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Microsoft - Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership - Day One Edition

Model: XBOX LIVE 12MO DAY ONE $59.99SKU: 9926568

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 185 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    1-year subscription with a bonus!

    Posted
    rokketdawg
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    It's a known fact you will need a Gold subscription in order to play games online and while most will purchase the 3 month or 12 month subscriptions, it should be pointed out that a full year is a much better deal since you are paying less overall than buying only 3 months at a time, but in this instance, you are also getting a free download for an additional character for the Killer Instinct fighting game that is not available any other way just yet. Don't be fooled into thinking the game is free with the 1-year subscription. The game is actually free to play with or without Xbox Live and only requires an internet connection to download the game plus the only character available for use unless you pay to unlock the other characters. The difference here is you are getting an exclusive download for the game for purchasing something you would have paid the same price for anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's XBL folks.... Best online console experience

    Posted
    RobSz
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    In disclosure I BETA tested XBL when it was first launched on XBOX and have always been a fan of what MS has done here. The experience plain works always, the guard rails MS imposes on developers makes online experiences seamless and reduces learning curves between games. Their friend system improvements, achievement system improvements are all steps above the last experience and are doing a good job of listening o customer feedback and making improvements along the way. Simply put this is the best online experience a games can hope for and all others strive for as the benchmark. It is online gaming that often encourages my purchases between systems, my PS4 is kind of barren right now as there aren't and decent exclusives and online games wind up getting purchased for XBL in my house initially. Getting Killer Instinct content with this card was actually a pretty cool perk too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great decision

    Posted
    rxman318
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    My Xbl account was set to expire and auto renew on 11/20/2013. I figured why not go buy this card instead and just take advantage on the included DLC. to my surprise when the product rang up, it included a 20.00 xbl store credit too! so, I got a full year of xbl, two DLC codes and now 20.00! I couldn't be happier! if anyone's xbl is going to expire, or even if not, since it won't go into effect until your current subscription expires. I would strongly recommend taking advantage of this deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price for an Xbox necessity

    Posted
    Elarcadia
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I always buy Xbox live membership and point cards because you can normally get an better price, not to mention the added security of not having to use your credit card on the Xbox. This is a must have Xbox Live card for anyone out there. I purchased this when Best Buy was having all Live membership cards on sale for $39.99. This particular membership card trumps all others for Xbox One users, because not only do you get the years worth of Xbox Live, you also get a free downloadable game, Killer Instinct. It's win win situation for anyone out there...so as long as a store near you still has them in stock, get on it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Special 12 months of Xbox Live

    Posted
    Dramatyzer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this mainly for the Shadow Jago character and to unlock Killer Instinct for the achievements, The card is a metallic card, non magnetic, great to scratch lottery tickets with. Shadow Jago is basically a zombie version of Regular Jago. with the moves having a different aura to them. Besides that its 12 months of xbox live, I usually wait for a sell an buy 12 months of live for $40. I had read a review stating it came with $20 credit, it doesn't come included in the packaging, it must of been a bundle that was offered for a limited time. Its a ok value, the cool factor wears off pretty quick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Discounted 1 year XBox Live AND Downloadable Game

    Posted
    semistepdad
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This product came as a metal card to show that it was of the first launch dates. The Xbox Live membership was at a discounted rate and it comes with a free code to download Killer Instinct for free (some playable characters may need to be bought separately). Those two things make this a great purchase. Plus the card is memorabilia (or a makeshift windshield scraper, or screwdriver, or crusher, or bookmark, or lever, or other type of scraper, or even a screwdriver. I'd say win/win on this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a must have, but, rather, an "okay" to have.

