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#1 GotBored

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:56

Sony's PlayStation 4 going up $50 (Canada)

 

Source: http://www.torontosu...n-4-going-up-50

 

Sony Computer Entertainment Canada confirmed Friday that the price of the PS4 in Canada will rise $50, from $399.99 to $449.99, effective Saturday. The price of the DualShock 4 controller and PlayStation Camera will each rise $5 to $64.99.
 
In a statement, Sony said the price increases in Canada are “to respond to changes in the market environment,” although the declining value of the Canadian dollar against the American greenback wasn’t specifically cited as a reason.



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:13

 

... Sony said the price increases in Canada are “to respond to changes in the market environment,” ...

 

 

The Xbox One isn't selling enough? :D :rofl:



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:18

The Xbox One isn't selling enough? :D :rofl:

 

I think its more to do with the value of the Canadian dollar, but according to the article the PS4's are still sold out in Canada with lots of back-orders still waiting for their PS4's and with the Xbox One not changing in price it doesn't seem like Sony is worried about their competitor gaining more sales due to them making the price increase.



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:28

Maybe we'll start to see this creeping across other markets soon.



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:52

I think its more to do with the value of the Canadian dollar, but according to the article the PS4's are still sold out in Canada with lots of back-orders still waiting for their PS4's and with the Xbox One not changing in price it doesn't seem like Sony is worried about their competitor gaining more sales due to them making the price increase.

Good on Sony for being sold out. Hopefully the PS4 will make a serious contribution to their finances. I would be disappointed though if this creeped out to a few more markets though. 



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 10:01

I would be disappointed though if this creeped out to a few more markets though. 

 

Yeah i would be too, i haven't picked one up yet and don't plan on it for the time being.



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 10:02

I expect this is 100% to do with exchange rates, so I doubt it'll spread. $399 CAD is roughly what, $360, so this brings the prices in line.

 

Still way cheaper than we get over here in the EU!



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 10:13

or the $750 AU it is over here in Australia! Even though our dollar is worth 90c US
 



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 15:34

or the $750 AU it is over here in Australia! Even though our dollar is worth 90c US
 

I'm only slightly impressed by this, isn't it true that a lot of tech stuff is very expensive in Australia compared to any other country?



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 15:41

prices of games have also gone up 10$ to 69.99 it ######in' sucks.



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 15:48

I'm only slightly impressed by this, isn't it true that a lot of tech stuff is very expensive in Australia compared to any other country?

 

The PS4 is $550 in Australia, not sure where the $750 came from.

 

But yes, everything is more expensive in Australia.

 

Property, fuel, cars, electricity, water, food, electronics, clothes, etc etc.

 

For example: I bought a pair of Nike running shoes for $60 at a sports store in the US   (Academy)

In Aus those same shoes are $220...

 

They must have flown them business class to Australia..



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 15:48

or the $750 AU it is over here in Australia! Even though our dollar is worth 90c US
 

 

You'd think it would be cheaper considering you're closer to the factories in China than the USA etc  :rofl:



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 16:11

so Xbox one titanfall bundle better value and cheaper (console + game) in Canada? Not even including value of Kinect.



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 16:54

The PS4 is $550 in Australia, not sure where the $750 came from.

But yes, everything is more expensive in Australia.

Property, fuel, cars, electricity, water, food, electronics, clothes, etc etc.

For example: I bought a pair of Nike running shoes for $60 at a sports store in the US (Academy)
In Aus those same shoes are $220...

They must have flown them business class to Australia..

damn, you guys probably have highest jobs salary as well. I will never live in a country so expensive as yours.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 16:57

so Xbox one titanfall bundle better value and cheaper (console + game) in Canada? Not even including value of Kinect.

 

mmm no.