Microsoft responds to PS5 price hike: will not do the same with Xbox Series
A spokesman for the Redmond company has commented about the news of the week. If you are still planning to buy an Xbox, you can rest assured.
The echo of the most relevant news we received yesterday continues. No wonder, since Sony Interactive Entertainment officially announced a price increase for both PS5 models (digital and with disc reader). With a more visible impact and many users commenting on the matter on social media, it didn't take long for the million-dollar question to appear and gain momentum: will the price of Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X also increase?
Thanks to the website Windows Central, we can now dispel any doubts: the answer is no. A Microsoft spokesman has contacted the media in question to reassure the community. "We constantly evaluate the situation of our business to offer fans the best gaming options. Our recommended retail price remains at $299 (Xbox Series S) and $499 (Xbox Series X)," he explains. The position applies to all other currencies and, therefore, the console will not go up in price anywhere.
Thanks to the website Windows Central, we can now dispel any doubts: the answer is no. A Microsoft spokesman has contacted the media in question to reassure the community. "We are constantly evaluating our business to offer our fans great gaming options. Our Xbox Series S suggested retail price remains at $299 (£250, €300) the Xbox Series X is $499 (£450, €500)," he explains. The position applies to all other currencies and, therefore, the console will not go up in price anywhere.
After the price increase, how much does the PS5 cost?
At its launch in November 2020, the PlayStation 5 arrived in stores with an official recommended retail price of $399 for the digital version and $499 for its version with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive. As you probably already know, this price adjustment did not affect the United States, but it did affect Europe, Canada, Latin America, Japan, among other regions and countries, with a $50 price increase. In this link you have the information with all the prices in each country.
In addition, Sony has confirmed its intention to continue working to solve stock problems as soon as possible, as it is still quite difficult to acquire a PS5 easily, beyond specific moments in which some stores offer a handful of units that usually sell out in a matter of hours.
Source | Microsoft; via Windows Central
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