Sony's Playstation 4 will be available in Singapore on 19th December 2013 for S$639. But with the console officially launching tomorrow (15th November) in the US and Australia, does it make more sense to buy one from overseas (don't forget, all PS4 games are region-free)? Let's find out.
|Country||Price||Current Price in S$||Release Date|
|Hong Kong||HK$3380||S$544||17th December|
|South Africa||ZAR$6299||S$773||6th December|
As you can see, the US is by far the cheapest option if you're planning on importing a PS4, at a converted price of just S$498. However, due to the size and weight of the console, the cost of shipping and importing it into Singapore may well cost you more than S$140. As such, if you can wait until 17th December, your next best bet is Hong Kong, where the console will be on sale for HK$3380 or approximately S$544. Whatever you do, don't buy one from Brazil.
If you're still debating over which next-gen console to buy, you might also want to check out our comparison article between the PS4, Microsoft's Xbox One and Nintendo's Wii U.