XBL prices are going up

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#1 NathanDrakeSwag
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https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/01/22/update-on-xbox-live-gold-pricing/

Remember a few months ago when lems thought they were going to make it free because they removed the 12 month option?

Nah. They decided to charge you double instead 😅🤣😂😁

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#2 SolidGame_basic
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Going forward, new pricing will be 1-month for $10.99, 3-months for $29.99, and 6-months for $59.99, or your local market equivalent.

Wow, I am DEFINITELY not getting an Xbox now. Meanwhile MS doesn't charge PC players for online. Wth!!

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#3 Nonstop-Madness
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$120 for 12 months ... yikes.

It's even worse when you can get 12-month cards of PS+ for like $30 right now.

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#4 SolidGame_basic
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@Nonstop-Madness said:

$120 for 12 months ... yikes.

It's even worse when you can get 12-month cards of PS+ for like $30 right now.

And they announced it after Xbox Series X launched lol. Yea, PS+ is cheaper and way more value oriented.

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#5 Telekill
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Well shit. That means PS Plus isn't far behind doing the same.

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#6  Edited By regnaston
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@NathanDrakeSwag: Not a good thing for MS to do IMO.

That said, I never buy from MS directly for XBL as it is always more expensive than getting a 12 month card from Walmart or Costco (I can get 12 months at Walmart for $69.99 Canadian).

Not sure if it is going up in Canada (as that is a US news release), if it is, I will have to pick up some 12 month cards to delay me getting affected by the price increase

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#7 regnaston
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@Nonstop-Madness: buy a card from Costco or Walmart for 12 months. Price will be 59.99 USD (IIRC) or 69.99 CDN

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#8 robert_sparkes
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Basically pushing people toward gamepass its an obvious strategy to move more people over £10 live or £15 gamepass ultimate.

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#9 Nonstop-Madness
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@Telekill said:

Well shit. That means PS Plus isn't far behind doing the same.

PlayStation when they hear the news.

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#10 Archangel3371
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Unfortunate for those who purchase the one month and three month subscriptions but honestly you were always much better off getting the one year cards anyway and this increase to the first two options just simply makes the one year option a much better value.

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#11 Moistcarrot
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I still can't believe having to pay to play online is a thing

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#12 AhReQueNoMori
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I wonder how lems are going to defend this.

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#13  Edited By Bluestars  Online
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or £1 a month for ultimate if you make (then delete after month runs out) a new 2nd account every month...,,,£12 a year...BOOM...less as it was 3 month for one quid over xmas

your welcome

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#14 Chutebox
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@Archangel3371: Dude, the 6 months went up to 60 bucks a year. That's pretty damn shitty.

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#15 SolidGame_basic
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@ahrequenomori said:

I wonder how lems are going to defend this.

I'm looking forward to @ProtossRushX's reaction lol. He called it weeks ago.

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#16 Ghost_of_Phobos
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Just kill Gold and get everyone into Gamepass.

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#17 Archangel3371
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@Chutebox: I just read that the one month and three month went up by $1 and $5 respectively. I’m pretty sure it said that the six month and one year are still the same price.

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#18 Duckyindiana
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I have ultimate so doesn’t bother me at all

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#19 Chutebox
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@Archangel3371: "Going forward, new pricing will be 1-month for $10.99, 3-months for $29.99, and 6-months for $59.99, or your local market equivalent."

Unless that is referring to something else.

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#20 Duckyindiana
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@SolidGame_basic: Well message the cow who’s pathetic Alt it is and let’s watch the fake rage! Calling it now Protoss fake rage incoming

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#21 SecretPolice
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Form link...

So, what does this mean for you?

  • If you’re an existing online 12-month or 6-month Xbox Live Gold member, there’s no price change. If you choose to renew your membership, it will renew at the current price.

I'm good...

lol :P

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#22  Edited By Archangel3371
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@Chutebox: Ahh ok, just double checked and you’re right. The part that I was thinking of was that they said, “Existing 6 month and 12 month subscribers could still resubscribe for the current lower price.” Kind of odd there.

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#23  Edited By Ghost_of_Phobos
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#24 Chutebox
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@SecretPolice: That just means after your current term, then you get new pricing.

They not going to charge you the difference during a current sub lol

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#26 Chutebox
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@bluestars: still is 3 months for a dollar in the states.

Just signed up

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#27 sealionact
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@ahrequenomori: Defend price rises? Not sure we need to. Price rises in subscription services suck but.....drumroll....every single subscription service goes up in price.

What will be interesting is to see how outraged the same Sony fans are when Sony inevitably announce a price hike.

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#28 Zero_epyon
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@Telekill said:

Well shit. That means PS Plus isn't far behind doing the same.

That was my thought as well.

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#29  Edited By commander
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@Chutebox said:

@bluestars: still is 3 months for a dollar in the states.

