Playing games on a PlayStation 4 will cost a lot of money in Brazil — the PS4 will sell for 3,999 Brazilian reais (approximately $1,852), Sony announced today on the Brazilian PlayStation Blog.
The console will be available in Brazil on Nov. 29, the same day as in Europe. Sony's suggested retail price for PS4 games is 179 reais ($83). For comparison, the console will go for $399 in North America, £349 in the U.K. and €399 in Europe.
That cost appears to be a significant outlay even for professionals in Brazil. According to data from 2007, the median annual salary for jobs such as dentist, chemical engineer, lawyer and architect was at or below 40,000 reais, which means the PS4 would cost 10 percent of their yearly income.
We've reached out to Sony for more information, and will update this article with any response we receive.
Update: "Because the PlayStation 4 console is imported into Brazil, the price is based on importation taxes imposed by the local government," said a Sony representative in an email to Polygon.
As a comparison, the Xbox One will retail for 2,199 reais ($1,015) in Brazil.
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