So SONY PlayStation 4 (PS4) has finally hit Kuwait after such a long await, and I’m pretty sure every hard gamer out there is willing to do anything to get his hands on it right now. However, the question to be asked; is it the time now to go ahead and burn your cash to get PS 4 (which is now available at Al Rehab complex in Hawally) or should you wait little longer?
Well, there’e an old proverb that says “Patience is a virtue” and this saying can’t get any truer than now. I paid a quick visit to Al Rehab complex today in the early evening, it’s been ages since I’ve been there, and as I approached the complex entrance, a number of strangers were asking me if I want to get PS4 for the best price ever. “Yes, sure” I replied, then they asked me to follow them to their shops on 1st floor.
They offered me Sony PlayStation 4 Standard Edition 500 GB Black (NTSC or American version) for KD230 (comes with 1 joystick and without any games), but I managed to bargain the price tag and get it down to around KD215. Some shops were trying to attract me by offering me a free game for KD230. I remember PS 3 was around the same price when it first came out in Kuwait back in 2007 I think. As you may be aware, the official price for PS4 that was announced by SONY is $399 (KD115 roughly), so the price in Kuwait now is almost the double, but I warned about price manipulation in my previous post [link]. I also checked Kuwait online stores such as Souk and Sheeel and the prices were around KD225, which is slightly higher than Rehab complex.
I overheard from some friends that SONY PlayStation 4 will be officially released in Kuwait in about a month with a price tag around KD130. So my advice is to hold your horses and wait till it officially arrives to Kuwait. Games-wise, the prices were around KD17-KD25 each.
As for the released games so far, I saw:
Call Of Duty (COD): Ghosts
Assassins Creed IV Black Flag
Kill Zone: Shadow Fall
Lego Marvel Superheroes