Massive Xbox Live price increase in South Africa

Xbox Live South Africa

Xbox Live subscribers will see their monthly subscription increase dramatically from 20 June 2016.

The price of a 1 month Xbox Live Gold subscription will increase from R50 to R159, according to emails received by Xbox Live subscribers.

The 12 month subscription for Xbox Live Gold in South Africa will increase from R590 to R979.

The US pricing for an Xbox live Gold 12 month subscription is $59.99, which equates to R936 at the time of writing.

South Africa is not the only country affected by this massive price hike, as five other countries are also experiencing subscription cost increases – although South Africa is the most heavily affected, with a price increase of 218%.

Below is an excerpt from the email sent to South African Xbox Live Gold subscribers:

As of June 20, 2016 the price of your 1 month Xbox Live Gold subscription will increase from R 50,00 to R 159,00.

 

If your subscription is currently set to auto-renew before June 20, 2016, you will be charged the current price at the time of your next scheduled auto-renewal. If your subscription is currently set to auto-renew after June 20, 2016, you will be charged the new price at the time of your next scheduled auto-renewal.

More information is available on the Xbox website.

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