Xbox Live Price Drop Discounts 12 Month Gold Membership

A new Xbox Live price drop discounts a 12 month Gold subscription to the service by $20.

The membership normally costs $59.99 for that amount of time, however, the discount that is being offered through Dell drops it down to $39.99. This will acquire the buyer an Xbox Live Gold Card membership that will be good for 12 months.

"Take advantage of the very best value for all the goodness of gold!," reads the description. "Your Xbox Live Gold membership lets you connect and play with friends around the world and watch thousands of HD movies instantly from Netflix."

Microsoft also plans to experiment with lower prices for its digital games for the Xbox One console.

"Lot of people asked for better deals on our digital marketplace, so we're testing some," said Microsoft studio manager Mike Ybarra.

The first of these titles to receive a significant price cut will be Ryse: Son of Rome. From Feb. 18 until Feb. 24 the Games on Demand version of it will be available for $39.99 with more discounts set to roll out for add-ons between Feb. 25 and Feb. 27.

A DLC titled Mars' Chosen Pack is scheduled to launch on Feb. 28 and will include new maps, a new character skin, and a new co-operative Survival mode.

Ybarra ended his tweet by comparing the company's new digital game price cuts to GameStop.

"That's far better than the used price at GameStop and others! Go digitial," he said.

Microsoft first announced that it was considering slashing prices on Xbox One games that are purchased through its online network in digital format towards the end of last month.

The company's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrd stated that Xbox Live's digital prices might be revised in a Reddit thread where users were complaining about those versions costing more than physical copies.

"We are way aware of this and many of the concerns of the community," he said while stating that competitive pricing is on the agenda.