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Price Of PS4, Accessories And Games On The Rise In Canada

Typically, after a new product launches, the price can only go down.

Unfortunately, not so with the PlayStation 4 in Canada. According to a Toronto Sun report, the price of Sony's new console will rise $50; from $399 to $449.

That's not the only price hike, either: The PlayStation Camera and Dual Shock 4 are going up, too; both will now cost $64.99 as opposed to $59.99. Even the software is on the rise, as both inFamous: Second Son and MLB 14: The Show now sport $69.99 price tags (they were $64.99). Seem strange? Well, not really, as Sony says this is a response to "changes in the market environment," perhaps due to the weakened Canadian dollar.

Whatever the reason(s), it looks like Canadian gamers are gonna have to shell out a little more.

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, ps4 cost, ps4 price

3/15/2014 11:46:32 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (53 posts)

Dell Taco
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 12:42:12 PM
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Well sad times for Canadian ps4 gamers. This will probably effect future prospect buyers.

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DIsmael85
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 12:51:22 PM
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I'm still curious as to what is causing the increase of prices in Canada. It's not just consoles and games being affected.

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Beamboom
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 12:54:10 PM

"perhaps due to the weakened Canadian dollar."

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DIsmael85
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 3:33:38 PM

Thanks I missed that. With that being pointed out I guess it makes sense then. Sorry Canadian brothers and sisters, but it is what it is.

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Underdog15
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 4:58:01 PM

Canada's economy thrives when it is less valuable than the US dollar, though. When it's stronger, the US does more trade within the US. When it's weaker, they use our manufacturing.

Weakened dollar makes no sense. That cannot be the answer. If you ask me, it has more to do with the mass manufacturing exodus we saw in the last 3 years finally catching up to our overall GDP. Us being stronger than the US dollar was not good for business.

When our dollar was 66 cents to the US dollar 9-10 years ago, we did not have these issues.

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Underdog15
Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 1:54:24 AM

So I'm told this past year Canada and the US's trade agreement turned over and was redone. Apparently, for the most part, things are the same, but there are enough minor changes that would suggest increased charges/tariffs/taxes on shipping and selling entertainment things cross-border have new costs associated with them.

In other words, in some areas, "free trade" isn't as free as it used to be. I have no clue if the whole $50 is justified or not, as I don't know the numbers, but I'm told this is very likely to be the reason.

Makes sense to me. I do vaguely remember hearing something about it on the news a little while ago, but I didn't pay much attention to it, unfortunately.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 12:56:45 PM
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Hope that doesn't spread.

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Kai200X
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 1:34:26 PM
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That is not good news for me. I didn't get PS camera when it came out and I was hoping I will pick one up later when the price drop a bit. But now, that doesn't seem possible.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 5:36:16 PM

I still don't see any use for it.

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frostface
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 7:31:59 PM

I have the camera and love my PS4 but there is absolutely no reason to have the camera at all right now.

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frostface
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 7:32:07 PM

Double post.

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PC_Max
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 2:30:59 PM
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Maybe we will get a deal next Xmas with a game combination or something. I can wait as the library gets bigger.

Although in as much the game increase may not seem toooo much, wonder if it would be a boom for EBGames/Gamestop in used games up here.

Either way, for me anyway, I will definitely make sure of my game purchases and for the deals.

Would not surprise with the expense of game dev that there will be more increases in the future although that may come down to devs reserving components of games to DLC and still keep an initial purchase below the $60 mark.

For us northerners, we got through, still getting through, this winter so we will endure this.

Keep playing, eh?!

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matt99
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 2:47:11 PM

Ya this winter has been brutal, gaming and pond hockey are the only things getting me through!

Oh and watching the Phil Kessel scoring machine on Hockey Night in Canada;)

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matt99
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 2:44:52 PM
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Well if I remember correctly (and it's entirely possible that I don't) PS3 games were 69.99 here in Canada when the PS3 first launched, but then after a year or two went down to 59.99. So hopefully the same will happen again.


Edit: actually I think the price dropped because the Canadian dollar got stronger so this makes sense.

