Gran Turismo 6 PS3 bundle coming to Brazil

Limited Edition PlayStation 3 bundle will be released in Latin America featuring Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna.

Today during the Brazil Game Show, Sony announced a special Gran Turismo 6 PlayStation 3 bundle, to be released in Brazil and the rest of Latin America later this year.

The bundle features Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna on its packaging. Sony will also roll out various online updates after launch focused around the driver.

The announcement of the PS3 bundle is part of a broader relationship between PlayStation and the Ayrton Senna Institute, a charitable organization founded after Senna's death in 1994.

Gran Turismo 6 will be released exclusively for PS3 on December 6. The special bundle has not been announced for regions outside of Latin America.

For more on Gran Turismo 6, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I don't usually put much stock in console bundles, but this one's kinda cool, especially if there's a good cause involved. Plus I just don't think you can argue with the almost mythical status of Senna.

Any word on whether or not the Senna dlc will be available in other territories?

thanxforplayin
thanxforplayin

Sony has a manufacturing plant there making PS3 that is why they are able to keep costs down

FBohler
FBohler

Bashing Brazilian economy after the P$4 fiasco is as easy as bash XBone in the fanboy wars. Even if the price was $ony's fault. The taxes are really abusive over here, but to blame it for a 4x multiplicator in the price tag is a big, bad and shameful excuse.

javalino
javalino

Airton Senna  racing on porsche.  Well, this is far from reality. just a gimmick to attract very hard fans. Probably wont sell here in Brazil. 

roboticdaz
roboticdaz

just get xb1 with forza 5 cheaper and far better game than gt6

cboye18
cboye18

IT'S OVER 9000 $ !!!!!

ominous_prime
ominous_prime

PS3 GT6 bundle now available for just $1,600 US after taxes in tariffs in Brazil! Who loves you, Brazil? That's right...

Vojtass
Vojtass

But what about the price?

Senna - my favourite F1 driver. :'(

everson_rm
everson_rm

Now i know why they dont want to sell ps4s here in brazil... 

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

I would hate to live in Brazil...It's not bad enough to have a corrupt government, but they also tax you really high on products so that you can't play games that distract you from the awful reality... Well at least they speak Portuguese..

SaudiFury
SaudiFury

probably gonna cost a lot too.

blackace
blackace

I can imagine how much it will cost in Brazil with the PS4 costing some $1800. I hate the new PS3 Slim. Feels like plastic junk. Reminds me of the old PS1 system. They should have released this bundle in Europe.

skaterlogo91
skaterlogo91

It will only cost...HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS!

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

why all the hostility towards sony? it's not their fault if the brazilian government chooses to tax the shit out of imported products, in turn raising the ps4 price tag through the roof. blame the corrupt government, not sony. also, sony said they have plans to start manufacturing ps4 consoles in brazil down the line which would reduce the price significantly for consumers.

vader501st
vader501st

a.k.a. Slap a legend's name on an ancient console to cover up their most recent fuckup.

Sony makes Microsoft look like saints.

quaker04
quaker04

Sure... "let's put some old console with a game and a famous driver to cover our R$ 4k product"... No, Sony... just, no!

zerofrust
zerofrust

Please save your cash and buy a 2nd hand car or something...

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Now it's happening the BGS, Brazil Game Show, you probably are not interested, so i don't know why i wrote it.

hystavito
hystavito

Have other sports games/systems/bundles featured a deceased person?

quaker04
quaker04

@DiamondDM13 at least we speak Portuguese? Dude... half of the population don't even know how to speak correctly. 

FBohler
FBohler

@DiamondDM13 Isn't too bad to be brazilian. When it comes to video games and general tech, it's really expensive though. If you remember, the XBone pre-sale is at the $1000 mark. I think the price tag of this PS3 bundle will stand between $450 and $550.

Roger01
Roger01

@DiamondDM13 Don't forget the low salaries too! Minimum wage is around 350 dollars per month.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@Sundberg_man Sir, with 2000 dollars you can get the basic 12 GB console and only one controller. No game. This one costs OVER.... yeah you get it.

jawslover
jawslover

@Xristophoros  People are pissed off at Sony because the 360 cost 2500rs at launch imported, same with PS3.

SabzilaTV
SabzilaTV

@quaker04 

why not? its still gonna cost that much with out it so why not give them a nice pack.

dipdish
dipdish

@Roger01 That minimum wage issue is almost the same in Turkey. 

