Sony Playstation 4 (PS4) price and release date in Malaysia have been unveiled on November 14th, 2013. PS4 in Malaysia is surprisingly expensive!
Tell me about PS4
Playstation 4 (PS4) is a video game console from Sony to compete with Nintendo Wii U and Microsoft’s Xbox One. It is the successor of PlayStation 3, which was first released in 2006 (8 years ago!).
PS4 is powered by Â 8-core AMD processor, 8GB GDDR5 RAM, 1.84 TFLOPSÂ AMD Radeon GPU, and 500GB hard drive. It reads BlueRay/DVD discs, support WiFi (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth.
For I/O, PS4 hasÂ USB 3.0 port x2, AUX port x1, LAN port, Â as well asÂ HDMI out port, digital out optical port for audio output.Â PS4 includes new game controller — DualShock 4 — withÂ six-axis sensor and touch pad.
[box type=”note”]PS4 is not backward compatible. Meaning, it does not play your PS3 game collections.[/box]
How expensive is PS4 in Malaysia?
While Malaysia is not high personal income country, Sony Malaysia seems to be very confident on local gamersâ€™ buying power and set an expensive PS4 price in Malaysia â€“ RM1,799 (~USD561) for basic PS4 set (no camera).
Compare to USA & Japan, Malaysian are paying 40% more for the same game console. Malaysia PS4 is the Top 3 most expensive PS4 in the world! What is Sony Malaysia thinking?!
Hereâ€™s the chart based on the PS4 price comparison with other countries (data from LowYat.net):
First of all, the Brazil price is officially correct. It is THAT expensive! It is 432% more expensive than in United States and Japan! Poor Brazilianâ€¦
From the chart, you see that Malaysia PS4 is more expensive than in Europe and about same price (USD561) as in United Kingdom after currency conversion! Singapore, our high personal income neighbour, also enjoy USD$50 cheaper PS4.
Malaysians may like to bring in PS4 from Singapore, since the PS4 comes with regional warranty (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam).
If you do not worry about warranty, you can even buy from Amazon US and shipped to Malaysia usingÂ online shopping services like HopShopGo. The shipping cost for PS4 from USA to Malaysia is less than USD50 — still cheaper than buy in Malaysia.
Release date & Pre-order
The official release date of PS4 in Malaysia is Friday, 20 December 2013.
You can now pre-order now till December 13rd at Sony online store, Sony Store at KLCC & The Curve, and Focus shops.
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[box type=”info”]Update: GameAxis, Malaysia gaming publication, says that Gamerâ€™s Hideout â€“ a Sony focus store â€“ will sell PS4 cheaper at RM1599, instead of RM1799 (~USD561). It would be a good news if Malaysia retailers are willing to sell PS4 at a cheaper price. *cross fingers*[/box]