Microsoft's best Xbox promotion yet can get you up to 2 free games

Microsoft has announced their best deal yet for buying an Xbox One, giving you two games free if you buy a new console. The promotion runs from September 7th to the September 13th, so you need to act fast if you want in on this deal.

The promotion offers you one free game of your choice, under $59.99 (so any normal game, no premium editions) when you buy any new Xbox One console. Ok, so that's one free game, but how can you get two? Well, the deal includes bundles. If you buy Xbox One bundles with Madden or Forza, you can chose another game which gets you two free games as these bundles are included in the promotion.

This is a great deal for anyone who is looking to buy an Xbox One. The console now starts at $399 and with two free games, bumps the value up to around $520.

This promotion only runs for a few days and includes any Xbox One game that has been released. Pre-order games are not part of the promotion but there are quite a few games that just came out that are worth checking out, such as Diablo III.

If you have been on the fence about buying an Xbox One, this might be the best deal you will see before Christmas. Although, if they are offering this deal once, we suspect they may offer it again if they see a large jump in sales.

Source: Xbox Wire

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It would be nice if MS gave nice things to, like, you know, the Day One owners!

They are trying to build their base - great. Everyone who waited to buy the Xbox, even paying full price, got more than the lowly Day One achievements. Yes, there is a price that early adopters, like may, pay, but at the same time some little efforts can be made to make the people who essentially have live-tested the Xbox One feel special.

deck said,
It would be nice if MS gave nice things to, like, you know, the Day One owners!

They are trying to build their base - great. Everyone who waited to buy the Xbox, even paying full price, got more than the lowly Day One achievements. Yes, there is a price that early adopters, like may, pay, but at the same time some little efforts can be made to make the people who essentially have live-tested the Xbox One feel special.

Why? Day one users get to use the console day one. Why should they care now about deals going on? If it wasnt good buying value day one why buy it? If it was, why care that someone else is getting a free game?

That's the early adopter curse. I could have also went to store and bought a regular console on the same day. Same difference; I have the console day one, but no real benefit.

It's not that they are offering incentives to sucker in new buyers; that's standard practice. What's frustrating is that they have the day one early adopter suckers who, for the most part, actually care about the console and wanted to buy it, and we are forgotten with the rest of the tossed day one cardboard boxes.

It's not an entitlement thing. I just wish that existing users could benefit on occasion. Think of (good) service providers. My cable company regularly lowers my bill or gives me incentives/discounts because I'm a long term customer.

I intend to use my Xbox One for at least 5 years, pay for Gold all the way through, and buy games and media. As a customer, what incentive do I have to stick around with Xbox when the PS4 makes its own compelling arguments? And if the price is right, why not drop Xbox entirely for PS4? Surely there will be some great incentives to sucker in new buyers.

I know the lesson is simple; don't buy anything until a year in. I know the rule. But then you have cases like Sony, where their console is actually selling with fewer purchase incentives. Mind you, they treat their 'Day One' folks just as poorly.

Anyway, now I'm just ranting disjointedly.

I see your point. The cable internet thing bugs the snot out of me. The difference is that is a monthly fee every month where as the xbox is a buy it once thing. But I would argue that the xbone has had much better value since launch than the ps4 with its monthly updates and added gold options. I just think early buys are buying the hardware for day to play. And isnt the value in playing? Its worth the price reduction that happens 6 months into it. It would be nice if they got something like maybe points or after 2 years or something every xbone owner gets a free game or something. I dont know.

early adopters got for free Halo Spartan Assault ($10), Max The Curse of Brotherhood ($15), Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition ($15), Crimson Dragon ($20), Strike Suite Zero ($20), and Super Time Force ($15).

dirtyvu said,
early adopters got for free Halo Spartan Assault ($10), Max The Curse of Brotherhood ($15), Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition ($15), Crimson Dragon ($20), Strike Suite Zero ($20), and Super Time Force ($15).

No. These games come with a paid Gold subscription and are accessible to everyone who pays for Gold at the time of the game's release. I also paid for the EA Vault; are those games 'free' (they definitely aren't an early adopter bonus) ?

Also, they only started the Free Games for Gold program for Xbox One 4 months ago, over 6 months after it was released. And, because Xbox One is still relatively new (early adopter curse, to a lesser extent), they offer fewer games than on 360 (which usually offers two games, while Xbox One has had two months with just one game and a carryover from the previous month).

people who pick up an Xbox One now will not see that these were free. like you said, they were only free during that past time when these people did not have an Xbox One. there were a couple 360 games I missed out on because I just forgot. I can't go back in time to get them. And a lot of people didn't add the games to their purchase history because they didn't even know if they could (because they owned the 360 and not the One).

dirtyvu said,
people who pick up an Xbox One now will not see that these were free. like you said, they were only free during that past time when these people did not have an Xbox One. there were a couple 360 games I missed out on because I just forgot. I can't go back in time to get them. And a lot of people didn't add the games to their purchase history because they didn't even know if they could (because they owned the 360 and not the One).

This is true; so people who buy the console later won't benefit from the past freebies. But they aren't really free, which is the bigger point. You pay for those games with you Gold fee; this is the service you are buying. If you buy the console now, you weren't paying for Gold service before so why should you benefit from those deals? You can benefit from new deals going forward.

But this isn't an early adopter issue because it's a service you pay for. Secondly, they generally (but not always) offer indie games or older titles. Whereas if I buy a console in two days, I can get up to two modern, big games for free.

Ultimately, the difference that needs to be understood is that Gold is a paid service, and the 'free games for Gold' are part of why one buys this service. There is nothing special about the service, except for when you jump on board. But from then on, you are paying for that service. (I don't know if Xbox follows the same routine, but when I stopped paying for PS+ on my PS3, the 'free games' stopped working, which makes the service a requirement to play these games in the future.)

Great deal right there. I'm tempted by this, considering that I want a 2nd One and all.

But I'm really trying to hold out for the White SS:OD One.

But this is very very tempting.

Those who held out for Destiny may want to get the Destiny bundle and maybe pick up Diablo or Watchdogs...