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sawao_yamanaka
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 4:42:54 PM
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Luckily for me I still have my old American address. Digital purchases are in order from now on.

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Underdog15
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 4:55:36 PM
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I doubt it has anything to do with the dollar. Our prices weren't really different when we were 66 cents to the US dollar. We're currently at 90 cents to the US dollar, so I have a hard time thinking that is the case.

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wiiplay
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 5:28:07 PM
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Meh, no games interest me for quite some time, so this doesn't really bother me.

However, if Sony decides to make this some kind of permanent thing, I may avoid PS4 gaming until they wisen up. Seriously, I'm not going to pay more for the same product.

This 'economy' thing is really pissing me off.

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DIsmael85
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 5:31:01 PM

I'm pretty sure once they see their sales will drop in that region they will think twice on this. I don't fully understand why the prices were raised, but I'd feel the same way you and others do if I were in that situation.

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wiiplay
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 5:40:40 PM

@DIsmael85 You're greatly overestimating the intelligence of the general consumer. They'll buy anything if you advertise properly.

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Axe99
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 5:37:40 PM
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This is just changes in international exchange rates, happens regularly for all sorts of products.

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gumbi
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 5:49:15 PM
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Weak... Not only are they impossible to find, but now they'll be more expensive too. I guess now I'll be waiting for a price drop, just so I can get one at the original price point.

Oh well, this just strengthens my resolve to catch up on all the PS3 games I've missed. I'll wait for PS4.

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wiiplay
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 6:31:15 PM
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Alright, I just did the math with the current exchange rate.
Games originally priced at $59.99 are now priced at $69.99, but the actual value of the game is $66.58, not $69.99. That means that, with every game sale on the PS4, Sony's getting $3.41 more than they should. (based on current exchange rate)

As for the game system itself?
Usual price is $399.99. With the current exchange rate, it comes to $443.91, not $449.99. They're getting $6.08 extra with every system sold.
Now, this may not sound like a big number.. But let's say that Sony sells 400,000 PS4's with this new pricing. Sony would receive $2,432,000 of extra revenue. That's two MILLION FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY TWO THOUSAND. Not a number to laugh at, especially when you consider that it was essentially earned through a billing error.


This is a broken system, and I hope Sony fixes this. I'm not giving them more money for the same product, as it simply isn't worth their advertised rate.

If they intend to stick with this unethical billing practice, I'm no longer buying PS4 games. This is unacceptable. It isn't fair nor is it ethical, and if Sony is willing to sink this low, I'm willing to take my business elsewhere.
Hopefully others will do the math, and realize that they're getting ripped off.

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matt99
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 10:24:06 PM

How is this unethical? I'm a Canadian gamer and I'm not happy about the price hike but it does make sense, they also did the math and then rounded up because 443.91 is a pretty random price tag. Plus the exchange rates change daily, are you actually expecting Sony to adjust the price every single day? That's ludicrous, and although I'm no financial expert, I'm pretty sure Sony isn't basing that price off the exchange rate at this very moment, they would have analyzed the rate over a period of time and come to what they believe will be the average exchange rate over the next little while and chose 450 as it's a nice round number that's close to what the actual adjusted price is. And I have to say, if the adjusted price is around 443 and they rounded up to 450, that's a pretty fair price.

Again, as a Canadian gamer this sucks, but Sony's hardly being unethical. Also if you were to boycott every company that sells their products for a higher price in Canada you'd have nothing to buy.

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wiiplay
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 10:51:14 PM

You're missing the point, Matt.
With this system, you are paying out more money than what the product itself is worth. While a nice round number may be easier to market to the general population, you are still paying more for the same thing.
Sure, it is only a couple of dollars, but that is really beside the point. It is still more than what you should be paying.

