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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

CountryCurrencyXbox Game Pass Ultimate currentXbox Game Pass Ultimate newGame Pass for Console currentGame Pass for Console new
ArgentinaARS89914495991199
AustraliaAUD15.9518.9510.9511.95
AustriaEUR12.9914.999.9910.99
BelgiumEUR12.9914.999.9910.99
BrazilBRL44.9949.9929.9932.99
CanadaCAD16.9918.9911.9912.99
ChileCLP7990899059905990
ColombiaCOP29900339001990021900
Czech RepublicCZK339389259269
DenmarkDKK991097979
FinlandEUR12.9914.999.9910.99
FranceEUR12.9914.999.9910.99
GermanyEUR12.9914.999.9910.99
GreeceEUR12.9914.999.9910.99
Hong Kong SARHKD79855965
HungaryHUF4190479030003190
IndiaINR499549349379
IrelandEUR12.9914.999.9910.99
IsraelILS39.9944.9927.9930.99
ItalyEUR12.9914.999.9910.99
JapanJPY11001210850935
KoreaKRW119001350079008500
MexicoMXN229249149159
The NetherlandsEUR12.9914.999.9910.99
New ZealandNZD19.9521.9512.9513.95
NorwayNOK1251399999
PolandPLN54.9962.994042.99
PortugalEEUR12.9914.999.9910.99
Saudi ArabiaSAR39.9944.9929.9929.99
SingaporeSGD13.9915.99.9910.9
SlovakiaEUR12.9914.999.9910.99
South AfricaZAR1191297985
SpainEUR12.9914.999.9910.99
SwedenSEK13515599105
SwitzerlandCHF14.9916.991212
TaiwanTWD299338199219
TurkeyTRY44.99120.9929.9979.99
UAEUSD9.9911.996.997.99
UKGBP10.9912.997.998.99
USUSD14.9916.999.9910.99