Sony is raising the price of the PS4 / Accessories / Games as a response to new market conditions in Canada.
Canadian video game fans who have been trying in vain to get their mitts on the perpetually sold-out PlayStation 4 console better brace for some more bad news: when they finally do find one, it’s going to cost more.
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.
The price jump follows a similar increase on many newly released games for both the PS4 and Microsoft’s rival Xbox One console, from $59.99 to $64.99, which came into effect in January. Sony said two of its upcoming exclusive games – Infamous: Second Son and MLB 14 The Show will be priced at $69.99.
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