Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership - Digital Code
- Enables online multiplayer on Xbox One and Xbox 360, so you can play games online with friends
- Get FREE Xbox One and Xbox 360 games every month - worth up to $700 per year
- Receive exclusive discounts of up to 75% off games, add-ons, and more in the Xbox Store
- Powered by hundreds of thousands of servers that maximize performance and reduce lag
- All future Games with Gold titles for Xbox 360 will be playable on Xbox One
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World's Premier Gaming Community
With Xbox Live Gold, you’re part of the world’s premier gaming community. Share clips, play in tournaments, catch a Twitch stream or broadcast your own. With millions of gamers, and new community events added all the time, it’s time to join us.
Free Games Every Month
With Xbox Live Gold, build a library of free games that you and other Gold members can play together Get fan-favorites and new indie titles every month on Xbox One and Xbox 360, worth up to a fixed nominal value in games every year.*
Get Exclusive Discounts
With Xbox Live Gold, you get exclusive discounts of up to 50-75% on games in the Xbox Store. Save on the best fan-favorites and indie titles today.
With over 1 billion multiplayer matches played each month, Xbox Live is built for performance, speed and reliability. For over fifteen years, gamers have logged over more than 100 billion entertainment hours and earned a combined Gamerscore of nearly half a trillion. And with ongoing service and feature updates, it just keeps getting better.
Play In More Places
Stay connected with your friends and gaming community everywhere you go across Xbox One and Windows 10 PC's, tablets, and phones. See what your friends are playing, view your achievements, get notifications, send messages, share game clips, and much more. You can even party chat with gamers across Xbox One and Windows 10 PC's.
Build Your Gaming Legacy
Take screenshots and capture your best gaming moments with built-in Game DVR. Use the footage to create amazing videos, add commentary, and share them with your friends. You can also broadcast gameplay live from your Xbox One via Twitch for the world to see. Create your own identity as a gamer. Customize your Gamertag, create your own Xbox Avatar, and bring together everything that matters to you in your Gamer Profile.
*Free Games Offer: Up to a fixed nominal value on Xbox One and Xbox 360. For paid Gold members only. On Xbox One, active Gold membership required to play free games you’ve redeemed. Restrictions Apply. Savings based on retail value of game. Games sold separately. Requirements and available features vary across consoles. Offer terms and availability subject to change. See games-with-gold section on . Multiplayer between Xbox One and Xbox 360 supported for select titles. Download required. Xbox One Backward Compatibility feature works with select Xbox 360 games, see backward-compatibility section on xbox-one's official website. Kinect and accessories designed for Xbox 360, and games requiring those accessories, are not compatible with Xbox One consoles. Xbox Live and broadband internet required for initial download of game to console.
Top Customer Reviews
1. Purchased it on Amazon.com
2. Checked my e-mail to retrieve my Xbox Live Code immediately after purchase.
3. Logged onto my account on xbox.com, and put the Xbox Live Code in. (Or enter the code on the Xbox 360 dashboard.)
4. Turned on my 360 and viola! Instantaneous access.
I plan on purchasing this again when my current subscription is up. It's a total no brainer.
That aside, there are downsides to X-Box Live that can be avoided through prepaid cards. Number one, you always run the risk that unwarranted transactions will be made if your credit card information is stored on your X-Box 360 system. It may not happen all that often, but it's best to avoid it all together.
The biggest reason to buy prepaid Xbox Live card is the renewal process that happens when you don't use one. If you order X-Box Live through your system, it'll renew every time your subscription runs out. This wouldn't be a problem except that it's not that easy to cancel. Instead of canceling through your system, you have to go through the hassle of actually calling X-Box Live support. Even then, depending on the representative you get, you may be hassled to keep your subscription because they really don't want you to cancel it. I'm guessing that's part of their job to convince you to keep it, but it still is frustrating to the person that is trying to cancel it.
You'll have to go through this process every time you want to cancel if you don't use a prepaid card. Is that hassle really worth it? I don't think so. Therefore, avoid all of the problems by simply buying a prepaid card. You won't be sorry.
UPDATE: (3/6/2011): I updated this review about a year ago pointing out that you could disable the subscription on X-Box Live's website. As of this update, they've taken that feature away again. I'm guessing Microsoft must have seen a major increase on people who canceled their subscription, thus now forcing you to call their customer service hot-line again to cancel.Read more ›
WHICH MEMBERSHIP LENGTH SHOULD YOU PURCHASE?
Xbox Live membership pre-paid cards/codes are available in 3 month, 12 month or 24 month subscriptions. I typically buy the 12 month and I'll explain why in a minute.
The 3 months option is good if you're on a tight budget or if you're not sure you'll like Xbox Live. I typically avoid the 3 month option because it costs you much more in the long run. If you pay for 12 months of Xbox Live using the 3 month option at $24.99 you'll pay $99.96 for a year of Xbox Live. For 3 cents more you could have purchased a two year subscription card! (Currently $99.99 That's crazy!
I purchase the 12 month subscription because I know we'll want. . .Read more ›
did not work. On the contrary, it worked perfectly. It is because it is from, or for, another country. I find that
funny because on this web page it says, "This item is not eligible for international shipping". Simple irony.
Except for the X-Box logo, name, and the word 'GOLD' on the face of the paper package most everything
else, that is in white and green, is NOT in English. There is a white overlay sticker on the section that has
restrictions, directions, system requirements, etc.; also the added bar code sticker is in English. (The bar
code and number were obscured by the reviewer.)
I think it was important to mention since some of you may be getting them and may not want to use them
for fear they won't work. The card worked as promised on my son's old X-Box 360. It has been about 4
days now and there have been no problems of any sort.
So you can take a peek at the photos I've uploaded for your own amusement and be 99.9% assured that
your foreign X-Box Gold card will work in spite of the foreign language. Aren't we just the bon vivant.
So 5 Stars for the foreign Gold card that worked as promised even if they promised in another language!
Update April 2016: Absolutely no problems in the past few months of use.