182w 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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Funny thing is that in other big retail stores, a PS2 costs about R$490 (for a long time now), which would be about 280 dollars. Just to add some info, Sony intends to launch ps3 here in Brazil in 2010 (or already at this xmas), so this was probably to add up the entire VGs line-up.