The value of our currency is in a constant flux, and it is currently valued at $0.90. In order for this ten dollar difference to actually be accurate, the Canadian dollar would have to drop down to $0.85, and even then it is only a difference of $9.00, not the full ten that Sony is asking.
While it is certainly possible that the value will fall below $0.85, the value is unlikely to average within that range. Still, as someone else here has already pointed out, our dollar is constantly changing, and has fallen far below its current value, yet absolutely no adjustments were made back when the dollar was in a more critical standing. So, why is Sony suddenly making these unnecessary changes, when the dollar has only fallen by 10 cents? It's illogical, and by making these changes, Sony will receive more money for every product sold. While I won't deny that these games are more than worth the extra money, the simple fact that you are paying more for the same product that you could simply import from an American storefront at a lower price.. This is what makes this entire thing unethical. Sony is well aware of what they are doing, and they don't seem to care about charging more for the same product. This is what bothers me. Not the fact that the price has been raised to accommodate the changing dollar, but that it has been raised above what the dollar is valued at, and is likely to remain at this new rate even after the value rises above or averages at $0.90.

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matt99
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 11:28:09 PM

I'm not denying Sony isn't driven by profit first or that we're being slightly overcharged, I just don't think it's extremely unethical and I don't think it merits boycotting all PS4 games, but to each their own.

Having read a little more about it though, I do agree that the timing is very odd and I'm beginning to agree with those who think this has nothing to do with the dollar at all. Now this is my wild conspiracy theory side kicking in but what would be incredibly unethical is if Sony had planned to raise the price all along and just wanted to have the PS4 $100 cheaper during the launch window so they could get a substantial lead over XB1 straight out of the gate. And now they are using Canada as a test to see how raising the price will affect overall sales in a market that is similar to the US.

I don't actually believe that of course but these crazy ideas are what comes to mind when I'm tired and have spent the day reading a book about conspiracy theories.

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Underdog15
Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 1:51:39 AM

I just did some research, and I think the problem doesn't lie with Sony, really. It looks like tariffs are at play.

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SayWord
Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 4:50:31 PM

@Wiiplay

You are pro-consumer and that;s great. But this "agenda" you have and trying to skew peoples views is completely flawed.

You really have no idea how any of this works. There is a lot more to this than Sony charging more and exchange rates. You do know that the PS4s are sold as soon as they hit retail right? Who hurts the most from a faltering Dollar and tariff changes? Retailers that's who. And are we really complaining if Sony gets a few extra dollars on a purchase? Your views and opinions on what a product is worth is not the end all be all. Sony earning a couple more million will will only benefit us gamers by getting more and better games.

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LowKey
Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 8:13:55 PM

It's thinkink like that, that breeds scumbags. "Are we really complaining if Sony gets a few extra dollars on a purchase?" That's why corperations are getting away with REDICULOUS PRICES and all sorts of other horrifying activity. Whatever, sheep. I say get angry about it, if your as sick of this crap as I am, don't buy sony products anymore until they do something about it.

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Simcoe
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 9:16:37 AM

What about since the beginning of 2013 when the US dollar became worth more than the CA dollar? Sony was eating the loss on PlayStation products then. So after more than a year of eating those losses, it's wrong for Sony to have more parity? Also, retailers don't like when companies change a products price, they usually charge the company (Sony) a fee, so I don't think Sony did this on a whim, but gave it some serious thought.

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wiiplay
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 2:27:43 PM

Why is it that people are claiming that I have some kind of agenda? Seriously, what's that all about?

@SayWord, it is great that you are alright with paying above the retail value for your entertainment needs, but please don't go ahead and insult my intelligence by telling me that I have no idea how 'this' works.
I run a business, so it is literally my job to keep up to date with the latest currency exchange rates. Money is something I know a lot about, as it is required of me given my profession.
Sony has a right to increase their rates at any given time, and I'm not complaining by the fact that this price increase was motivated by Canada's weakening economic structure. What I do have a problem with is the way that Sony increased the price beyond the value of a dollar, simply so they could keep a marketable rate.

