Microsoft has announced a price increase for the lower-end console, the Xbox Series S, in Brazil. The sudden jump in price is staggering, reaching around 8,000 reais. Previously, the Xbox Series S had a selling price of 2,499 reais (around 18,000 baht) in Brazil. The newly announced price is 3,599 reais (around 26,000 baht), bringing it closer to the price of the PS5 Digital Edition, which is sold at 3,899 reais.
Microsoft has not provided a reason for the price increase (speculations suggest it may be due to currency rates), nor has it affected other models, such as the black 1TB edition or the larger Xbox Series X.
TLDR: Microsoft has raised the price of the Xbox Series S in Brazil to approximately 8,000 reais, bringing it closer to the price of the PS5 Digital Edition. No explanation has been given for the price hike.