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If you're looking to get in some gaming over the holidays, then you'll want to mark your calendar for Dec. 22. According to a recent announcement from Microsoft, that's when the Xbox Store will host its “biggest sale ever.”
Those words probably shouldn't be taken too lightly, as there have been plenty of fantastic sales on the Xbox Store. Assuming the marketing folks aren't just slinging around hyperbole, Xbox gamers could be in for some last-minute holiday treats in just 48 hours.
This sale is so big, apparently, that they decided to put together a trailer just to get everybody hyped for it. Let's see if is works...
Well, they've certainly gained our attention. Coming in at just 42 seconds in length, quite a few heavy hitters are shown off in the above montage. From Rise of the Tomb Raider to Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Halo 5 to Fallout 4, there's a little something for everyone on display here. Those are all brand new games, too, so we're certainly curious to see how much of a discount we can expect on some of the biggest games of the fall.
There will, of course, be many other games up for grabs, so you might even find some deep discounts on a game or two that you've had your eye on but haven't quite pulled the trigger yet. According to the announcement, the sale begins Dec. 22 and runs through Jan. 7. Gamer will be able to get daily and weekly deals on oodles of games, with savings of between 40 and 60 percent off. Oh, and if you're an Xbox Live Gold member, you can expect to save an additional 10 percent on everything on sale.
All told, Microsoft is anticipating more than 200 games being discounted throughout that sale window. Other games shown off in the trailer include titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops III, The Witcher III, Destiny, Metal Gear Solid V and Forza. It looks like you can expect plenty of options whether you're gaming on the Xbox One or Xbox 360, too. And in case you'd rather watch than play, loads of movies and TV shows are being included in the sale, too.
We know that you're supposed to shop for others during the holidays, but that doesn't mean you can't snag a few stocking-stuffers for yourself along the way. Plus, the sale will be continuing for more than a week after the holidays, meaning you'll have an opportunity to grab something special that didn't make it off of the wish list this year. What else were you planning on spending that check from the grandparents on, anyway?
Microsoft has set up a festive sale page for the big event, so be sure to check it out daily starting Dec. 22. There's no telling what you might find.