That's right, confirmation has come our way that those of you in the southernmost Americas will be able to get your hands on the Wii this December for a whopping 1,400–1,500 Brazilian reais, which is between $640 and $690 US dollars. This news comes from a recent games convention held in São Paulo, Brazil where a representative of Lamatel (Nintendo's distributor for the region) spilled the beans about a release in the first week of December.

We here at Wii Fanboy do not condone theft as a means for...well, anything, but maybe you guys might want to start seeing about a job in the lucrative "hamburger entrepreneur" field? Clearly this cost comes from ridiculous mark ups by the distributing firm, but does it have to cost almost $700 dollars?! Jeez, what do you think the PS3 is going to cost there? Regardless, at least you guys know when you're getting yours, even if it is ridiculously priced.

[Via Joystiq]

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