PS2 launches in Brazil

... for £279

Yesterday, on November 18, 2009, Sony Computer Entertainment made its latest console launch in Brazil: the PlayStation 2.

Priced at R$799 (just over £279), the nine-year-old console is now set to become the hottest gift in South America this Christmas, perhaps competing with the Sinclair C5 and Jurassic Park on VHS.

According to Gizmodo Brazil, there is hope for Brazlian punters hoping to join the rest of the world in the 21st century; Sony apparently sells some older PS3 games in the country (£69 each, thanks) - just not the actual hardware to play them on. Hmm.

At those prices, it's no wonder piracy is quite popular in South America.