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Update (12/29 3:30pm): Microsoft has kicked off week two of the Xbox Store’s digital sale. Notable titles include: Fallout 4, Gears of War Ultimate Edition and Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain. You’ll find well over 50 deals for Xbox One and another handful of title for Xbox 360. View the entire sale here. Discounts are set to be available until January 7th.

Microsoft has launched the Xbox Store’s “biggest sale ever”. The Countdown is set to run for 17 days will deals on “hundreds of games, movies, TV shows and apps.” The sale kicked off today with a set of deals which will be refreshed periodically through the end of the year. Additionally, there will be daily specials that offer greater discounts along the way and extra savings for Gold Members.

While some of the prices are not as strong as the deals we see on physical discs in our daily games roundup, if you’re in the market for a digital copy this sale is your best bet. Another notable piece is the inclusion of many discounted add-ons and DLCs for popular titles like Destiny, Batman: Arkham Knight, Forza and more. Head below for our top pick-picks from this event.

Before you get started, you’ll want to make sure that you have an active Xbox Live Gold Membership to see the fully discounted prices. If you don’t currently have one, purchase and activate it today to login to see the special sale price on these games for Gold members.

Xbox One:

  • Battlefield Bundle (includes BF4 and Hardline): $30 (Reg. $50)
  • Call of Duty Black Ops III: $50 (Reg. $60)
  • Destiny Taken King DLC: $30 (Reg. $40)
  • Forza DLCs up to 75% off
  • Halo 5 Guardians: $48 (Reg. $60)
  • Minecraft Story Mode – Episodes 1-5: $19 (Reg. $25)
  • NBA 2K16: $45 (Reg. $60)
  • Rare Replay: $25 ($30)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: $40 (Reg. $60)
  • …and the rest of the sale…

Xbox 360:

  • Joy Ride Turbo: $5 (Reg. $10)
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider Anniversary: $4 (Reg. $6)
  • LEGO Star Wars The Complete Sage: $5 (Reg. $7)
  • King’s Quest The Complete Collection: $27 (Reg. $31)
  • Tomb Raider Legend: $4 (Reg. $6)
  • Tomb Raider Underworld: $4 (Reg. $6)
  • …and the rest of the sale…

Thanks to backwards compatibility, Xbox One gamers can take advantage of this sale to play eligible 360 games. During the sale, apps like Sling TV, Crunchyroll and CBS All Access are all offering exclusive one-month free trials. Be sure to check back throughout the month for new additions to this promotion.

Source: Xbox Wire/Major Nelson


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