Microsoft confirms it has no plans to raise the price of the Xbox Series X|S
Sony took a lot of people by surprise by announcing a price increase for the PlayStation 5 in several regions. We Brazilians were lucky: although the company has confirmed that there is a chance of an increase in certain Latin American countries, Brazil is off the list of readjustments. But what about the Xbox, how is it?
As the justification for the PS5’s price increase was “high rates of global inflation”, many people began to speculate about the possibility that the consoles of Microsoft also get more expensive. But apparently this will not be the case. After all, an MS spokesperson confirmed that the company has no plans to raise the price of Xbox Series X|S.
The statement was given to the website Windows Central, which published a note clarifying the doubts of the fans.
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“We are constantly evaluating our business to provide great opportunities for our gaming fans,” said the spokesperson, who was not named in the report. “Our suggested price for the Xbox Series S remains $299 (£250, €300) and for the Xbox Series X is $499 (£450, €500)”, he concluded.
And the price in Brazil?
Although it does not directly mention the Brazilian market, the statement implies that Microsoft doesn’t have any plans to raise the price of its consolesmaintaining the same values for which they are currently being sold.
O voxel contacted the MS press office, and the company stated the following:
“We are constantly evaluating our business to provide our fans with great gaming options. Our MSRP for Xbox Series S remains R$2,649 and for Xbox Series X R$4,349.”
Of course this too is no guarantee that prices will rise in the future but, at least for now, fans of the brand’s consoles can rest easy.