The price increase for PlayStation 5 was announced by Sony earlier. And now, Microsoft has confirmed that it has no plans to raise the Xbox Series X|S prices. According to a spokesperson for the company, there are no plans to increase the cost of its two next-gen consoles anywhere.
Microsoft Confirms Xbox Series X|S Price Won’t Increase
Sony has announced that it would raise the costs of both PS5 models in a few countries, including Europe, the UK, Japan, and Canada. The company claims that difficult economic conditions like high worldwide inflation rates and adverse currency trends are the reason for the increase. However, Microsoft doesn’t follow suit and will keep prices the same. The Xbox Series S costs $299.99, and the Xbox Series X costs $499.99 in the United States.
“We are constantly evaluating our business to offer our fans great gaming options,” said the spokesperson to Windows Central. “Our Xbox Series S suggested retail price remains at $299 (£250, €300) the Xbox Series X is $499 (£450, €500).”
Nintendo has also previously said that it has no plans to raise the cost of the Nintendo Switch. That only applied to Japan, so it’s unclear whether that will continue to be the case for all markets. Earlier this year, Meta announced a price hike for the Meta Quest 2 VR headset of $100.
Due to Starfield’s delay, Xbox currently has no significant AAA exclusives releasing this Christmas season. On the other side, God of War Ragnarok will release on PlayStation in November. So, it is unclear whether the PlayStation 5’s price increase in some areas will increase the preferability of Xbox Series X|S.
Microsoft has assured that Xbox Series X|S will continue to be available at their prices for the foreseeable future. Still, that doesn’t mean Microsoft will never increase the cost of its next-gen consoles.
So what do you think about Xbox Series X|S prices?