Sony Playstation to hit ASEAN markets in December

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sony-playstation-4Sony announced on November 12that its next-generation video game console, the Playstation 4 (PS4), will be going on sale in Singapore on December 19 and will hit the market in Malaysia on December 20. The basic set will retail for S$639 ($512) in Singapore, and RM1,799 ($562) in Malaysia.

Sony plans on releasing the PS4 with bundle sets that include a camera and games. One bundle option packed includes the Battlefield 4, a game that is anticipated to rake in high sales due to popularity. The other bundle options include Killzone: Shadow Fall.

Like all other PS4 sets and bundle options, two months of PS Plus membership is included as well, a service that allows users to play online with friends and access media and content that is otherwise unavailable to those without a PS Plus membership. With all bundles, a PSN Money Voucher will be included too.

Below is a table that corresponds to the retail prices of the PS4 and its accessories in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia:

Hong Kong

Singapore

Malaysia

PS4 Basic Set HK$3,380(US$436) S$639(US$521) RM$1799(US$562)
PS4 with camera HK$3,680(US$475) S$689(US$552) RM$1899(US$592)
PlayStation Vita TV HK$798(US$103) S$149(US$119) RM$327(US$102)
PlayStation Camera HK$468(US$60) S$87.90(US$70) RM$249(US$77)
Dualshock 4 controller HK$468(US$60) S$87.90(US$70) RM$249(US$77)
Dualshock 4 charging cradle HK$248(US$32) S$46.90(US$38) RM$119(US$37)

Upon looking at the figures, many will questions why prices are so much higher in places like Singapore and Malaysia. Hiroyuki Oda, Deputy President of SCEJA, said that the price differentiation is due to differences in the market situation in each country – not an intentional markup. Many users on popular internet gaming forums speculate that the price differences are due to variables like shipping costs, importation taxes, higher minimum wages, and the size of the market.

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Sony announced on November 12that its next-generation video game console, the Playstation 4 (PS4), will be going on sale in Singapore on December 19 and will hit the market in Malaysia on December 20. The basic set will retail for S$639 ($512) in Singapore, and RM1,799 ($562) in Malaysia.

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sony-playstation-4Sony announced on November 12that its next-generation video game console, the Playstation 4 (PS4), will be going on sale in Singapore on December 19 and will hit the market in Malaysia on December 20. The basic set will retail for S$639 ($512) in Singapore, and RM1,799 ($562) in Malaysia.

Sony plans on releasing the PS4 with bundle sets that include a camera and games. One bundle option packed includes the Battlefield 4, a game that is anticipated to rake in high sales due to popularity. The other bundle options include Killzone: Shadow Fall.

Like all other PS4 sets and bundle options, two months of PS Plus membership is included as well, a service that allows users to play online with friends and access media and content that is otherwise unavailable to those without a PS Plus membership. With all bundles, a PSN Money Voucher will be included too.

Below is a table that corresponds to the retail prices of the PS4 and its accessories in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia:

Hong Kong

Singapore

Malaysia

PS4 Basic Set HK$3,380(US$436) S$639(US$521) RM$1799(US$562)
PS4 with camera HK$3,680(US$475) S$689(US$552) RM$1899(US$592)
PlayStation Vita TV HK$798(US$103) S$149(US$119) RM$327(US$102)
PlayStation Camera HK$468(US$60) S$87.90(US$70) RM$249(US$77)
Dualshock 4 controller HK$468(US$60) S$87.90(US$70) RM$249(US$77)
Dualshock 4 charging cradle HK$248(US$32) S$46.90(US$38) RM$119(US$37)

Upon looking at the figures, many will questions why prices are so much higher in places like Singapore and Malaysia. Hiroyuki Oda, Deputy President of SCEJA, said that the price differentiation is due to differences in the market situation in each country – not an intentional markup. Many users on popular internet gaming forums speculate that the price differences are due to variables like shipping costs, importation taxes, higher minimum wages, and the size of the market.

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