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Resident Evil 4 (PS4), £10.75 @ PSN Canada
Resident Evil 4 (PS4), £10.75 @ PSN Canada

Resident Evil 4 (PS4), £10.75 @ PSN Canada

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PSN Canada's "Sale of the Dead" is surprisingly disappointing. In many cases it's actually cheaper to stick with the UK's own Halloween sale, though I notice Resident Evil 4 is the same price as 5 and 6 over there i.e. $17.49 i.e. £10.75.

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Hassle to save £2 and having to use a different PSN account

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declanmorrow

Hassle to save £2 and having to use a different PSN account



​Well, you don't have to use another account. Already have sub accounts setup and so I get access to all my games regardless of region on my main UK account. Trophies and all.

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Good ol' Canada. Justin Trudeau hasn't screwed up their gaming prices... yet.

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declanmorrow

Hassle to save £2 and having to use a different PSN account



It's actually pretty quick and simple to set up a Canadian account. I did it a while back. Wish I had done it sooner!

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neilanderton1

​Well, you don't have to use another account. Already have sub accounts s … ​Well, you don't have to use another account. Already have sub accounts setup and so I get access to all my games regardless of region on my main UK account. Trophies and all.



Valid point and it's definitely easy to do.

But, it's worth taking into account that you'll need a $20 CDN top up to purchase this which is £12.29. You'll then be left with $2.01.

Personally for a 70p saving and $2.01, I'd be slapping this on my UK account at £12.99.

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BuzzDuraband

Valid point and it's definitely easy to do.But, it's worth taking into … Valid point and it's definitely easy to do.But, it's worth taking into account that you'll need a $20 CDN top up to purchase this which is £12.29. You'll then be left with $2.01.Personally for a 70p saving and $2.01, I'd be slapping this on my UK account at £12.99.



Except you've still got that $2.01 to put towards future purchases I dare say people buying games from Canada are doing so repeatedly. I know I'm often left with a few stray dollars, but it's no biggie in the grand scheme of savings.

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silvercondor

Except you've still got that $2.01 to put towards future purchases I … Except you've still got that $2.01 to put towards future purchases I dare say people buying games from Canada are doing so repeatedly. I know I'm often left with a few stray dollars, but it's no biggie in the grand scheme of savings.



It wasn't a negative (I voted hot). I'm just saying in the particular instance, I'd be adding this to my UK account over my Canadian one for the reasons listed above

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declanmorrow

Hassle to save £2 and having to use a different PSN account



For anyone who already has a Canadian account set up, it's about as much "hassle" as changing the channel on your TV.

And as Marcoos said above, it's not actually much trouble to set up anyway. The perceived "hassle" is a misnomer of people who haven't tried - or don't care to try setting it up.

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BuzzDuraband

It wasn't a negative (I voted hot). I'm just saying in the particular … It wasn't a negative (I voted hot). I'm just saying in the particular instance, I'd be adding this to my UK account over my Canadian one for the reasons listed above



The reason being that you'd have $2.01 virtual change to put towards another game?

I jest, I jest. Not a massive saving, granted, and Canadian deals can be a hard sell at the best of times (see the UK digital version of The Last of Us getting more heat despite being at a higher price), but hey, if I can save one or two people a couple of quid: job done.

isn't this around 15 retail?

I really want Silent Hill Origins to play on my Vita, but can't switch accounts on a Vita.

declanmorrow

Hassle to save £2 and having to use a different PSN account



Urgh...

This just shows how we in the UK are still being shafted. The £ as weak as it is & we can STILL buy games cheaper in other 1st world currencies!!

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superfreddy

I really want Silent Hill Origins to play on my Vita, but can't switch … I really want Silent Hill Origins to play on my Vita, but can't switch accounts on a Vita.



You can, but it's a colossal pain in the bum.

silvercondor

You can, but it's a colossal pain in the bum.



​You have to reset the entire console don't you?

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superfreddy

​You have to reset the entire console don't you?



Yeah, it's like factory resetting your Vita then setting it up from scratch in a different region. Each game can only be associated with one account (unlike on the PS4), and I believe you have to format your SD card as well. I've heard of some people having two Vitas - one UK and one US/Canada. It's such an annoying little machine X)

silvercondor

Yeah, it's like factory resetting your Vita then setting it up from … Yeah, it's like factory resetting your Vita then setting it up from scratch in a different region. Each game can only be associated with one account (unlike on the PS4), and I believe you have to format your SD card as well. I've heard of some people having two Vitas - one UK and one US/Canada. It's such an annoying little machine X)


If you Henkaku'd your Vita as far as I remember it allows you to use multiple different cards without switching cards. The latest Vita hack

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eloo

If you Henkaku'd your Vita as far as I remember it allows you to use … If you Henkaku'd your Vita as far as I remember it allows you to use multiple different cards without switching cards. The latest Vita hack



Interesting. I did briefly look into it, but it still seems to be at that nascent, borderline-impenetrable, super-geeky stage. And I'm fairly geeky X)

silvercondor

Interesting. I did briefly look into it, but it still seems to be at that … Interesting. I did briefly look into it, but it still seems to be at that nascent, borderline-impenetrable, super-geeky stage. And I'm fairly geeky X)


Well yeah I guess its still abit finicky at this stage, everyones waiting for CFW instead the ultimate simple install hack like PSP etc
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