The increase in the price of current generation consoles was inevitable due to the post-pandemic economic situation. While Sony announced the changes to the price of PS5 and its application to the different markets last year, Xbox has chosen to do it little by little in each market, such as in Japan recently. Recently, it was revealed that Xbox Series X | S already costs more in another country.
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Xox Series X|S and its inevitable price increase
A report from Gamingdeputy informed about the price increase that Xbox Series X|S has experienced in stores in Sweden, where the most powerful console in the world is already selling for $50 USD more than its registered price at the end of 2022. According to the information, the Xbox Series X went from costing $550 USD to $600 USD in recent days, while Xbox Series S has done the same, going from $350 USD to $376 USD, even though Microsoft has not made a formal announcement but It is known that stores have prior information that tells them the increase in the minimum price at which consoles must be offered.
Microsoft has increased the price of the Xbox Series X and S in Sweden and Japan this month.
No word yet if Microsoft will increase the price of the consoles in other countries.
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In comparison, the Xbox Series X price increase in Sweden, where it now costs $600 USD, brings it closer to the cost of the PS5 because in that country, after Sony’s announcement, it is at $630 USD, although at times the stores They have increased their price up to $670 USD.
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The truth is that Xbox Series X | S will be more expensive and the expectation after Phil Spencer’s announcement is that in most markets in the world its price will be updated this year. It should be remembered that the head of Xbox revealed that Microsoft assumes the losses of between $100 and $200 USD recorded by the sales of each console, although it is also true that financing via the mother company has been part of the history of Xbox for more than 2 decades.
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