Microsoft will be raising these subscription prices for Xbox Live Gold gaming service in the U.S. and in other 3 countries.The other countries affected by this rise of prices are Mexico, Canada and U.K.
Beginning Nov. 1, an annual Gold membership will cost $60, up from $50. A three-month subscription will cost $25, up from $20 and a one-month subscription will be $10, up from $8. Xbox owners mainly use the GOLD service to play multiplayer games such as “Call of Duty” online.
Larry Hryb, the director of programming at Xbox Live, also known as Major Nelson, announced this big changes on Monday with the reason that this raise of prices is due to the fact that they added more and more content since 2002 without any modifications to the original price. See the new price chart below :
It seems outrageous when you think of the work they did in the last year just to be able to add more and more ads to the Xbox Live interface and instead of lowering the prices because of that they are rising them even more.