Microsoft Slashes Xbox Game Price Exclusively for the Holidays

Looks like the upcoming holidays would be super fun for the entire gaming industry as Microsoft-the tech giant is planning to slash down the price of its gaming console Xbox. As per the reports the countdown has already begun with just a few days left now, official days being December 22 to January 7, 2016. The reports also suggest that the countdown sale will include both daily and weekly discounts on digital games for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 as well as apps, TV shows, and movies and will be available worldwide via the Xbox Store.

From the time of its launch two years back, Microsoft has been busy pushing the Xbox One with a separate promotion currently offering $50 off the market price of console offering two free games along with it. Xbox 360 is designed exclusively for buyers who are one the lookout for a less pricey and more basic console and is still quite popular and keeping this factor in mind the upcoming Countdown sale includes deals for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 wherein the company is offering up to 40 percent to 60 percent off.

Microsoft's goal is to nab last-minute holiday shoppers as well as those looking for bargains after Christmas. In terms of monthly sales, Xbox One stands at a Number-2 position after Sony Playstation 4 and over the past few years, Microsoft has been able to boost its overall demand by slashing the prices, offering more promotions and bundling free games alongside.

After facing criticism for the lack of blockbuster titles in Xbox One, Microsoft made a concerted effort pooling down an array of games to lure in more buyers. As per the reports, the Countdown sale will offer discounts on popular titles such as Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Forza Motorsport 6, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Fallout 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Another major criticism that was being faced by Xbox One was its lack of backward compatibility with many of its owners who bought a Xbox One were unable to play any of their existing games. Microsoft resolved this limitation too this year, allowing Xbox One buyers to play more than 100 games designed for the 360 with most being in the pipeline.

Microsoft has also tried to push the Xbox One as a full entertainment center rather than just a game console and as per reports the sale will cut prices on hundreds of movies and TV shows, including "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation," "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and "Mad Max: Fury Road." and while the sale is On, Xbox One owner will be able to check out free one-month trials of many apps like Sling TV, Crunchyroll and CBS All Access. The company also advises its consumers to visit the official Countdown page or the MajorNelson page starting December 22 to check out the latest details on the sale.