Based on a current analysis of Canada's economy, it has been predicted that the value of the Canadian dollar is going to drop to $0.85. This is the expected low for the year, and is not said to be the new average.
Even at this value, Sony is still overcharging by a rate of $1 per video game. While this is far more acceptable, considering the lower amount, the fact still remains that Sony has increased their pricing to a rate that is higher than what the value of the dollar would otherwise allow. So basically, Sony is literally overcharging for every product sold, and they are doing this purposely to increase their profits. To me, as a consumer as well as an ethical businessman, this is a dirty move by Sony, and should be corrected as soon as possible.
While they don't have to lower the pricing to $59.99 per game, as that would be unwise given the current economy. They should, however, lower the rate to $64.99, not $69.99.
Yes, they may lose money with every game sold for a few weeks and/or months, this value still remains to be a far more accurate amount than what they are currently charging, as unlike the $69.99 rate, the $64.99 rate is fair for the consumers, and also provides Sony with less of a loss, as well as profit later on.
Even at the $64.99 price, they would end up making more per individual sale within the next six months, if the economic forecast holds true. This would make Canada one of Sony's main countries for profitable yet fair operation.

There is no way that Sony was unaware of Canada's 2014 economic forecast, which also predicts that the Canadian dollar will once again rise up to 1.00 and beyond, and by this time, all video games sold on Sony's platform, as well as the platform itself, will net Sony $10 and $50 respectively. This is unfair and unethical, no matter how you look at it. Also, if the dollar once again rises, as is expected of it, Sony will not immediately adjust the price of their products, as like I said, there's more to this than mere economics.


@LowKey, it isn't that people are 'sheep', it is simply that the general consumer does not understand how the business world operates, and they believe that they are either overpaying significantly, or they simply do not question the motives at all, and continue to purchase at the inflated rates.
It is worth noting that Microsoft has already announced that they will not be increasing their prices. So, why would someone that owns both systems purchase a multiplatform game on the PS4, when the Xbox One version of the game is less money? It is the same game with no real differences, aside from the price.


@Simcoe, as already mentioned, Sony has the right to increase their prices to a fair rate based on the economic forecast of the Canadian dollar. However, what Sony did is they raised the value of their products beyond what the Canadian dollar is actually worth, so every sale in Canada earns Sony more money than every sale of the same product in America. This would be a different story if Sony kept both pricing to a relatively fair level, but that is not what Sony is doing.

You're correct to think that Sony gave this some serious thought, as these types of decisions aren't easy to make. That actually raises more questions though, as if they gave this some serious thought, why did they increase the price to a rate that exceeds the value of the Canadian dollar?
That is why I said that this decision was unethical. They are aware of what they are doing, yet they continued anyway.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 8:36:58 AM

Guys.... it is -NOT- the dollar...

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PlatformGamerNZ
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 8:31:56 PM
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well sucks to be canadian atm aye oh boy

happy gaming =)

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Underdog15
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 9:39:57 AM

aye oh boy? That sounds like an Australian accent.

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Teddie9
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 8:41:20 PM
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Yeah....
I said before that I wasn't interested in the system just yet and this will certainly prolong the wait.

I slightly closes the gap between its pricing and Xbone's in a way I don't think we saw coming.

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gumbi
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 10:36:06 PM
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MS hasn't said anything about raising prices in Canada yet. So now a PS4 + Camera will be more expensive than an Xbox One...

Scratch one 'Pro' off that Pro's and Con's list.

I know the currency exchange justifies it, but it still stinks. And it makes my PS4 that much further away. Sigh...

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wiiplay
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 11:02:02 PM

I seriously doubt Microsoft would ever consider raising the already controversial price of the Xbox One. There would be too much negative press.

Chances are, the Xbox One will receive a sales increase in Canada due to Sony's recent blunder. There's no longer a significant gap.
I'd also suspect that Wii U sales will increase, though not to a great extent. There's a $150 difference between the Wii U and PS4, and a $50 difference between the PS4 and Xbox One.

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DIsmael85
Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 2:34:18 AM

In all honest Wiiplay just don't buy it then. If you haven't already then please save us all the hassle and just let it go. It sucks the price went up, but there isn't anything you can do about it. You are the minority and will not stop people from buying what they want. Like I said it sucks, but just do yourself and favor and don't buy it. This doesn't hurt Sony and it certainly doesn't hurt you.

