Xbox ‘Countdown’ sale gets a new batch of games in its second week

If you own an Xbox One, chances are it was hard to miss the kick-off of the Xbox “Countdown” sale last week, as not only were a bunch of great games on sale, but Microsoft is saying that it’s the biggest sale period ever for the console. Although you’re now out of time to catch those deals, fear not, as a new batch of games has been discounted.

All the basics are the same as week one, so the best discounts are going to be available to Xbox Live Gold members, as they get an extra 10 percent off. There are no restrictions, though, so you may find it worth your while to sign up just for the discounts, depending on how much you plan on spending during the sale.

There are too many games on sale to list here, but some of the highlights for Xbox One owners include Fallout 4 for $50, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for $40, and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for $48. If you’re looking to spend less, there are still some great options like Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for $30 or Alien: Isolation for $10 (or $7.50 with Xbox Live Gold).

If you’re still hanging on to your Xbox 360, Microsoft hasn’t forgotten you. The 360 version of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is on sale for $33, while The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is down to $15.

In addition to the week-long deals, daily deals are also available through December 31. Today’s deals are Saints Row IV Re-Elected and Gat Out of Hell for the Xbox One for $16, and Saints Row: Gat out of Hell for the Xbox 360 for $10.

For the full list of deals, head over to Major Nelson’s blog. As we noted last week, standard deals are listed alongside the “Countdown” sale discounts, though whether or not a game is part of the sale is noted next to the game on the list.


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