Canadians: possible video game price increase incoming

#1INKU48Posted 1/20/2014 5:17:30 PM
It has already begun with EBgames increasing pretty much all future games prices with $5, including some Vita games like Conception II, Danganronpa and Demon Gaze. Archambault has followed and rumors on the internets suggest that Best Buy and Future Shop will follow as well.

No word on other retailers like VGP, Amazon and Walmart yet but if you have some future games you are sure that you will buy, then it might be a good time to pre-order now before this applies to all retailers and all games.

A weak Canadian dollar is cited as the reason for this.
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#2marioparty17Posted 1/20/2014 5:19:12 PM
Link to the 3ds board post,

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/997614-nintendo-3ds/68382405
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#3wstfldPosted 1/20/2014 5:24:57 PM
Get out that weird money with some old lady from England on it and those coins featuring wildlife.
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#4OhGoodGriefPosted 1/20/2014 5:29:25 PM(edited)
Oh, Canada
:(

I got my 64GB card this morning and buy digital mostly so I'll be okay.
However it's still a blatant excuse to raise the price. The dollar hasn't even fallen that much yet. It's just GameStop going the extra mile to bs customers in the name of cash.
#5Jprime666Posted 1/20/2014 5:31:31 PM
I'm so glad I'm a PC gamer and lord GabeN has fair prices.

This won't really affect the 3 or 4 Vita games I'll buy this year, but it is a sucky situation.
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#6stalemate_666Posted 1/20/2014 5:35:39 PM
Just don't buy if they go up and they'll go down within a day. (that only works if absolutely nobody buys though) either way it's BS the dollar will be back up soon enough and it's obviously they won't drop it back down when it does they never do.
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#7INKU48(Topic Creator)Posted 1/20/2014 6:13:05 PM
Jprime666 posted...
I'm so glad I'm a PC gamer and lord GabeN has fair prices.

This won't really affect the 3 or 4 Vita games I'll buy this year, but it is a sucky situation.


Might affect PC game pricing as well. It's not about Sony, it's about the Canadian dollar.
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#8dementedlullabyPosted 1/20/2014 6:17:35 PM
A few years back games hit 69.99$ up here. Didn't last long.

We never see any benefit when our dollar is higher than the USA dollar, but somehow our companies here decide gouging is the way to go. Amazon probably won't change their prices though so I guess they can have my money. Crappy because I like ordering from ebgames.ca. I get games in the mail release day always.
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#9iDoneGotUPosted 1/20/2014 6:18:52 PM
Canadians are a wealthy people, on a regular basis they give me whatever I want. I ask a dude if I could get some money and he handed his whole wallet.
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#10mr_eamanPosted 1/20/2014 6:22:07 PM
Quebec over here, not giving a poop. I've been buying online since I got my vita.