Microsoft teased a huge slate of discounted games for its Xbox One Black Friday 2015 sale earlier this week. Now the company is ready to deliver on that promise. This morning the company updated its website with a one-stop hub that contains all Xbox related deals that users can expect over the next week. What’s more, the company is letting users with an Xbox Live Gold subscription take advantage of some of the Black Friday 2015 savings earlier.
Microsoft’s Xbox Black Friday 2015 sale kicked off this morning with big discounts on digital games, movies, video and even some entertainment services. The Xbox One is Microsoft’s all-in-one entertainment console. The device boasts live television integration and support for every new video game release.
Xbox Store deals include Battlefield Hardline for $27.99, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for $30, Beyond Eyes for $11.24, FIFA 16 for $41.99, Mortal Kombat X for $34.99, NBA 2K15 for $53.99 and Madden NFL 16 for $41.99. Need for Speed is $41.99. All of these games are for the Xbox One, Microsoft’s latest console. Xbox 360 games on sale include Madden NFL 16 for $41.99, Red Dead Redemption for $22.49, GTA 5 for $31.19 and Halo 4 for $6.60. The library of discounted games is sorted by genre types, making it easy for everyone to find something that they’d like to play for cheap.
Right now, subscribers of Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold gaming service are the only people that can take advantage of these deep discounts this weekend. Subscribers also get a 10% discount on digital games included in the sale. To be clear, this is on top of the savings that all Xbox Live users get. These Black Friday 2015 deals will roll out to everyone with an Xbox Live Account next on November 26th. Shoppers without an Xbox Live Gold subscription shouldn’t fret, Microsoft has slashed the price of Xbox Live Gold to just $1 for a single month, but only for those who are new to the service. To take advantage, users need only purchase a subscription directly through their Xbox One or Xbox 360 or online.
Xbox games on Windows and Windows phones aren’t left in a lurch either. The Xbox Black Friday 2015 deals include Angry Birds Star Wars, Bejeweled Live, Bloons TF5, Bridge Constructor, Hitman Go, Fairway Solitaire, Majong Secrets HD, Rayman Fiesta Run and Mini Motor Racing for just $.10 each in the United States.
Anyone who signs up for a Hulu Plus or Sling TV subscription through their Xbox One console gets a month-long free trial. Traditionally, each of these services provide newcomers with a week-long free trial before their credit cards are charged.
All of this is on top of the surprise Xbox One price cut that Microsoft announced earlier today. Beginning next week, every retailer in the United States will offer the Xbox One for as little as $299. Microsoft is slashing the price of each console bundle by $50. The company says that the savings will only last through Cyber Monday on November 30th. Prices on each console bundle will go up after that. Already these bundles were a terrific deal; all except one Xbox One bundle includes at least one free digital game. Some of these bundles include two free digital games.
If you don’t have an Xbox One console already, but are sure you’re going to purchase one, it’s worth it to go ahead and take advantage of the Black Friday 2015 sales. Prices on some of these games isn’t likely to be this low again for a very long time. You don’t necessarily need a console to make purchases through the Xbox Store. The Xbox Store is available online and directly through Microsoft’s Xbox app on Windows and Windows phone.