The news will probably leave the vast majority of household readers indifferent, but the newspaper reports today that the rate of Xbox Series X and Xbox series will increase by 5,000 yen in the island chain, territory where the console currently has all the sorrows
people to make a decent place.
Microsoft therefore purchased a price boost of 5,000 yen (35 euros) on the recommended price of the 2 designs of its console, effective from February 17.
The Xbox Series X will for that reason go from 54,978 yen (390 euros) to 59,978 yen (425 euros) and the Xbox Series S of 32,278 yen (228 euros) at 37,987 yen (270 euros).
After having actually carefully assessed the market scenario in Japan, we decided to customize the suggested market price of Xbox consoles in the country. We regularly evaluate the effect of local prices in order to maintain sensible consistency between regions. This modification.
Cost impacts our clients and has been a difficult choice to make, however we will continue to use the supreme Xbox experience that our clients are awaiting, said Microsoft.
PRI inflation, not sales
Given that its release in November 2020, the Xbox Series has passed simply over 400,000 copies in Japan, against 2.5 million PlayStation 5. It has the benefit of straightening the circumstance if the figure seems not remarkable
After the overall failure of an Xbox One went totally unnoticed (the console did not even reach 115,000 sales in Japan).
In 2022, thanks to beneficial stocks, the Xbox Series achieved a couple of intriguing weeks, even sometimes exceeding the PS5.
The Xbox Series stocks collapsed at the end of the year, so much so that the Microsoft maker is presently offered less well than the PS4.
In this context, that is to state that the announcement of a rate increase appears as a deep industrial abnormality.