Xbox Live price hikes in Canada and India after February 28 — U.S. next?

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Microsoft announced that it will raise Xbox Live Gold subscription prices in Canada and India after February 28. Canadian gamers will now shell out CAD$69.99 from CAD$59.99 annually while Indian players will now pay Rs. 3,999 from Rs. 2,249.

In Canada, the price hike means gamers in the country will have to pay an extra $10 starting next month. Fortunately, several retailers will still offer huge discounts on Xbox Gold subscription cards, nonetheless. For the one, three, and six-month subscription packages, the fees will be jacked up to CAD $11.99, CAD $29.99, and CAD $44.99.

In an email to Xbox Live subscribers in Canada, Microsoft states the following reason for the hike:

After carefully evaluating the currency changes within Canada, and with the understanding that our offerings always provide a balance of service and value for our customers, we will be adjusting the price of our Xbox Live Gold subscriptions.

As though to eclipse the price hikes in Canada, Microsoft is nearly doubling the price of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions in India. Currently, the monthly Xbox Live fee in the country sets you back Rs. 350. Beginning in March, Microsoft will increase the monthly subscription fee to Rs. 699.

That is not to say, however, that the entire Xbox ecosystem will be too expensive for gamers going forward. Microsoft will still offer great deals through the Xbox One S bundle.

While the Xbox Live price increases are now set in stone for India and Canada, it remains unclear whether Microsoft plans the same for U.S. players.

Does Microsoft’s plan to raise the Xbox Live Gold subscription fees in those countries trouble you? Share your thoughts.

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