Brazil

Everyone has been talking about it. Nintendo isn’t going to be selling consoles, handhelds, or games in Brazil anymore. There are laments about what it means for people who live in the country, as well as if it could be a portent of doom for Nintendo. However, what people don’t realize is that the official explanation for the departure is true. Brazil’s taxes really make it too expensive.

Dish on Wednesday revealed big plans this summer for the FIFA World Cup- even if the press release doesn't actually mention the words "World Cup."  Likely for the same reasons why your local bar's betting pool has to refer to the Super Bowl as "The Big Game"- i.e., copyright considerations- Dish's release refers to the "Summer of Soccer," "live from Brazil" and "starting June 12," which is the day the World Cup starts in Brazil. 

Finally, after months of waiting, we finally know the release date for the Xbox One. The console will go on sale in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK and the USA on November 22, 2013. More territories will be added in 2014. This effectively gives the PS4 a one week head start for the next console generation. It will sell for $499.

Acer has reportedly formed cooperation with Brazil-based home appliance retail chain Casas Bahia to sell its products in the retailer's close to 600 stores throughout Brazil, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Casas Bahia is the largest home appliance retail chain in Brazil and with the cooperation Acer's PC shipments are expected to pick up significantly in June and even double in July, benefiting from the back-to-school season, the sources said.

Acer is currently cooperating with Flextronics Brazil for the assembly of its PC products and is having Wistron handle production

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