Microsoft Cuts Price of Xbox Series S in Japan by 3,000 Yen - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2020 / 1,884 Views
When Microsoft unveiled the pricing of its next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, the prices were labeled at "estimated retail price" leaving room for a possible price change. That has now happened in Japan for the Xbox Series S.
The Xbox Series S was originally priced at 32,980 yen (~$342 USD) in Japan and now before pre-orders open up in the country it has been cut by 3,000 yen to 29,980 yen (~$312 USD).
The price of the Xbox Series X has remained unchanged at 49,980 yen (~$519 USD).
Really strange decision from Microsoft today to suddenly cut the price for Xbox Series S from 32,980 to 29,980 yen pre-release.— Dr. Serkan Toto / Kantan Games Inc. (@serkantoto) September 24, 2020
Now priced at the equivalent of US$312. https://t.co/BLFTteMtTP
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will launch worldwide on November 10.
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