A few hours ago, many journalists and content creators accused Xbox Brazil of requesting a recall of Xbox Series X|S consoles sent to websites to cover the game’s availability. on the platform.
According to reports, the decision may be a retaliation after the controversial price of the Xbox Series S was reported in Brazil.
Journalist and photographer Nelson Alves Jr., who worked with Xbox Brasil, was the first to announce on the social network X (or Twitter, if you prefer) that Microsoft will take revenge against the media Report that asks about the Xbox price increase. , asking for the return of consoles borrowed for the newsroom.
Are we going to put the park on fire? Let’s go.
I just noticed that XboxBR (or XboxMX, the same shit) are RETALIA vehicles that _dared_ ask about the bad abuse in the S. level: they are bringing back consoles loaned to the media room. PATHETIC, AUTHORITATIVE. Are you going to FanFest? The struggle.
— Nelson Alves Jr. (@nelsonalvesjr) October 31, 2023
Another expert who supports Microsoft’s decision is Ariel de Souza, the content creator of the Combo Infinito website. He also showed himself on his profile on X that the information about the return request is true.
Many people asked me to talk about the information that Xbox Brazil will ask for the Series X and S consoles delivered at the beginning of the next generation.
Yes, this is happening.
From the beginning, the contract sent with consoles talks about borrowing money for the time…
— ArielKombo (@arielsis) October 31, 2023
It is common for game companies to provide products to selected media outlets for social media. Consoles are always offered on loan with no end date, but companies have the right to request the return of video games whenever they want.
Many experts from other websites commented on the controversy and were angered by the need to retaliate after the criticism of the upgrade price of the Xbox Series S in Brazil . However, others believe that Microsoft is planning to exit the Brazilian gaming market.
Wow… What an avalanche for Xbox and for all of us with everything that happened. Apparently the increase in the price of the Series S is the cause of something bigger? There are many things to investigate and investigate, of course, but every post about this topic gives “fear”… https://t.co/eybFu2Hozr
– Bruno Micali in: games, games, games. (@MicaliBruno) October 31, 2023
The controversy started when Microsoft updated the price of the Xbox Series S to R$ 3,599, an increase of R$ 950 compared to the previous price. The company reiterates that the website will be updated with new information soon.
The decision was not well received by the players, being heavily criticized on social media. According to Jez Corden, editor-in-chief of Windows Central, the decision to change was not made by the Latin America division (LATAM) but by the company’s “highest echelon”.
I keep getting DMs about Xbox LATAM or Mexico being responsible for the Xbox Series S price increase in Brazil.
Xbox LATAM will have nothing to do with it though. This is a 100% top business decision from Xbox, nothing to do with Xbox LATAM.
— Jez (@JezCorden) October 31, 2023
To date, Xbox Brazil has not commented on the situation.