Galloping inflation has been primed by the prices of basic necessities, such as food, electricity or gasoline. Already Microsoft inflation also arrives with increasingly luxury products such as consoles, because it has Raised the price of Xbox Series X and Series S in a new market: Sweden.
Sweden belongs to the European Union, but is not part of the Eurozone. The Swedish currency is the krone, and as of today, Xbox Series X costs 500 crowns more than yesterday (the equivalent of 45 euros).
The GamingDeputy medium confirms the price increase of both Xbox Series X and its “little sister” Xbox Series S in the official Microsoft store, which has been imitated in the other stores that sell the console.
How much Xbox Series X and Series S price rises in Sweden
Xbox Series X costs today 6,195 crownsy Xbox Series S cuesta 3,895 SEK.
In the current equivalence, that they are 560 euros and 352 eurosso if Microsoft wanted to make this price increase also in the Euro zone, we can expect an increase of 50 euros in each one (as happened with PS5).
This price increase takes place just days after Xbox Series X and Series S went up in price in Japana prelude to what can happen in other regions.
In Japan they announced the price increase with a few weeks to spare, but in Sweden it was immediate and without prior notice. The increase was 5,000 yen, about 35 euros at the current exchange rate.
It has not been the only one: in the summer Sony announced a 10% price increase in many PS5 markets (excluding the United States, but including the euro zone), and now PS5 costs 550 euros.