Price change for Xbox LIVE Gold subscription

 

I wanted to let you know that as of November 1, 2010 we are increasing the price of an Xbox LIVE for some members. This price increase only affects Xbox LIVE Members in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom or the United States.

 

US

Current

1M Gold:  $7.99

3M Gold:  $19.99

12M Gold:  $49.99

Starting Nov 1, 2010

1M Gold:  $9.99

3M Gold:  $24.99

12M Gold:  $59.99

UK

Current

1M Gold:  4.99 GBP

Starting Nov 1, 2010

1M Gold:  5.99 GBP

Canada

Current

1M Gold:  $8.99 CAD

Starting Nov 1, 2010

1M Gold:  $9.99 CAD

Mexico

Current

12M Gold:  499 Pesos

Starting Nov 1, 2010

12M Gold:  599 Pesos

 

Unless listed above, there is no change in any other subscription packages.

 

Since launching Xbox LIVE in 2002 we have continually added more content and entertainment experiences for our members, while keeping the price the same. We’re confident that when the new pricing takes effect, an Xbox LIVE Gold membership will continue to offer the best value in the industry.

 

However, we do want to thank our loyal members and give you the opportunity to lock in your current price with an additional discount, so now would be a good time to renew your subscription.

 

Again, the only subscription packages impacted are those mentioned above. For instance, the 12m UK Price? Not affected since it is not mentioned above.

 

Edit: You can sign in and hit this page on Xbox.com to find out when your Xbox LIVE subscription expires.

 

   

Comments

  • Sticky Owens

    @examark

    I agree, the Uk Inside Xbox stuff is garbage, that Independent Charles show is UTTER TRIPE.

    The UK side is crap, i dont mind a bit of Acey Bongos now and again, he can be quite funny, but i much preferred it when we got the Majors Minuite like in the old days.

    And now we have gash adverts, blahh, bring back the old Xbox blades and give me back my games machine.

    The two Goth Goons we usually get generally just annoy me, BTW whatever happened to MSN Jane?

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  • NASARocketman

    I was fine with the $50 per user charge.

    If the pricing change doesn’t impact the upcoming Family Pack, that would be appreciated.

    Otherwise, I don’t agree with raising the charge to $60 per user.

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  • Metal Advent

    Take Facebook, Netflix, Twitter, Last FM, Kinect Camera Chat, and even the Deal of the Week and put that in a Platinum acount without those audio based adds, and give me a Platinum boost where I can remove and rearrange the xbox dashboard content tiles. Where my 360 starts on MY Xbox with the Tiles I want.(I will give you an extra 10 bucks if I never have to see those two unfunny god awful British guys with the emo haircuts from “You’ve Got A Message”)

    normal price (or lower) is just Gold and I play all your games online, and download demos and arcade games when they come out.

    Silver is still a silver.

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  • VENOM MADNESS

    @Sausage Villan

    If you had stayed in school, you could’ve had a career and not JUST a job. My kids are well taken care of and I can still afford the extra 10.00. I don’t know how old you are, but welcome to life. Prices go up, get used to it.

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  • BlindFire2112

    Microsoft you used to be cool man. why you not cool anymore, and for those its only $10 more think how many LIVE users not just ton xbox but on games for windows LIVE then times that by $10 and think what is microsoft going to do with all that wonga

    also justify this pricehike, oh and also do you remember a couple of continents outside the US you know called the rest of the world? yeah us Microsoft how about sharing some of the goodies you US get

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  • mastrbiggy

    I can get all the features on LIVE Gold on PC for free and many of them on PS3 for free. (Netflix, Hulu, Last.fm, Facebook, Twitter, etc). It is hardly justified to charge $50 a year for LIVE currently, but now $60?

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  • Raoulle

    This is excellent news for UK annual subscribers (those of you in the comments before this one complaining, read the news release again – No price hike for UK annual subscribers)

    For once we get a break! Thanks Major

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  • Sticky Owens

    Games for Windows LIVE does not charge though, they tried that, and utterly failed, i even have a scratch card with (iirc) “1 month FREE” from my PC Halo 2 game🙂

    Which annoyingly would not work on my 360 account, although my Gears of War PC card did work on my 360 account (go figure)

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  • Sticky Owens

    @Raoulle

    Yet………

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  • BeeDizz

    Odd, I actually thought Xbox Live service has been steadily getting worse. Games seemed to be launched broken so they can meet the deadline, and are just patched later on. And I can’t seem to get into almost any online multiplayer game anymore without the game being filled with glitchers and/or modders. And nothing seems to be getting done about it. And the community has just been getting worse and worse. You rarely meet any new cool people anymore because 90% of the people online now seem to be a-holes. I’ve been barely tolerating it as it is. I just see NO justification for an increase. This may end up being the straw for me that pushes me away from online gaming. I’ll probably head back to the old school, linked/splitscreen multiplayer and singleplayer gaming.

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  • Lord Geoff

    I really don’t have a problem with the extra $10 a year. I have this thing where I average things out by dollars per hour of entertainment. I still feel like Live is an incredible value. Would I rather it stay the current price or become free? Of course. Do I feel ripped off by a price increase? Meh, I have bigger things to worry about than $10 being added to my yearly entertainment budget.

