Microsoft jacks up prices for Xbox Series X and Game Pass

Well, folks, if you’ve been saving up for an Xbox Series X, it might be time to break open that piggy bank. But hold your horses if you’re in the US, Japan, Chile, Brazil, or Colombia – this news isn’t for you. For everyone else, though? Brace yourselves. Starting August 1st (mark your calendars), Microsoft is hiking up the prices of its Xbox Series X console. Here’s a quick rundown and everything you need to know: If you live outside the aforementioned ‘lucky’ countries, prepare for a shocker. The console will now cost: 650 CAD in Canada (that’s about 520 USD) £480 in the UK (around 665 USD) €550 across most European nations (approximately 650 USD) A whopping 800 AUD down under in Australia (roughly 590 USD). These increases are pretty much in sync with Sony’s PS5 price changes last year. So no surprises there. According to Kari Perez from the Xbox communications team: “We’ve held on our prices for consoles for many years and have adjusted the prices to reflect competitive conditions in each market.” Moreover, Microsoft Japan echoes the sentiment with its own statement, adding a touch of understanding: .stk-c384b84{box-shadow:0 0 0 2px rgba(120,120,120,0.1) !important}.stk-c384b84-container{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important}.stk-c384b84-container:before{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important} .stk-fff85bd{margin-left:-20px !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child{opacity:0.7 !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child,.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child :is(g,path,rect,polygon,ellipse){fill:var(–stk-global-color-56583,#911d9c) !important} .stk-75422ff{margin-left:-17px !important}.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important;font-weight:300 !important;font-style:normal !important;font-family:”Golos Text”,Sans-serif !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important}}“After carefully evaluating the market condition in Japan, we have decided to change the suggested retail price of Xbox consoles in the country. We regularly…Microsoft jacks up prices for Xbox Series X and Game Pass

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