While everyone goes crazy for discounted games during the Black Friday sales season, it’s easy to forget there are two services that bring you free games console games every single month.
A PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold subscription — as well as enabling online multiplayer experiences — keep gamers engaged with a healthy supply of new titles throughout the year.
So long as you keep up your membership you’ll retain access to those digital games.
Right now it’s still possible for US-based gamers to make significant savings on a 12-month membership at a number of retailers.
PS Plus subscriptions offers the best deal with $20 off the price of the usual $59.99 12-month subscription price.
Once completing the purchase you’ll get a digital code, which you can insert on the PlayStation Network.
If you’re an Microsoft console gamer, Xbox Live Gold subscriptions are $10 off, meaning you’ll get a whole year for $49.99.
While the savings aren’t quite as great, you’ll certainly appreciate the discount when it comes time to renew your subscription.
As well as the multiplayer accesss and free games, the subscriptions also entitle you to savings on games and entertainment throughout the year.
Sometimes you’ll get early access to beta trials too, so it’s definitely worth your while.
If you’re mulling a discounted AAA game purchase this shopping season, you may get more bang for your buck with an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscription.
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