While Europe and the US take Sony’s online services for the PlayStation for granted, a commodity that was challenged not too long ago, many countries are yet to experience the PlayStation Store and all of its digital content.
That said, Sony is expanding its online presence in Latin America and introducing not only the store, but the PlayStation Blog and website to Brazilian gamers, making it the second country in the continent to have access to all sorts of goodies. The Brazilian PlayStation Network already has multiplayer gaming with chat functionality, trophies and friends lists. With the addition of the PlayStation Store, PS3 and PSP owners now have the possibility to download digital content such as games, demos and PSone Classics too, among other stuff.
The inclusion of credit card payments will make it effortless to gain access to whatever goods the Store has to offer, but should you already be out of your house, pre-paid cards will soon be made available for purchase at numerous local retailers. Gamers will also have the option to view the store in English as well as in Brazilian Portuguese, with prices in local currency, the Real, as well.
“When Brazilian users sign in to PlayStation Store, they will find the best and most popular titles such as God of War: Collection, Infamous, Assassin’s Creed II: Deluxe Edition. PSone Classics like Metal Gear Solid and Street Fighter Alpha. Brazilian consumers will also be able to test new releases such as Heavy Rain, Killzone 3, God of War 3, LittleBigPlanet 2 and demo upcoming titles. We will continue to develop and load more and more regional content as PlayStation Network expands in Brazil,” said Latin America General Manager Mark Stanley.
Some heavy titles to start with, but with weekly updates, there’s a lot more to come, like the Welcome Back program which Sony is introducing as well. Dead Nation, Infamous, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD and WipeOut HD (all for PlayStation 3) will be up for grabs, two of which will be free for users who had an account prior to the PSN outage. For those with a PSP; LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation. Again, only two of them will be free.
Check out the PlayStation Blog here and website here.