Everything is getting more expensive these days. For PlayStation fans, that now even applies to their favorite gaming console. Xbox boss Phil Spencer now makes it clear in an interview what Microsoft is planning with its own console.
Update September 19, 2022: In an interview with Squawk Asia, Xbox boss Phil Spencer talks about the future of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. He makes it clear that there are currently no plans to raise the prices of the two consoles. He gives the difficult economic situation in which many potential customers are currently finding themselves as the reason for this (source: Squawk Asia).
Xbox Series X and S prices remain unchanged
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 spokesman 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 for 269 euros on Amazon) 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 what does the future hold?
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 could ultimately lead to the economic pressure becoming too great for Microsoft as well.
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.