From the UK, was really hoping this was going to chance. Apart from being morally reprehensible they really are missing a beat here pushing digital downloads. Why would anyone switch digital when you pay such a premium?
On the PS3 you could buy PSN credit from the US online, make a PSN American account, download the game, sign in to your UK account and play that game. This would give a staggering 50% on some games but is it worth the risk? This may not work on the PS4. Also, if it does, who knows if Sony will patch it out. Maybe multiplayer games are region locked to servers where game is bought, not console...
not saying I don't agree with you - I do, digital games SHOULD BE CHEAPER. But isn't what you are describing essentially VAT dodging? Or am I misunderstanding?
Technically, yes but the intention isn't to dodge VAT. The idea that video game prices in the UK, especially PSN prices ranging from £50-65 from the should-be-standard $60/£40 is entirely because of how much VAT (aka tax) games have, is not true.
Sony on PS3 were better where they at least had first party stuff at £40 or under which was sometimes cheaper at a game's launch then buying physical, but they've said fuck that I guess.
Also I blame
Activison CoD fans because Modern Warfare 2 was the first game that was RRP £55 when it was $60 and everyone here still paid for it.