Microsoft is leaning on its Xbox Game Pass program in a big way, as showcased at this year’s X019 event. If you play a lot of video games and want to do it for cheap, Game Pass is a fantastic deal; it offers a huge selection of game for both Xbox One and PC for a flat subscription fee, similar to Netflix. Microsoft’s recently made the deal even better with some great deals for newcomers, and with Black Friday 2019 coming next week, we’ll probably even better deals on Game Pass, Xbox Live Gold, and Game Pass Ultimate (which combines Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold) soon.
For those unfamiliar with the Xbox One’s subscription services, you can find more details on Game Pass for Xbox One and PC, Xbox Live Gold, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at the bottom of this article. As a reminder, these subscriptions stack, so even if you’re already a member and don’t need to renew quite yet, you can save yourself some money in the long-term by buying these subscriptions while they’re cheap.
Plus, catch up on more of Black Friday 2019’s best Xbox One deals so far, including great discounts on games as well as console bundles and accessories.
Best Black Friday deals on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: Get 3 months for $1 (new subscribers only)
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate normally costs $15 a month, which adds up to $45 over three months, but this offer gets you a full three for only $1. This is the best deal we’ve seen for new subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate so far, and it’s available right now for a limited time.
Xbox Live Gold: 3-month membership | $15 (
Starting November 28, Best Buy is selling three months of Xbox Live Gold for $15, a full $10 off its normal price of $25.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: 3-month membership | $25 (
Best Buy will have three-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions for $25 each on November 28. If you happen to miss out on the “buy three months, get three months free” deal at Walmart, then this is the next best thing–buy two, and you’ll have a six-month subscription for $50 (only $5 more).
What is Xbox Game Pass?
Xbox Game Pass for Console
Xbox Game Pass for Console provides access to over 200 Xbox One games. New games are added to the service every month, and users get special discounts on the ones that are leaving just in case players want to keep them. In addition to all this, first-party Xbox One games always launch on Game Pass day one–this has included games like Gears 5, The Outer Worlds, and Forza Horizon 4. It costs $10 a month to join Game Pass for Xbox One.
Xbox Game Pass for PC
Xbox Game Pass for PC provides access to over 150 PC games through the Xbox app on Windows 10. Like the console version, new games are added every month, and special discounts are available in case you want to keep any games on their way out. First-party Xbox One games launch on PC the same day as console, so you gain access to them as well. You can join Game Pass for PC at $1 for the first month, after which the price goes up to $5 a month.
What is Xbox Live Gold?
Xbox Live Gold provides access to online multiplayer, exclusive discounts, and free monthly games. You can subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for $10 a month, $25 for 3 months, or $60 for a year.
What is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate packages the benefits of Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One and PC with Xbox Live Gold. You can join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1 for your first month, after which the price goes up to $15 a month.
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