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Microsoft is raising the price of the Xbox Series X console and Game Pass subscriptions

Months ago, Sony raised the price of the PS5 console in many countries, citing inflation and the global economy. Now, Microsoft is following in those footsteps, announcing plans to raise the price of the Xbox Series X console in many parts of the world. 

The price hike will come into effect in August, bringing the Series X up from £449.99 in the UK to £479.99. The Xbox Series S price will not change. Microsoft also recently began adopting the new $70 price standard for new-gen games, with Redfall being the first. Future games like Starfield will also launch at $70.

Alongside the Xbox Series X price bump, Microsoft has also announced the first pricing change to Game Pass. From the 6th of July, the price of an Xbox Game Pass (console) subscription will rise from £7.99 to £8.99, but the Game Pass for PC subscription will remain unaffected.

If you use Xbox Game Pass Ultimate instead, then your subscription will also get a little more expensive, rising from £10.99 per month to £12.99 per month.

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KitGuru Says: With the new price in place, the Xbox Series X will now cost the same as a PS5 in many countries. 

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