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Published on January 17th, 2017 | by gareth


Cost of Games Consoles Across the World Shows Huge Variations For PS4 And Xbox One

This is really eye opening. I knew there were differences but I did not know they were this extreme.

P.R. firm said iPhone mention is a typo and should be as listed PS4 then Xbox One.



Cost of Games Consoles Across the World


2017 Technology Price Index reviews the cost of PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One Globally


  • Games consoles most affordable in Europe and Canada
  • Switzerland least expensive country for Xbox One
  • Games consoles less affordable in Asia and Latin America
  • Venezuela the most expensive country due to hyperinflation


Miami, Florida 17/01/2017 –  Rocket Internet Venture and Latin America’s largest online retailer, Linio, carried out a study that reveals that the same games consoles vary greatly in price around the world. The research took into consideration the various factors that influence price levels in different countries. The results of how expensive games consoles are in 72 countries were presented in the 2017 Tech Price Index.


For an overview of the games console market, Linio analysed the different prices of PS4 and Xbox One consoles offered by online retailers. The prices given by at least the ten largest retailers in the country’s five largest cities were also included. The same processes were followed for both consoles.


For the full results of the ranking with the interactive table of findings,in US$ visit here. In Euros visit here.


The top 5 most and least affordable countries to buy the PS4 are (in USD):


PS4 Most Affordable CountriesPS4 Most Expensive Countries
CountryPS 4


RankingCountryPS 4 PriceRanking
Hungary $246.891Venezuela $56,723.531
Canada$274.253Thailand $716.703
Poland $281.594Argentina $566.524


The top 5 most and least affordable countries to buy the Xbox One are:


Xbox One Most Affordable CountriesXbox One Most Expensive Countries
CountryXBox One PriceRankingCountryXBox One PriceRanking
Canada$233.144Costa Rica$640.964


NB: Venezuela tops the list as the most expensive due to recent inflation issues within the country.

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Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”.He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show.He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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