Xbox responds to PlayStation price hike

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Yesterday Sony has reserved an unexpected surprise for the video game industry, announcing theprice increase of the PlayStation 5 in several key markets. The price increase can even reach 20% or more in some regionsthe. The company blamed the economic pressure e to inflation. The public therefore wonders if even Microsoft will follow in Sony’s footsteps, increasing the price of Xbox. Microsoft wasted no time and answered the audience’s question.

Will Xbox raise the price of next-generation Xboxes?

After the shocking price increase of the PlayStation 5, Xbox fans and commentators across the gaming sphere have rightly wondered if Microsoft would follow suit con Xbox Series X e Xbox Series S.

Microsoft has gained a lot of ground in the current console generation by focusing on value through theXbox Game Pass and on the cheapest Xbox Series Swhich points to the 1080p and delivers next-gen speed.

In a statement released to Windows Central, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that there are no plans to raise the price of the next-generation Xboxes. It therefore appears that both the Xbox Series X and Series S will remain at their base prices.

“We are constantly evaluating our business to offer our fans great gaming options. The suggested retail price for the Xbox Series S remains $ 299 (£ 250, € 300), while the Xbox Series X is $ 499 (£ 450, € 500), ”Microsoft recently said.

The answer of Microsoft it is certainly not one absolute guarantee and nothing prevents the company from change your mind, in the future. However, this is still an encouraging sign: it means that Microsoft has no intention of raising prices in the short term.