Xbox Series X India Price Hiked Again, Now Costs Rs. 55,990: Report

Series X price was raised to Rs. 52,990 just four months back.

Xbox Series X India Price Hiked Again, Now Costs Rs. 55,990: Report

Photo Credit: Akhil Arora/ Gadgets 360

Xbox Series X, and Xbox Wireless Controller

Highlights
  • Xbox Series X launch price was Rs. 49,990
  • Second price hike for Microsoft’s flagship next-gen console
  • Several controllers are getting price hikes as well

Xbox Series X is reportedly getting a price hike in India — again. According to games analyst Rishi Alwani, Microsoft's flagship next-gen console will now be priced at Rs. 55,990, going into effect later this month. That's an over 5 percent increase, with the Series X previously listed at Rs. 52,990. This is the second price hike in the span of four months, and is likely down to weakening power of the Indian Rupee (INR) against the US Dollar (USD). Gadgets 360 has reached out to Microsoft India for comment, and we will update this story when we hear back. At launch in late 2020, Xbox Series X was listed at Rs. 49,990.

The Series X India price increase comes in the wake of Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer admitting that they won't be able to hold Series X's current US price for long. Speaking to Wall Street Journal, Spencer said: “We've held [US] price on our console, we've held price on games and our subscription. I don't think we'll be able to do that forever. I do think at some point we'll have to raise some prices on certain things, but going into this [American] holiday [season], we thought it was really important that we maintain the prices that we have.” In the US, prior to state taxes, Series X costs $499 (about Rs. 41,200).

In addition to Series X, Microsoft is also reportedly upping the costs for controllers in India. The Xbox Wireless Controller's Robot White and Carbon Black variants will now cost Rs. 5,990. That's a 5 percent increase as well, on the older Rs. 5,690 price tag. If you're interested in Shock Blue and Electric Volt colour options, they will be priced at Rs. 6,590 soon, up from Rs. 6,290. That's an over 4 percent increase. As always though, Xbox controllers are available below MRP in India.

Microsoft previously raised the India price for its disc-free console Xbox Series S to Rs. 37,990 in August, also attributing the hike to the weakening power of INR against USD.

Back in August, Sony hiked prices for its next-gen PS5 across several markets, starting with the UK, Canada, and Australia, citing global inflation rate and adverse currency trends. In India, the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition currently remain at their respective launch prices of Rs. 49,990 and Rs. 39,990.


Is PS Plus better than Xbox Game Pass now? We discuss this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
Affiliate links may be automatically generated - see our ethics statement for details.
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Good
  • Really powerful
  • Delivers constant 4K 60fps
  • Reduced loading times
  • Great backward compatibility
  • Support for Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos
  • Capable of 8K / 120fps
  • Network transfer feature
  • Bad
  • Expensive
  • Lack of truly next-gen exclusives
  • Not a generation leap over Xbox One X at launch
  • Proprietary storage expansion
  • No rechargeable battery with controller
  • Implementation of Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos
HDD 1TB PCie Gen 4 NVME SSD
Processor Custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.8GHz
Graphics Custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU 52 CUs @ 1.825GHz
RAM 16GB GDDR6
USB 3
Weight 4.45kg
Ethernet Gigabit
Comments

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Rahul Chettiyar
Rahul Chettiyar is a Sub-Editor at Gadgets 360 and writes about entertainment and video games. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, Sekiro and Elden Ring speed runs, and David Fincher video essays. Before joining here, he solely handled the gaming section at Indian Express Online. You can write to him at rahulr@ndtv.com or find him on Twitter and Letterboxd @Ch1ckenDumpl1ng More
iQoo Neo 7 SE Tipped to Pack a MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC, May Launch in December
iPhone 14 Assembly by Pegatron Said to Begin in India as Apple Adds Second Supplier in Shift From China
Featured video of the day
iPad (10th Gen): Upgrade or Disappointment?
Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment google-newsGoogle News
 
 

Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2022. All rights reserved.