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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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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
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!)

"Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment -- same piece of hardware -- paying $500 more to get a logo on it? I think that's a more challenging proposition for the average person than it used to be." -- Steve Ballmer
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