On behalf of Canadian gamers everywhere, thank you Sony!
Last week, Sony finalized PSN parity by launching Everyday Shooter at $9.99 for both America and Canada. That was a huge step in the right direction.
Now, the 80GB PS3 and 40GB are being priced at $499 and $399 (respectively) for both the U.S. and Canadian markets! This is unheard of - not only in the gaming market, but in nearly every market there is.
Proof can be seen at any major retailer's site:
No word on price corrections by Microsoft or Nintendo at this point.
For those who didn't know, Canadians have been paying roughly 7-10% more on our gaming purchases for the past 4 weeks, despite having an equal dollar.
Sony could be the catalyst that changes other industries, such as the vehicle market, where Canadians are still paying 20+% more for our cars.
Sony didn't have to do this, and I think they should be recognized for being a pioneer in fair pricing. So, this thread would be a great place to simply say thanks!