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Breaking: Microsoft Stops Supplying Subscription Codes Till Price Increase – Date Given

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[Update: We are busy collecting more information regarding the news, we are already getting reports in that many of the different online stores have already bumped their prices up as a result]

We have just received information from local online codes website EvoPoints.co.za Microsoft will no longer be issuing any more subscription codes until the price increase kicks in.

Yes, this means that there will be a shortage hitting very soon too.

More after the jump.

This, as well as the fact that they are essentially depriving people of the ability to renew with a code until it costs more.

If you don’t already know, the increased price will take effect on the 1st of November. We expect that this may cause the price of subscriptions from resellers to go up ahead of time, as the codes will be in short supply.

I personally believe that this is quite a devious move from Microsoft and people should have the right to have codes supplied to them at the normal rates until the price increase rolls out. Any thoughts?

Last Updated: August 31, 2010


  1. Geoffrey Tim

    August 31, 2010 at 14:27

    My initial thoughts go along the lines of “Fuck MS, PSN is free” but after a little bit of mulling it over, my thoughts now more closely resemble “Fuck MS, PSN is free”


  2. James vannie Kaap

    August 31, 2010 at 14:37

    “Fuck MS, PSN is free”

    I came to that conclusion about a year ago, and I hate to say this, but I’m so glad I’m no longer subscribing xbox live.

    Bleddy agents! :angry:


  3. James vannie Kaap

    August 31, 2010 at 14:39

    So local xbox live will definitely launch at a much higher price point, and we won’t even get half of the goodies the Americans or even the Brits get (even they get less than the Americans).


  4. ewie

    August 31, 2010 at 14:43

    Mine is still valid till next year june – and i am on uk which will not icrease


  5. strap3d

    August 31, 2010 at 15:22

    WOW!! Microsoft is really shpving the 60 bucks a year up our asses now! As a loyal XBL customer, Microsoft can suck my dick


  6. koldFU5iON

    August 31, 2010 at 15:44

    I guess I can kinda understand why they did it … as there would probably be a huge surge in purchases for subs before the date, and someone would then try sell them again … but there has to be another way… maybe they should’ve rather announced this a little closer to the time cause a 2 month gap can still do a lot of damage…


  7. Tony

    August 31, 2010 at 15:45

    To all the complainers: If you don’t like it, don’t pay for it. It’s as simple as that. There are plenty other alternative forms of entertainment and services you can turn to, if you don’t like the price of one particular product being offered.


  8. al360

    August 31, 2010 at 16:06

    i tell u give up on a lost cause i still can’t see how people can justify and xbox i should’ve never listened to my friends when i got 1 and i moved over to the right side and that be PS3 and i have never looked back and i have never switched my xbox on in the time i had my ps3(well once and then i packed it away again as it reminded me how painful it was too use that relic)


  9. easy

    August 31, 2010 at 16:18

    that makes about as much sense as a cincinatti bow-tie does.


  10. Steve Hofmeyr

    August 31, 2010 at 16:22

    How credible is this piece of information? The only retailer currently reporting on this is EvoPoints which isn’t the most relevant retailer out there (no offence).
    Just stop and think about it for a moment. If Microsoft stops supplying codes for 2 months, think about the lost profit. XBL purchases will virtually come to a stand-still for a month, millions of dollars lost. There must be some mis-information somewhere.
    Also, there is a lot of questions not asked like where did EvoPoints find this out, is it only SA or the world, ect.
    I can’t help feeling that lazygamer quickly jumped on a sensationalist article before stopping to ask questions or to think about this. Just my 2 cents.


  11. Steve Hofmeyr

    August 31, 2010 at 16:27

    I have no idea what a cincinatti bow-tie is or would be but I assume you are implying it doesn’t make sense. Why doesn’t it make sense? People vote with their wallets is it not? It seems like the most vocal group are ex-xbox owners trying to validate their decision to jump ship.


  12. Aerith xTifa

    August 31, 2010 at 16:29

    Haha, and once more the stupidity erupts. Just so you Sony fangirls know, PSN will not be free forever.
    Yes Microsoft is a big evil corporation, but the used above who suggested changing platform if you don’t like it is talking the most sense. We’ve known the Evil Empire have been nasty since the 90s and the windows monopoly, why is it so surprising that a multinational corporation is raising prices on a product they know will sell?
    I mean ffs, the price freeze since launch was never going to last and now people are getting knickers in a twist because their parents might look twice at their credit card bill. You guys are maggots


  13. easy

    August 31, 2010 at 16:34

    the issue is not about console choices, but about availability of service access.
    i know its hard to believe, but some people out there actually like their xboxes and like to use the online services. so by not using the service to make a point is cutting off your nose to spite your face.

    therefore the aforementioned statement should be deemed pointless and senseless… imo of course 😉


  14. Steve Hofmeyr

    August 31, 2010 at 16:54

    You have a point but if you are still putting up with the cost to play on live when there are alternatives then obviously the value of live justifies the cost (to the person still subscribing). It’s about value vs cost as with any product. When the number of subscribers fall to offset the profit they would be making with the price increase then obviously the cost have become greater than the value. I guess we’ll see. To say people will just continue with XBL regardless of cost is silly imo.
    And just for the record, I oppose this price increase 😉


  15. RSA-Ace

    August 31, 2010 at 16:54

    What makes you think PSN won’t be free (for the PS3’s lifetime)? It’s been stated many times that gaming online will always be free on the PS3. Extra ‘features’ may come at a subscription cost in the future but as long as gaming is free that’s a huge plus.


  16. Jonni

    August 31, 2010 at 17:17

    Stoked I bought points and 12month sub this morning:)


  17. Pier

    August 31, 2010 at 18:05

    Yea, I also have to question the validity of Evo. I mean, I’ve never hear of them, and they are now the forerunners in revealing MS’s MS point rollout plan?

    Unlikely. Was Microsoft asked for comment? Am I asking too much from a media outlet?


  18. Clive

    August 31, 2010 at 18:21

    Its seems that they must be referring to prepaid memberships because once people knew about the increase they could just go buy a crap load of cards and make $$$ on them once the increase arrives!


  19. Nick de Bruyne

    August 31, 2010 at 19:36

    Evo pointed it out, I have updated the post to let everyone know that we are getting more information out, but we do know that a whole bunch of suppliers are completely out of stock now.


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