After Sony announced a price increase of its two PlayStation 5 models for certain regions, Microsoft reacted for the time being… not.
“We are constantly evaluating our business model to offer our fans great gaming opportunities,” it said in a statement to Eurogamer.
The price stays the same
At the same time, Microsoft emphasizes that the current prices of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will not change.
Sony announced yesterday that the PlayStation 5 with disc drive and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will each be 50 euros more expensive with immediate effect.
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This is a reaction to the global economic situation and high inflation rates, the company said.
Also analyst Piers Harding-Rols expected no last-minute changes in Xbox pricing. He assumes that Microsoft will initially “take advantage of Sony’s increase to convey the value of its own offer, particularly in connection with the Xbox Series S, the Game Pass and the all-access offer” with a view to the upcoming holiday sales. before possibly taking similar price steps.