It has been nearly a week since Christmas, but that does not mean the holiday deals are completely over. Yesterday Microsoft announced the latest weekly deals for Xbox Live Gold Subscribers. These deals are available to both Xbox One and Xbox 360 users.
A list of Xbox game deals
Here is the list of the following games for the Xbox One: LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, and The LEGO Movie Video Game. The list for Xbox 360 includes LEGO Batman 1, LEGO Batman 2, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4, LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, The LEGO Movie Video Game, LEGO Stars Wars The Complete Saga, and LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.
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The promotions are all part of the Countdown to 2015. The aforementioned deals last through Jan. 5.
Games trump everything else for Xbox users
The market for video game consoles remain strong even with the large influx of mobile games. Microsoft and Sony remain in the lead with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 respectively. Both game consoles received the top selling titles and appeal to serious gamers. In order to compete with devices that play a range of media, including movies, television shows, sports, and music, console makers wanted to boost sales by offering a multimedia console.
Last year Microsoft touted plans to make the Xbox One a cloud-based entertainment system, but the vast majority of the console’s users use it exclusively for gaming purposes. Nilay Patel from The Verge pointed out that all of the top executives behind the change left the company or were moved to other divisions within the company. Marc Whitten was the former Xbox VP, but he now serves as Sono’s chief product officer. Ben Smith was originally the Xbox TV program manager, but now he works for Sonos as well. Xbox Live founder Boyd Multerer recently left the company.