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Microsoft says Xbox price increases come after the holidays

Microsoft says Xbox price increases come after the holidays

Microsoft says Xbox price increases come after the holidays

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Many of us are living through an inflationary crisis the likes of which we haven’t seen in decades, which means that the price of just about everything – from clothes to energy to food – has passed over the past 12 months.. Video games are no exception.

We have already seen Unprecedented moves like PlayStation 5 are increasing in price two years after its launchand Microsoft is now warning customers that we can expect similar hikes across their platforms and services. We just don’t know which one yet.

As I mentioned the edge Tom WarrensIt peaked at the Wall Street Journal conference earlier this week Spencer saidI think at some point we will have to raise prices on certain things, but going into this holiday we thought it was important to maintain the prices.”

“We kept the price on our console, we kept the price of the games… and our subscription,” he added. “I don’t think we’ll be able to do that forever. I think at some point we’ll have to raise some prices on certain things…”

That’s a very careful thing to say! It can only mean One or two of these things will see a price hike, which leaves us expecting which ones. Price hikes for Microsoft’s own games seem inevitable, given that many competing publishers are already implementing such hikes, while raising the price of Game Pass subscriptions should Also definitely on the cards.

Xbox, though, that’s another story. The PS5 boost was a big story because consoles had The price has never gone up after release before; We’re used to it getting cheaper over time, not more expensive. However, we do not live in normal times. The inflationary crisis has root causes, and it lies in everything from Labor Unprecedented Issues (in modern times) Shortage of ingredients for companies winthings we didn’t have to consider (or at least take that into account) when looking at console prices before.

So who knows, he might mean everything It will become more expensive next year. amazing!





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