Microsoft has confirmed to Game Informer that the price of Xbox Live Gold will increase in six countries. Austria, Hungary, Israel, South Africa, Sweden and Turkey users should expect a price increase of Microsoft’s online service in the near future.
A game Informer reader from South Africa got in touch with the publication to let them know of the price increase. The email the reader recieved stated that the price would triple from R50 ($3.25 USD) to R159 ($10.33 USD). Microsoft confirmed this price change with the following statement.
“We occasionally update pricing in a given market to provide a balance of service and value, and in some instances, meet currency fluctuations within the region, and will be adjusting the price of Xbox Live Gold subscription in a small number of markets on June 20, 2016. We do so always keeping in mind that our goal is to offer our members the premium gaming and entertainment service at a fair price.”
The pricing changes for Hungary, Israel, Sweden, Turkey and Austria has not yet been confirmed.