After Sony surprisingly announced yesterday that the prices of the PlayStation 5 would increase, Microsoft has now spoken up and revealed whether you should also expect a price increase for the Xbox Series X/S.
Microsoft does not want to increase prices for Xbox Series X and S
Yesterday, Sony Interactive Entertainment officially announced that due to economic pressures, the company has decided to increase the prices of the PlayStation 5 by 50 euros each. This means that the console in this country costs depending on the model 10 percent or 12 percent more than before.
Ever since that announcement, Xbox fans have been wondering if Microsoft is also planning to increase the price of the Xbox Series X/S. In a statement to the Windows Central site However, the company gives the all-clear. A spokesperson said “there are no plans to increase the prices of the consoles” and also reiterated “that prices in various currencies including USD, GBP and EUR will remain unchanged” (source: Windows Central).
The recommended retail price (RRP) of 299.99 euros (view on Amazon for 269 euros) for the S version and 499.99 euros (view now on Amazon) for the X version remains the same.
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Xbox prices remain the same: But that’s no guarantee for the future
While Microsoft currently has no plans to increase the prices of their Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, it is no guarantee it will never happen.
Many countries are currently experiencing high inflation and supply chains have been temporarily disrupted. Price and tax increases are rattling everywhere, which in the end could also lead to Microsoft being under too much economic pressure.
Both the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X are currently available. If you’re considering a purchase, now would probably be the right time to do so.