Monday, August 30, 2010

Want Another Reason to Own a PS3?

Or maybe to feel even happier that you already own one? Starting November 1, the price of the Xbox Live Gold membership will increase in the US, UK, Canada, and Mexico. Here's a chart showing the increases.

1M Gold:  $7.99
3M Gold:  $19.99
12M Gold:  $49.99
Starting Nov 1, 2010
1M Gold:  $9.99
1M Gold:  4.99 GBP
Starting Nov 1, 2010
1M Gold:  5.99 GBP
1M Gold:  $8.99 CAD
Starting Nov 1, 2010
1M Gold:  $9.99 CAD
12M Gold:  499 Pesos
Starting Nov 1, 2010
12M Gold:  599 Pesos

What the hell Microsoft. Why raise prices in out so-called struggling economy? The Major justifies this by saying:

Since launching Xbox LIVE in 2002 we have continually added more content and entertainment experiences for our members, while keeping the price the same. We’re confident that when the new pricing takes effect, an Xbox LIVE Gold membership will continue to offer the best value in the industry.

However, we do want to thank our loyal members and give you the opportunity to lock in your current price with an additional discount, so now would be a good time to renew your subscription.

Well said Major Nelson. I expect Microsoft to take care of us with this increase and offer gamers better if not more content. (I think we're covering their loses!) I take no sides in this "Console War" but this makes Sony's Playstation Plus service look like Christmas. At least you have a choice. Choice is good right?

Price Change for Xbox Live Gold Subscription [Major Nelson]

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