Today, Sony surprised us by revealing that the price of PlayStation 5 will increase between 10% and 20% in various regions, including Mexico. This is not only a blow to the portfolio of many, but a fairly valid issue quickly emerged: Will Microsoft do the same with Elxbox Series X | S? Well, we already have an answer about it.
Through a statement shared by Windows Central, it has been revealed Microsoft has no plans, at least at the moment, to increase the price of Xbox Series X | s in some market . This was what was said about it:
We are constantly evaluating our business to offer our fans excellent game options. Our suggested retail price of Xbox Series S remains at $ 299 [dollars] (£ 250, € 300) and the Xbox Series X is $ 499 [dollars] (£ 450, € 500).
Although these comments indicate that Microsoft will retain the price of the Xbox Series X | s for the moment , this does not guarantee that something changes in a year, for example. Recall that Sony made this decision due to inflation that is affecting various regions of the world. At least for the moment, Microsoft consoles have a very important advantage in the eyes of consumers in several countries.
In related issues, you can learn more about the increase of the PS5 here. Similarly, analyst reveals how important this increase is.
Although clearly the PS5 is more popular, the price will be a very important factor. In the United States it will not be the case, because the Sony console will continue to cost $ 499, but in other countries 10% or 20% difference will be more than necessary for someone to choose an Xbox Series X | S on the PS5.