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Sony blames "market conditions" for price increase

Gamers in Canada that haven't purchased a PS4 console yet may be kicking themselves when they see what Sony now has in store for them. Sony Entertainment Canada has confirmed that the game console will see its price increased by $50 in Canada.
 
That means that the purchase price is going from $399.99 to $449.99 for Canadian PS4 fans. Sony is also increasing the price of the DualShock 4 controller and the PlayStation camera as well. Both of those items will see their Canadian prices rise by $5.
 
As for the reason that Sony is increasing prices, a statement from the company said that the price increase was enacted "to respond to changes in the market environment."

 
Even with the price increase in Canada, the PS4 is still cheaper than the Xbox One.
 
The PS4 continues to outsell the Xbox One in the U.S., and the console is also said to be more difficult to find while stocks of the Xbox One are easy to come by in most locations.
 
The PS4 price hike isn't the first time in recent months that Canadian gamers have seen their costs increase. Video games have also gone up in Canada with most new games on the PS4 and Xbox One increasing from $59.99 to $64.99.
 
A Microsoft spokesperson has said that it has no plans for increasing prices in Canada.

Source: Toronto Sun



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Welcome back to the 90's
By Mithan on 3/17/2014 9:52:04 AM , Rating: 2
This was how it was in the 1990's. Our systems cost about $50 more on average (sometimes more when we dropped down below 70 cents) due to the weak dollar.

This will affect computer equipment and pretty much everything as it did in the "old days".




RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By Reclaimer77 on 3/17/14, Rating: -1
RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By daboom06 on 3/17/2014 10:10:58 AM , Rating: 1
if they did it would probably have to ship with a built-in diesel generator and oversized controllers so that the entire polar bear market isn't alienated. sounds too expensive to me


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By DukeN on 3/17/2014 11:51:19 AM , Rating: 2
If you're going to slander us atleast do it with accuracy. Generators here HAVE to be blubber-powered but recent global warming has driven the prices of whale/seal blubber up.


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By Stan11003 on 3/17/2014 10:11:51 AM , Rating: 2
Hey thats a low blow...


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 3/17/2014 10:33:50 AM , Rating: 3
Hey, what about BlackBer....

eh? ;)


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By retrospooty on 3/17/2014 10:37:47 AM , Rating: 1
They do have Celestica... The toilet of contract manufacturing firms.


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By Reclaimer77 on 3/17/2014 10:42:27 AM , Rating: 2
Hahahah :)


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By Arsynic on 3/17/14, Rating: 0
RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By nikon133 on 3/17/2014 4:25:50 PM , Rating: 2
They HAD. I'm pretty sure ATI WAS Canadian company.

Ironically, that same ATI graphics ARE PS4's video subsystem.


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By atechfan on 3/17/2014 4:33:58 PM , Rating: 3
Yes, because the PS4 is manufactured in America by Sony,, an American company.

Besides, I wouldn't get too smug about being American. After all, you guys elected Obama......twice.


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By Alexvrb on 3/17/2014 8:53:38 PM , Rating: 2
Ouch! Right in the nuts...


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By cokbun on 3/17/2014 10:22:20 PM , Rating: 1
and bush...


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By GulWestfale on 3/18/2014 7:38:01 AM , Rating: 2
yes yes... bush is where the nuts usually are. unless you get with the times and buy a razor and get rid of bush.


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By alpha754293 on 3/18/2014 2:26:34 PM , Rating: 1
"Yes, because the PS4 is manufactured in America by Sony,, an American company."

Since when has Sony been "an American company"???

0.o? That's news to me. They're manufactured by Foxconn, which is a Taiwanese company. (And the unit itself is designed and engineered by Sony, which is a Japanese company).

#factsahavealiberalbias


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By ianweck on 3/17/2014 11:11:31 AM , Rating: 2
Honest question: Can someone from Canada buy from Amazon (the American site, not Canadian), and have it shipped? Or would that be more expensive?


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By 3DoubleD on 3/17/2014 1:40:37 PM , Rating: 2
Amazon won't ship certain items (eg. electronics) to Canada from the american website.

There are places along the border where one can ship and pick-up via car, but the savings would need to be substantial to justify the travel expense and you would still need to pay taxes and duty at the border. You could smuggle it across the border, but rarely does the price difference justify the effort/risk.

You also have to realize the prices are rising because the Canadian dollar is weakening versus the USD, so converting CAD to USD to buy something doesn't avoid this issue.


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By retrospooty on 3/17/2014 11:19:16 AM , Rating: 2
Well, if it wasn't glaringly obvious already, now it is...

Don't be Canadian.


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By Vertigo2000 on 3/17/2014 11:36:18 AM , Rating: 4
2 things:

1. You can't help where you're born; and
2. It's still better than any alternative, IMO.

I love being Canadian. I can travel anywhere and still get treated with respect. Canadian beer... better. Canadian bacon... better. Canadian beer w/ Canadian bacon = nirvana.

In all seriousness... it's awesome here.


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By retrospooty on 3/17/2014 1:21:05 PM , Rating: 2
"I love being Canadian. I can travel anywhere and still get treated with respect"

LOL. OK, this one confuses me. You cant even log in to an anonymous online forum and get respect if you admit your Canadian. ;)


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By chmilz on 3/17/2014 3:15:25 PM , Rating: 2
Forget beer and bacon. I love my country where everyone is treated with respect, and I go to the doctor whenever I feel I should, and it doesn't matter if they're gay or not, if I'm gay or not, or any other damn thing. Oh, and I don't have to pack a gun to protect me from you losing your cool and shooting me with the gun you're packing.

Life is much easier when you're happy instead of perpetually terrified of nothing.


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By Reclaimer77 on 3/17/2014 3:38:16 PM , Rating: 1
Wait what? I think you're confusing the United States with Russia.


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By ianweck on 3/17/2014 5:20:57 PM , Rating: 2
Sounds like Oregon to me.


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By nikon133 on 3/17/2014 4:28:14 PM , Rating: 2
Sounds like New Zealand, only bigger.

You even have loud, annoying neighbours like we do ;)


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By eldakka on 3/17/2014 8:19:13 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
You even have loud, annoying neighbours like we do ;)


Ouch... ;)


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By atechfan on 3/17/2014 4:39:17 PM , Rating: 2
I'll take our lowest corporate tax rate in the G7, our much lower crime rate, our stable banks, and you take the cheaper PS4.


RE: Welcome back to the 90's
By alpha754293 on 3/18/2014 2:35:50 PM , Rating: 2
Being Canadian is awesome.

I work for a US company and even my supervisors call Canada "a properly civilized nation" and not in jest either.

And considering Americans have to pose as Canadians when they're travelling overseas, uhhh yeah...

We may have given you Justin Bieber and Celine Dion, but you guys also gave everybody else the Kardashian sisters, the Spears sisters, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, the Palins, and Warren Jeffs.

My ANNUAL health premium is some American's MONTHLY health insurance premium. And I can have authentic food from almost anywhere in the world, without ever leaving the City of Toronto. (And no, we do not all smoke crack and/or pot.)

Oh...and we also don't have Fox News. (Thank GOD!)


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