutely ridiculous and completely unfair. I'd like to know what's Sony's reasoning for this is.

I don't know a single person that has enough money to afford this or is saying "Oh this great I agree with this price". Even the Xbox One is overpriced, but its the better option out of the two... Its even weird saying this -_-

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@jwwprod said:

4,000 bucks?

THIS IS MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS.

IS.

BRAZILIAN ECONOMY!

Posted by Raiiyn

Damn son... That bites :/ Mind you, new systems are always heavily over-priced... Extremely surprised at the vast price difference between microsoft and sony here though... o.o

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Posted by silkyballfro94

@jwwprod: MADNESS? No, THIS ISSS BRAAAAAAZIIIILLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!

*kicks down pit of doom*

No but seriously, this is so stupid.

Posted by Samimista

@dragonborn_ct: Hehe! xD I agree. It really is a terrible move on Sony with the pricing over there. 0.0 My goodness. I hope PCs are cheaper over there at least.

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@raiiyn said:

Damn son... That bites :/ Mind you, new systems are always heavily over-priced... Extremely surprised at the vast price difference between microsoft and sony here though... o.o

Indeed, the game disks alone cost around 100 R$, instead of 60 US$ the full price in US, so I have to save a lot of cash if I plan on buying anything. This sucks.

@jwwprod: MADNESS? No, THIS ISSS BRAAAAAAZIIIILLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!

*kicks down pit of doom*

No but seriously, this is so stupid.

It works either way :P

We should be throwing Sony down that well.

Posted by Dragonborn_CT

@dragonborn_ct: Hehe! xD I agree. It really is a terrible move on Sony with the pricing over there. 0.0 My goodness. I hope PCs are cheaper over there at least.

Oh the PCs are lot cheaper, but the games cost as much as the consoles: around 100 R$ minimum. Still at least I can afford that.

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

That sucks.

Edited by Samimista

@samimista said:

@dragonborn_ct: Hehe! xD I agree. It really is a terrible move on Sony with the pricing over there. 0.0 My goodness. I hope PCs are cheaper over there at least.

Oh the PCs are lot cheaper, but the games cost as much as the consoles: around 100 R$ minimum. Still at least I can afford that.

Man! 0.0 You could buy two games here with a hundred bucks. =O Crazy with the prices in Brazil. D=

Posted by Deranged Midget

@raiiyn said:

Damn son... That bites :/ Mind you, new systems are always heavily over-priced... Extremely surprised at the vast price difference between microsoft and sony here though... o.o

Actually, this is the cheapest console launch in history with everything considered.

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Posted by Dragonborn_CT

@deranged_midget: Probably in the US but you know what is funny? When the PS2 and PS3 were released here, they initially cost 2000 $ almost the same price as the Xbox One.

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@deranged_midget: Probably in the US but you know what is funny? When the PS2 and PS3 were released here, they initially cost 2000 $ almost the same price as the Xbox One.

Well yeah, that's what I meant. But that's what I mean, considering inflation, Xbox One and PS4 are a ridiculous amount cheaper than the Xbox 360, PS3 and past generations.

I am so sorry to hear about your situation though :(

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Posted by Marionettegeist

Wow, that's awful.

Posted by _Glacier_

@dragonborn_ct: You know it's Sony's fault, right? The government has almost nothing to do with it.

Posted by PotatoOfDoom

Acabei de vender minha casa, minha mãe meu PS3 e meu cachorro.

Agora posso comprar um memory card do PS4. :D

Posted by Dragonborn_CT
@dragonborn_ct said:

@deranged_midget: Probably in the US but you know what is funny? When the PS2 and PS3 were released here, they initially cost 2000 $ almost the same price as the Xbox One.

Well yeah, that's what I meant. But that's what I mean, considering inflation, Xbox One and PS4 are a ridiculous amount cheaper than the Xbox 360, PS3 and past generations.

I am so sorry to hear about your situation though :(

Oh okay. I understood your post differently. Sorry, man :P

@_nobody_ said:

@dragonborn_ct: You know it's Sony's fault, right? The government has almost nothing to do with it.

Good point. Even so, without the importation taxes (which really are the main reason why this thing is stupid), the initial price is overblown as well with 800 R$.

Posted by Dragonborn_CT

Acabei de vender minha casa, minha mãe meu PS3 e meu cachorro.

Agora posso comprar um memory card do PS4. :D

Você agora tem que sacrificar dez virgems para comprar o controller.

Edited by _Glacier_

@dragonborn_ct: Xbox is produced here and is more expensive, how much does it costs? R$ 2.200,00. PS4 comes from Japan (I think), yet, it's cheaper. With the taxes and sh!t, it should get here costing R$3.000,00 as a max price. They are just doing this, because selling it cheaper on USA, Canada, Japan, etc, will make them lose loads of money. Damn capitalism, man.

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Christ that's a freaking used car

Posted by russellmania77

Time to road trip to u.s. bro

Posted by PotatoOfDoom

@dragonborn_ct said:

@potatoofdoom said:

Acabei de vender minha casa, minha mãe meu PS3 e meu cachorro.

Agora posso comprar um memory card do PS4. :D

Você agora tem que sacrificar dez virgems para comprar o controller.

