Recent price increases in Canada for Sony’s latest console don’t appear to be temporary.
Sony Computer Entertainment Canada confirmed with the Toronto Sun that the PlayStation 4 would be increasing in price from $399.99 to $449.99 effective today. The declining value of the Canadian dollar wasn’t cited specifically, but Sony did attribute the decision to recent market changes. In addition to the PS4 seeing a price hike, the DualShock 4 and the PS Camera will both increase by $5.
This is an additional blow to fans in Canada considering the short supply of PS4’s in retail channels. If you haven’t found one yet, it looks like you’ll be paying a premium once the shelves are restocked. Certain online retailers, such as Amazon.ca, don’t appear to have updated the pricing on the accessories yet so get them at the lower price while you can.