No price hike in sight for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
To compensate for the general increase in production and distribution costs, Sony Interactive Entertainment has made the difficult decision to increase the price of the PS5. If the maneuver is strongly contested by many fans on the networks, knowing that the shortage is still as important, the Japanese giant had a priori no choice because the losses could be considerable within the next few months. An important choice that recalls that of Meta with the increase in the price of the Quest 2 virtual reality headset.
Microsoft has responded to questions about increasing Xbox Series X|S prices like the PS5: https://t.co/6d4auM0NwM
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Microsoft reacts to PS5 price hike
On the side of the American publisher Microsoftthere is no rush for the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S. Even less when a rival as important as Sony takes action so quickly:
We are constantly evaluating our business to provide our fans with great gaming options. Our recommended retail price for Xbox Series S remains at $299 (£250, €300) and Xbox Series X at $499. dollars (450 pounds sterling, 500 euros).
Nintendo won’t follow Sony
Like Microsoft, Nintendo believes it doesn’t need to raise the price of the Switch:
Keeping prices low is no problem for us when it comes to parts supply. The problem is that demand exceeds supply. We do not plan to increase prices at this stage, for two reasons. In order to provide unique entertainment to a wide range of customers, we want to avoid excluding people. Our competition is the variety of entertainment in the world, and we always think about pricing based on the value of the fun we provide.
While the OLED model will continue to be less profitable than other models, and shipping costs have undoubtedly increased, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa is exploring what he can do to offset those costs without passing on higher prices. price to consumers.