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Microsoft to raise prices for Xbox Series X and Game Pass



Microsoft to raise prices for Xbox Series X and Game Pass

Microsoft, in an exclusive announcement to the esteemed publication The Verge, has revealed its plans to implement price adjustments for the highly anticipated Xbox Series X console in the majority of countries, with the exception of the United States, Japan, Chile, Brazil, and Colombia.

As part of this adjustment, subscribers of the renowned Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate services will also witness a revision in their subscription fees, effective either from July 6 or August 13, depending on their current subscription status. Notably, a select few nations, including Norway, Chile, Denmark, Switzerland, and Saudi Arabia, will remain untouched by these alterations, enjoying the prevailing subscription rates.

Outlined below are the anticipated modifications in pricing:

Xbox Series X

  • United Kingdom: £479 (formerly £449)
  • Most European countries: €549 (formerly €499)
  • Canada: CAD 649 (formerly CAD 599)
  • Australia: AUD 799 (formerly AUD 749)

Game Pass in the United States

  • Game Pass: $10.99 (formerly $9.99)
  • Game Pass Ultimate: $16.99 (formerly $14.99)

Game Pass in Argentina

  • Game Pass: 1199 peso (formerly 599 peso)
  • Game Pass Ultimate: 1449 peso (formerly 899 peso)

Game Pass in Turkey

  • Game Pass: 80 lira (formerly 30 lira)
  • Game Pass Ultimate: 120 lira (formerly 45 lira)

It is important to note that Microsoft has expressly stated that the price of the Xbox Series S will remain unaffected across all countries. Furthermore, the cost of the PC Game Pass subscription will remain consistent with its existing pricing structure.

Microsoft, known for its commitment to customer satisfaction, has maintained the same price for Xbox Game Pass since its inception in 2017. The representatives of the company have clarified that these changes are unrelated to the recent Activision Blizzard deal, reinforcing their dedication to providing unparalleled gaming experiences.

These are the anticipated adjustments in Game Pass pricing across various countries, bringing Microsoft’s valued customers the latest and most comprehensive gaming offerings while upholding their commitment to excellence.

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