Microsoft Hosts a Last-Minute Xbox Holiday Sale

Posted on December 22, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Uncategorized with 8 Comments

With Christmas just days away, Microsoft is making a last-ditch appeal to Xbox fans, who can now save up to 65 percent off of select Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital games and enjoy discounts on select Xbox hardware, subscription services, and other content.

“The Countdown sale officially starts today and now is the perfect opportunity to give thrills with great deals on all things Xbox,” Microsoft’s Will Tuttle announced via the Xbox Wire blog. “There is still time to give thrills with last minute deals on great gifts that you can either buy online and pick it up at a Microsoft Store location near you (US and AU only) or send the gift of digital games and apps from Microsoft Store.”

Here are the savings, which are available on console and online at Microsoft Store and

$100 off Xbox One X and Xbox One S bundles. As previously announced, the Xbox One is $100 off, again. But you can also snag a free copy of the meh-ish Gears of War 4 for free with the purchase of any Xbox One S, Xbox One X or Xbox Wireless controller at participating retailers worldwide.

Xbox digital games. Over 800 Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital games are now on sale for up to 65 percent off, including new titles like Forza Horizon 4Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Battlefield V. Plus, Xbox Live Gold members save an additional 10 percent during the Countdown sale.

First month of Xbox Live Gold and/or Xbox Game Pass for just $1. Both offers are available only to new members, of course.

Free controller engraving. You can get free engraving if you design your own Xbox controller at Xbox Design Labs through the end of the year.

Xbox app savings. There are sale prices and special offers on top Xbox apps like Dolby Access, Nitrado, Amazon Music, and more.

PC game savings. You can save up to 50 percent on popular PC games like Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves, Age of Empires Definitive EditionMinecraft Starter Pack, ARK: Survival Evolved, and more.

Movies and TV show savings. You can save up to 50 percent on select movies and TV shows like Avengers: Infinity War and Mission: Impossible Fallout. And there are new daily deals each day, with even bigger discounts, through the end of the year.

The savings end January 3, 2019.

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