FBohler
FBohler

@Roger01 @DiamondDM13 you're right about the minimum wages, but this applies only to those who haven't neither graduation (college) nor technical education (both found for free with fairly good quality around the country) and do very much simple tasks e.g. cleaning staff, janitors, clerks, et cetera. Any profession that requires technical knowledge gives you very much higher wages, believe me ;D

snxx
snxx

@Xristophoros - Xbox 360 and PS3 were, for years, sold at lost. The same will be true for Xbox One, PS4 and even Wii U. Sony of Brazil has released an infographic detailing why PS4 would cost so much over there (they intented to placate Brazilian's wrath with hard and sensible data). Guess what? They'll be selling PS4 here at U$300 PROFIT.

- Xbox One will cost U$1.000 on Brazil. That's still pretty expensive, but still a whole 800 bucks less than PS4 - a console that, ironically, will be about U$100 cheaper not only on USA, but on Europe, Japan, Australia and many more countries.

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@jawslover @Xristophoros ps3 was manufactured in brazil, that is why it was initially cheaper. over 80% of the final cost (ps4) comes from taxes and import fees levied by the brazillian government. again, it is not sony's fault. sony themselves see this as a problem to consumers and want to find a solution. why would they intentionally raise the price so high thereby preventing anyone from buying it? it makes no business sense. if people want to bitch and complain, they should instead be protesting against their own government. 

vader501st
vader501st

@SabzilaTV I'm talking about putting a $1,850 price tag on a console that should be sold for half the price, taxes and profit included.

quaker04
quaker04

@SabzilaTV @quaker04 As far as I know our culture, we won't buy something old with a new feature. If something isn't new, then we usually search for refurbished or used. So considering that, Sony is trying to say: "hey, we're sorry for our expansive product but we have this brand new version of an old console". 

BTW, this bundle is not Brazil only so, I'm trying to describe my opinion about Brazil.

zerofrust
zerofrust

@brunod_f @hystavito 

Bruce isn't dead.It was a CIA cover-up because he had discovered how to harness energy from living things!

ominous_prime
ominous_prime

@FBohler @ominous_prime @DiamondDM13 The people buying the consoles are only going to be concerned about how much is coming out of their wallet. When they look at the shelf and see $1,000 US or $1,800 US, people will figure out that they can get console, controller, and a few games for XBOX One or just get a PS4 console alone.

FBohler
FBohler

@ominous_prime @FBohler @DiamondDM13 P$4 is $1,800 because of $ony's greed. XBone still $1,000 even being more expensive than the P$4 at the source. P$4 reasonable price tag in Brazil: $800. Cross-multiplication, you know that?

snxx
snxx

@XristophorosThere are more reasons for the hostility towards Sony, but I believe the four I mention above are more than reason enough to explain why.

(sorry for the way these replies were structured - it seems like Gamespot comment session don't support verbose and complete texts anymore - and it won't even warns you about that, it'll make you believe your text was posted and if you don't look again, you'll never know...)

snxx
snxx

@Xristophoros
- Brazilian gaming market has been experiencing a huge growth since 2011, at the same time the prices around there started do drop. Brazil has been a pirates haven for years, but the price drops and increased respect shown to Brazilian customers were only historically comparable the early 90s (when SEGA was still strong worldwide and was very invested on Brazil). Then comes someone to give them the middle finger, and it wasn't Microsoft or Nintendo that did it, but Sony! Now, Brazilians were very pro-Sony, since the 5th gen the Playstation brand has a very strong appeal there. When your favourite company give you the middle finger, you get very, very angry. It goes beyond mere reason, you feel betrayed.

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@iHarlequin @Xristophoros @jawslover sure. but what's your point? you haven't even acknowledged the root of the problem here. ALL import products are ridiculously priced in brazil. here in canada, there are many brazillian tourists who make the trip to stock up on technology and other merchandise because it saves them a ton of money. $500 laptops go for the equivalent of $2000+ in brazil. this is nothing new. 

iHarlequin
iHarlequin

@Xristophoros @jawslover PS3 manufacturing in Brazil began well past launch, same with the 360. It took more than a couple of years for national production to start.

KiriharaZro
KiriharaZro

@zerofrust  

OMFG!! the Chinese Triad was right, he tell to the westerns all the sacred secrets!!