It’s still in short supply – and now it’s even more expensive: Sony recently announced on the PlayStation Blog that the PlayStation5’s price would drop by 50 euros with immediate effect due to the global economic situation, high inflation rates and unfavorable currency trends. will be increased. Concerns quickly arose that Microsoft might follow the example of its competitors. But the IT giant makes everything clear: at the moment there are no plans to make the Xbox Series X/S more expensive.

Will Microsoft win the console duel in the long term?

When asked by Windows Central, a company spokesperson said that Microsoft is constantly evaluating its own task of providing fans with great gaming options in real time. This also includes the stable price of 499 euros for the Xbox Series X and 299 euros for the less powerful Series S.

With this decision, Microsoft could improve its position in the console duel with PlayStation in the long term. In direct comparison, the PS5 still leads with sales of around 20 million units worldwide. The Xbox Series X/S is estimated to have 15 million devices. If Microsoft doesn’t raise prices over the long term, it could create an additional incentive to buy — even for players who’ve been loyal to Sony and got their hands on it because of supply constraints. Couldn’t keep With the Microsoft console you currently save about 50 euros: the PS5 with the drive costs around 550 euros, since the price increase, the digital version is around 450 euros.