Canadian gamers woke up to a bad surprise today, as video game prices are suffering from a sudden hike ($10 in average) due to the recent drop of the Canadian dollar compared to the US Dollar. The change is being operated across the board by all retailers (including digital stores like Sony’s SEN, while the Xbox store seems not to have applied the change yet) on upcoming titles.
The first big title affected seems to be inFAMOUS: Second Son, that jumped today from $59.99 to $69.99. The increased price also appeared on almost all games scheduled for release afterwards.
Titanfall, that will be released sooner, seems to be unaffected and remains priced at $59.99, and luckily consoles seem to be staying the same price as well, with the PS4 still sold for $400 and the Xbox One going for $500.
According to reports from Canadian gamers, those that pre-ordered the games affected by the price hike yeterday or earlier won’t have to pay the increased price. From now on, though, if you live in Canada your gaming hobby has just become more costly.