Atoms are the in-game currency for Fallout 76 that allows players to purchase certain cosmetic items for even more customization. These atoms can be earned easily through just playing the game, though they can be purchased with IRL cash for those in a time crunch. Apparently for PlayStation 4 players, that IRL cash will be more money than previous platforms - at least for those in the UK.
According to The Sixth Axis, for those in the UK looking to buy Atoms on Amazon, they are going to end up paying more than double of what everyone else is playing. According to Amazon UK, this isn't a blunder either but instead a result of "agreements with content providers" that make the Atoms more expensive.
Granted, these Atoms are used for purely cosmetic items so there's no pressure to buy but still it is a little odd that there is such a massive leap in price for the same product. As for the exact reasoning, Bethesda has yet to respond though if it truly is from the content providers, it does seem that it was the studio that placed upon this pricing restriction.
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For more about the game itself:
"Reclamation Day, 2102. Twenty-five years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers - chosen from the nation's best and brightest - emerge into post-nuclear America. Play solo or join together as you explore, quest, build, and triumph against the wasteland's greatest threats."
- You will Emerge! Multiplayer finally comes to the epic open world RPGs of Bethesda Game Studios. Create your character with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L system and forge your own path in a new and untamed wasteland with hundreds of locations. Whether you journey alone or with friends, a new and unique Fallout adventure awaits.
- Mountain Splendorland! All-new graphics, lighting and landscape technology brings to life six distinct West Virginia regions. From the forests of Appalachia to the noxious crimson expanses of the Cranberry Bog, each region offers its own risks and rewards. Post-nuclear America has never looked so beautiful!
- New American Dream! Use the all-new Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform (C.A.M.P.) to build and craft anywhere in the world. Your C.A.M.P. will provide much-needed shelter, supplies, and safety. You can even set up shop to trade goods with other survivors. But beware, not everyone will be quite so neighborly.
- The Power of the Atom! Go it alone or with fellow survivors to unlock access to the ultimate weapon - Nuclear Missiles. This destruction also creates a high-level zone with rare and valuable resources. Do you protect or unleash the power of the atom? The choice is yours.