12 Days of Deals, Day 8: Get 2 Free Games with Select Xbox One Consoles

Posted on December 12, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox One with 0 Comments

12 Days of Deals, Day 8: Get 2 Free Games with Select Xbox One Consoles

It’s day 8 of Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals promotion, and the software giant is offering a great deal on select Xbox One consoles.

This would seem to be coincidental with today’s other Xbox One S sale news—Microsoft is now offering $50 off all Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles and bundles—but I’m thinking that the firm was planning this all along.

That is, if you go back to Microsoft’s original announcement about this year’s 12 Days of Deals promotion, you’ll see that Day 8 was listed as “Save $50 and get 2 free games with select Xbox One consoles, plus save big on Xbox accessories and games.”

And that is indeed the deal. What’s changed is that all consoles and bundles are now $50 off, and will be through December 24. Which means that if you buy one of those select consoles today, you’ll also get two free games, assuming you buy from the Microsoft Store only. Great deal, right?

Three’s just one (major) caveat: “The value of free game[s] must not exceed $39.99 USD or $59.99 CAD [each]. Limited games available and subject to change.” Etc., etc.

Still, that’s up to $80 worth of additional freebies, or $90 if you include the fact that you can also get $10 off of one year of Xbox Live Gold if you buy that too. So this is worth paying attention to if you’re in the market, and are willing to do a bit of work.

First, each of the following (e.g. “select”) Xbox One S bundles now come with two additional free games:

Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle (500GB) – $250

Xbox One S FIFA 17 Bundle (500GB) – $250

Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle (1TB) – $299

Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundle (500GB) – $249.00

Xbox One Tom Clancy’s The Division Bundle (1TB) – $229

So what are the games you can get?

I’d imagine this would be easier at retail, but if you’re shopping online, you’ll see that Microsoft has a wide range of Xbox One games on sale right now, including many at 50 percent off, which makes this deal all the more viable.

For example, ReCore (which is just OK) is $20, normally $40. And FIFA 17, NHL 17, NBA 2K17 Standard Edition, Battleborn (just $10, normally $60), Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, WWE 2K16, Dying Light: The Following Enhanced, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, and many other titles all now fall into the at that $39.99 and under category, today only. So look around, this may really work out for you.

Happy shopping.


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