By Paul Hunter
As a Canadian, whenever I read announcements about hardware or software suggested retail prices I generally have to take the extra step to find out what the price will wind up being here at home (most gaming websites quote US prices). Invariably, the cost here is $10 higher for games and about $10-$40 higher for consoles.
In a nice twist of fate, Sony has bucked the industry trend and has priced their new PSPgo at $249 CDN -- the exact same price as in the US. When you perform a currency conversion at the current rate, the handheld device winds up being about $10-15 cheaper in Canada (taxes included). With that level of savings, you could pick up a PSPgo and a handful of PSP minis for the same cost as our southern neighbours.
Not bad Sony, thanks for thinking of us.