Sony Corp’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Corporation’s Xbox One sold millions of units in 2014. While Sony’s latest console was the top gaming console for most of the year, Xbox One surpassed it in terms of sales in November. Microsoft’s device was helped by a price cut and a killer lineup of exclusive games. The two companies will continue to give away free games in January 2015.
Xbox One users to get ‘D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die’
Next month, Microsoft will be offering new games for Xbox One and Xbox 360, while Sony is set to release free games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. According to Major Nelson, Xbox 360 owners will get MX vs.ATV Alive as the first offering in January. It was originally released in Nov.2011 with a price tag of $19.99. But Xbox 360 users who are Gold subscribers will get it for free. MX vs.ATV Alive is an off-road racer that has received positive reviews.
Xbox 360 gamers will also get The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. It will be available for free download from January 16 to January 31. It is second in the Wither game trilogy, as the third installment is due in 2015. The Redmond-based software giant also has a special offering for Xbox One customers. They will get D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die. It will be available for free download on January 1.
PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection
Sony will be giving away The Swapper to PlayStation Plus subscribers. The game was originally released in August 2014 with a price tag of $19.99. PS3 and PS Vita versions of the game will also be available. The other game coming to PlayStation 4 is inFAMOUS First Light. Sony and Microsoft continue to release new games to keep the existing users hooked and attract new buyers.
The consoles gain value from the new free games released every month. The trend is likely to continue throughout the next year.
Sony shares rose 0.67% to $21 in pre-market trading Wednesday.