Imagine the surprise when consumers contacted a Sony Argentina representative to Inquire how the PS3 console was doing down in the land of Tango, asado and gauchos, and they were told that selling the PS3 is "illegal".
If this was any other site besides that site, I would have approved it. That site, and the sonyprotectiongroup site should never get approved. 90% of the information there is fake
Good thing it's not illegal in Arr-hen-tina
But Sony Protection Group simply gives their own spin to news and facts. They don't make up sh1t out of nowhere, they just like to make things look positive for PS3 and PSP even when their situation is not. They do have interesting insights sometimes...
At least they're not like the inquirer.
So what is the point of this again?
It's not like there's any Argentinian sellers on this...
There's a Sony Argentina??
Glad I live in the USA!! WOOOOOT!
Do they have HDTVs in Argentina??
c'mon dude, do you really think that here in south america we live in a forest or something like that?
In short, yes. I have never heard of a HD Latino channel.
tatotiburon don't be mad, you know how americans are.... the world revolves around USA, there's nothing else really going in "other" countries or other regions of the world.
Tatotiburon in the U.S. the media gives us a very distorted view of the rest of the world. If it isn't European you assume there is very little civilization there.
A lot of Americans don't have never seen the large cities in South America, Africa or Asia. All they show us are your jungles, savannahs and tribes men.
If we don't seek the truth it won't be handed to us so many of us are quite frankly, ignorant. Sorry dude.
Oh well, at least he admits hes a hack.
Well I live in Latin America and I can say it's not illegal, it's just not supported by Sony. It must be the same for Sony Venezuela, they bring HDTVs (Their Bravias and other series of HDTVs and standard TVs), the Walkman branch, their "Sony Ericsson" phones and alot of their other stuff, however they do not bring the PS3 over to Latin America. This means PS3's over here do not have warranty, you cannot take it to "Sony" and ask them to fix it or change it; Sony Latin America does not support the PS3 in any country.
Every announcement and every store advertisement is not from Sony, is from the store. Stores sell PS3's imported from the US, at higher prices due to importing and taxes and stuff. So yeah, people can get them; but that doesn't mean Sony is selling them over here...as I said, they doesn't even support it. So, it's not just Argentina, it's Latin America in general actually.
Its just like swordman say, the whole videogame industry is not present in Latin America, where I live the PS3 is $1000 alone and I think is the 20 G version not sure, a game cost $100. Without any warranty. Thats why the PS2 is the big thing here and it cost $280. I have a PS3 but I bought it in Miami, at the normal $600, and every game I bought is from Amazon exported.
Dang man, that sucks. I'm not being funny either. Sometimes we don't realize how good we have it...
No wonder these idiots aren't getting any systems sold, and telling people it's illegal to sell their system when they own it?
If people would get their heads out of the place where the sun does not shine, they would have read that Sony is still awaiting "CNC certification" before being able to legally sell PS3 in Argentina. CNC is the local rippoff replacement for FCC and will work as fast as them ... aka in snailspeed.
Its the same with Europe and the "CE" certification, either you get it, or you do net sell anything electric in Europe - period.
The insane PS3 prices some local Argentinian rippoff stores charge are a prime example of a working free market: few sellers, high demand = insane high price. Once the certification is granted you can expect the price to come down to a reasonable level.
selling a games console?!
...and I can testify that this is true. It's not just Carrefour that sells em' that expensive, its every video-game retailer in the country. I asked one of em "WHY man WHY?!" He blamed local taxes n stuff, said it was branded by the Argentine version of the IRS as a "product of luxory", as is the 360 which retails at about a 1000 dollars. Also, the ps2 was (a motnh ago) being sold at approx 330 dollars, mind it was modded, and NO ONE sells original games, only downloaded copies in nice boxes (does not apply to ps3 YET, yes to WII 360 & ps2), completely open. Also, retarded people who make borderline racist comments, get a fakking brain. Europe still rules though, Sweden in da house!
...Sony isn't selling ps3 officially there is cause they want to keep selling super-overpriced ps2 for as long as possible. Don't flame on me fakkboys, just a theory.
Boy that's a lot of hate.
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