- Microsoft India has apparently increased the prices of Xbox Series X in the country.
- The price of the current-gen console may have been increased due to weakening value of INR against USD.
- The prices of Xbox Series wireless controller and Xbox Wireless Headset have also increased in India.
Microsoft India has seemingly increased the prices of Xbox Series X consoles in the country. As reported by Gadgets 360, some online retailers have listed the console at Rs 52,990, around 6 percent higher than the launch price of Rs 49,990. Previous reports also suggest that prices of Xbox Series S, Xbox Series controller, and Xbox wireless headset are expected to increase in India. Both of these reports claim that the price hike is due to weakening value of Indian Rupee against the US Dollar.
Currently, the Xbox Series X is priced at Rs 52,990 on Prepaid Gamer Card. However, the price of the Xbox Series X is listed as Rs 49,990 on Flipkart and Reliance Digital, with no listing on Amazon due to limited stocks. It is quite possible that the prices aren’t updated on Flipkart and Reliance Digital as they don’t have any Xbox Series X consoles in stock right now, and the prices may increase during the next Xbox Series X restock in India. Offline retailers may have older Xbox Series X stocks, which is your best chance to get Xbox Series X at Rs 49,990.
In the case of the Xbox Series S, the console is listed at a lower price on Amazon and Flipkart. Xbox Series S is currently available at a 10 percent discounted price of Rs 31,399. The launch price of the Xbox Series S is Rs 34,990. It’s unclear how long the console will be available at a discounted price. Microsoft may increase the price of Xbox Series S as well if the company is increasing prices due to lowering the value of INR against USD.
It should be noted that the price of the Xbox Series controller and Xbox wireless headset has increased in India. The Xbox Series controller is now priced at Rs 5,590 on Amazon and Prepaid Gamer Card. Prepaid Gamer Card is offering a 10 percent discount on the new price. Meanwhile, the Xbox wireless headset now costs Rs 9,490 on Amazon and Prepaid Gamer Card, increased from the previous price of Rs 8,990. If this trend continues, players can expect more hardware price hikes in the coming months.