Thanks for letting us know. I was thinking initially that the Canadian price would be $5 too.
But then I went to the store and it just says 3.99 british pounds. So after currency conversion it will cost more than $5.
Yeah, in general something priced in pounds is about 50% more than that in CAD on observation. So when talking with a friend in the UK, if he says some computer part is L200, I can translate that into $300 CAD as a rough ballpark figure and it is close enough. But when it comes to USD<->CAD, while it has varied over time from $1 == $1 to $1 == $1.60 and back, right now we're roughly around $1 == $1.30-1.35'ish fairly regularly.
So a game showing up as $4.99 USD should be around 35 cents on the dollar more in canada, or roughly $1.75'ish at $6.75. If they wanted to marketify that they could turn it into $6.79 even. But conversion of USD to CAD at a rate of 50% definitely raises an eyebrow in general terms. Normally I would not even consider purchasing something where the exchange rates being charged were astronomically higher than the bank rate published by the Bank of Canada, so for example if we were talking about a $500 USD piece of computer hardware here and some store was selling it $750 CAD for Canadians at the same time - I would tell them to go piss up a rope in the wind.
At the scale of <= $10 though it may still be an issue but is a much smaller one overall, and other factors need to be considered also. For this specific case of Shadow of Mordor the game previously was $10.49 which was outside of my whimsical buy range still. Now that it is cheaper at all by any metric that is a good thing and makes it much more of a potential buy all things considered including whether or not other countries end up getting a better bargain out of it. But, it does seem like the price is unfairly adjusted for currency conversion to CAD and even though it is still a great price - I'm on the fence about it as I'm not sure I would play it immediately anyway. The "sale" price on Bundlestars for this game is a bit of a lark anyway, as they PERMANENTLY have this game on sale for 75% off for over a year now compared to every other store out there, so I hypothesize this new 75% off price is their new permanent regular price simply continuing the lie that it is "on sale" perhaps for legal contractual reasons or something. :) In other words, I dont think this is a "blue light special, so get it while the getting is good folks!"
I may sit on my hands on this one and wait it out unless I suddenly find myself burning with desire to play this game sooner than later. It looks f'ing awesome for sure and I've anticipated it for a while but not with burning passion OMGWTFBBQ like I had for The Witcher 3 per se. :oP
Who knows, maybe if I wait long enough it will end up coming to GOG.com for $29.99 regular price and after a year or two they'll put it on sale for $18.99 or something. Good things come to those who wait right? LOL