Dubai Seizes Over 48,000 Knock-Off PlayStation Games

In Dubai, customs officials have successfully blocked an attempt to smuggle over 48,000 counterfeit PlayStation games in the country. The value of the seized phony goods? Over US$1.3 million.

Officials located the games in "cartoon boxes", reports Emirates News Agency WAM, and originated from an Arab port. As website GamePolitics points out, that exact port has not been disclosed. What's more, the original report does not specify if the seized games were PS3, PS2 or PSP titles.

May El Husseiny of PlayStation Division, Sony Gulf FZE applauded the seizure as the pirated games could have impacted sales.

The number of smuggling attempts into Dubai has decreased this year compared to last. According to WAM, this is due to the ability of Dubai Customs to "foil" smuggling attempts.

WAM | Emirates News Agency [WAM via GamePolitics][Pic]


    I'm wondering how they stretched 48,000 games into 1.3 mil.

    If they were 200 bucks a pop they would still not match that.

      According to my calculator, 1300000 / 48000 = 27.083333.

      So under US$30 each.

    $1,300,000 / 48,000 = $27.08

    Seems reasonable to me. Also that they are either selling PS3 knock offs very cheap or these are PS2 games.

    If they are PS2 games, then it's just a noob blaming piracy for declined sales again >_>

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