After yesterday’s news that revealed the price of a PlayStation 5 console is expected to go up in pretty much every territory except the United States, Microsoft has confirmed to CNET that they wouldn’t be following suit and making a change to the pricing currently in place for the Xbox Series X/S models.
“We are constantly evaluating our business to offer our fans great gaming options,” a spokesperson for Microsoft told CNET in a statement via email.
“Our Xbox Series S suggested retail price remains at $299 (499 AUD) and the Xbox Series X is $499 ($749 AUD). This also applies to other markets and their current pricing.”
In terms of how things stack up locally, this means a PlayStation 5 will be $50AUD more expensive than Xbox’s most premium offering in the Xbox Series X. The biggest difference can be seen between the PlayStation 5’s all-digital console ($649.95AUD) and the Xbox Series S ($499AUD), where a $150AUD gulf now exists.