Newbies can get a month of Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass for just a dollar


If you or someone you know is planning on purchasing an Xbox One or looking to get one in the next couple of weeks, there’s a great deal from Microsoft going on that you won’t want to pass up. 

Microsoft is offering discounted rates on Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass, giving new subscribers to both services a month apiece for just $1. You’ll have to pay for the following month at the standard price, but it’s a low introductory price to get a feel for whether either service is worth the monthly or yearly fee. 

Xbox Live Gold is the service required to play most games via Xbox One and Xbox 360 online, where Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that allows players to download their favorite games from a wide selection and play them as long as they’d like while the subscription is valid. 

The two services generally run $59.99 for Xbox Live Gold for a year, and $9.99 for Xbox Game Pass, so you’re saving a decent chunk of change by investing in both for the first month. Just remember to cancel if you’re not interested in keeping both beyond your first month. 

The deal will be live for the next 12 days, so make sure you hop on the discounted rates soon.