Tectoy announced on the 12th the release of a 100% Brazilian console, coming out on July 2009. It will cost R$599 and includes 1 joystick and 6 games in its memory.
It has its own free network, using 3G or EDGE. That's the news about it: you don't use any kind of media to play (like cds or dvds). The player will be able to buy games using Z-Credits (the virtual currency), and then download them into the console's drive.
The games will cost R$9,90, and brand-new ones R$29,90. Some demo versions will be for free. They can't be copied to medias or other consoles. Electronic Arts, Namco, Capcom, Activision and Sega are some of the publishers.
The graphics might equal to PS2, which I think is not enough to compete with Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii, which is the Tectoy's intention. Who knows...
It might be released in other countries in the future.
orz, i just hope they dont give people the same type of "mandatory" publicity/purchase as Portugal did for for creating something "original" like the Magalhães PC. gd it Sócrates, you're NOT Bill Gates!! <<
the console design really reminds me of a PS2.
this might have some potential, we'll see....