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PlayStation 4 And Accessories Prices Rise In Canada

by Kyle Hilliard on Mar 15, 2014 at 07:23 AM

The price of the PlayStation 4, which is currently $399.99 (as it is in the United States) has been hiked up to $449.99 soon in Canada.

According to a report from the Toronto Sun, which received confirmation from Sony Computer Entertainment Canada, the console is getting a $50 price increase today. DualShock 4 controllers and the PlayStation 4 camera also received $5 increases. Sony Canada says the price increases are being put in effect in order, “to respond to changes in the market environment."

The PlayStation 4 has been doing extraordinarily well and is still difficult to find at retail. In January, Sony shared that more than 4.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles have already been sold.

Thanks to Simon Sim for the news tip!

[Source: Financial Post, Toronto Sun]


Our Take
This is very disappointing news for Canadian gamers who haven't been able to get their hands on a console yet. Based on how well the console has been doing, and how difficult it is to track one down, Sony's actions are not surprising, but it doesn't make the price increase sting any less.