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gumbi
Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 4:14:42 PM

Yeah dude, try to relax a little. If you recall; the PS3 was $50 more in Canadian funds when it released. They didn't price match US/Canada PS3's until after the first slim came out, and the dollar was near par then so it made sense.

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CH1N00K
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 11:00:53 PM
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I was actually surprised when the systems were announced that there wasn't a difference in pricing between canada and us already, as canada is usually more expensive anyways. Which is why so many Canadians spend so much money south of the border every year.

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Underdog15
Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 1:55:55 AM

I'm less than 2 hours from the border. I do it when I need to make an expensive purchase. If you stay at a friend or relatives for at least 48 hours, you can take back $800 per person duty free.

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___________
Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 3:12:49 AM
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typical $ony greed!
gotta say though, nice for once to see were not the ones getting the screwover!
well, we kinda are, having to pay 100 bucks for each game, and 550 for each ps4, but at least the prices are still the same.

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DIsmael85
Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 3:52:29 PM

Typical company trying to make profit. They aren't the only ones that do this. Car companies etc are doing it too. Maybe some research might do some folks some good on here.

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___________
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 8:55:28 AM

i dont see any of the other publishers doing it, so...........


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DIsmael85
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 5:30:58 PM

Need more information. Games I've read aren't the only things affected, which was my point.

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tridon
Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 4:08:29 PM
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I wasn't planning to buy a PS4 until Uncharted 4 (or possibly Batman: Arkham Knight), so this doesn't bother me too much right now. All of the PS3 games that I want are now available, so this Canadian price hike won't affect me for quite some time.

That said, I can't really understand the price hike for digital media. That seems slightly greedy to me.

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Shauneepeak
Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 8:00:45 PM
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That sucks. =\ Funny thing is Canadian Dollar is still a good ways better off than it was prior to the World Wide recession, what was it? Like 5-8 years ago now.
It's funny that Sony will Charge £400 for a PS4 and make a huge 66% profit increase due to sticking with a price instead of doing proper currency conversion but suddenly when they begin losing like 8-9% they hike the price up by close to 13%?

Hopefully anyone really wanting to save some money might be able to import from the U.S. without losing too much. I live in Maine and most places just take Canadian currency straight up without even doing a conversion.

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McWhoopin
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 12:21:59 AM
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Ok, just to clear things up with the price increase situation, I will explain a few things since I earned a BA in political science and economics, I know a thing or two about it.

A few of the users were right that the increase was caused mainly due to the Canadian dollar being at $0.90 per US dollar, and there is also a planned increase in tariffs for some consumer electronic goods by the federal government that was introduced last year. These are the main culprits for the price increase within Canada as the value of the Canadian dollar has dropped almost the full 10 cents since the PS4 launch. So in the last 4 months, To put it one way, Sony has been selling the PS4 cheaper in Canada then they were in the US when you take the cost of the dollar into account as during the time of the launch, the highest the Canadian dollar was in comparison is 96 cents to the US dollar, and has already dropped below the 90 cent mark at the end of January. The dollar itself will probably continue to drop over the next year due to the strengthening US economy and increased confidence in the US dollar.

To the people who think that Sony is gouging Canadians, they have actually been very good to Canadians over the last few months. Sony is just using standard business forecast models over a pre-determined span to determine what the average cost will be to ensure that they can still maintain a profit. If it wasn't for this longer range forecasting, the price of the PS4 at launch would have been higher as well.

In fact, if any of you remember, when the PS3 launched at $659.99 in Canada ($599 in the US) for the 60GB version, it went up to $699 due to a weakening Canadian dollar almost immediately. When the US economy tanked in 2008, investors ditched the US dollar and invested into the Canadian dollar and other currencies with stronger economies and the prices reflected it when the Canadian dollar was on par with the US dollar.

Does having to pay more for the same goods a week ago suck? obviously it does, but that is life people. Be thankful that Sony didn't increase the price earlier and let Canadians pick up the PS4 at a cheaper rate than our brothers down south for several months and enjoy the launch window at parity.

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Simcoe
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 9:18:35 AM

^ This.

