PlayStation Expands to Latin America

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Buenos Dias PlayStation fans!

I’m Mark Stanley, Director and General Manager for Latin America at SCEA. I’m thrilled to announce that today PlayStation is officially expanding into Latin America!

So this means that you can now purchase any of the three PlayStation platforms, our library of software titles – such as Resistance 2 – and even the latest peripherals, including our Bluetooth Headset, in 13 countries across Latin America. We’re also working on providing access to PlayStation Network in select countries.

This is such an exciting opportunity and we’re looking forward to providing social entertainment and gaming experiences you can share among your friends and family around the world. This expansion is the direct result of feedback we received from you and we’re proud to deliver PlayStation products and services to enable you to easily connect, play and communicate with one another.

As a native of Costa Rica with many years working directly in the region, I know Latin America holds much promise of growth for SCEA. Muchas gracias to all of you in Latin America and around the world for your support!

Viva PlayStation!

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  • kudos on the expansion

  • Kind of stunned that this wasn’t available to Latin America before…

  • Beuno! Mes amigo!!

  • Which countries? I live in Brazil and really I want to buy the headset. And we also need a Brazilian PlayStation Store…

  • I hope that Brazil will be included in that list.

  • Wow, better late than never lol. I feel bad for you guys/girls in Latin America. Here in the US we have been playing our PS3’s for over 2 years.

  • Brazil too?? Finally!!!

  • It’s nice to see Sony expanding globally.

  • Lo máximo! A ver si comienzan a vender artículos de PlayStation con precios de Estados Unidos en latino américa… yo tuve que pagar $530 por mi 80 gb.

  • I too hope Brazil will be included.
    I don’t live there but I have family there and hopefully this will bring the prices more inline with the USA.

  • @ SPOPS
    we have ps3’s since launch here in Brazil, it wasn’t a official platoform ’til now, so the games here are expensive, but we have MANY ps3’s her and we all now that it is the best console out there!

    PS3 Rocks!!! Rocking at Latin America now ( officialy, always rocked here )

  • + 1 brazilian here to count… ^^

    believe us Sony, there is A LOT of PlayStation “fans” arround here ;)

  • Hello to everyone and GRACIAS A SONY POR ACORDARSE DE NOSOTROS! (thank you Sony for remembering us).

    I would love to have a native PlayStation Store for Panama, just like every other country in Latin America.

    As you know, all of our countries import the PlayStation products (at premium prices) so we can have our beloved systems FROM LAUNCH.

    The Panama Sony Store (Sony Center, soon to be “Sony Style”) started selling OFFICIALY the PlayStation brand not long ago and we are very happy for this because the prices in all Panama Stores are very affordable.

    Keep up the good work. We are celebrating with you.

  • WOW!! seems like brazil is a massive ps3 consumer!!! was the right thing to do sony… :D

  • @#6:

    We also have our PS3s for 1 or 2 years, but we didn’t have any official support from Sony. Actually, Sony of Brazil ( ) doesn’t even know that the PS1, PS2 and PS3 are from Sony.

  • Congrats guys! To Latin Americans: welcome aboard ;-)

  • One more Brazilian here! Hopefully we will have a PS Store too…

  • I’m still skeptical… :-( a 40Gb PS3 model costs around US$830 in Brazil, that’s definitely not a way to make people “go Sony”.

    Well, they announced they’ll start to make the PS2 in Brazil in the third quarte of the year, maybe it will help cut costs and drive the sales forward of the console. Now if they would only make the games cheaper… I believe pricing compatible with the poorer reality of Latin America is what stops it from being a massive video-game consumer.

    Also, what drives me crazy is that none of this was announced by the local Sony branches, I’m yet to see any local news on Sony products made in Portuguese! I mean, a good way to build a hype machine is to let people know and spread the word.

    Alas, I sound like Cassandra, but I do hope I’m wrong and that soon we’ll manage to buy PS3 with decent pricing and games at the local retailers and not only on eBay… :\

  • Awesome, South American PSN Store !!!
    Hey so.. were i have to send my resume ?
    Just In case you need a translator or programmer… oh and i can mop floors really good !

  • Btw, on the store thing. I highly doubt we’ll have a Brazilian PSN Store because we have a big, complicated system of game rating and approval by the government. If they would only accept brazilian credit cards in the USA shop… The funny thing is: We’re asking you to help US to give YOU more money, hahaha…

  • Hope Bolivia is included in that list

  • Oh, and im from Argentina.
    Lots of playstation fans here. (Winning Eleven and Gran Turismo
    are huuuuuuge here

  • Muchas gracias! Living in Mexico, I’ve always felt somewhat left behind when it comes to the Playstation brand (just a few weeks ago there was no Home for the Mexican PSN). Hopefully this will mean a whole new gaming experience for us Latin Americans.

