September 11, 2020 2:44:41 pm
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Xbox Series X and Series S Prize in India versus USA
However, if you live outside of the US, these next generation game consoles don’t come cheap. In India, the Xbox Series X costs Rs 49,990, which is roughly $ 680. The Xbox Series X flagship costs around $ 180 more in India than in the US. Likewise, the cheaper Xbox Series S in the US costs $ 299. In India, however, you have to pay Rs 36,990, or $ 503, for the Series S marketed as the budget-friendly next-generation Xbox console. That’s a lot of money for the next Microsoft consoles.
There is a catch, however. While UK and Singapore prices include taxes, American prices don’t include taxes, which can be as high as 10 percent in some states. In California, you’ll have to pay $ 328 for the S Series thanks to the state’s 9.25 percent sales tax. However, buying an Xbox console from the US is much cheaper.
Check how much the Xbox Series X and Series S cost in major markets:
Which country is the cheapest country to buy the next Microsoft consoles?
Hong Kong is the cheapest place in the world to buy Xbox Series X and Series S. The Xbox Series X costs just HK $ 3,380 ($ 436 or Rs 28,469) for a total saving of Rs 21,529. Meanwhile, the Xbox Series S costs just HK $ 2,280, which is the equivalent of Rs 21,637 in Indian rupees.
Game consoles are expensive in India
As long as we can remember, game consoles in India have always been expensive. The PlayStation 4, which will soon be superseded by the PlayStation 5, costs Rs 27,990. This goes for the PlayStation 4 Slim, which costs just $ 299 ($ 21,980) in the US. And again, if you want to buy the Xbox One S, it’s more expensive than what you pay for the console in the US.
The high price of consoles is nothing new to gamers in India. Both Sony and Microsoft have historically charged consumers different prices depending on which country they are based in and how the local currency is compared to the US dollar.
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