Microsoft Has No Plans on Raising Xbox One Price in Canada
Posted by Anthony Bacchus
But the PS4 price has gone up $50
Some strange bit of news came out today about the price of the PlayStation 4, specifically in Canada. Effective immediately, the PS4's price increased by $50, now landing it at a more expensive $449. This has caused some Canadian Xbox fans to wonder if the same thing will happen to the Xbox One.
Thankfully, a Microsoft spokesperson said the company has no plans to do so in the country. This means that the price difference between the PS4 and X1 has narrowed significantly. For those that are wondering why Sony's console has suddenly gone up in price need only to look at the Canadian dollar and its economic influence in the last few months. The current exchange rate between the Canadian and American dollar is $0.90, which does fit in to the decision to increase the price.
There are even some early rumblings that the price increase might have something to do with the popularity and scarcity of Sony's new console. If we were to choose a side however, we would probably bet on the former.
It isn't just the consoles going up, certain retail games like South Park: The Stick of Truth and upcoming PS4 exclusive, Infamous: Second Son have also seen a change from the standard $59.99 to $64.99 or $69.99. On the plus side, digital games have not been impacted.
So Canadian gamers, what are your thoughts on the sudden price increase for the PS4? Were you thinking of buying one, or has this made you change your mind? Do you think its fair for changes like this to happen?
We're interested in hearing your opinion so please leave a comment down below.