Xbox confirms Series X/S pricing following Sony's PS5 price hike

Don't expect Microsoft to increase Xbox Series X/S pricing anytime soon

Xbox confirms Series X/S pricing following Sony's PS5 price hike

Microsoft currently has no plans to increase Xbox Series X/S pricing

This week, Sony increased the pricing of their PlayStation 5 consoles in most global regions, making the gaming system up to 20% more expensive in some regions. In their announcement for these price hikes, Sony cited economic pressures and inflation as the primary reason behind their decision to increase the price of their latest console. 

Since Sony's announcement, many have wondered how Microsoft would respond to Sony's rising console prices. Would Microsoft follow Sony's lead, or would Microsoft take a different path? Now, Microsoft has commented on Sony's price increases, stating simply that their Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S prices remain unchanged.   

Below is a comment that Microsoft made to Windows Central

   We are constantly evaluating our business to offer our fans great gaming options. Our Xbox Series S suggested retail price remains at $299 (£250, €300) the Xbox Series X is $499 (£450, €500).

Xbox confirms Series X/S pricing following Sony's PS5 price hike

While Microsoft has not guaranteed that they will never increase the price of their Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S systems, it is encouraging to see that Microsoft currently does not plan to make their current-generation gaming systems more expensive. 

The world is facing a huge number of financial troubles, and gamers the world over will be glad to know that Microsoft does not plan to make their latest gaming system any more expensive. Simply put, nobody wants to see gaming become more expensive. 

You can join the discussion on Microsoft's response to Sony's PS5 price hike on the OC3D Forums

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25-08-2022, 22:25:06

NeverBackDown
That's because there's no shortage of them... They need to move volume.Quote

26-08-2022, 14:20:02

Damien c
There is no shortage though, and it is why I will not buy another Sony Console, TV, Hi-Fi etc because they have artificially kept the price high and made the PS5 one of those things, people crave because they cannot have it easily.

Few stores the day before the price increase had none available, now though they are available from multiple places.

Currys currently have multiple different bundles all available to purchase and have delivered to your house within 3 to 5 days unless you pay for next day.

Argos I can travel 30 miles to collect one right now.

Game - I can order from now and have it delivered tomorrow.

So since the price increase there are thousands available, but before it there was nothing or slim picking unless you were willing to pay a scalper.Quote
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