Xbox Sale Aims At Nostalgia, Cuts Prices On Backwards Compatible Games
From Halo to Fallout, Microsoft reveals sale on classic 360 titles
Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, or have just recently entered the gaming community, you can now get your hands on many of the classic titles that have defined the world of gaming, for just a fraction of the cost.
Perhaps Xbox’s best feature, backwards-compatibility is the technology that allows the current system to support the features of an older system, in this case the Xbox 360. More simply put, it allows the Xbox One to play games that were originally released for the Xbox 360. Because of this technology, gamers like you are able to save time and money, and your old games.
Halo and Fallout are just a tease of the 250+ Xbox 360 titles that Microsoft has put on sale, with more and more being announced every day. These iconic franchises are able to live on with the Xbox One, and are now cheaper than ever before.
This is great news for Xbox One owners, as they are now able to go back in time and relive some of the greatest games without having to purchase a separate Xbox 360 console. If you are new to the world of gaming, you can dive deeper into your favorite franchises without having to switch consoles, or worry about the dreaded Red Ring of Death.
While the full list of titles going on sale has yet to be announced, you can expect to see best-sellers such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the Bioshock series, Left For Dead 2, and many more at prices up to 80% off. Arguably the best thing about this sale is that you don’t even have to leave your couch. The sale goes live on the Xbox Live Marketplace all week, with prices that should compete modestly with Black Friday. All you have to do is jump online, scroll through the titles to find the one you want, purchase it, and it will automatically begin downloading to your console.
Perhaps Microsoft’s goal here is to finally take the edge in the never-ending “battle” between Microsoft and Sony. While Sony’s Playstation 4 is outperforming the Xbox One in sales, Microsoft is able to pride themselves in something Sony hasn’t quite perfected: backwards-compatibility. Sony opted for an online streaming option to play older titles. Although it may be somewhat effective, users aren’t able to choose what titles become playable, and there’s a separate monthly fee that must be paid in order to access the service.
Whatever the reason for the sale, gamers everywhere can rejoice. Whether you’re looking to add to your collection, or replacing your copy of Halo 3 your friend has been borrowing since 2008, now is the time to do it. Sit down, beat the crowd, and game on.