Gamers who complain about hardware and games being too expensive should never move to Brazil.
Seems Sony has officially begun selling PlayStation 2 consoles within Brazilian borders, and they're going for around $465 each, despite having been on the market everywhere else for nearly a decade.
The culprit here is tax; since the '90s, Brazil's import taxes have skyrocketed to 60 percent, meaning piracy looks awfully appealing to the residents. In 2006, some sources estimated that illegally imported games could account for 80 percent of the country's video game market. Guess this means we can add Brazil to that list of countries no gamer ever wants to permanently reside in -- right under Australia.