Microsoft raises Xbox One games prices in the UK

Microsoft raises Xbox One games prices in the UK

The Xbox One has been on the market for just under three weeks, and all early indications point to it being a successful follow-up to its predecessor, the Xbox 360. The console launched with a number of new titles, including the very popular Ryse: Son of Rome and Forza 5, the exotic car racing game. None of these titles come cheap, though the expense may be considered minor in comparison to the hardware you need to play them.

Now those launch day titles have just become a bit pricier for UK gamers. Without warning, Microsoft has bumped up the prices of download versions of Forza and Ryse, as well as Dead Rising. Since launch, the prices had remained at £45, but have now risen to £50, though that is still a bit less than launch day titles for rival Sony's PS4. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to CVG "Yes, pricing for select digital content in some markets has changed since launch".

No explanation for these changes was given, and other markets (if any) that have seen a price hike, were not mentioned. Other big titles, such as Call of Duty: Ghosts have remained at original pricing. Perhaps you will find a sale before the holiday shopping season winds down.