Come November 1st, 2010 Microsoft will increase the yearly price of their Xbox Live Gold membership by $10, from $49.99 to $59.99. While the 3-month membership will see a $5 increase to $24.99. The 1-month membership will continue to be $10. This pricing only affects Xbox Live Members in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom or the United States.
The price increase is a reflection of the additional services that Microsoft has added over the years. This would include Facebook support, Netflix and other services.
Major Nelson made this announcement this morning and stated that you can order your memberships now and lock in the original price. If you’re smart, you’ll track down an online retailer who sells the membership for $30 to $40 and by a few years worth. We don’t think they ever expire.
Right now Amazon has the 12-month Xbox Gold membership for $40.