With the Steam Summer Sale over, Microsoft has decided to discount a ton of games for Windows 10 PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. Dubbed the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale, it takes place from July 5 to July 11.
"The Ultimate Game Sale features over 250 deals on Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles, and for the first time ever the sale will include discounts on Windows 10 games and special pricing for Xbox One consoles. Save up to 40 to 60 percent on Xbox games, with some titles at more than 60 percent off. If you're an Xbox Live Gold member, you can save up to an additional 10 percent. Discounts are valid from 05 July through 11 July 2016," writes Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, Microsoft's Director of Programming.
Standout offers include last generation classic Red Dead Redemption at Rs. 524.65 (Rs. 374.75 if you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription). Well worth the price of admission considering a physical copy is hard to come by and the game will eventually be playable on the Xbox One via backwards compatibility.
On Microsoft's current generation console, Grand Theft Auto V is Rs. 2,450 (Rs. 2,100 if you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription) instead of Rs. 3,500. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is Rs. 2,793 (Rs. 2,394 if you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription) rather than Rs. 3,990.
But one of the better deals seems to be for Wolfenstein: The New Order. It usually retails for an absurd Rs. 5,500 digitally. However the Ultimate Game Sale pegs it at Rs. 1,815. An Xbox Gold subscription drops it further to Rs. 1,375.
Although getting games cheap is always better for consumers, keep in mind that most Xbox One games are around a 30GB to 40GB download while games like Quantum Break and Halo 5 are in excess of 120GB and 80GB respectively. For some, with slow Internet speeds or small data caps, it could work out to be a whole lot more expensive than ordering a physical copy from websites like Amazon or walking down to a store and buying an Xbox One game on a disc.