Xbox Boss Phil Spencer has hinted at the possible increase of console, game, and subscription prices. The prices of gaming hardware has been under debate recently, as a lot of gamers have been wondering whether the cost of something like an RTX 4090 is worth what they’re getting out of it. Also, due to the global financial situation, Sony increased the price of its PS5 console through multiple regions by about 10%. While this hasn’t been reported to have had a major impact on sales, it caused concern that the prices of other consoles would be raised as well.

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Following the announcement that Sony was increasing the price of the PS5, Nintendo stated that the cost of the Nintendo Switch wouldn’t be going up for now. Xbox followed suit with its own declaration that the prices of the Xbox Series S and X would stay the same. Xbox Boss Phil Spencer stated back in August that there were no plans to increase the price of the console, but it seems things may have changed since then.

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Speaking at WSJ Live, Spencer made some more comments on the prices of Xbox products. As pointed out by journalist Tom Warren, it seems Spencer is now more willing to consider increasing the cost of Xbox games, consoles, and even its subscription services. Prices have been maintained on all three of these things throughout 2022, but Spencer has warned that he doesn’t think Xbox can “do that forever,” stating that at some point the company will have to “raise some prices on certain things.”

It could be that only the Xbox consoles will see an increase in price or that everything under the Xbox banner will cost a bit more. Back in September, the Xbox boss showed signs that he might change his stance on the issue, stating that the company can’t say it will “never do something.” However, this statement was only regarding the increase of console prices. As Xbox still charges $60 rather than $70 for the majority of its titles, it is likely that this could be one of the first changes the company makes before going for the more controversial increase of console prices.

Spencer also confirmed at WSJ Live that subscription growth for Xbox Game Pass has slowed with console users, but the service is still profitable and also sees “incredible growth” on PC. Despite this slight decrease in new subscriptions on consoles, Microsoft doesn’t seem to be suffering financially, as its most recent report displayed the best ever Q1 revenue for its gaming division.

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