183w ago - Hard to believe after Sony's PlayStation 2 console just turned nine years old it would finally hit Brazil, eh?
That is exactly what Sony did today, according to Kotaku (linked above), the PS2 has officially launched in Brazil.
To quote: "It's priced at R$799, which works out to be around USD$465. So, yes, it's expensive to buy video games in Brazil.
Our man Pedro tells us that with a nine year-old console only just launching, there obviously isn't an official PS3 presence, though he says Sony do sell some older PS3 games. For R$199 (USD$115).
Ever wanted to know why piracy was rife in South America, those prices might get you in the right direction."
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I have no idea how they lived without a Sony PlayStation 2
Maybe and PlayStation 3 in that country appear only after 5 years.
I'm interesting, what sharing profits will Sony get for that?
Because new games will not appeared in the future and I think brazilians really will not buy console for old games. Or Sony PlayStation 2 will rebirth, but I don't think so.
this is a joke right? I live here in Brazil and I can tell you that playstation 2 has been released a long time ago (8 years maybe) but about the prices, yes, video games are REALLY expensive here in Brazil.
all of my friends have pirated games, not a single original one. also, ps3 has been around here like 2 years ago...
thats just sad. does brazil even have 1080p LCDs or HDMI cables? hahah i was surprise to see a current release (madden 10) on ps2 the other day. PS2 gets the job done, plus like u guys say, its the piracy and homebrew that is the big ups..