It seems that Sony has made a minor price correction for the PS3 in Canada. Now the unit costs $50 dollars more, for a total of $699.99. Both Best Buy and Futureshop have the console listed at the new price, the old list used to be $659.99.
That's no problem! Sony's fanboys will take it any price they are giving! This is great news for Sony fans!
Fuggin Xbots, read:
"Although the suggested retail price (SRP) of the PlayStation 3 in Canada has not changed, some Canadian retailers have chosen to increase their retail price as a result of the weaker Canadian dollar. This increase is solely at the discretion of the retailer, as Sony Computer Entertainment Canada has not issued a price increase."--An SCEC representative."
It also says in that article that EB Games has not raised the price......yet.
Sony wuvs you.
...can you Canada?
haha... this made me smile...
You are trying to tell me Canada has the infrastructure necessary to run a PS3?
Electricity to run the console and television? Roads to ship the units? Who are they trying to kid?
I guess the PS3 performs well as a baby seal club to demand this sort of price in the frozen tundra of trapper's outposts that is the great unexplored area above the United States.
however there was snow on the ground in most of the US, before there was any on my igloo...
Live mid-market rates as of 2007.01.27 01:20:05 UTC.
599.00 USD = 706.580 CAD
1 USD = 1.17960 CAD 1 CAD = 0.847745
It's still a bad thing in the mind of Canedians, a sudden increase of price.
I would like to say to anyone in Canada: punish Sony for it, buy a 360
didn't see that coming
and bestbuy, they see the units and raise the cost in order to make more profit. it's fine - nothing will really hamper the sales i think, once the games hit it will sell.
See my point? Sony fanboys are like a man that loves their wife so much that's willing to be cheated left end right. cheat on me but don't leave me! Sony fanboys would buy it even if they have to sell their @$$3$ to get the money for it. Sony fanboys complain about xbox live costing $50 a year but don't mind paying an extra $50 bucks to help Sony's blu-ray crusade.
I live in Canada, be happy to keep you all updated on how things go around here, I started seeing ps3 in stores right after christmas, also note that they only sell the 60GB here now so $700 it is to get a ps3 here, compared to $500 for the xbox 360 premium. Also note the xbox 360 games are cheaper with new games ranging from $50 to $70.
Xbox 360 is the way to go up here. For true next-gen gaming, great online service, great price and a great selection of great titles at great prices. Whereas PS3, expensive price, online is weak, and games are sh!t, and the prices for games are 70bucks, compared to a brand new GoW for 55bucks. "Ohhh BOY!, I cant wait to spend 80bucks(after our lame tax) to go home and play Giant Enemy Crabs on a machine thats only great feature is playing Blu-Ray movies right now, asnd the movies costs 35bucks".
Now before most of you americans start hating on me again, and calling me a Bill Gates sucker ad a M$ fanboy and all this, its not true. I have a PS3, Wii and 360, and got to say I love em all, with the exception of PS3. You Sony fans have got to admit, there are literally no great games for PS3 "yet". Its online, is better than Wii's, but no where close to Live. and the games, you would think they would bring the price down a notch in Canada for us to afford them, cause basically the way i see it, we are paying 70 bucks for a new game, just cause its on Blu-Ray, whereas, I can get that same game on Wii or 360 for 10-20 bucks cheaper, and in some cases, looks better on those than 360. I do hope Sony can get its head outta there ass, and start making some great games, that are worth 70 bucks, that look insane on the PS3 and Only on PS3, and that run smooth and play great. I hope this comes around Spring or Summer of this year, but im pretty sure, esp. the way 360 went and Wii is going right now, that by next CMas season, PS3 will have had most problems fixed(like fixing the BC problem, theyve done it already), and maybe the games will be coming out in numbers, and exclusives will knock the socks off of the competeions feets and its online will be better and everything will go smooth. But I would really like to see the price of games to go down a tad bit. But for now, 360 for next generation gaming, and Wii for inovative gaming are the way im playing. But i do play Resistance every now and then.
They should change their "Company Mascot". Move over Crash Bandi-noonegivesahoot, time to make way for the 'New Sony Mascot, The PS3 purchasing suckers: "Lame-o The Lemming"
More fanboy bait.
The reason Sony raised the price in Canada is because the Canadian Dollar has lost some value so now:
$699 CAD = $599 USD
According to the latest exchange rates.
Can you read that it is not Sony that raised the price :S frick,
It's funny how BB and FF go to raise the price becasue of the "FX Currency Rates" even though all the current shipmetns that are in stores have been paid for before the increase lol fricking greedy bastards
London Drugs still sells them for 659 and They had them in stock yesterday on Robson street in Vancouver. Kiosk was frozen with the "in stock" sign on it. kinda humurous. I always feel tempted to buy one when I see them sitting there but come to my senses pretty quick when I look at the game available. and I love rumble.
Well your stil paying less than in the UK where i live. The PS3 is gonna cost £425 which is around or above $800. I think thats a rip-off and i think Sony should lower the price in the UK to £350.
theres not that much of a break from usa prices
$700 can dollars is around 591.500 us dollars -
Canadians get treated well as Canadians. Im actually proud to be a Canadian, cause we dont have a dumbass for a President(Prime Minister). And we do 2 things right, Beer and Hockey, and thats what separates us from Americans( Although this has nothing to do with Sony, Americans or or your retarded President). But hell, you can go ahead and make us pay 800 for it, people wouldnt buy it, cause we are smart enough to go on eBay and get one there for about 550USD which is like 630CDN. So go ahead BB and FS and Sony, go ahead, make us pay more, cause im glad i got mine on Cmas. Plus, Nice to know that we live in igloos and have slieghs for transportation or i wouldnt be talkin to you guys off of a diary?, Morons. MAN AMERICANS JUST TICK ME OFF!!! (Not all, but most of them. I like americans who are in Minnesota or anywhere in the north half of America, they arent bad, its when you get down to the bottom half of US, most of them dont even know what Canada is or where it is.) SO in return, thanks for making our dollar look like crap, and thanks for making us pay ridiculous prices for electronics.
this is the reason why we should invade...I mean liberate the people of Canada. They are obviously living under a reign of terror (and there's also the fact that they struck first by unleashing the first dirty bomb known as Celein Deon). Down with Canada!!!
...they don't realize that The adjustment reflects the difference between American Currency and Canadian currency. I live in Michigan, the only state that'll take their money, and crap.
in my math 659.99$ + 50$ is 709.99$ and not 699.99$
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