We have been asking Microsoft for more than a decade regarding the official launch of Xbox in Malaysia. Over and over again, the response we received showed that the company doesn’t seem interested in doing so which is the opposite of its rival Sony who has made its PlayStation console officially available in Malaysia since 1995.
Hence, Malaysian gamers who are interested to get their hands on Xbox consoles usually turn to parallel importers who would source them from Singapore for local game shops. So, if you are wondering about the amount that you have to pay for the upcoming Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, then the retail pricing of the consoles for Singapore should be a matter of interest to you.
According to the official Facebook page for Xbox Singapore, the Xbox Series X will carry a price tag of SGD 699 (~RM 2130) while the Xbox Series S goes for SGD 459 (~RM 1399). Both consoles will be made available over there starting from 10 November, just like in the United States.
Now that you already have the baseline pricing for the consoles, you then need to consider import charges and seller’s margin. Let’s assume that there is an additional RM 300 on top of the selling price to cover those extra charges; that means you are looking at around RM 2400 and RM 1700 respectively, as the probable starting price of these consoles at local game stores.
Since the consoles are not being officially released into Malaysia, this also means that their pricing is not being regulated by Microsoft and would fluctuate according to the demand from local gamers. So, if you are planning to get the new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S straight away through your local game stores this coming November, be prepared to pay more than what you originally expected.