    De nuevo, muchas gracias a todos en Sony!

  • why dont you guys come out with some updates and fix socom.

  • very,very good news sony , better late than never , latin america is playstation land but nintendo is been doing great there , they’ve been supporting the region for quite some time , im hispanic but i live in the US , i hope you support the region from mexico to argentina , again this is very good business news for the playstation brand

  • alright!! Now I get to listen to another region complain about being neglected and not getting what other regions are getting.

  • Cool !!!

    Felicidades PlayStation LA, de parte del caln NMX

  • BTW guys no PS blog updates on 21 Million PS3s sold or LBP’s award spree? LOL congrats are in order on both counts!

  • Thank god! is Dominican Republic inside that select list?

  • To be honest, it’s too late, I personally import every game that I want, and unless Sony adds the option to transfer all progress obtained with the trophies (even if they charge 20$ for it, I don’t mind paying) a PSN account with my native country would be useless, as a primary account at least.

    And thats assuming my country (Paraguay) is in that list.

  • does this mean we will have another psn region server?

  • Hopefully this includes Brasil too! =P

  • WOW :O
    There are lots of spanish speakers in here..damn!!!

  • lol, well spreading tha PS3 is great, and finally get to c new gamers out there now, and to know PS3 is all over… hopefully. PS3 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Buenos dias Mark Stanley.

    Gracias por el apoyo de SCEA en expandirse hacia Latino America. Solo espero que los precios sea los correctos ya que la tendencia aqui es que todos los productos Playstation son mucho mas caros que en otras regiones con su correspondiente equivalente.

    Thanks Mark Stanley for your support for Latin America. I hope that the price here will be the correct ones, because the trend here is Playstation products are always more higher that their counterpart in other regions with thier respective equivalent.

    I want the Bluetooth headset so bad. I’m from Mexico BTW

  • Well done Sony there are many many fans of ps all across the globe, especially in Latin America.

  • A todos los q hablan espanol…

    Los altos precios d los electronicos incluidos el ps3 no son culpa de Sony…

    Lo que pasa es q a ellos les cuesta mucho para importarlos y alfin y alcabo tienen q recuperar por eso q los precios fuera de los Estados Unidos son muy altos..

    Ademas Sony siempre ha tenido un afecto muy especial por latino america…alla tienen mejores y mas ruidosos equipos de audio q nunca llegan a US..

  • hola, vivo en republica dominicana y me da mucho gusto oir esta noticia. espero que vendan el play3 al mismo precio que en U.S ya que aqui cuesta aproximadamente 700 dolares el modelo de 80gb. Gracias sony.

  • That is great news, thank you sony!!!!

  • Yo soy muy muy guapo!

  • Hope this makes games cost less here in Mexico, a new game costs around 80 to 90 american dollars!!!

    On the other way, a Dualshock3 controller can be found cheaper than in the USA at Sams Club!

    And could this expansion improve lag issues when playing Suprsonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars?

  • good news. didn’t know latin america didn’t have ps3’s available. you’ve got some gaming catching up to do people. lol.

  • Great!! I’m from Costa Rica and have a Ps3 for about a year, and also psp, ps2 and ps1 and lots of games!! this will be great for us!! Pura vida!! We should have a Latin American Store!!

  • @ #39:

    It’s true that it’s expensive to import them, but first we need Sony support for consoles (and not only for other devices like cell phones, cameras, etc.). Then, they can try to negotiate with the governments for lower taxes to import games, consoles and accessories.

    And we also need a PS Store that accepts at least our credit cards.

    PS: I answered it in English because I understand Spanish, but I can’t write or speak Spanish. (I’m from Brazil)

  • Muchas gracias, hopefully this will make Sony Mexico better, as it sucks right now: late launches, high prices, bad support, etc.

    Muchas gracias Mark, ojalá también puedas hacer algo para apoyar el regreso de la retrocompatibilidad con PS2 en el PS3.


  • Estoy borracho, mi amigo!

  • Great news, what countries are included??
    Colombia here!

  • @21: maybe they won’t accept credit cards, only prepaid card like on the Mexican store (which is dumb as Xbox does accept Mexican credit cards), also the Mexican store was just opened on August and it sucks, it has less than half of the content from the US and is not updated often, I’m still using my US account for playing and buying.

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