Submitted by BehindGames 317d ago | rumor

PlayStation 4 price increased $50 in "The Source" in Canada – Rumor

Sony has increased the price of the PlayStation 4 and 3 last week in Chile $90 USD and Sony blamed the market conditions on this, Today the price increased in Canada too $50 (PS4)

Update The news has been confirmed by Sony:

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.

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KrisButtar  +   318d ago
The price may go up at other locations because our games prices went up not to long ago and maybe the consoles will follow suit.
sonarus  +   317d ago
I remain skeptical.
zeal0us  +   317d ago
Possibly something to do with the exchange rate. Before Canadians were paying the equivalent of ~$359 and now they are paying ~$404.
I'm skeptical too, considering I bought a PS4 on Amazon yesterday for $277.
Section8  +   317d ago
Why are you skeptical when the $50 price rise was officially announced? Also here in Canada PS3 games went up $5 and PS4 games went up $10. What a bunch of crap. And they wonder why people play pc games instead.
ShaunCameron  +   317d ago
And in Quebec, if do decide to buy one, I have to pay Environment Handling Fees on top of that. Well that's the case for any electronic hardware.
Paulie_gualtieri  +   318d ago
The source, formerly known as radioshack, is actually still in business? lol.I haven't seen a store in years
adorie  +   317d ago
Just recently closed about 1/3 of their stores in the U.S.
gprime  +   317d ago
They're still around, but their prices are generally terrible. Their primary purpose now is to peddle Bell contracts and sell overpriced merchandise to people who don't know better. Even if the source is charging $449, I wouldn't assume that's going to become the standard price.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   318d ago
Please don't make this happen *sad face*
Kribwalker  +   317d ago
It has gone up, saw it in the flyer last night, surprisingly PS4 was missing in the best buy and future shop flyers as well
plasticidolatry  +   317d ago
Not a surprise, next gen games already went up from $60 to $70 in Canada. USD to CDN exchange rates are to blame.
tanookisuit  +   317d ago
I can vouch for that... just saw MLB 14 for $69.99 (PS4 version).

Also, no offense to the employees, but The Source is garbage. They sell a lot of no-name brand junk. And they have ancient games at full price!
Pandamobile  +   317d ago
...and this is why I stick to PC games. $70 for a game is pretty ridiculous.
DCfan  +   317d ago
Game prices do go down.
I never buy anything at 60$, i save a little and get multiple game for about the same price even less on multiple consoles.
PeaSFor  +   317d ago
being a game enthusiast, i couldnt simply "stick to PC games", that said i also own a gaming rig but without my consoles....how the hell would i have played GTAV or TLOU?

Omni gamers ftw.
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ShaunCameron  +   317d ago
The last time I seen a game priced at $69.99 was 2011. And that was the Mortal Kombat reboot.
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JasonKCK  +   317d ago
A PC gamer could save enough on games alone to buy a PS4 and X1.
SuperBlur  +   317d ago
if USD to CDN exchange rates was to be blamed here , they would up the price on ps3/360 games too.. would they not ?
darkride66  +   317d ago
I didn't even realize that The Source sold games, until I saw them on http://www.nowinstock.net/c...

Managed to snag a PS4 a few weeks back for a brief window they made them available on The Source's website and couldn't believe my luck. Actually called them a day later because I doubted they really had any but a couple of days later my PS4 arrived. :)

That's the thing about Canada. They're always quick to raise prices when our dollar is weaker against the US dollar, but take their damned sweet time lowering prices when our dollar is up. I don't see game prices going up yet though. Usually those jump up first.
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kneon  +   317d ago
I guess it's a good thing I preordered 11 ps4 games last year @ $40 each. It will be a while before I need to buy any other games.
ziggurcat  +   317d ago
And yet when our dollar was at $0.69, we weren't paying extra for games. It's a poor excuse of a cash grab if you ask me. It's made me consider going digital from the PS store until prices go back to normal.
Kribwalker  +   317d ago
I remember when the xbox 360 and ps3 launched in canada. 360 was $499 and ps3 was $699. That's why I didn't have a problem paying $499 for Xbox one, it wasn't any different then we are use to up here
jonboi24  +   317d ago
So how come when our dollar was doing better than the Us dollar we payed the same amount for games and consoles as them? Still this sucks.
Eonjay  +   317d ago
Whats really gonna blow your mind is that Amazon Canada's current number 1 bestseller is.... Ouya?

Dlacy13g  +   317d ago
Its all that maple syrup that makes them do crazy things.
ziggurcat  +   317d ago
It's the poutine, actually.
BattleTorn  +   317d ago
That I can not explain...
Fishermenofwar  +   317d ago
We always get raped in prices for Electronics, clothes and books
BattleTorn  +   317d ago
Man I laughed sooooo hard when in Stick of Truth stuff cost more in Canada!
Dlacy13g  +   317d ago
So I am curious, we are seeing sony adjust pricing up for "market conditions" but are we seeing the same from the other 2? Have Nintendo or Microsoft made similar adjustments?
Pandamobile  +   317d ago
No they haven't.
SuperBlur  +   317d ago
Nitendo , nope

The price of some games have gone up for both x1/ps4 . W_D , Destiny to name a few
BattleTorn  +   317d ago
Here in Canada, most of our new retail games have been increased $64.99 - I got around this one the last couple titles because I had them preordered before the change went into affect.

I wouldn't be surprised if the other companies follow Sony and pass on the increase to the hardware.

This is all due to the CAN$ not being on par with the US$ anymore.

Funny anecdote, I walked by a Source location last week, and was surprised to see a PS4 on demo. So I walk in, and ask "you guy have any PS4s?" the guy says "Yes, we do." I reiterate "in stock though?" he says "no."
I then ask "well you guys have South Park game here"
All the employee looks at each other, but by the time any of them could open their mouth verbalize their answer, I had turned around and was walking out... HA
ShaunCameron  +   317d ago
So far aside from upcoming games, nope.
bluzone  +   317d ago
Its a miss print. I checked.
ParanoidFreak  +   317d ago
If it's true that the price of a PS4 in Canada has increased... then that royally, royally, royally sucks.

As if the Canadian PS4 shortage wasn't bad enough...
BattleTorn  +   317d ago
I know a mom&pop shop, locally here in Canada, that's been selling PS4's for $500-600!

They've been sellin them too.
mochachino  +   317d ago
If it does it would have made being an early adopter a very fortuitous decision.
bluzone  +   317d ago
how do I get 2 disagrees on contacting "The Source" and actually asking them? They said it is the wrong price.
so much for the truth.
porkChop  +   317d ago
Sony confirmed it, it's official starting tomorrow. Good thing I already bought my PS4. They don't seem to understand that with the recent price hikes video game and console sales will go down, making them less money. So stupid.
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N4GJD  +   317d ago
It's bullshit how quickly prices rise after the value of the Canadian dollar goes down, but when the dollar's value goes up, it takes years for prices to drop.
CasperTery1985  +   317d ago
Since launch the ps4 has been £349.99 In the UK... $645. Bad to be a gamer in the UK anyone?!
dboyman  +   315d ago
I;m now glad I bought my PS4 and camera on Day 1 (Nov 15, 2013) during the midnight lunch instead of waiting....But I never thought Sony would actually do this, especially with Microsoft not increasing their prices.
Geobros  +   314d ago
LOL??? Its the first time in video game history that I see price increase. Epic fail by sony.....

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