Six countries will see prices for Xbox Live Gold subscription go up starting June 20. They include Austria, Hungary, Israel, South Africa, Sweden, and Turkey.
Game Informer received a statement on the price jumps from a Microsoft spokesperson:
"We occasionally update pricing in a given market to provide a balance of service and value, and in some instances, meet currency fluctuations within the region, and will be adjusting the price of Xbox Live Gold subscription in a small number of markets on June 20, 2016," a Microsoft representative told us via email. "We do so always keeping in mind that our goal is to offer our members the premium gaming and entertainment service at a fair price."
At the moment, the only specifics on the Xbox Live Gold price jump is for South Africa, which will see its monthly fee go up from R50 (about $3.25) to R159 (about $10.33), compared to the current U.S. price of $9.99 a month. The one-year subscription price in South Africa will soon be R979, or about $63, compared to the $59.99 annual price in the U.S.