News: Video Games Price Increase In Canada

If you're an avid gamer like myself and occasionally pre-order games, you may have noticed a significant price increase with the announcement of Star Wars Battlefront and Call of Duty Black Ops III in Canada.  At the start of 2015, Canadians paid $59.99 for newly released games.  This changed to $69.99 and has been the standard pricing up until April 2015.

The introduction of Star Wars Battlefront and Call of Duty Black Ops II included an increased price tag of $79.99.  With tax, a new game will now cost $89.59 (Tax: 12%) while purchasing the same game in Washington state with tax and exchange will result in $78.25 (Game: $59.99, Tax: 8.7%, Exchange: 20%).  Unfortunately, Canadian retailers continue to blame a falling (albeit steady for the past two months) Canadian dollar for increased video game prices.  The math says otherwise.  Are you willing to pay an extra $20 per new release compared to January 2015? I know, I'm not and will likely purchase new games outside of Canada.

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