$1,100 for a Wii. Would you pay that much for a console? Find out why it costs so much for the Wii in Brazil.
I used to live in Brasil when I was a little kid. I visit it every Summer. The ps3 costs around 3000-3500 reals which is equivelant to about 1500$. Yes, electronics are really expensive over there.
Just waiting to see who's gonna be the first to post some denigrating played-out comment about the Wii being a ripoff.
The Wii is a bloody RIP-OFF, you can buy a Ps3 and a 360... with some games for that price!... LOL j/ks. @xaphanze Thats $100 more than what you pay here and I thought we paid the most for electronics. I hate how some people from America and Japan complain about how much they are charged for electronics. They should try live where I live! $1,400 for a Ps3, can't get a Wii, can't get a 360. I ended up paying $600 for my 360 with 2 games.
lol Ya I'm American and I know we get consoles pretty cheap compared to many places around the world, but where do u live? Sometimes I feel like the exhorbitant cost of console gaming in certain parts of the world is keeping PC gaming afloat.
I live in Uganda...so basically darkness from a gaming standpoint. We only get games which are over 6 months old here. That is why I rely on going to South Africa at various intervals during the year to increase my supply of gaming material.
And we Americans complain about 60 dollar games....I would still be playing my modded xbox if that was the case...you both have my sympathy fellas. unreal arbiter..you must be one of those dots in africa when im playing halo 3...lol.
WTH i never new that that's HARSH!!!!!!! really feel bad 4 ya
So if the Wii costs $1,100 in Brazil...then how much would it be to buy a Gamecube over there as theyre basically the same product.... Wii = Gamecube2
And still the best selling console there. WOW
The Gamecube price was kind of ok, as it was produced in Brazil under license from Nintendo. The problem is that now all consoles are import and pay heavy taxes as superfluous items. Even the 360, which was officially released in Brazil, pay heavy import taxes. In fact, the article got all wrong. Taxes for imported electronic goods are more about 270%, although there is a bill being under consideration at the congress that will reduce it for just 60%. That would be much better!
in my country a ps3 is like 3000$ the 60gb, but luckyly i imported mine :), and games are like 150$ But hey you can refill your car fuel just with 50 cents
Where are you from?
DAMN thats sux
That's pretty pricey.
In Brazil: Wii: US$ 990 PS3: US$ 1031 (80GB) 935(60GB) 360: US$ 1375 (includes 3 games PGR3,Kameo & Perfect Dark Zero) DS: US$ 384 PSP: US$ 461 PS2: US$ 253 Microsoft officially launched the 360 whereas Nintendo appointed an official importer that also grants support to Wii and DS. Both are significantly more expensive than the Sony products, for which there is no official support.
Wow, and I thought even $100 was too much for Wii.
Be happy with your preference to 360/PS3 and leave the rest of the world happy with the NIntendo Wii! I just hate Wii haters
Congratulations MK_Red. (see my 1st post) btw, http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... Your hatred for the Wii is clouding your ability to reason properly.
Original games here costs around U$100,00.. today games in Brazil is only for that ones who really likes it..
It´s to buy a Wii here at Rio de Janeiro with $680 And yes Almighty! Its the best selling console here, Xbox360 is the second, and PS3 is the last one! The Nintendo DS and PSP sells better than PS3.
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