It will be worse
The Reg's exploration of Microsoft's site in other nations and languages – a tricky thing to do given Redmond geo-targets content – doesn't yield conclusive proof the hike is global.
don't forget that the US Charge is without TAX. By the time it gets over there it will be $1 = £1 and 20% VAT to boot.
They have to pay for all those unsold Surface RT's somehow don't they?