If you live in Argentina and are an avid gamer, then you might balk to hear that the upcoming Sony PS4’s price point is something not to be sneezed at. It will pass the $1,000 mark after conversion from $6,499 AR when it finally makes its way to that part of the world. Is there any sane explanation for that? Well, apparently, the Sony PS4 will cost the equivalent of $1,137 after conversion on launch day simply because the South American country has been experiencing an inflation crisis in the past year. In fact, the Argentinian government has reported a 10% month on month inflation (as reported by the WSJ) for majority of this year, which is definitely not something consumers would be happy with.
If you were to take stock in comparison the PS3 as well as Xbox 360 in that part of the world, it would retail for around $600 a pop at their respective launches there. Not only that, the average Argentinian makes just $10,000 thereabouts annually, according to the government, and that is before taxes, so you would only be able to afford a Sony PS4 if you have really, really deep pockets or have a pool of savings to draw from. I guess Argentina is one market that the Sony PS4 is not going to be a best seller from the get go.