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.