Microsoft to "Test" Lower Pricing For Xbox One Digital Games


xbox one logoStarting tomorrow, Ryse: Son of Rome will be on sale for $39.99 on the Xbox Games store. While the sale, which runs through February 24, may be nothing more than a temporary price slash, a line of tweets from Xbox studio manager Mike Ybarra suggests otherwise.

“Lot of people asked for better deals on our digital marketplace, so we’re testing some, and 2/18 through 2/24 you can get Ryse: Son of Rome off digital marketplace for $39.99! Special deal on add ons starts 2/25,” Ybarra stated. “That’s far better than the used price at GameStop and others! Go digital!”

The demand for cheaper digital games has been a hot topic since the release of the next gen consoles. If Microsoft does in fact decide to make digital games cheaper than their physical counterparts, then we could see a monumental shift in how games are purchased in the near future.

What are your thoughts on discounted digital games? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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  • Jon McSwain

    This is a brilliant plan! I wish Microsoft would also start giving more “free” content with the Gold Xbox live subscription. People that have purchased the Xbox One aren’t getting the “Games with Gold” because they aren’t playing their 360 anymore. Microsoft should begin catering to the Xbox One crowd now. It/We are their future.