It seems like just yesterday the Xbox Black Friday sale was here and now it’s time for the annual Xbox Countdown Sale. As usual, there are discounts of up to 75% with additional savings of up to 10% for Xbox Live Gold members. This year, there are over 650 games, add-ons, and subscriptions Xbox owners can save big on.
For starters, for those that don’t have Xbox Live Gold or the Xbox Game Pass yet, both can be had for only $1USD for the first month. Even if you don’t plan on keeping either, the Xbox Live Gold is worth it just for the additional savings on titles in the Xbox Countdown Sale. However, Xbox Live Gold also allows you to play online with and against others, as well as entitles you to four free games — two for Xbox One and two for Xbox 360 which are backward compatible and playable on the Xbox One — each month while you are a member.
There are also daily deals this year, starting today and running through December 31st. Today’s deal is 50% off (60% off for Xbox Live Gold) Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition which brings the price down from $39.99USD/$49.99CAD to $16.00USD/$20.00CAD. You’ll have to check back daily to see what the deal of the day is though as Xbox is obviously keeping this under wraps for now.
As for the deals on the Xbox One, everything from Destiny 2 to Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Cuphead are on sale. Some of the bigger discounted games (up to 75-85% off) include Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Defense Grid 2, Just Cause 3, Thief, Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass, and much more. If you’re looking for some older games to play that you may have missed, Backward Compatible games on sale include Wolfenstein 3D, various Assassin’s Creed titles, the BioShock series, and Blue Dragon — just to name a few. You can check out the full list in the link below.
What do you think about the 2017 Xbox Countdown Sale? Any games you’ve been waiting for on the list with enough savings to make you pull out your wallet? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: Major Nelson