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Xbox Is Increasing Prices Of Series X And Game Pass

Like nearly everything, the cost of playing Xbox is about to increase.

The cost of Xbox‘s flagship console of this generation, the Series X, will bring its retail price to $649.99 CDN — putting it in line with Sony’s price adjustment on its PlayStation 5 system.

So far, it’s confirmed that the entry-level Series S will remain at $379 CDN, while its soon-to-be-arriving black colourway is still available for pre-order at $449 CDN.

The new price for the Series X has been expected by journalists and economists since Sony’s move last year, but it will take effect at the start of August. 

Also, in August or July, the cost of the company’s Game Pass streaming service will increase for new subscribers. Game Pass Ultimate will now cost $18.99 CDN for new subscribers and $16.99 CDN for existing members. And Game Pass will cost $12.99 CDN for new subscribers and $11.99 for existing ones.

Kari Perez, head of communications for Xbox, silences recent rumours that this development comes from what’s happening around Xbox’s takeover bid for Activision Blizzard. “These Game Pass price adjustments are not related to the Activision Blizzard deal and are intended to match local market conditions,” says Perez. 

New Xbox Game Pass pricing

Country Currency Xbox Game Pass Ultimate current Xbox Game Pass Ultimate new Game Pass for Console current Game Pass for Console new
Argentina ARS 899 1449 599 1199
Australia AUD 15.95 18.95 10.95 11.95
Austria EUR 12.99 14.99 9.99 10.99
Belgium EUR 12.99 14.99 9.99 10.99
Brazil BRL 44.99 49.99 29.99 32.99
Canada CAD 16.99 18.99 11.99 12.99
Chile CLP 7990 8990 5990 5990
Colombia COP 29900 33900 19900 21900
Czech Republic CZK 339 389 259 269
Denmark DKK 99 109 79 79
Finland EUR 12.99 14.99 9.99 10.99
France EUR 12.99 14.99 9.99 10.99
Germany EUR 12.99 14.99 9.99 10.99
Greece EUR 12.99 14.99 9.99 10.99
Hong Kong SAR HKD 79 85 59 65
Hungary HUF 4190 4790 3000 3190
India INR 499 549 349 379
Ireland EUR 12.99 14.99 9.99 10.99
Israel ILS 39.99 44.99 27.99 30.99
Italy EUR 12.99 14.99 9.99 10.99
Japan JPY 1100 1210 850 935
Korea KRW 11900 13500 7900 8500
Mexico MXN 229 249 149 159
The Netherlands EUR 12.99 14.99 9.99 10.99
New Zealand NZD 19.95 21.95 12.95 13.95
Norway NOK 125 139 99 99
Poland PLN 54.99 62.99 40 42.99
Portugal EEUR 12.99 14.99 9.99 10.99
Saudi Arabia SAR 39.99 44.99 29.99 29.99
Singapore SGD 13.99 15.9 9.99 10.9
Slovakia EUR 12.99 14.99 9.99 10.99
South Africa ZAR 119 129 79 85
Spain EUR 12.99 14.99 9.99 10.99
Sweden SEK 135 155 99 105
Switzerland CHF 14.99 16.99 12 12
Taiwan TWD 299 338 199 219
Turkey TRY 44.99 120.99 29.99 79.99
UAE USD 9.99 11.99 6.99 7.99
UK GBP 10.99 12.99 7.99 8.99
US USD 14.99 16.99 9.99 10.99