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  • NM Jeff

    A disgusting example of Microsoft ripping off their customers. The price of maintaining the network goes down every year, most estimates place the major components of upgrading networks, storage, processor, bandwidth drop in price by about half every year. And yet you raise the price while not offering additional services. It saddens me to even be part of what is clearly becoming an out of control money grab. It gives me serious considerations of dropping from a outright greedy company.

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  • jechtshot78

    I won’t be renewing this December. I can watch netflix on my iPhone, gaming computer, macbook, PS3, Wii, and blu ray player for free. I was going to renew in a few days.

    Keep your live, keep your over priced webcam, keep your smugness. You do not offer anything worth 50, let alone 60 dollars. You can get EVERYTHING you charge us for year after year for FREE no stings attached on other platforms. Maybe idiots and loyalists will defend you, but those of us who know the value of a dollar and actually work hard for that money will no longer cow down. Think I am alone?

    Go to neogaf and actually get in touch with some real gamers, and not the madden buying MW2 players you so happily overcharge for features they are unaware they can get for free. Bye XBL, it was a decent run.

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  • Jobbercho

    I am looking forward to the new dedicated servers… oh? Not part of the deal? Okay then the occasional free game is GREAT! What’s that? No? Well, um… thanks for the online multi-player filled with hackers/glitchers/modders that you refuse to look into and my future RROD? Yeeeahhh. Here’s your $60. Maybe I’ll finally load up Twitter and tweet about it.

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  • Sausage Villan

    OK fine 10 bucks more a month but how about some “free” games i mean you have aegis wing and totem ball but you have to have the camera for totem ball so how about a few “free” games to at least make the pill easier to swallow? PSN people who pay get “free” games so how about you start with scott pilgrim and castle crasher

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  • iainl7

    Given that I cancelled my Gold subscription a while back on the grounds I didn’t think it good value for money then, it’s hardly surprising I don’t consider it worth coming back after a price rise. If I want to play multi-player, I just go use one of the formats I own that doesn’t charge for it.

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  • VENOM MADNESS

    This is working perfectly MS. Raising the price on LIVE was a brilliant way to get rid of the riff raff. Brilliant and I thank you MS

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  • Rdsknsfan3

    You know, it’s a shame there are smug idiots who have no idea the value of a Dollar. My guess is everything has been given to them. There are those of us though who have never been given anything and work hard for our Dollar and put more value into it than others.
    No, actually the shame is that Major Nelson is allowing those same idiots to mock us and berate us for actually valuing our dollar more than someone else.

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  • Serincino

    I was keeping Gold because of Netflix, but since PS3 netflix doesn’t require a Plus membership and they are getting more features like search for Netflix, and I have no interest in ESPN, unless they will stream home games that are blacked out, then I’m done. I get nothing special for my $50 a month anyway.

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  • awp69

    To all those saying it’s not a big deal:

    If this were to happen when the economy was doing great, then maybe it wouldn’t have been that huge of a deal. But this is a time where people are cutting spending and entertainment is one of those places where people cut first. So tacking on another $10 is just making that decision easier. It’s the ultimate form of shameless greed to increase rates when times are tough and there are other alternatives that are free. I got a PS3 when times were better for me. Now, they’re not as good and the PS3’s free online will be where you can find me after this. Thanks MS!

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  • TabascoTodd

    Thank you Microsoft for the XBOX Live Service.
    Here is my extra $10.

    To everyone posting dissent about the price increase: If you are worried about $10 then this is NOT the hobby to have.

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  • gpRYme

    “Since launching Xbox LIVE in 2002 we have continually added more content and entertainment experiences for our members, while keeping the price the same. We’re confident that when the new pricing takes effect, an Xbox LIVE Gold membership will continue to offer the best value in the industry.”

    That’s great…. for users in the United States. I can’t speak for Euro users, but what about us users up in Canada who aren’t privvy to the services of Last.FM, Netflix, MOST Zune marketplace content and (I’m assuming, but correct me if I’m wrong) the upcoming ESPN integration?

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  • VENOM MADNESS

    Oh, don’t cry. I don’t see you guys getting this worked up over the price of gasoline. I remember paying .65 a gallon.

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  • xSpace Wolf

    to all you people complaining about the price increase, and my guess it’s mostly americans, you guys deserve to have to pay an extra $10 because let’s face it you guys got pretty much every single feature with your subscription where as people like me, who live in the uk got the bare minimum. Heck, you guys even got the new xbox live arcade layout. whereas everyone else didn’t. I for one am glad I only have to pay an extra £1.00 a month

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  • J289

    @PAT2K9 I support this idea!:
    “How about having 3 levels:
    -Silver (FREE): Same benifits as now
    -Gold ($29.99): Online Gaming, party chat, voice chat, video chat.
    -Platinum ($59.99): Gold perks + ESPN + Last FM + Facebook + Twitter etc…”

    I would buy Gold for that price.

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