Xbox Series X And S Price Increases Begin To Affect Europe

It's been a little under a month since Microsoft announced Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S console price hikes in Japan, and now the company has increased prices in another region. As spotted by Gaming Deputy, both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are now more expensive in Sweden.

Both consoles have gone up in price on the Swedish Microsoft Store, with Xbox Series X now coming in at SEK 6,195 and the Xbox Series S costing SEK 3,895. The previous price points were set at SEK 5,695 and SEK 3,595 respectively.

For now, there's no official confirmation of price hikes in any other European nations. However, Phil Spencer & co. did hint at these sorts of price increases for Xbox a few months back, so there's a chance other regions could follow suit depending on the economic situation.

Sony increased the price of PS5 in most regions outside of the US last year, including the UK and Europe. Microsoft has held out a bit longer, but the Xbox price hikes are starting to appear as we move further into 2023.

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