Industry Study Locates Cheapest and Most Expensive Countries to Buy Video Game Consoles

January 17, 2017 Written by Michael Briers

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A study conducted by Linio has revealed where in the world you’ll be able to find the cheapest (and most expensive!) video game hardware relative to North America.

Figures published by the Latin America retailer (via Game Informer) compare and contrast the price of PS4 and Xbox One in various countries around the world when adjusted to American dollars and Euros. Sampling data from “at least the ten largest retailers in the country’s five largest cities,” Linio’s findings reveal that Western Europe is the cheapest place to buy PS4, while Venezuela – a country currently fraught with skyrocketing inflation – ranks as the most expensive.

Here’s the rundown, beginning with the cheapest countries:

PlayStation 4 

1. Hungary ($246.89)
2. Ukraine ($254.18)
3. Canada ($274.25)
4. Poland ($281.59)
5. Italy ($281.96)

Xbox One

1. Switzerland ($222.55)
2. Romania ($223.46)
3. France ($227.90)
4. Canada ($233.14)
5. Qatar ($249.72)

And the most expensive:

PlayStation 4

1. Venezuela ($56,723.53)
2. Angola ($868.75)
3. Thailand ($716.70) Vietnam ($680.90)
4. Argentina ($566.52) Costa Rica ($640.96)
5. Brazil ($565.20) Thailand ($605.42)

Xbox One

1. Venezuela ($37,073)
2. Brunei ($737.90)
3. Vietnam ($680.90)
4. Costa Rica ($640.96)
5. Thailand ($605.42)

What do our readers make of Linio’s findings?

[Source: Linio via Game Informer]