Prices for Xbox Game Pass are going up pretty much everywhere, while the Xbox Series X is selling at a rapid clip outside the United States.
For consoles, the base subscription to Game Pass will cost $10.99 (up from $9.99), while Game Pass Ultimate will set you back $16.99 (up from $14.99). The PC Game Pass price will not change as a result of this. These revised prices go into effect on July 6 for new customers only. After August 13, existing subscribers will not be charged again until their next renewal.
Similar to the PS5, the price of the Xbox One Series X console continues to rise in many regions. It will cost ” 479.99 in the UK, EUR549.99 throughout many European markets, CAD $649.99 in Canada, and AUD $799.99 in Australia,” as reported by The Verge. In the US, JP, CH, BR, and CO, rates will not change from their current levels. Xbox Series S will continue to cost the same anywhere in the world.
Xbox’s head of interactions, Kari Perez, tells The Verge, “We’ve hung on to our prices for consoles for several years and have actually changed the prices to show the competitive conditions in each market.” According to Perez, “the Game Pass price increases are unrelated to the Activision Blizzard offer and are intended to reflect local market conditions.”
If you want to play Starfield later this year, Game Pass will still be the cheapest option, but it looks like you’ll have to fork over some extra cash to Microsoft to get the extra perks. You should never assume that these costs will remain constant, as evidenced by the recent price increase for Disney Plus and other subscription services.
Do you think the upcoming titles on Xbox Series X will be worth the higher price tag?
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