I figured it was only a matter of time before something along the lines of a price change occurred for such a lovely service like Xbox Live, so as of November 1st all retail and online sources of your subscription will increase in price. The price adjustments have been announced in US figures, but the increase should happen across the globe in similar amounts.
Old – $7.99 New – $9.99
Old – $19.99 New – $24.99
Old – $49.99 New – $59.99
All current memberships finish up as is so enjoy the deals while they last. Xbox Live goes on record to say that the increase in price reflects the market shift in prices for games in 2010, in comparison game pricing has increased over the past 8-10 years.
Xbox promises that the price increase will also reflect its quality of service and will continue to update and provide new and exciting ways to enjoy your experience. This service is definitely worth the price of a retail game on an annual rate, even from the beginning I felt as if I was getting my moneys worth while playing Halo 2!