XBox Live Gets More (Un)affordable

I probably am at fault for falling into the trap of thinking that paying for online is not that big of a deal.  I’m probably doubly at fault for not thinking that the news of a price hike for XBox LIVE is not that big of a deal either.  Like a good consumer though, I do wish that this price jump would’ve been bundled with some extra content.  It’s a bit unfortunate that doesn’t seem to be the case.  Hit the jump for the full post text from Major Nelson’s blog.

From Major Nelson’s Blog:

I wanted to let you know that as of November 1, 2010 we are increasing the price of an Xbox LIVE for some members. This price increase only affects Xbox LIVE Members in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom or the United States.

US
Current

1M Gold:  $7.99
3M Gold:  $19.99
12M Gold:  $49.99

Starting Nov 1, 2010

1M Gold:  $9.99
3M Gold:  $24.99
12M Gold:  $59.99

UK
Current
1M Gold:  4.99 GBP
Starting Nov 1, 2010
1M Gold:  5.99 GBP
Canada
Current
1M Gold:  $8.99 CAD
Starting Nov 1, 2010
1M Gold:  $9.99 CAD
Mexico
Current
12M Gold:  499 Pesos
Starting Nov 1, 2010
12M Gold:  599 Pesos

Unless listed above, there is no change in any other subscription packages.

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.

The author Scott, spends too much time talking about games, and not enough time playing them.

Comments

  1. Einrich says:

    Microsoft raised the price of LIVE because they can get away with it. I couldn’t care less; I don’t do LIVE.

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