Following the release of the Series S in the country last month, the more powerful next-gen Xbox is now available in the Philippines!
Specifically, local video game retailer Datablitz has just announced that the Xbox Series X is now available in select Datablitz branches. The Series X is priced in Datablitz stores at PHP 35,995.
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While the Series X is the most powerful video game console available right now, it definitely comes at a premium in the Philippines. For comparison, the Series X is priced at USD 499 in the States; that’s only around PHP 24,000 when converted. Even with shipping and other costs factored in, PHP 35,995 is a huge jump in price. Another comparison is the PS5, which is priced in the Philippines at PHP 27,990–that’s over PHP 8,000 more affordable than the Series X.
The Series X’s premium pricing in the Philippines may be attributed to the fact that Microsoft doesn’t seem to officially sell/support the Xbox in the country. This is unlike Sony which officially sells PlayStation consoles and games in the Philippines.
Given the price difference of the Series X and the PS5, are you willing to go for the next-gen Xbox? Let us know on the comments below!