Mexican PS3 to cost mucho dinero


¡Dios Mio! Even with Sony's recently announced price drop, many still feel that $500 is too much to spend on a video game console. The blogosphere is rife with complaints on Sony's price point for their flagship system, but now it seems that gamers from United States have no room to complain when compared to their Latin American neighbors.

Mexican gamers will finally be able to purchase their territory-specific PS3 for the price of 9,999 Mexican Pesos, which comes out to $910 USD and some change. They will recieve the new 80gb model, and it will be packed with the blah-worthy Forumla One Championship Edition. Wealthy Latino gamers can begin ordering their systems on Wednesday via the Mexican SonyStyle web page. The system is expected to launch on August 11th.

The official Mexican PlayStation blog states that the first sixty customers ordering the PS3 from SonyStyle will recieve a special edition package that includes a camera, knapsack, and a clock. Hopefully these extras will help make up for the $400+ extra cost - but that needs to be one nice knapsack! It is also mentioned that SonyStyle is offering 12 months financing without interest with certain pay types. Its good to know that they realize that their price point is so high that it requires financing.

We would like to wish our Latin American readers the best of luck on saving their pesos, but if you're reading this page, we recommend that you check out any of the fine American internet stores selling PS3s at almost half the cost.

[Via Total Playstation]

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