Microsoft confirms Xbox Live Gold subscription prices will increase in six countries.

Microsoft will soon be increasing Xbox Live Gold subscription prices in six countries next month.

The reader's email reportedly said that the monthly price will triple from R50 £2.2, $3.19 to R159 £7, $10.15 .

The hike aims to bring the prices in line with those of the US where it is $9.99 per month and $59.99 per year.

Xbox Live Gold codes are not region-locked.

"These accounts never migrated to Xbox 360 and as a result they have been inactive for quite some time," Xbox Live programming director Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb wrote in a blog post.

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