Vietnam Finally Gets The PlayStation 2 (And PS3, PSP)

Over the weekend, Sony Computer Entertainment began operations in Vietnam, marking the first time the PlayStation brand has been officially sold in the communist state.

Sony's first sanctioned (as in, not privately imported) PlayStation products in the country went on sale on Saturday morning, with the120GB PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable (the PSP-3000) and PlayStation 2 all hitting the market for the first time.

The PlayStation 3 is priced at VND9.99 million (USD$540), the PS2 at VND4.49 million (USD$240), while the PlayStation Portble will be retailing for VND5.99 million (USD$320).

The software available is a mixed bag, some of it only in English, others in English and Chinese. Some of the games available on Saturday included Uncharted 2, LittleBigPlanet and, for the PSP, Ridge Racer 2 and Tekken Dark Resurrection.