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    Prices in Canada set to go up by March.15

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    If you’re Canadian and you’re in the market for PlayStation 4, then we have some bad news: PlayStation 4 is about to go up in price in your country. Related peripherals -- from the DualShock 4 to the PlayStation Camera -- will also increase in price.
    Sony Computer Entertainment Canada has confirmed to the Toronto Sun that the price of PlayStation 4 will go up from $399.99 to $449.99. The DualShock 4 and PlayStation Camera each cost $59.99 now, but will soon cost $64.99. All price changes go into effect as of Saturday, March 15th.

    According to the Sun, console scarcity has continued in Canada, with PS4s still hard to find in the wild. However, the newspaper does note that while Xbox One has been soundly outsold by PS4 in Canada so far, the numbers are tightening. We’ll have to wait and see if this price change further evens the playing field.
    We’ve reached out to Sony for further clarification and comment, and will update when we hear back.
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    Still cheaper than us in the UK.

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    Still cheaper than us in the UK.
    Yeah man, our price is equivalent to over 600 Canadian dollars

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    Price hike for ps4 in Canada?

    Sony has announced that it is raising the price of the PlayStation 4 in Canada from CAD $400 to $450 in order “to respond to changes in the market environment.” The higher price is in effect starting today.

    “The PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system delivers phenomenal play experiences that will shape the world of games for years to come and has quickly become the next gen console of choice with gamers in Canada,” Sony said in a statement. “To respond to changes in the market environment, the price of PlayStation 4 will be revised from CAD $399.99 to $449.99 MSRP [manufacturer's suggested retail price].”

    Sony didn’t say that it changed the price because of the declining value of the Canadian dollar compared to the American dollar, but at the current exchange rate CAD $449.99 is equal to around USD $405, which is just about what the console costs in the United Stated.

    Sony also said that Infamous: Second Son and MLB 14: The Show, two PlayStation exclusives, will release at the higher price of CAD $70.

    A Microsoft representative has told the The Financial Post that the company is not raising the price of the Xbox One in Canada, which will stay at CAD $500.

    Earlier in the week we reported that the PS4 led US hardware sales in February, but only by a narrow margin.
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    Well, this happened with PS3 as well.
    My only issues are:
    - taxes in Ontario are going to make PS4 even more expensive
    - once the exchange rate goes down, the price in Canada will NOT go down any time soon.
    Almost everyone will say: buy console that has games that you want, and those who say otherwise are ignorant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator 101 View Post
    Well, this happened with PS3 as well.
    My only issues are:
    - taxes in Ontario are going to make PS4 even more expensive
    - once the exchange rate goes down, the price in Canada will NOT go down any time soon.
    So taxes went up in Canada, which means everything gets more expensive until exchange rate goes down?

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    No, the taxes are still 13%. Everything has always been more expensive when you include taxes.
    So the absolute total price is $508.50.
    I hate buying electronics in Ontario.
    Last edited by Terminator 101; 03-15-2014 at 18:08.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itachi View Post
    Just when I was going to get one. Very disappointed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    You're in Canada?
    You're in Peterborough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator 101 View Post
    No, the taxes are still 13%. Everything has always been more expensive when you include taxes.
    So the absolute total price is $508.50.
    I hate buying electronics in Ontario.
    Sounds like a big rip off to people in Canada.

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    Same thing happened here in Sweden, but it was only the console price that went up. The price went from about the equivalent of 680 (CAD) to 780 (including tax). I'm glad I got mine early.

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    That's random. I guess Sony doesn't want to sell anymore PS4s in Canada or something.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    That's random. I guess Sony doesn't want to sell anymore PS4s in Canada or something.
    This is BS of Sony to do. Why screw their gamers? All this will just make people just buy a Xbox One in Canada.

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    I like how Sony states, "Changes in the market environment." Really, were not stupid in Canada and know the only reason is because of the decrease in our dollar but when our dollar was higher then the US we didn't see any decrease in pricing. Sony isn't the first company to do this, Apple has done it (iPhone 5 + 5C and new Mac Pro are more expensive). If our dollar keeps decreasing, more items will go up in cost as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator 101 View Post
    No, the taxes are still 13%. Everything has always been more expensive when you include taxes.
    So the absolute total price is $508.50.
    I hate buying electronics in Ontario.
    Being in Quebec I mostly do my shopping from Ontario's online shop. I only have to pay the 5% GST. Big plus for me saving almost 8$ per 100$


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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    That's random. I guess Sony doesn't want to sell anymore PS4s in Canada or something.
    Its due to the value of the Canadian dollar vs the US dollar. I'm glad I got my PS4 at launch and launch price instead of having to suffer with Sony's stupid price increase. I had noticed games had gone up in price by $5 (Dark Souls II was $64.99) but I never thought Sony would raise the ps4 price. Sure the company would be receiving less US dollars for every one sold in Canada, but with the price increase I can only assume they'll sell less.

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    Loool! Business as usual, and still cheaper than in Europe. Supply and demand will dictate when and if prices go down. Meanwhile, PC's looking more and more tempting for anything not exclusive.

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    So businesses don't typically increase the price of products due to the value of the dollar against the currency of the home country? If so, Sony should've just eaten the cost. Microsoft hasn't increased their cost, right?

    Although game prices went up for both consoles, as far as I've read.

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    Same $#@! is happening with Europe. Take Steam prices for example.

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