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PSA: Microsoft is increasing the price of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass

By Kenny Yeo - on 22 Jun 2023, 9:44am

PSA: Microsoft is increasing the price of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass

The Xbox Series X (Image source: Microsoft)

Microsoft just announced that it will be increasing the price of its Xbox Series X in most markets. In addition, it will also be raising the price of its Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions.

The move comes as no surprise, seeing that Sony raised the prices of its PlayStation 5 console last August. What's more surprising, in fact, is that it took Microsoft this long to follow suit.

No word yet on how much the Xbox Series X will now cost in Singapore, but reports say the console will now cost AUD $799.99 in Australia, CAD $649.99 in Canada, and £479.99 in the UK.

What we do know is that the price hike will take effect on 1 August, so act fast if you've been thinking about getting an Xbox Series X.

The only markets to be spared from this price hike are the US, Japan, Chile, Brazil, and Colombia.

Prices of Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscriptions will also be going up. This is the first time Microsoft has raised prices on its gaming subscription plan. However, Microsoft is not making any changes to its PC Game Pass pricing.

In Singapore, the price of an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription will go up from S$13.99 to S$15.90, while the price of an Xbox Game Pass for Console will increase from S$9.99 to S$10.90

Existing monthly subscribers will see these new rates take effect on 13 August, while new subscribers will see these new rates on 6 July. Those who have subscribed to an annual plan will see these new rates only during their next renewal. 

The only countries to be spared from the Xbox Game Pass price increase are Norway, Chile, Denmark, Switzerland, and Saudi Arabia.

Source: The Verge

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