Sony Launches 120GB PS3 Slim in Brazil for Over $1000 USD
Approximately nine months have passed since the PlayStation 2 was launched in Brazil, and now Sony has made the PS3 Slim 120GB console available there for around $1,130 USD each.
Believe it or not, that is actually $278 less than originally planned from Sony Style stores for the South American country, as Anderson Gracias explains via Kotaku (linked above), to quote:
"According to Anderson Gracias, division manager of Sony PlayStation Brazil, the original price was to be 2,499 Brazil Reais, or $1,408. In order to stay competitive with the Xbox 360, which sells for R $999 to R $1,599 in the country, Sony is subsidizing part of the cost.
Brazil will get the PlayStation Network in three phases, beginning in 2011 with a Portuguese translation. Then Brazilian content will be added, and finally the service will be tweaked to work with the services available in the country."
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could someone explain me why the consoles are so expensive in brazil?
i saw some months ago the same with the ps2.. and didn't understood it.
and can't they easily buy a ps3 in the USA or Europa and send them trought shipping? wouldnt that be cheaper for them?
I dunno, maybe Sony has to make them in Brazil because of their trading laws.
Soooooooo.... a PS3 sold for U$ 350,00 in the US arrives in Brazil costing U$ 700,00 at least! A damn shame, I know. The most bizarre part of it is that you can buy imported PS3 consoles in Brazil cheaper than the ones Sony will be selling officially, so it's really hard to know why they are even selling it for that price. My guess is they'll be focusing more on the games market, since there is no piracy going on as of yet.
And yes, you could travel to the US, buy your damn console and bring it here paying no taxes, supposing you stay inside the taxation free limit. Shipping it might be risky if you don't voluntarilly declare its value for taxation purposes, specially for eletronics, since it might get caught and you'd be forced to pay twice the taxes plus fine.
So yeah, its very expensive to buy technology in Brazil...
that's what I paid for mine 2007
Brazil importing tax is about 60% of the damn product (product+shipping). Still we also pay a lot of more taxes for products here and most of sellers will overprice then too.
PS3 Slim: $199
Shipping to BR: $60 on economic // $90 priority // $120 express
Brazilian taxes: 60% + sometimes 18% of icms (applied to São Paulo state).
Just considering economic shipping and no icms but taxes that for sure you will get on the product.
$199 + $60 = $259 to Brazil reais times 1,9, you will have R$459,00 the price of R$2499 is just an absurd!
You can easily pay R$459 for the ps3, it's not magic, just buy it outside.
I wish $ony give us numbers of how many ps3 were sold officially on Brazil so we can now the exact number of stupid people living here.
Forgot to add the 60% R$459 + 60% = R$734,00 still worth buying outside.
how well will this really do? I mean... the system is not hacked and games cost a butt load.
same situation in Argentina... %50 overpriced by taxes (anything above $20usd gets a 50% tax), add shipping to that, and some overprice for the dealer... and there you go...
We don't have a PSN, so we can't buy online which is waaay cheapier... and PSN card are overpriced too... $20 usd PSN cards are sold for $29 usd... thanks, but no thanks
also... Sony sells the same games in "Sony Style" stores twice the price than any other local store!!! that's crazy!