Microsoft increases the price of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in Japan

Microsoft has introduced that it’s going to improve the worth of the Xbox Sequence X and Xbox Sequence S consoles in Japan.

Beginning subsequent February 17, Xbox Sequence X will go from costing 54,978 yen to 59,978 yen (rising from $421 to $460), whereas Xbox Sequence X will improve its worth from 32,278 yen to 37,978 yen ($291 as an alternative of $247 )

In an announcement issued immediately, the Redmond firm defined that “after rigorously evaluating market circumstances in Japan, we have now determined to alter the really useful retail worth of Xbox consoles within the nation.”

“We repeatedly assess the impression of native pricing to keep up cheap consistency throughout all areas. This pricing revision impacts our shoppers and has been a tough resolution to make, however going ahead we are going to proceed to ship the definitive Xbox expertise our patrons anticipate.”

Final October Phil Spencer made an announcement during which he acknowledged that the worth of “sure issues” within the Xbox ecosystem must “go up sooner or later.” The primary transfer on this route got here in December, when Microsoft revealed its intention to extend the worth of its future first-party titles from $60 to $70.