Canadian gamers who were saving to purchase the PS4 will have to save even higher as Sony adds $50 extra to the device price tag
Over 6 million units of the PlayStation 4 have flown out of store-shelves world-wide and gamers in Canada who couldn’t grab one of the console earlier, will have to spend $50 extra in making a new purchase.
Sony has confirmed the new price development in Canada which already took effect on Saturday, 15th March. The company said the hike is price was “to respond to changes in the market environment, the price of PlayStation 4 will be revised from CAD $399.99 to $449.99 MSRP.”
The PlayStation 4 will now sell for $449 in Canada as against $399 in the United States. The Dualshock 4 controller and PlayStation Camera also had a price jump from $59 to $64 while two of Sony’s upcoming exclusive titles, “Infamous: Second Son” and “MLB 14 The Show” will now cost $69.99.
Sony didn’t go into much detail as to why Canadian gamers will have to pay higher for the PlayStation 4, accessories and games as against their counterpart in the United States. However, it’s likely that the recent lower value of the Canadian dollar compared to the U.S. dollar formed Sony’s decision.