Just signed up

@Archangel3371 said:

@Chutebox: Ahh ok, just double checked and you’re right. The part that I was thinking of was that they said, “Existing 6 month and 12 month subscribers could still resubscribe for the current lower price.” Kind of odd there.

this is stupid thread effort even for him, I mean these are monthly creditcard prices, they always been more expensive, if you buy gold through cards for a year it's always way cheaper.

What is also not mentioned here , is that gamepass is basically free when you get gold, because everytime you renew gold (like for a year) , 1 month of gamepass will convert that year to ultimate.

Long story short, gold is like 60$, 1 month gamepass ultimate is 10$, that 70 $ for a year of gamepass and gold.

I really don't see the problem

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#30 Archangel3371
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Interestingly enough Microsoft is 5 games in February for Games with Gold. They are:

- Gears 5

- Resident Evil

- Lost Planet 2

- Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb

- Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition

I don’t know about the last two but Gears 5, Resident Evil, and Lost Planet 2 are all excellent offerings. Unfortunately for me I already have those. It’ll be interesting to see if this increase in games being offered continues onward.

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#31 SecretPolice
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@Chutebox:

LOL Says renew at Current pricing. So i dunno current means current as in today's pricing but tbh, I'm a GamePass Ultimate guy so again I'm good.

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#32  Edited By DaVillain-  Moderator
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First world problem for console gamers. Except us PC gamers, we gonna play free🤩

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#33 Chutebox
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@SecretPolice: current as in what the prices are when you have to resub.

But ya, this is MS trying to push people to gamepass

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#34 Chutebox
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@commander: I don't know what you're talking about

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#35 Bluestars  Online
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@Chutebox:

absolute bargain...im currently playing control and gears 5 dlc hivebusters...and the medium arriving next week...all and more for a quid a month....nice

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#36 Bluestars  Online
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@davillain-: pc is free...xbox is cheat free.

hah

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#37  Edited By BenjaminBanklin
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@SolidGame_basic said:

I'm looking forward to @ProtossRushX's reaction lol. He called it weeks ago.

This is my reaction...

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@moistcarrot said:

I still can't believe having to pay to play online is a thing

Especially when the console has absolutely nothing to do with the servers people actually play on. It's why PC will always be my main platform going forward. People say consoles are cheaper, but once you get past the additional bullshit costs like paying to play online, it's actually more expensive.

@ahrequenomori said:

I wonder how lems are going to defend this.

They don't have to. Because if Xbox gets away with it, Sony follows suit. :-). But, keep thinking console is cheaper than PC.

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#40 Crimson_V
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@SolidGame_basic said:

Going forward, new pricing will be 1-month for $10.99, 3-months for $29.99, and 6-months for $59.99, or your local market equivalent.

Wow, I am DEFINITELY not getting an Xbox now. Meanwhile MS doesn't charge PC players for online. Wth!!

They tried to back in the day, you know what happened? people stopped playing their games using their store and services, microsoft store/drm became the butt end of the joke.

On console your only way to evade the store is to not buy the console, but on PC forced subscription for online bs will never fly.

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@davillain- said:

First world problem for console gamers. Except us PC gamers, we gonna play free🤩

Yup, all online gaming should be free. I've been reading that MS is likely doing this to push people towards Gamepass but this doesn't make the price hike any less ugly.

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#42 Silentchief
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Game pass isn't sustainable, as much as Xbox fans refuse to admit that. It was only a matter of time before they made up the cost somehow.

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#43 jcrame10
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Wow Microsoft sucks. They always do negative things that the others follow through on. Hopefully Sony and Nintendo don’t also raise their prices ridiculously.

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#44  Edited By Ghost_of_Phobos
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@jcrame10: Oh no, I'm so sorry to be the one bringing you the bad news!

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#45 BenjaminBanklin
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@silentchief said:

Game pass isn't sustainable, as much as Xbox fans refuse to admit that. It was only a matter of time before they made up the cost somehow.

I have a feeling the price of GP is going to rise sharply once its in full swing. Hope your butts are ready, lems!

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#46 sts106mat
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Cows... constantly looking for xbox news so lems dont have to.

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@BenjaminBanklin: For sure it will rise like everything else. A sharp rise I don't think so. They already have Ultimate which is a higher tier where they will try to drive people to.

This move is just to push people for Gamepass and away from Gold, it won't affect anyone using the service or those renewing it, just new users.

It's bad optics because people like you will completely overreact while being completely OK with Sony increasing their price tag indiscriminately.

Me personally I would rather have them just kill Gold and offer current subscribers Gamepass for the remaining time.

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#48 MonsieurX
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How does people expect to pay the same eternal prices for a service?

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#49 sleepnsurf
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And this is why I didn't buy for the first gen ever. You dolts that rushed to buy these new systems, which are junk, are forced to pay to play. Idiots, all of ya.

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#50 my_user_name
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@commander:

IS the 1 dollar upgrade still valid? Didn't think it was.

I did it for about 2 years worth of Gold back in 2019, will be running out in June or July. If it's still an option might do the same thing