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Xbox Series XlS price will increase 5,000 yen in Japan starting February 17

Posted on January 31, 2023 by Tyler Nienburg

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Over the last six months we have seen console price increases across the world such as the PlayStation 5 in select regions. It now looks like Xbox Series XlS console prices will go up in Japan Microsoft announced Monday. 

Both the Xbox Series X and S will go up 5,000 yen in Japan. The Xbox Series X going from 54,978 yen to 59,978 and the Series S  32,278 yen to 37,978 yen.

This is the statement that Microsoft set out via Famitsu:

“After carefully evaluating the market condition in Japan, we have decided to change the suggested retail price of Xbox consoles in the country. We regularly evaluate the impact of local pricing to maintain reasonable consistency across regions. This price revision affects our customers and was a difficult decision to make, but going forward we will continue to provide the ultimate Xbox experience that our customers expect.”

It’s very possible that other regions will see other increases on Xbox consoles although Microsoft stated that the price increases wouldn’t follow for the Series XlS following the PlayStation 5 price jumps. 

Source: Gematsu


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