Microsoft had provided reassurance in this regard, but apparently it seems that the current economic crisis has forced the House of Redmond to follow Sony’s example and raise the price by Xbox Series X .
If today you can find the console on Amazon without increased costs, it seems that a particular country has already faced an increase .
It makes us think that Microsoft had just taken a dig at its competitors, believing that raising the price of consoles is not the right move.
Now, as also reported on ResetEra , the company has raised the price Xbox Series X in India : This is in fact the third price increase this year (+ 12% compared to the original RRP). also for Xbox accessories .
India is a very small but emerging market; considering that video games are therefore considered a luxury item (especially the one on consoles) it seems that Microsoft is disinterested in making any effort to grow its share of the public.
The retail prices are in fact the following, starting now
Xbox Series S – ₹ 35,990
Xbox Series X – ₹ 55,990
At the exchange rate, Series S therefore costs 445.27 euros , while Series X is sold at the staggering price of 692.72 euros , really huge when compared to the cost in other countries of the world.
At the moment, therefore, owning an Xbox console is a luxury that can only be enjoyed by upper-middle-class families with an income to match.
Staying on the subject, the constant growth of Xbox Game Pass makes it extremely probable that soon it will be possible to increase the cost of registration , especially in view of the possible finalization of the Activision Blizzard deal .
Speaking of much happier things, from now on all Xbox Game Pass users can start downloading the new November free game, really interesting, at no additional cost.