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Brazil?

Holly cow...
What a dump...
Jesus Christ man...
Wow, just wow...

It is oficial: Brazil has the most expensive Xbox One in the world, at a price of R$ 2200 (around 1050 U$D).

Why, do you ask? Taxes.

The brazilian tributary model has been in place for decades and it is totally out of touch with reality. The government takes a 72% slice of the consoles prices, which makes importing a better option for brazilian gamers.

But, not by much, the taxes fury of Brazil is no less agressive in regards of imports: any gamer that dares to buy an imported console has to pay 60% of taxes to receive his product.

Original article: http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/tec/2013/07/1304317-videogames-sao-mais-tributados-do-que-revolveres.shtml



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That is pretty steep. I guess agitating for change won't do much good as the numba of console gamers probably isn't that high in Brazil.

Brazil doesn't hate games, it hates us brazilians.



Brasil doesn't hate games, the government does

I don't want to think the price here in Argentina... It will be unbelievably expensive

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fauzman said:
That is pretty steep. I guess agitating for change won't do much good as the numba of console gamers probably isn't that high in Brazil.


what? of course is high. Is not even bigger cause the higher taxes



Isn't the general issue of high taxes part of the protests there?

EricFabian said:
Brasil doesn't hate games, the government does

The government just sucks here in Brazil, they hate everything but money, silicone whores and champagne.



Zero999 said:

Brazil doesn't hate games, it hates us brazilians.


Very true brother.



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Soleron said:
Isn't the general issue of high taxes part of the protests there?

yes