All year, Microsoft has found ways to boost sales of its Xbox One gaming and entertainment console. For one day only, the company’s retail stores are joining in on the festivities. As part of its Holiday 2015 sales, Microsoft is giving shoppers that purchase an Xbox One bundle two free games with their purchase.
The Microsoft Store announced this latest Xbox One deal this morning on the 12 Days of Deals area on its site. The free games are a part of the annual promotion. Early this week 12 Days of Deals included big savings on an HP Envy Windows 2-in-1. Today the 12 Days of Deals gets shoppers a Lenovo IdeaPad 100 for just $199 instantly. For gamers, it’s this Thursday’s deal that’s the most attractive in the line-up thus far.
Shoppers that purchase one of Microsoft’s Xbox One console bundles from midnight Pacific Standard Time on December 3rd until December 4th get two games with their purchase at no additional cost. Microsoft chooses one of the games included in the Xbox One deal for you; it’s Assassin’s Creed Unity, an open-world adventure game that debuted on the Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PCs last year. The other game is up to the shoppers discretion, with Microsoft saying that its “game of choice” in the description for the savings.
Gotta Be Mobile has contacted Microsoft to get a list of consoles bundles that are eligible tomorrow and will update this story when there’s more information there. It’s possible that Microsoft is using this Xbox One deal to move older console bundles like the original Xbox One + Kinect bundle that’s available for $349.
It’s also possible that Microsoft wants to highlight its latest bundles with this promotion. The console bundle on the listing is the Xbox One Holiday Bundle that Microsoft announced a few months ago. It has 1TB of storage and digital copies of Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay and Order and the Blind Forest. Buyers also get the latest Xbox One Wireless Controller with a headphone port. This bundle costs $399.
All 12 Deals of Deals savings are available online or at Microsoft’s retail stores. Deals online start at midnight Pacific Time and last until the next day. The deals in store last from the moment each store opens until the moment it closes, according to Microsoft.
Separate from the 12 Days of Deals, Microsoft has some general Xbox deals to take advantage of. The Kinect for Xbox One accessory is $99.99 and comes with a copy of Dance Central Spotlight. Originally, Microsoft sold it on its own for $99.99. The Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Four headset for Xbox One is $79.99. Regularly, this headset sells for $99.95.
Xbox One owners can connected a TV tuner directly to their console with an antenna and watch broadcast television through the Xbox One’s OneGuide app. The Microsoft Store has the TV tuner accessory and a companion antenna for $99, down $30 from its normal price. Microsoft plans to add broadcast television recording sometime in early 2016 to the Xbox One, making this accessory a smart buy for some.
NBA Live 15 for Xbox One is $12.99. Madden NFL 15 for Xbox One is just $39.99. Lords of the Fallen, Walking Dead: Season Two, Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition, Rayman Legends, Terraria, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, Call of Duty Ghosts, Lego The Movie Videogame, WWE 2K15, Shadow Warrior, The Amazing Spiderman 2, NHL 15 Ultimate Edition and Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark are all on sale today.
Microsoft doesn’t say when these separate Xbox One deals will come to an end. Presumably, it’s until supplies last.
Microsoft says that all bundles qualify for this deal except refurbished consoles.