Funny story from our sun-drenched friends at Gizmodo Brazil; today, November 18, 2009, Sony have decided to begin officially selling the PlayStation 2 in Brazil.
It's priced at R$799, which works out to be about $500. 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 ($125).
Ever wanted to know why piracy was rife in South America? Those prices might get you in the right direction.