Buy now or pay later if you want an Xbox Series X or S
It looks like the cost of buying an Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S could be about to rise in the UK. At the time of writing, the Xbox Series X has a suggested retail price of £450, while the Series S is around £250. Unfortunately, however, Microsoft has increased the price of its range of Xbox consoles in Sweden, as well as in Japan. With prices rising in different parts of the world, everything points to something similar happening in the UK.
In Sweden, the price of the Xbox Series X has increased by around £40, while the Series S costs an additional £24.
If similar price increases occur in the UK, then fans could be looking at a £490 price for the Series X and a £275 price for the Series S.
Of course, nothing is official until Microsoft makes an announcement, but if you’re thinking about buying an Xbox, you can save a bit of money by buying now instead of waiting.
Sony was the first company to increase the price of its current generation console, adding £30 to the price of the PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition.
Nintendo also did not rule out a price increase for the Switch, instead saying it will continue to evaluate the market.
An Xbox price increase would make the most sense, especially after Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda and the somewhat controversial acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Microsoft also has to offset the cost of bringing its first-party games to Xbox Games Pass at launch.
All new releases in the Forza, Halo, and Gears of War series will be available on day one for Game Pass customers.
That’s on top of new Bethesda games like Starfield, not to mention future titles in the Elder Scrolls series.
If Microsoft can force its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, then don’t be surprised to see new Call of Duty games on the service.
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