At £429, Microsoft’s new console is significantly more expensve than the US, where it’s $499 (£320). What’s going on?
Don’t think Sony is getting off lightly here. The PlayStation 4 is also significantly more expensive in the UK than the US. If we do the same tax calculation: £349 / 120 x 100 = £290, compared to the US price of $399 (£256). That’s a 13 per cent difference — even worse than the Xbox, albeit from a lower starting point. I’ve asked Sony the same question and will update when I hear back.