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PlayStation 3 now made in Brazil

8:50 PM, May 7, 2013   |    comments
Sony's PlayStation 3 (CECH-4000 series) video game console.
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Sony is now manufacturing its PlayStation 3 video game console in Manaus, a city in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, according to announcement the company made during a press conference today.

"Sony Computer Entertainment continues to invest in the Brazil game market as part of our long-term commitment to the country and its gamers," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.  "Locally manufacturing PlayStation 3 in Brazil will benefit gamers, retailers and developers.  The local manufacture of PlayStation 3 is expected to infuse the Brazilian economy with approximately $300 million over the next 12 months."

The company also revealed that The Last of Us, an upcoming action-adventure game from Naughty Dog, will launch in Brazil simultaneously with the worldwide release and be fully localized in Brazilian Portuguese.  In addition, Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V will localized for that market as well, making it the first Grand Theft Auto title ever available in Brazilian Portuguese.


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