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cutting_edge
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17:51 Thu 13 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
PS4 makes Xbox look like a piece of (insert swear word).

What I don't get is why both consoles cost stupidly more money in the UK than anywhere else in the world... Makes absolutely no sense. If the PS4 is $400, then we should get it for £250, or whatever the conversion is.


Xbox 1 is selling for $499.99(£321.70)
Ps4 is selling at $399.99(£257.36)

They are conversion rates as of the other day on XE, i don't know if that is the correct rate tho
jack_pot
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23:07 Thu 13 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
PS4 makes Xbox look like a piece of (insert swear word).

What I don't get is why both consoles cost stupidly more money in the UK than anywhere else in the world... Makes absolutely no sense. If the PS4 is $400, then we should get it for £250, or whatever the conversion is.


The firms - going head-to-head in the £50billion-a-year computer games industry - blame higher taxes in Europe, as well as transport and other costs.

Source:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/fun/gaming/4966561/PS4-Xbox-One-more-expensive-in-UK.htm

Another thought...

So with the American price point being lower in Pounds, this has been calculated using the current exchange rates. If you've ever been to America, the price you see on the product isn't the price you pay at the till as tax needs to be added on. Where as the UK price point has tax added on already i.e. The price you see is the price you pay.

Although even after looking at this is still appears that we are being overcharged

Edited at 14:37 Thu 13/06/13 (BST)


Even with taxes we still end up paying an extra £50 or so...
si123
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02:45 Fri 14 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
The Prices are:

£429 for the Xbox one
£349 for the PS4

Not to far off what I was expecting to be honest.
virtuoso107
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16:54 Fri 14 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
Seems reasonable to me, I have a friend who is a Manager at Game so I'll be trading in my ps3 plus his discount so probably won't need much else to put to it!

Whoever buys Xbox One is an idiot.
si123
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18:40 Fri 14 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
I'll be getting the Xbox One lol I only want to buy one game that's fifa nothing else appeals to me
cutting_edge
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19:00 Fri 14 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
You may aswell save money and buy the ps4 if you are only going to buy the one game
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19:10 Fri 14 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
Exclusive to the console (i.e. games), are the only thing that would rescue the xbox one in my eyes
dgeneratio
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22:30 Fri 14 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
its all about preference, i could say Playstation people are idiots but i don't.

while i wouldn't mind a PS4, all our friends play on Xbox so eventually might get an Xbox One but ill wait until its cheaper.

my brother also plays Forza which is exclusive to Xbox but tbh each game should be available for all platforms as i miss out on Final Fantasy as well since thats PS4 exclusive.

my dad was thinking of moving but since we had the xbox, i haven't heard of microsoft being hacked where Playstation was hacked at least twice.

i do like the free live on Playstation though
jack_pot
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23:23 Fri 14 Jun 13 (BST)  [Link]  
its all about preference, i could say Playstation people are idiots but i don't.

while i wouldn't mind a PS4, all our friends play on Xbox so eventually might get an Xbox One but ill wait until its cheaper.

my brother also plays Forza which is exclusive to Xbox but tbh each game should be available for all platforms as i miss out on Final Fantasy as well since thats PS4 exclusive.

my dad was thinking of moving but since we had the xbox, i haven't heard of microsoft being hacked where Playstation was hacked at least twice.

i do like the free live on Playstation though


All of my friends play on Xbox too, but the only benefit for me personally with the Xbox would be getting CoD DLC 1 month earlier. The pros and cons for the PS4 out weigh the Xbox 1 in my opinion. In fact I don't think the Xbox 1 even comes close.

The whole hacking conversation is pretty irrelevant also. Microsoft could be hacked just as easily as Sony were. And also I believe you'll have to pay to play online on the PS4 just as you do on the Xbox.
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