Microsoft Gifts $75 Store Credit And Free Game With Every Xbox One Purchase

If you've been ever-so-patiently waiting for the exact right time to buy an Xbox One game console, now might be it, provided you go through Microsoft's online store. Those who do will receive a free game selection plus a $75 gift code to go along with their console of choice, and yes, those freebies apply to bundles, too.

On the fence between a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One? It's understandable—both are excellent systems with their own pros and cons. For those of you leaning towards an Xbox One and needing a gentle nudge to make a regret-free purchase, Microsoft's latest console has a lot going for it. First, it recently received an overhauled UI based on Windows 10 (dubbed "New Xbox One Experience" or "NXOE"). Secondly, you're getting in on the action post-permanent price cut, and well after Microsoft stopped making its Kinect motion sensor a mandatory part of the package. And lastly, there's never been more potential extras.

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Here's the deal—there are eight qualifying Xbox One consoles that make you eligible to pick out a free game and receive a $75 gift code. The caveat? You can't pick out any title available, the choices are limited to Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed: Unity, and The Crew. Hey, it's better than nothing, right?

These are the console choices:
  • Xbox One + Kinect Bundle (500GB): $399
  • Xbox One Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Bundle (1TB): $399
  • Xbox One 500GB Name Your Game Bundle (500GB): $349
  • Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle (500GB): $349
  • Xbox One Elite Bundle (1TB): $499
  • Xbox One The Lego Movie Videogame Bundle (500GB): $349
  • Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle (1TB): $399
  • Xbox One + Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle (500GB): $349
Depending on your selection, you make out like a bandit. For example, the Holiday Bundle comes with a 1TB Xbox One, new version wireless controller with 3.5mm headset jack, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay (features 30 iconic games from Rare), and Ori and the Blind Forest (full game download), plus the aforementioned bonuses. That's not a bad haul.

If you're ready to hop off the fence, head over to the Microsoft Store and make your selection. You'll see the option to add a free game when you add one of the qualifying consoles to your cart.