Sony Canada raised the PS4 console price from $399.99 to $449.99, with similar increases applied to peripherals and first-party games. Market watchers should have seen it coming. At current exchange rates, $399 Canadian is only $359 USD, so technically Canadians who managed to get their hands on the perpetually sold-out console were getting quite a deal before today. Markets are going to fluctuate, and Sony had to compensate, as explained in a statement issued by Sony Canada earlier this week.
It’s not uncommon for gamers to hold off on purchasing new consoles, games and accessories until a price drop; what’s is uncommon is waiting, and being rewarded with a price increase. The Toronto Sun reports that starting today, the PlayStation 4 will cost $50 more in Canada, up from its previous price of $399.99. Unfortunately, the bad news doesn’t end there. The PlayStation Camera and DualShock 4 are also rising in price, from $59.99 to $64.99. Two games exclusive to Sony’s system –Infamous: Second Son and MLB 14: The Show – are also getting bumped, from $64.99 to $69.99.