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Prices in Mexico, or in any other Latin American country for that matter, are always inflated. I remember when I got my SNES over there (Mexico); it cost me like $1,000 pesos (the exchange rate in those days was $1US = $3MEX); at that time the system was about $150US.
To be honest, I don't think it's Sony itself that's responsible for this. Sales agencies over there are very corrupt and like to make big profits. I wouldn't be surprised if most of that extra cost is due to some BS tax or "handling" fee.
Good point. Sorry Sony for accusing you of being evil.
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Now i don't hate SOny but i sure hate Mexican government/laws... A poor place just got more poor or poorer..
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Now i don't hate SOny but i sure hate Mexican government/laws... A poor place just got more poor or poorer..

They are not that poor. It's just that there is a HUGE economic gap. What saddens me is that the way most of the "big shots" over there (politicians, wealthy business men, industry owners) have an attitude of complacency: "Why break our backs improving our ****ty nation when our big brother to the north provides us with everything we need?"
Anyways, consoles are very popular over there, mostly because of their "affordability" compared to other devices such as PCs. It seems the PS3 will be the exception (that's like 10 grand with current exchange rates).
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