A copy of the EB Games memo mentioning the upcoming Wii pre-order - Image courtesy GoNintendo
With hockey season in full swing and PS3 pre-orders on the way, everything seems just right in Canada

Canadian gamers who wanted to pre-order either the Wii or PlayStation 3 had to sit at the sidelines while U.S. GameStop and EB Games store took pre-orders on Tuesday. It turns out that EB Games were planning to take pre-orders in Canada the week after.

A notice posted today on EB Games' website explains:
EB Games Canada stores will begin accepting limited pre-orders for the PlayStation 3 and Wii consoles on Monday, October 16, on a first come, first served basis. Due to extremely limited supply, we expect to reach our limit very quickly, most likely in minutes. We will not accept additional pre-orders at that time. To avoid an unnecessary trip we strongly recommend you call your local store to determine availability. $50 CDN in trade or a $200 CDN cash/credit reservation deposit is required. As we cannot control production and shipping issues by the manufacturer, a reservation deposit does not guarantee receipt of a system available to purchase at launch. Reservations/Purchases are limited to 1 per household.
Those who would prefer to trade-in for a pre-order spot should look here for more details.
Will Canada suffer the same PS3 pre-order fallout as the U.S.? We'll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, those in the US can start pre-ordering Wii tommorow, at least according to an EB Games memo leaked to the GoNintendo blog.  The memo specifically states "We intend to start taking Wii Reservations starting on Friday morning, 10-13-06. Customers will receive notification of this plan via email on Thursday, 10-12-06."

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