Buying an Xbox Live subscription is like committing yourself to 98% chance of raging while gaming online by 12 year-olds who'll often think you're the worst Xbox gaming player that's ever lived. And here's the newsflash, if you're not the worst player that's ever grace the virtual plains of Xbox Live gaming, then these kids will be sure to let you know the truth.
Joking aside, Xbox Live subscription/points lets you rock out on some very popular multiplayer titles such as the ever popular Halo series and any CoD series. The Xbox Live marketplace also allows you to purchase some pretty decent smaller titles from big studios to small independent developers alike.
Here’s what you need to about know about Xbox LIVE prices:
Don’t buy a 12-month subscription for more than $50. If you renew your Xbox LIVE subscription for the full $59.99 list price you’re getting ripped off. The product itself may be worth that much to most of us, but since there’s almost always an Xbox LIVE discount online why pay more than you have to? The trick is finding a discount, and that’s where Dealzon comes in.
A year’s subscription has been known to be as low as $34.99, but more often than there is an offer for around $45. If not Amazon is almost always $50 or less.
Themed Xbox LIVE cards are worthless, unless they come with some sort of specifically mentioned bonus... i.e. a bonus month of comes with a Halo 4 themed card.
A 3-month subscription is harder to find a discount on. Regularily they cost $24.99 but a good deal on one ranges anywhere between $15-$20 price range while a “hot deal” is in the $10-$15 range.
Physical Card vs. Online Code
When buying an Xbox LIVE subscription online you’ll often be faced with two options: physical card or online code. For the most part just just buy the cheaper option, BUT if both a physcial card and online code are identical in price, or time is of the essence, buy the online code. When an online code is bought you’ll receive it via email from the retailer - usually within 30 minutes. A physical card delivers via snail mail and takes a few days to arrive. When you receive the physical card the only valuable thing on it is the code that to be redeemed.