I will now that you let us know you own a PS3. :o But only after I visit Minessota. :p
Yes, games and electronic devices in general usually cost here, at least, double the price they do in the US or Canada. It's mainly because we don't have those factories, and thus need to import those products; there are also importation taxes and whatnot. So when I travel abroad I take that opportunity to buy what I can: that's how I bought my digital camera, my Nintendo DS and my laptop.
Since I wanted to reply to this topic with something that actually contributed to the discussion, I ran through Wiki's list of Playstation 3 games
to get to know some of them (I'm not exactly into PS games, so I don't really know them). I took a brief look at some of them to see if I found any that sounded interesting to my likings, and found these:
# Alone in the Dark - I never played the original, but it was so famous during the time. I actually would be scared to play it, and I'm not a big fan of this kind of 3rd-person playthrough (can't exactly say what it is), and even though I don't like violent games (such as war games and stuff, this survival-action genre doesn't really attract me), I would be curious enough to give it a try (as much as I am to play Resident Evil).
# The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Haven't read the book, and haven't played any Narnia-related (or movie-related for that matter) videogames, but I like the series (at least, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe), I like the genre, and the trailer's nice, so there.
# The Elder Scrolls: Never played it, but I like the overall idea and theme.
# Enchanted Arms - See "The Elder Scrolls". I really like fantasy-themed games.
# Eternal Sonata - Same as the two above, but this one's theme, while somehow, uh, boring (at least to me), is quite peculiar. Oh, yes, there's also the small "kawaii" component.
# Final Fantasy - I just want to play any game of that series. :/
# Free Realms - "primarily aimed at children, particularly girls", and "will follow a model similar to that of popular MMORPGs like Maple Story" (I don't exactly know Maple Story, but looks so darn cute).
# The Golden Compass - Because I liked that book a lot.
# Guitar Hero III - Because Guitar Hero is simply awesome.
Okay, so I decided to stop at "G" because I'm getting a bit lazy and don't want to finish the list. I hope you get at least one of these games. >:(
...I hope they're good too. :/