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Underdog15
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 9:50:15 AM

This minus the Canadian dollar bit. No major company of that size is going to make a decision like that based on a whimsically small window of change. Long term companies price things long term. Just like they would never significantly buy high and sell low or panic when stocks dip from time to time, they aren't going to do that with this.

Especially when you consider the fact that 90 cents is hardly historically a low price for the Canadian dollar.

One minor, thing. The dollar itself might not drop much, but rather, the US one will rise.

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Underdog15
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 9:47:31 AM
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Man is it ever frustrating to hear people repeatedly say it has to do with the dollar's strength.


THAT is definitely NOT it. In 2004, the Can dollar was 71 cents to the US dollar. In 2009 it dropped to 78. Back when the PS2 released, it was a whopping 64 cents, and in 2002 it was as low as 62 cents. If Sony wanted to change prices at the same extent they are now, they would have increased the PS2 price by like $120. Not so, however.

Why would they do that when it drops to 90 cents within an incredibly small window of 3 months?!?!?!

They wouldn't. Now... if the free trade agreement had turned over and was negotiated differently in the past year.... as it has been....

THAT might make a difference.

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McWhoopin
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 1:09:41 PM

Ummm, when the PS2 launched, it sold for $449 in Canada compared to the $299 US launch price, and with the Canadian dollar being in the mid to high 60's mark, it does align with the price differential.

When it comes to the value of the dollar, the lower it goes, the more it costs to import items. This is why prices increase on imported goods (which is pretty much all electronics sold in Canada) go up when the dollar goes down. The reasons why other electronics haven't changed their prices yet to reflect the currency difference is that their turnover rate from shipped to sold is slower than the PS4. The current stock of them were purchased when the dollar was higher and the prices were negotiated months in advance (in retail, when a company does a sale, they negotiate a reduced price for a larger bulk purchase several weeks/months in advance) You can already see that with some televisions having a higher price in Canada than the US and as the new models start coming out over the next few months, they will be sold at a higher price than down south.

The Canadian dollar will continue to drop as the dollar is directly affected by the US economy which is growing and likely won't tank again for several more years. It will most likely hit 80 cents by the end of the year and remain there as that is a decent level to help boost exports from Canada and drive the Canadian economy stronger and produce more manufacturing and resource based jobs (since it is the opposite for exports when the dollar goes down, it is cheaper to buy Canadian goods, so US companies buy more).

Also, the decision was not based on a 3 month window, as when the PS4 price was announced, the Canadian dollar was at 98 cents and slowly declined to 96 by launch day. Sony must have assumed that it was an acceptable level of loss to keep the price at par, sold the systems at the discounted rate in Canada for launch, then saw that the dollar was continuing to drop like a stone (10 cents in a year is huge for a dollar value), they decided that the loss was too much when the dollar went sub 90 cents at the end of January. There will probably be another price increase in Canada near the holidays if the US economy continues to build momentum and the Canadian dollar continues to drop, but it most likely won't affect the price of games this time, most likely just the console.

Lastly, free trade has nothing to do with this as NAFTA is an agreement between Canada, the US, and Mexico, and has nothing to do with importing a Japanese console that was built in China then shipped directly to Canada.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 8:38:19 AM

Well, I continue to disagree, but I'm just going by what I'm told in my most recent quarterly shareholder updates from SonyCorp. But I'm sure your personal analysis is more accurate than their reports.

It's an insanely large document, but SCEA and the video game division is highlighted. It's open to the public if you want to go check it out.

Lastly, I got my PS2 2 years in, when it was at 62 cents, and the price difference was not that.

Edit: It won't be released publically for another week or so, but stay tuned.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 8:49:52 AM

As for shipped directly to Canada, it is handled by SCEA division. So even if they ship it directly from China, it's still proprietary of the US company. It would face tariffs as if it were shipped from the US. I might be wrong, but tariffs are mentioned in the same lines as duty and other taxes on my shareholder updates on hardware and software. So I am assuming as it isn't listed as it's own explicit line, but the breakdown does lead me to believe that is the case. I'm quite sure none of the hardware Sony sells were made in the US.

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