Canadian gamers that have not purchased one of the two new consoles can now take advantage of a sweeter Xbox One deal. While Microsoft is not selling the console for lower than its regular CAD$499.99 price tag, Sony has increased the cost of the PlayStation 4 by $50, Financial Post reports, meaning that it now costs $449.99 instead of the $399.99 launch price.
In addition to the PS 4’s price hike, the DualShock 4 controller and PlayStation Camera are both going to cost more – both are going from $59.99 to $64.99. Some PS4 game including MLB The Show ’14 and Infamous: Second Son will cost $69.99, ten dollars more expensive than in the U.S.
The new prices are likely related to the Canadian dollar. “The PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system delivers phenomenal play experiences that will shape the world of games for years to come and has quickly become the next gen console of choice with gamers in Canada,” Sony told the publication. “To respond to changes in the market environment, the price of PlayStation 4 will be revised from CAD $399.99 to $449.99 MSRP.”
Meanwhile, Microsoft said that it doesn’t plan to increase the price of the Xbox One, which will keep selling at $499.99 in the region.