Concern about more expensive Xbox Series X/S: That’s what Microsoft says after the PS5 price increase

Unlike the PS5, the Xbox Series XS will not be more expensive for the time being.



Unlike the PS5, the Xbox Series X/S will not be more expensive for the time being.

Yesterday, Sony announced that it would increase the price of the PS5 in all major markets, including Germany, with immediate effect. In the Xbox community, of course, there was immediate concern that Microsoft could follow suit with a price increase for the current Xbox consoles.

What does Microsoft say about this? A spokesman for Microsoft is now opposite Windows Central commented on the subject: Microsoft is therefore not planning any price increases for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

However, this statement is no guarantee that the previous prices of the Xbox consoles will remain in place in the long term. For all those who want to get an Xbox Series X or S in the foreseeable future, this is of course good news. GamePro has also asked Microsoft for a statement again. We’ll update this article once we get a response.

These are the current prices of the Xbox Series X and S

  • Xbox Series X – 499 euros
  • Xbox Series S – 299 euros

Hardware specs and more: All information about the Xbox Series X/S can be found in our large GamePro overview:

Xbox Series X - release, price, specs: All information at a glance


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Xbox Series X – release, price, specs: All information at a glance

For comparison – These are the new prices of the PS5:

  • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray drive – 549.99 euros
  • PS5 Digital Edition – 449.99 euros
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You can read more about the PlayStation 5 price increase here:

PS5 price increase announced and effective immediately


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Why did Sony increase the prices of the PlayStation 5?

According to Sony, the PS5 price increase was necessary to reflect the current difficult global economic situation to react. “We are seeing high global inflation rates as well as unfavorable currency trends impacting consumers and putting pressure on many industries,” the console maker said in yesterday’s PS Blog post. According to Sony, the priority continues to be making more PS5 consoles available to meet the high demand.

Now the GamePro community is asking: Do you already have an Xbox Series X or Series S? If not, are you planning to get one of the two consoles?

Reference-www.gamepro.de