Xbox Previews the Countdown Sale

By Kelly Packard,
As we approach the end of the year, we welcome big sales on all of our favorite gaming platforms. Xbox's sale, Countdown, is due to start on Thursday. Promising more than 350 daily and weekly deals, discounts on more than 40+ backwards compatibility titles and more, Xbox is calling it "the biggest sale ever for the Xbox Store."

The sale starts on December 22nd and will be live almost three weeks until January 9th. The "get Gold for $1" promotion has also returned, so everyone can get in on the deeper discounts Gold members are eligible to receive. Starting on December 21st, gamers can take advantage of the US$1 month-long gold subscription. The sale is advertised as "up to 60% off," with Gold members eligible to receive an extra 10% off the already-discounted sale prices.

If you're using your Xbox as an all-in-one entertainment system instead of just a gaming device, TV and movies will not be left out of the sale, with films like Suicide Squad and Deadpool advertised to be available at a discount.

Skyrim, just one of the many titles joining the saleSkyrim, just one of the many titles joining the sale

If you didn't get a chance to dissect every second of the video, we've compiled lists of all the advertised titles:

Xbox One

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Xbox 360

Presumably, there will also be Windows 10 titles on sale. As for the other 300+ deals, we'll just have to wait until Thursday to find out.
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.