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PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Elite to share price in Canada - but which is the better value?

Along with the U.S. price drop, Canadian retailers have also been instructed by Sony to reduce the price of the 60GB PlayStation 3 to $549 – the level previously occupied by the 20GB version.

Platformers.net is carrying a leaked upcoming flyer image from Best Buy showing the PlayStation 3 selling at $549, representing a $110 price drop.

Earlier this year, Canadian retailers even raised the price of the PlayStation 3 from the initial $549 and $659 – for the 20GB and 60GB, respectively – to $599 and $699.

Interestingly enough, the upcoming Canadian price of the PlayStation 3 after its drop will be exactly on the same level as the Xbox 360 Elite, which also retails for $549.

It is unclear if Microsoft will change the pricing on its Xbox 360 Elite model in Canada to reflect the position of its U.S. counterpart. In the U.S., the Xbox 360 Elite sells for $20 less than the new PlayStation 3 price.

Although more storage space is almost always welcomed, the Canadian market benefits significantly less from the added 100GB on the Xbox 360 Elite’s 120GB hard disk drive. U.S. gamers have access to a decent library of movies and TV shows on Xbox Live Marketplace, but Xbox Live accounts in Canada have no such service.



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RE: To answer your headline..
By omnicronx on 7/9/2007 9:53:41 AM , Rating: 1
actually I am glad it is not included. Does nobody remember the ps2 days? half the consoles that died were the result of people using their ps2 as their primary dvd drive. the ps2 has come and gone but one thing remains true.. a disc drive is a disc drive.. playing countless hours of movies on your system will greatly decrease the lifetime of your console. I think this could be the only weakness the ps3 has right now hardware wise.

and as for pc's, yes they are more versatile, yes some pc games are more fun, but i would rather pay 60 dollars any day to play online instead of having to buy 2 video cars every year and a half to be able to play new games with decent frame rates. Then again.. cs is so damn fun who needs a vidcard ;)


RE: To answer your headline..
By BioRebel on 7/9/2007 10:49:22 AM , Rating: 1
Or you could just not be cheap and buy a nice video card every 4 years. My 7800 GTX still gets great performance.


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