Para os jogos só vou precisar matar 13 dragões, escalar o Cristo Redentor com as mãos e pés amarrados e de um poço cheio de sangue de pessoas que tem um PS4...

É mais barato ir pro Canada mesmo. U.U

Posted by _slim_

Hope you been saving money.

Posted by Ostyo

Ha, Sony... *shakes head*

Posted by ARMIV2

And then Sony shook my faith in it...

Posted by mrdecepticonleader

Jesus Christ on a bike....

That is just ludicrous.

Posted by Saint_Wildcard

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Edited by JediXMan

Wow. I'm really sorry to hear about that, man.

It's unfortunate, but really, this kind of thing does encourage piracy.

I'm curious: how do you feel about this video, and is it accurate?

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@russellmania77 said:

Time to road trip to u.s. bro

It probably would be cheaper to take a trip to the US, buy it here, and bring it back.

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Posted by Dragonborn_CT
@_slim_ said:

Hope you been saving money.

@_slim_ said:

Hope you been saving money.

Yes, I have been saving money. I am just not going to buy a PS4 with it >_>

@jedixman said:

Wow. I'm really sorry to hear about that, man.

It's unfortunate, but really, this kind of thing does encourage piracy.

I'm curious: how do you feel about this video, and is it accurate?

Thanks bro. And yeah, this video is chillingly accurate of our situation, these guys did their research well on what happens in Brazilian gaming. I think people should see this video to better understand our situation.

@jedixman said:
@russellmania77 said:

Time to road trip to u.s. bro

It probably would be cheaper to take a trip to the US, buy it here, and bring it back.

Actually I would have to take a trip to Canada

VTNC, SONY!!

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Jesus Christ on a bike....

That is just ludicrous.

You know something is wrong when you have a atheist invoke Jesus's name :P

As you can see in the table above, PS4 is more expensive in Brazil than anywhere else.

Edited by JediXMan

Thanks bro. And yeah, this video is chillingly accurate of our situation, these guys did their research well on what happens in Brazilian gaming. I think people should see this video to better understand our situation.

You should look into other videos by Extra Credits. They have a YouTube channel, and they upload new stuff every Thursday. They are very insightful, thought provoking, and rather intellectual. I really like their approach to video games and the industry as a whole.

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Posted by Dragonborn_CT

@jedixman said:
@dragonborn_ct said:

Thanks bro. And yeah, this video is chillingly accurate of our situation, these guys did their research well on what happens in Brazilian gaming. I think people should see this video to better understand our situation.

You should look into other videos by Extra Credits. They have a YouTube channel, and they upload new stuff every Thursday. They are very insightful, thought provoking, and rather intellectual. I really like their approach to video games and the industry as a whole.

Already subscribed. Thank you for recommending them, bro :D

Posted by russellmania77
Edited by JediXMan

@jedixman said:
@dragonborn_ct said:

Thanks bro. And yeah, this video is chillingly accurate of our situation, these guys did their research well on what happens in Brazilian gaming. I think people should see this video to better understand our situation.

You should look into other videos by Extra Credits. They have a YouTube channel, and they upload new stuff every Thursday. They are very insightful, thought provoking, and rather intellectual. I really like their approach to video games and the industry as a whole.

Already subscribed. Thank you for recommending them, bro :D

Anytime. I found them randomly when I discovered their video analyzing how religion is treated in games. Ever since I've been subscribed to their channel.

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Edited by ComicMan24

Wow... Here PS4 will cost about 400-500 euros which is about 550-687 U.S. dollars. Although I should point out that this price is about bundles and not just the console itself.

Posted by Dragonborn_CT

@dragonborn_ct: brazillian curancy is double on the dollar right?

Its actually the other way around, the dollar cost doubly the Brazilian currency (reais). The price without taxes would have been 800 reais instead of 400 US$

Wow... Here PS4 will cost about 400-500 euros which is about 550-687 U.S. dollars. Although I should point out that this price is about bundles and not just the console itself.

At least its affordable for the gamers with average income if they save enough money. Oh and welcome back, CM :)

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Posted by JohnnyGat

I once was offered a job that was based in Brazil, I chose to stay in Singapore for personal reasons... Dodged a bullet

Posted by Dragonborn_CT

I once was offered a job that was based in Brazil, I chose to stay in Singapore for personal reasons... Dodged a bullet

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Posted by GrandSymbiote94

F**k that. I would steal it.

Posted by frogdog

Sony and Mircosoft have one thing thing in common

Greed

Posted by Dragonborn_CT

@frogdog said:

Sony and Mircosoft have one thing thing in common

Greed

Couldn't agree more.

F**k that. I would steal it.

Some people are saying that they are going to pirate the sh*t out of the Sony games and that is nothing but karma. I wouldn't argue against it.

Edited by consolemaster001

@dragonborn_ct: Dude that sucks. :(

I thought Brazil's economy was prospering ?

Here's an idea: Buy Ps4's from America and sell them in Brazil at a profit. That's what my friend said when i told him this lol.

Posted by Dragonborn_CT

@consolemaster001: I know buddy, but there are circumstances that worse this situation. The video jedixman posted above explain fairly simple why.

What you just said is what probably will happen and will contribute to piracy, if things go south.

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