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The holidays are all about giving, but that doesn't mean that you can't give something to yourself, too. If you're looking to enjoy some big savings before ringing in the New Year, then you might want to check out the Xbox Countdown Sale going on right now.
The end of the year is always a big time for virtual marketplace sales and Microsoft is keeping that tradition alive and well this year with its Countdown sale, offering up to 60 percent off of select games. Your savings will be greater so long as you're an Xbox Live Gold member.
In order to keep folks coming back for more, the Countdown Sale offers a collection of daily deals, including games you can get on the cheap for only a limited time. Today's deals, for instance, include Rayman Legends and Peggle 2: Magical Masters Edition. The former is marked down 60 percent for everyone and 67 percent for Gold members, while the latter is down by 67 percent for everyone and 75 percent for Goldies.
On a slightly less limited schedule are the main deals of the promotion, which will be available from now until Dec. 28. All three versions of both Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are marked down by 15-35 percent, for instance, as well as the different versions of Final Fantasy XV. By "version," I mean each of those games has your standard version, as well as their own takes on special, deluxe, uber deluxe, uber special deluxe, etc. versions.
Even smaller games are getting in on the action, with Bard's Gold, Bedlam, Contrast and the Inside/Limbo pack all marked down by nearly half off.
There are far more games being discounted than we could list here, so we encourage you to check out the full rundown and find something to your liking. There's at least a little something from just about every genre imaginable.
And if that's not enough, then the sale includes some discounts on physical goods, too. For instance, you can buy an Xbox One 3 for $249 and get a $30 gift card in return. From headphones to controllers, you can save some big bucks if you shop smart this holiday season.
Speaking of which, have you readers wrapped up your shopping yet? Did you remember to stock a stuffing for yourself, assuming you've been good all year? We'd be interested to know what gaming goods you got for yourself or your loved ones this holiday season. Drop the details into the comments below.