Despite Sony's earlier claims that the company would not be offering a flash-based PlayStation 3 in North America, the device is on sale in Canada.
Future Shop, a retailer in Canada, is currently selling a PlayStation 3 that boasts 12GB of flash storage. The same console launched last year in Europe. Sony said at that time that it had no plans to bring the console to North America.
The 12GB console will set Canadian customers back $199.99. According to Future Shop, the device is in stock, but it only has a limited quantity available to customers. It's available to be shipped out today.
As of this writing, the console isn't available in other, typical online marketplaces. So, it's not clear whether the device is available for a limited time only, or if it will hit more store shelves in the coming week.
CNET has contacted Sony for more details. We will update this story when we have more information.