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Overpriced PlayStation 2 officially headed for Brazil

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Nov 2009 15:06 User comments (14)

Overpriced PlayStation 2  officially headed for Brazil Brazil, Latin America's largest video game market will finally officially get the Sony PlayStation 2, albeit at a hugely inflated price that should do little to stop the rampant piracy in the nation.
The console will sell for BRL 799, about $450 USD. Modded consoles that can play pirated games currently sell in the nation for a much cheaper price, so this new announcement is not not expected to help Sony's bottom line in any way.

Games will also cost an inflated BRL 119, about $69 USD for new releases and $57 USD for catalog titles. At launch, only 14 games will be available including blockbusters Gran Turismo 4 and God of War II.

"Brazil is home to a large community of gaming enthusiasts, making the country an ideal opportunity for SCEA to introduce the PlayStation experience to a new legion of fans,"
adds Sony.

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14 user comments

120.11.2009 15:25

I really though that this post was resurrected by mistake.

This will be a success for sony if the Brazilians at the 1st of this January celebrate the year 2000 instead of 2010.

220.11.2009 16:01

Wouldn't it make sense to sell their stuff at a cheaper or more affordable price if they want people to buy it? Same issue with the 360. I only bought one to mod because I don't have $68 to spend on every game, half of them not being worth that much period. If games didn't cost 1/3 of the console price itself, I would consider buying them.

320.11.2009 18:32

Originally posted by Morreale:
Wouldn't it make sense to sell their stuff at a cheaper or more affordable price if they want people to buy it? Same issue with the 360. I only bought one to mod because I don't have $68 to spend on every game, half of them not being worth that much period. If games didn't cost 1/3 of the console price itself, I would consider buying them.
Why bother they can make more monies gouging and even if they don;t they don;t care to small a region to fool with... MS should flood the country with 150$ 60GB premiums!!!

420.11.2009 22:07
jony218
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Those prices would be consider high even in the US. You only see those prices in Europe. "The Man" is sure gouging the Brazilians pretty good.
Anyway it's good to welcome Brazil into the 21st century.

"for those about to rock, we salute you"
AC/DC circa 1980's

521.11.2009 0:07

It is official Sony has gone crazy!!!

Just when you thought they might have learned they do this shit.

621.11.2009 0:25

its a 7+ year old console and they're going to charge MORE than the initial launch price for it!!!! wtf are they thinking!!!

721.11.2009 0:45

Originally posted by engage16:
its a 7+ year old console and they're going to charge MORE than the initial launch price for it!!!! wtf are they thinking!!!
Sonys plan would work well if the internet didn't exist. WTF, how many people do they expect in Brazil to pay PS3 prices for PS2 equipment?

821.11.2009 3:45

do they have ebay in brazil????i wouldn't mind exporting PS2's to brazil i'd sell them for $USD250 if they are willing to pay that.


custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

921.11.2009 10:39

are you kidding me?
In India we got PS2 back in 2002 and PS3 IN 2007! and although PS3 is pricey, PS2 is dirt cheap now at 120 USD. cant believe Brazil didn't Have PS2 official until now!! it 2010 almost!

1021.11.2009 13:28

Here in greece PS2 costs 90euros=$134 and the games at 30euros=$44 at the most!
PS3 is at 299euros=$445 and PS3 games at 70euros=$104.
I really do believe that $ony's advisers need to be executed.

1121.11.2009 19:04

A 9 year old machine that they are selling for more than they did at launch. Wow Sony wow. I wonder how much the PS3 will cost if it makes it there (if it is not already officially)

1222.11.2009 18:08

im very confused very very strange lol

1323.11.2009 10:22

The planet needs an economics lesson. No wonder your average person can't properly identify what put us in our current global economic mess. (hint, it wasn't a former world leader like many chose to believe)

I have yet to see anyone prove this isn't the proper price for that market. Overpriced? Probably not. It's a supply/demand issue. The market sets the price. Obviously, that is the price they have calculated that the market will bear.

If there calculation is incorrect, then demand will fall and they will have to drop prices to sell them. Simple economics.

1427.11.2009 13:59

"The market sets the price" is only valid IF all participants always make the most rational choice possible. Observing human behavior, you'll notice significant empirical evidence that they do not always make the most rational decision at any given time. Q.E.D., "classic" market economics is badly flawed. The Chicago-school economists need to be beaten soundly with rolled-up newspapers.

Carl Popper's zombie will now eat your brains. Graar.

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