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Microsoft makes Game Pass irresistible in India with 30% price cut

Xbox Game Pass at Gamescom 2018
Xbox Game Pass at Gamescom 2018 (Image credit: Matt Brown / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft is heavily discounting all Game Pass plans in India.
  • Game Pass Ultimate is now down to ₹499 ($6.54), with PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass at ₹349 ($4.58).
  • The changes go into effect starting April 1.

India is a huge market for gaming, and that fact isn't lost on Microsoft. The Redmond giant has undertaken several initiatives to boost Game Pass adoption in the country, the latest being a generous offer where it gave away eight months' worth of access to the service for absolutely free.

With two months left to go on that offer, Microsoft is now trying to retain a bulk of the users by introducing new pricing for Game Pass in India. The Game Pass Ultimate plan now costs ₹499 ($6.54) in the country, down from ₹699 ($9.17), and the PC and console versions of Game Pass are now down to ₹349 ($4.58), an insane 30% decrease from their usual price of ₹499 ($6.54).

Xbox Live Gold is also getting a price cut to ₹349 ($4.58) in the country. Here's the full breakdown of the new Game Pass pricing in India:

PC Game Pass

DurationOld priceNew price
1 month₹489₹349
3 months₹1,467₹1,049
6 months₹2,934₹2,099
12 months₹5,858₹4,199

Xbox Game Pass

DurationOld priceNew price
1 month₹489₹349
3 months₹1,467₹1,049
6 months₹2,934₹2,099

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

DurationOld priceNew price
1 month₹699₹499
3 months₹2,099₹1,499
6 months₹4,199₹2,999
12 months₹8,399₹5,999
24 months₹16,799₹11,999

Xbox Live Gold

DurationOld priceNew price
1 month₹489₹349
3 months₹1,049₹749
6 months₹2,799₹1,999

With the U.S. version of Game Pass coming in at $14.99 for Game Pass Ultimate and $9.99 for PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass, India is now one of the most affordable markets for Microsoft's game subscription service. Microsoft says the new pricing for Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold will go live starting April 1, with users notified of the change starting today.

1 Comment
  • during the renewal next year will we be charged the new price or it will revert back to old price?