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After 8 years of your normal $49.99 yearly subscription price to Xbox Live, come November 1st, that price will be raised. Now may be the time to renew your subscription before November 1st when the price of a year of Xbox Live rises for many of you gamers across the globe.

Major Nelson's blog brought word that this rise would happen after 8 years of a solid $49.99 price point. Starting on November 1 for the U.S., a year Gold subscription to Xbox Live will run $59.99, versus the current price of $49.99. One month subscriptions will jump from $7.99 to $9.99, while three month subs will rise from $19.99 to $24.99. Other regions besides the U.S. will be seeing increases as well. In the UK the price of one month will jump from 4.99 GPB to 5.99 GPB. The price of a month in Canada rises a dollar to $9.99. Finally, a year subscription in Mexico rises from 499 to 599 pesos.

To aid the disappointment for many of you gamers, Microsoft is running a deal for U.S. customers. Right now, instead of paying your $49.99 price for a year, you can nab a year subscription for $39.99! Click the following link for details - mjr.mn/lockinlive....

Jesse Divnich, and industry analyst with EEDAR, sent out a statement accompanying the news, insuring consumers that $60 is still a great value due to many reasons.

When originally launched in 2002, a Gold subscription cost the same as an AAA video game, $49.99. When taking into account for inflation ($50 in 2002 is roughly $60 in 2010) and the additional services available to Gold subscribers in 2010, such as ESPN, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Last.fm and Video Kinect, a $10 price increase still represents an incredible value to consumers

What do you think about all this?
 

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SteinlageT
Member
9 years ago
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After 8 years of your normal $49.99 yearly subscription price to Xbox Live, come November 1st, that price will be raised. Now may be the time to renew your subscription before November 1st when the price of a year of Xbox Live rises for many of you gamers across the globe.

Major Nelson's blog brought word that this rise would happen after 8 years of a solid $49.99 price point. Starting on November 1 for the U.S., a year Gold subscription to Xbox Live will run $59.99, versus the current price of $49.99. One month subscriptions will jump from $7.99 to $9.99, while three month subs will rise from $19.99 to $24.99. Other regions besides the U.S. will be seeing increases as well. In the UK the price of one month will jump from 4.99 GPB to 5.99 GPB. The price of a month in Canada rises a dollar to $9.99. Finally, a year subscription in Mexico rises from 499 to 599 pesos.

To aid the disappointment for many of you gamers, Microsoft is running a deal for U.S. customers. Right now, instead of paying your $49.99 price for a year, you can nab a year subscription for $39.99! Click the following link for details - mjr.mn/lockinlive....

Jesse Divnich, and industry analyst with EEDAR, sent out a statement accompanying the news, insuring consumers that $60 is still a great value due to many reasons.

When originally launched in 2002, a Gold subscription cost the same as an AAA video game, $49.99. When taking into account for inflation ($50 in 2002 is roughly $60 in 2010) and the additional services available to Gold subscribers in 2010, such as ESPN, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Last.fm and Video Kinect, a $10 price increase still represents an incredible value to consumers

What do you think about all this?
smad69
Member
9 years ago
note to self buy 1 years subscription on October 31st :)
SMAR7i3
Member
9 years ago
i just converted $59.99 to GBP and it came up with something like 39. So i don't know if the converter i'm using sucks or that's waht price it'll be over here in England.
Darkwings18
Member
9 years ago
I heard about this, there was a table of prices. US has price increase to each subscription package, and UK has 1 increase for 1 month. All other subscriptions will be unaffected. So it will not affect me as I get a yearly subscription. :)
darkxsniperx9
Member
9 years ago
I use to brag about Xbox but this is freaking gay!
smad69
Member
9 years ago
This comment is aimed to people in the UK:

My gold is running out and i've got an item on the dashboard sayin lock in your low price. basically i can save 55% which will bring the yearly cost to 31.99 bringing the monthly charge down to 2.67.

Workin on the same sort of thing microsoft do now I think the English yearly subscription gona b around the 48 marker.
Darkwings18
Member
9 years ago
I checked it out on Major Nelson's site and the following was stated in the table.

US
1M - $7.99, will become $9.99
3M - $19.99 will become $24.99
12M - $49.99 will become $59.99

UK
1M - 4.99 will become 5.99

Canada
1M - $8.99 CAD will become $9.99 CAD

Mexico
12M - 499 pesos will become 599 pesos

It also states Unless listed above, there is no change in any other subscription packages. Meaning UK 12 month will be unaffected, and Australia will also be unaffected.

Source: majornelson.com/archive/2010/0... ... ption.aspx
smad69
Member
9 years ago
ok just to confirm with Darkwings18 i just received an email from microsoft sayin here in the UK there will be NO increase for the 3 month and yearly membership only the monthly cost of 4.99 to 5.99