Why do Sony think they can mug the UK gamer off??

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posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 09:29 AM
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Have a look at this for unfair, the whole world is strugling you know including the UK

Link to pricing on BBC new

So let me do the converting
$399 = around £266
€399 = around £340
£349 = around £349
So why the hell is British gamer getting mugged off?

whats your thoughts?
Regards
J




posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 09:37 AM
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Fair or unfair, one must decide for himself if he wants to buy a toy or not.

If I would, I would prefer .. neither PS nor XBox, as both won't play the old games - obsolescence at its best, thank you.

I would prefer a nice new graphics adapter for the PC.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 09:37 AM
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Why are they getting mugged off ?



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 09:39 AM
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It's still not as bad as getting your pants pulled down by Microsoft



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 09:45 AM
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So the costs in various places are, all prices in USD...
USA = $399
Europe = $529
Britain = $542
Australia = $512

Answer: because they can.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 09:52 AM
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I have to agree with you, think I will just upgrade my processer and graphic cards on my desktop!

I always like to have the latest consol for when my Kids visit.. but I just don think this is fare!



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 09:52 AM
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reply to post by alfa1
 


Amen to that!!!



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 09:53 AM
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reply to post by LordDerpingtonSmythe
 


look above and the answer to your question will be clear..



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 09:54 AM
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Originally posted by alfa1

So the costs in various places are, all prices in USD...
USA = $399
Europe = $529
Britain = $542
Australia = $512

Answer: because they can.


There are other costs to consider, production costs,overheads,import duty etc etc.
In the US or Europe there are likely to be more customers because they have a larger population
than say the UK. So prices are cheaper because more money is made.

I think the UK price is pretty decent.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 10:14 AM
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I bought a xbox 360 and a playstation 3 and both are just upstairs in a box, PC gaming is way better so I will not bother getting either this time around..



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 10:19 AM
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yeah other costs to consider, but not an extra £80 per unit! I’m using 1.5 exchange rate.

That’s just extortionate imo.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 10:31 AM
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Im not sure why this question is valid...?

There is no centralized price for the whole world... its always different, it has to do with many factors as a business company... like how much are the Europe taxing the Sony compared to US? etc etc

Check our the prices for car, TV, anything else... its always different....


Just saying there is nothing to be surprised or feel unfair-ed about.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:30 PM
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don't forget we pay 20% tax in the UK over double than America



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 08:14 PM
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Originally posted by ototheb85
Have a look at this for unfair, the whole world is strugling you know including the UK

Link to pricing on BBC new

So let me do the converting
$399 = around £266
€399 = around £340
£349 = around £349
So why the hell is British gamer getting mugged off?

whats your thoughts?
Regards
J


we Got TAX and VAT on top of things,
its not Sony that are ripping us off but our Tax system

also US they dont show full price as they show before Tax,

PS3 349
Xbox one 450



posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 04:22 PM
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I bought a xbox 360 and a playstation 3 and both are just upstairs in a box, PC gaming is way better so I will not bother getting either this time around..


Depends I guess. I can lounge back in a chair and enjoy a console game on my big screen. True, I could hook up a PC or laptop to it, but it's all about convenience, and just sticking a game in and playing. I just don't get much time to game as an adult, so I want it to be as hassle free as possible.

I think that Sony and Microsoft are in for a rude awakening though. They just keep further and further making their target audience smaller and smaller with these release prices. I just had a hard time seeing it as a value for a console at $250. For $350 or $450? You can keep it. I'll wait a year, for you to drop it $100, and THEN pick up a used one maybe.... Just not enough bang for the buck there..... $60 for a game? Are you kidding? The only time I've ever paid $50 for a game, is for something tried and true that I know I'll like out of the gate, like a Lego game, or Elder Scrolls, Fable, etc. Otherwise, a little patience, and I'm getting it for like $18 used at Game Stop.





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