updated 04:30 pm EDT, Thu October 12, 2006
EB Can. pre-orders Oct. 16
Since we don't want to leave Canada out of the loop, an e-mail from EB Games confirms that Wii and PS3 pre-orders will start there on Monday, October 16th. Like the US' Wii scheme, Canada will take pre-orders on a first-come-first-served basis with one console per household. The primary difference is that to make a reservation, you'll need $50 in trade-ins or $200 in cash or credit. You are not guaranteed to get your console on launch day, "as we [EB] cannot control production and shipping issues" that might happen to Nintendo.