Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass Prices to Increase in August

Microsoft has announced that it will be increasing the prices of the Xbox Series X console and Xbox Game Pass subscription service in August 2023. The price hike will affect most countries around the world, except the United States, Japan, Chile, Brazil, and Colombia.

Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass Prices
Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass Prices

Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass Price

The Xbox Series X price will increase from $500 to $550 in most countries. The Xbox Game Pass price will increase from $9.99 to $10.99 per month for the standard tier, and from $14.99 to $16.99 per month for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Microsoft has said that the price hike is necessary to “reflect the competitive conditions in each market.” The company also said that the price increase will help to fund “continued investment in gaming.”


The price hike for Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass is likely to be met with some criticism from gamers. However, it is important to note that the prices of these products have remained unchanged for several years. The price hike is also relatively modest, and it is still possible to get great value for your money with Xbox Game Pass.

Reactions to the price hike:

The price hike has been met with mixed reactions from gamers. Some gamers have expressed disappointment, while others have said that they understand the need for Microsoft to raise prices.


The price hike for Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass will go into effect on August 1, 2023. It remains to be seen how the price hike will affect the popularity of these products.

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