Microsoft Starts Selling Titanfall-Branded Two-Year Xbox Live Subscriptions for $100 - HotHardware
Microsoft Starts Selling Titanfall-Branded Two-Year Xbox Live Subscriptions for $100

Microsoft Starts Selling Titanfall-Branded Two-Year Xbox Live Subscriptions for $100

Time flies, doesn't it? That seems especially true when it comes to Xbox Live Gold subscriptions -- before you know it, Microsoft is nagging you that it's nigh time renew that 12-month subscription you purchased last year, leaving you to wonder where the time went. Inevitably, you end up picking up another 12-month card, so if Microsoft offered a 24-month subscription at a discount, would you bite?

Microsoft is determined to find out. Gamers in the U.K. can already head over to GAME and purchase a downloadable 24-month Xbox Live Gold membership for £59.99 (around $100 in U.S. currency). A 12-month subscription typically sells for £39.99 (~$67), so there's a bit of a discount in buying two full years upfront.

Xbox Live Gold Titanfall

Will the U.S. market see the same subscription option? We heard rumors Microsoft would it would, and sure enough, Amazon is now offering a 24-month code for $100. In comparison, a 12-month subscription sells for just shy of $60, so that translates into a $20 savings if you go the 24-month route. These are retail costs, mind you.

Xbox Live Gold 24 Months

If you're a fan of deal sites, it's not unusual to find a 12-month Xbox Live Gold card selling for between $35 and $40, such as the one Walmart is currently offering (it also comes bundled with a co-branded NFL stadium bag and coupon for $10 off NFLShop.com). Picking up a pair of those is still the better deal, though it's probably only a matter of time before discounted 24-month cards hit the deal scene as well.
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I wonder if they realize Live might be a dieing service, and are trying to get everything out of it that they can. Its a ridiculous assessment i know, but i wouldn't put it past microsoft to try to "hold on" to there customers.

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There's not much chance of Xbox Live going belly up. It's a growing service that's now up to 48 million members in 41 countries. As a result, Xbox Live transactional revenues were up 25 percent in the first quarter of Microsoft's fiscal 2014.

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Kyle Housty

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When I first saw this I thought you got the game along with the subscription

I was like heck yeah I'll buy that lol

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I highly doubt that Xbox live is going anywhere

Counsel gameplay will always have a role in online gameplay

But this is just my opinion

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Alex; Live! is definitely not dying and that is no the reason why they are offering 2 year subscription.

This is them just giving it a try. It isn't like they will lose any money on this since they will only be printing up cheap plastic cards that if not sold will just be recycled with virtually no loss. I am sure there would be people interested in 2 years up front. It is a lot like other services say domain names, you can normally renew a domain for between 1-9 years? Often at no discount for adding additional years but for many reasons there are those of us who would prefer to purchase several years in advance. Same for Live! even without a discount some will prefer the convenience of not worrying about it for a longer period of time.

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