The Xbox Game Pass monthly subscription price is set to increase in various European countries from June 1st.
That was quick. Could they not have waited to butter people up a bit more? Oh wait, it's Microsoft. No lube.
You killed me with that last line lol!
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This happens all the time in Europe due to changing markets. It just increased to match the $10 US price. They were paying less. The price is not going to change people.
EU is one of our weaker consumer bases...how do we attract new players? Oh lets raise prices! That way they feel they are getting a higher quality service! /s
there is no need for the "/s" remark. I think that's exactly what happened in their board meeting
I do not doubt it lol
It's just a matter of time till such services are offered as tiers. Oh there is bronze level, silver level, and gold level tiers. It'll end up like a cable tv monthly bill in the years to come. You pay for a ton of garbage you don't really want. In the immoral words of Admiral Ackbar, "It's a trap".
@FiveBy Netflix is already doing Basic, Standard, and Premium so you're not far off. Too many services being subscribed at one time at increased prices, all adds up. Better off purchasing games individually that I want off of sales like from Steam. Even at 300+ games in my library, barely have time for more than 2 or 3 a week. Learned that the hard way over time.
People throw fits over a $1 or $2 netflix increase, can't imagine the rioting because of this
Gamers can be a different breed. . ..we often accept and defend things we shouldn't.
At least netflix has a lot of good series. What m$ has? Nothing.
Have you even bothered to see the games listed on the service?
The price is going up in the region's where they have been paying less than everyone else in general. I live in UK, it isn't going up for us because we've been paying £7.99 (just under $11) a month already. They're basically making everyone equal, not that they can't hike it up in the future, at that point they'd better have a damn good reason to, like 3rd parties day one or something.
I've been watching the Swedish News Channel since this news broke, and so far there hasn't been any coverage of the riots. I am quite certain that Microsoft have bribed the channel. Maybe things are different in Poland? Anyone watching the news there?
Amazon is raising Prime a whopping $20/year. I have yet to see any riots over that either, which disappoints me.
Netflix produces at least 2-3 shows per year and at least 1 or 2 becomes one of the top shows like Stranger Things, House of Cards and defenders, punishers and many many more, what about Gamepass? Netflix only hijacked the price once, at least for North America
Yeah well....netflix has a lot more subscribers than Game Pass currently does.
Hopefully it stays that way
Cant say im surprised.. Sea of theieves hooked in a good chunk of new customers just like they planned so they can start doing what they really want in certain areas.. Idk where this is all going but MS wanted an all digital gaming ecosystem with always online drm.. Theyre still working toward that goal. Im just curious how many people are going to give in.. Speeding up the demise of physical releases..
As soon as they get all digital they can start jacking up the prices as much as they want. I don't know why people so willingly support it. Even now you can see how much cheaper physical games are than digital, it should be obvious that when it's all digital that prices will skyrocket.
I'll just assume you can see the parallels between what you are saying and the console ecosystem, and you don't support Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo consoles. The dangers of that are even more clear and obvious, after all. If you're so worried about handing any party control over pricing then open platforms are the only way to go.
Ding ding ding, tell him what he's won
Did you even read the Article? The price increased to match the US price. Some countries were paying less due to changing currencies. This has nothing to do with Sea of Thieves.
How long has Game Pass been offered?
Since June of last year but I dont know if it was available in all regions at the same time.
Do we know if its a price increase or the price of doing business in those areas...like taxes/tariffs etc...I dont know how prices work in countries outside the USA.
It doesn't matter is MS so the pitchforks have to come out.
So from around $8 to $10 USD, just like it is in USA. Big deal. You can get Game Pass free every month if you do the Microsoft Rewards program. I'm maxed out at 3 years already and top it off every month for free with Microsoft Rewards.
Holy disagrees. Im enjoying the hell out of gamepass right now.
It is a big deal. First off, all these companies know not every one of their customers is going to take advantage of their reward programs. If they did, it would either take MUCH more to get game pass free or it wouldn't even be a thing. Second, when you start saying "so what it's only a tiny x.xx amount more, companies start testing you" by periodically raising the price in small doses because you already showed them you'll excuse and accept it. The service isn't even a year old yet and they're increasing the price in a market they're already having a hard time selling their product in. There's an old saying- if you give an inch, they'll take a mile.
Considering it's an increase to match the same price as it is in USA, I don't see it as a big deal. If/when they bump it up to $15, yeah it will be annoying, (but still completely worth it).
It's still a big deal Pantz because not all currency are created equal. And to be honest, the currency is only one of a few issues with this.
It's only a big deal to people who like fake outrage. Its an optional service, don't want to pay for the increase, then you don't subscribe, fake outrage solved.
The fact that not all currencies are created equal is precisely why this isn't a big deal. It clearly isn't a strategic price increase. At some point the price and/or service will change. Save your faux-rage for that day, and it'll be more convincing.
Even at $15 it'd be a pretty competitive price. While the service isn't for me, being only $10 it is a pretty good value if it has content one wants, and if I were interested in the service, I wouldn't scoff at $15. Sadly, i think people will use the initial price to discredit what the likely price will be in the future, which will probably cap out at $15 for quite a while. That seems to be a comfortable price for a lot of services for most customers. I see the current price as something introductory. Just a form of marketing to get people hooked and talking about the service. It's nothing new, and completely appropriate for something such as this.
@ Mr. Wilson- "The fact that not all currencies are created equal is precisely why this isn't a big deal. It clearly isn't a strategic price increase. At some point the price and/or service will change. Save your faux-rage for that day, and it'll be more convincing." The fact that all currencies are different is exactly why it IS a big deal. Because now you have in theory (and fact) some customers paying one price and another paying more or less for the same exact service. Then you combine that with the fact that the product is already struggling to sell on pace with their competitors in the region, it becomes easy to see the issue with a price increase. Because nothing says increased sales for a struggling product better than a price increase right? (sarcasm) But since you say it's no big deal, you go and tell that to the people in the EU that are getting charged more for a service that Microsoft is already having a hard time selling to them. See what kind of answers you get. And what is this "faux rage" nonsense you people push out? Is this the new buzzword/phrase we push when you can't put out a decent counter argument?
Agree about MS Rewards. I don’t plan on ever paying a dollar for Game Pass. Wrote a little C# program to do bing searches every day. Racking up 400 points a day without even trying.
Wait, there were countries which paid LESS THAN 10€?!
I don't know what the fuss is all about on here, If this was an increase all over the world, then i would understand, but all this is doing is making the prices equal all over the world. I had no idea parts of Europe were getting it cheaper than the rest of us. In Sweden it originally cost 79 SEK, that is about £6.50 for me in the uk, almost £1.50 cheaper. The reaction on here is typically over the top. It's like people are looking for things to be outraged by now.
Well, there goes yet another opportunity for them to capture some of the EU. If there is another Xbox, it’s gonna do even worst in EU than the Xbone.
wow that didnt take long lol.
So in the same breath that Microsoft is self congratulating themselves with PR talk about how great things are going with Xbox and without saying it "all the money Xbox is making". They are already gonna up the price of the Game Pass? Wow. IMO, repeat IMO they should put some games worth playing on GP before thinking about a price hike for the rental program. Then again if they wanna put some AAA multiplats on the rental service someone's going to have to pay and Microsoft is saying it's gonna be its gamers. From what I can see looking from the outside in at the services that Xbox has to offer it don't look so good..........again, IMO. Each to his/her own and if GAAS and a list of rental programs is your thing then good on'ya you mush be happy with Xbox.
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