Blame the retailers for this one...
Sometimes the most obvious answer isn't always the correct one. Yesterday we reported that the price of the PS3 had risen by $40 at several large Canadian retailers, including Futureshop and Best Buy. We commented at the time that this was most likely due to a quiet price hike by Sony.
Turns out, that wasn't the case at all. We didn't think it made sense for the company to do it, and now a representative of SCEC (Sony Canada) has confirmed that the price increase indeed did not come from them. Instead, some Canadian retailers have chosen to raise the price on their own, due to a weaker Canadian dollar.
Fortunately for Canadians, not all retailers have chosen to do so. In fact, EB Games is among those retailers that have not raised the price, and still lists the console for its original price ($549.99 for the 20GB and $659.99 for the 60GB). So prospective PS3 owners in Canada should definitely vote with their wallets on this one, and bypass those retailers that have raised the price. Only the consumer can truly show them the error of their ways.
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