According to Microsoft, subscribers of Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold service will pay an extra £1 per month £1 from £4.99 per month to £5.99 per month for access to the online gaming and movie download portal. Perhaps, online players in US and Canada deal with the same price as well. According to Major Nelson, an official Microsoft Xbox blogger, on the company’s blog, the company has continuously supplemented more content and entertainment experiences for their members since the introduction of Xbox Live took place in 2002. Meanwhile, they still maintain the similar cost.
Moreover, the company also believes that when the new price is given, an Xbox Live Gold membership will keep supplying the best value in the industry. The major competitors of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, who supplied the online gaming services, are useful to utilize it. Even though Sony has released PlayStation Plus, a premium service which allows owners to access to demos and free downloadable games for £39.99 per year.
The price of the box Live God subscriptions was announced several weeks ago and became the hit introduction of Halo: Reach which has a strong multiplayer element. Though customers can freely access to Xbox Live itself, online gaming requests a subscription, and movies and other content are sold for an additional fee. However, some Xbox 360 customers are angry with the news which is related to the cost of subscription. xTye, an Xbox Live member said in a Microsoft chat forum, it was necessary for prices to be increased.