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Zeebo launches in Brazil

Wednesday, 27th May 2009 08:58 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Zeebo, the 3G-enabled console announced at GDC this year, has gone live in Brazil, Engadget reports.

The system’s on sale for Brazilian $499 (around $299) and ships with FIFA 2009, Need For Speed Carbon, and Brain Training, in memory.

Buyers also get credit for three free downloads: Prey Evil, Quake, and Quake II.

The machine includes a free 3G connection via Claro, enabling additional game downloads in the Brazilian $7-30 ($3-13) range.

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8 Comments

  1. Tonka

    Cool. I was surprised to hear how expensive conslols were in Brazil. Is that a dedicated 3G connection? Sort of free to use if you know what I mean.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    I think it is, yes.

    Brazil was notorious for reverse-engineering everything and producing their own versions of popular consoles, complete with huge pirate software libraries. Some of the stuff they made is very impressive!

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Tonka

    Like caipirinha.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Tonka

    Now I see that it says free 3G connection in the text. How could I miss that. It’s a rather cool way of enabling DLC. I wonder how common that will be in the future.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. G1GAHURTZ

    This seems a breath of fresh air in a world where every major console manufacturer is constantly finding ways to squeeze more money out of little product.

    Well done zeebo.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. fdelfino

    Consoles are very expensive here in Brazil. For example, the most popular one is still Playstation 2, because of the huge pirated game market.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. pracer

    Interesting.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. crackdude

    This thing runs Dreamcast games! Freakin sweet.

    #8 6 years ago

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