Xbox will join PlayStation to increase the price of games in 2023

MICROSOFT has announced that it will raise the price of first-party Xbox games to the same price as Sony’s PlayStation.

PlayStation started the trend of selling games for £70 ($70) with Final Fantasy 7 Remake, compared to £60 ($60) in 2020.

For games there will be a price increase for all Microsoft products.


For games there will be a price increase for all Microsoft products.Credit: Xbox

While Sony can only control the price of its first-party games, other publishers have followed suit and are selling their games at an increased price.

The same now applies to Xbox’s first-party games for the Series X|S in 2023.

Some of the first games to sell at the increased price are Forza Motorsport, Redfall, and Starfield.

Xbox is often viewed as a budget option for gamers because not only were the games cheaper, but the consoles themselves are cheaper.

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However, comments from Xbox Gaming head Phil Spencer indicated that the company is considering increasing the price of its games and consoles.

Spencer said in October: “We held [the] We kept the price on our console [the] Price of games for us and our subscription.

“I don’t think we’re going to be able to keep this up forever.”

A Microsoft spokesman said IGN: “This price reflects the content, scope and technical complexity of these titles.

“Like all games developed by our teams at Xbox, they will also be available with Game Pass the same day they are released.”

This comment suggests Microsoft wants to continue promoting Xbox Game Pass as a budget-friendly way to play games.

The new pricing certainly makes the subscription service more attractive to gamers who want to play new games as soon as they’re released.

It might also encourage people to subscribe to the service to try out new games before investing in a copy.

The higher price point is slowly becoming the standard for games, similar to how prices were raised to £60 ($60) around the PS3 era.

It is unlikely that prices will fall again, as prices have generally risen in all sectors.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.

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