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November 19, 2009 // 6:53 am - 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."

Sony Officially Launches the PlayStation 2 in Brazil Today

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#7 - tosketa - November 19, 2009 // 9:48 pm
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Piracy in Brazil is what sells the consoles! In Brazil, everyone have a Xbox 360 because of the piracy...

PS2 indeed...

#6 - veggav - November 19, 2009 // 8:56 pm
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I bought the ps3 in the month it got released, I've payed something around 1300 usd. Very expensive here.

It was my present of graduation

Now he is just standing there without games to play because they are so expensive for me.

And I sold my games and bought a nintendo wii, yes 13 ps3 games gave me a fully modded nintend wii that I can download the games and play freely.

Doing it with my girlfriend just at this moment!

Go homebrew!

#5 - Solfegieto - November 19, 2009 // 8:17 pm
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Are you sure about that? The ps3 isn't oficially released in Argentina yet and i have seen it around 1000usd in some stores.

#4 - nelak - November 19, 2009 // 7:51 pm
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I live in Argentina, so I can tell you that being a gamer here it's really expensive.

Just to give you an idea the PS3 retails for 870U$S at SonyStyle and that's just the console. And latest games retail for like 130U$S.

That's 1000U$S and you have people complaining about piracy... :s
(This are Sony's official prices in Argentina)

#3 - Bebureiku - November 19, 2009 // 4:37 pm
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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.

#2 - semitope - November 19, 2009 // 3:49 pm
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Games here reach 100USD generally as well. So no way I can be down on piracy

#1 - livpool - November 19, 2009 // 1:58 pm
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Wow, a play-station-two you say??