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PS4 launches in 16 new markets

By Brendan Sinclair

PS4 launches in 16 new markets

Fri 13 Dec 2013 8:16pm GMT / 3:16pm EST / 12:16pm PST

Gamers in Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and more can get hands-on with Sony's latest console

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Sony is wasting no time rolling out the PlayStation 4 to the world. The company today confirmed the launch of the system in 16 new countries, bringing the total number in which PS4 has launched to 48.

The latest countries to see the launch of the PS4 consist of the Czech Republic, Greece, Slovakia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, South Africa, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela. They will be joined later this year by launches in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, and more.

Surprisingly, the PS4 has not yet launched in Sony's home country of Japan. The electronics giant has set a February 22, 2014 release for the PS4 there, saying there weren't enough games appealing to Japanese audiences ready in time for the holiday launches Western gamers enjoyed.

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Ridwan Aksad Sales & Marketing, BDSmktg

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I'm curious to see the pricing of the systems around these countries based on different import tax laws and such. I know countries like Turkey and Saudi Arabia have electronic products on average $200usd higher than products here in the states. Either way, it's going to sell.

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Andy Samson QA Supervisor, Digital Media Exchange

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The PS4's officially launching here in the Philippines on January 2014. It's going to be priced P24,999 which is around $600 USD. Not sure how they came up with that pricing. It's going to be officially distributed here by SONY Ph so it should be lower. $500 USD would have been more reasonable given the Wii U is selling here for about $400.

Supplies would most likely come from Hong Kong which should make logistics cheaper compared to sending them all the way to the US. That $600 price is almost the same as getting the system from Amazon with international shipping and import fees. The only saving grace this has over importing it on your own is that it comes with warranty that's more accessible and comes with preorder freebies.

Posted:2 years ago


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