OK, well you know Thailand is still not quite a first world country when you see this in the supermarket!
Yes, thats right, its a PS2 – as in Playstation 2! These beauties are actually very good, I used to have one about 14 years ago, but mine was the phat version, and in the end, I got it modded, was able to play ‘backups’ of all my games and I was very happy with it. I remember playing GTA3 for hours, so it IS a good machine and has a massive backlog of games.
I reckon you could pick one of these up for fuck all in the UK, maybe £5 at a car boot sale with games included. Over here however its a different story, this is almost £100 which is about 5000b, and the minimum wage for a Thai is 300b a day, so they would have to work over 2 weeks for this non stop and not spend any money. This console does not even include any games!!
Thailand does have some incredibly expensive products for sale due to import tax, I ordered GTA5 sometime ago (when it was released) and WOW! that cost me a LOT OF MONEY to have that delivered – the tax is a killer.
Bring all your stuff with you, I brought my Xbox360 with me, and any games I want (except GTA5) I will just get in the UK as you can pick them up for like £1 these days. Oh, online gaming is also pretty poor, I never get a good signal on Xbox Live either – so this is not the place to be a gamer.
2) poor internet speed to Xbox Live
Best things in life are for free? ha ha – well, in thailand, they may not be free, but they are cheaper for certain things.