Microsoft has announced a price increase of 5,000 yen over the manufacturer’s suggested retail price Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles in Japan starting February 17th.
The Xbox Series X will go from a suggested retail price of 54,978 yen to 59,978 yen, while the Xbox Series S will go from 32,278 yen to 37,978 yen.
Microsoft Japan said in a statement, “After carefully evaluating the market situation in Japan, we have decided to change the suggested retail price of Xbox consoles in the country. We regularly assess the impact of local prices to maintain reasonable consistency across regions. This price change affects our customers and was a difficult decision to make, but going forward we will continue to deliver the ultimate Xbox experience our customers have come to expect.”