    Posted
    William73
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Not much to say, other than this item allows you to have connectivity to other players and stats through the Xbox platform. My kids rarely use it to talk to friends, but when they do, they really like it. It is cool to see where your scores stack up against other players for the various games. Buying the 12 month version is more total dollars than buying just a 3 month version, but it is a lower per month rate. in one year, I'm not so sure that we will renew the service...maybe, but not positive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox gold subscription

    Posted
    Steifen
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Got this xbox gold 1 yr subscription as part of a best buy sale for $45, it usually retails for $60. I got the xbox one day one version of the card thinking it would have something inscribed in it to commemorate the launch, but it did not. Just a metal card, but the code to update my subscription and to get jago character for killer instinct were on a separate piece of paper. Oh well at least my subscription to xbox live was renewed for cheap.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    it's Xbox Live for a year

    Posted
    Bigben226
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Short and sweet. If you plan to use your XboxOne you are going to need this. It's not mandatory, but come on it kinda is. You can't use any of the services on xbox if you don't have live, online gameplay, netfix, etc. So if you can spend for the system then you can afford this once a year. This one comes with a free skin for killer instinct. I gave it to my buddy who still has 10 months left on his live, I don't play fighting games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    didn't work

    Posted
    Tinkerlys
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    my son activated the membership and the free download for a game it came with, then when he went to sign on again it said that he needed a membership? we were on the phone with Microsoft for over 2 hours on Christmas day with a miserable child, not fun. they had to give us a new code and told us the card was bad. We were not able to get the game back, they told us to bring the card back to best buy, but haven't gotten there yet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Deal

    Posted
    Crippick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Got this on sale about a week after X1 release - always good to save a few $$. Have been an Xbox live Gold subscriber for a number of years and have always been pleasantly surprised by whats available and the functionality although I suspect that the release of the X1 will bring more of a focus on a need to supplement the live membership with more $$ for additional opportunities........time will tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nothing special

    Posted
    Anuzen
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It comes with a day one card that isnt useful for anything that I am aware of. The shadow Jago character that comes included for Killer Instinct is a decent character that plays and looks slightly different that normal Jago. Killer Instinct is already free to play but the free version including this character does not unlock any abilities for achievements if you care about that sort of thing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It is what it is

    Posted
    DramaK
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    It is what it is. It looks cool, and matches the day one edition console. However, the price is a little high. Can't complain though, as it's not much different than buying gas for a car. If you want to get everything out of your new system, such as online gaming, etc., than you need an XBOX Live membership.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great stocking stuffer!

    Posted
    PopsXbox1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Kind of a cool idea if you are giving someone a new Xbox1 console (and they are expecting it). Wrap that up in a huge moving box and save it to the end. Wrap up this card and when it's opened say, "they told me this works with your Xbox 360 - hope it does - it was on sale." Then later when they open the big present - they'll be extra happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    xbox live is smooth and easy

    Posted
    DoggGt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    xbox live has always run great and it still does. Its painless and fast to update your games compared to psn. Its worth every penny. If i had to compare xbox live and psn id say xbox live is facebook and psn is myspace. Night and day when comparing what is suppose to be similar features but executed completely different.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still the better service vs PS4 but...

    Posted
    Chummer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    you still need Gold to access some apps vs. PS4. I have both the PS4 and Xbox One so comparing the services is simple. Xbox Live is still the better service at this time. The network is quick, matches don't drop, and matchmaking works well. This version of Live includes the Killer Instinct character so you do get a little more value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Necessary evil?

    Posted
    Sykeout
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Unfortunately you must have this to make use of all of One's features. Also they advertise free games; true but misleading. I bought the Xbox Live Day one edition and it only comes with free games for 360. I guess it does come with free access to xbox fitness but with the disclaimer that that may change in the future (hanging ax).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Get it for the shadow jago

    Posted
    Smokeater78
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This card is great if you want the shadow jago character for killer instinct on xbox one. Bad part is that you have to pay for 12 months of xbox live which wouldn't be bad except for the fact that I already had the membership. So either sell the 12 month xbox live code or hold on to it until its time to renew your membership.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Buy

    Posted
    SirFel
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Came in best buy today being surprised that the membership cards were out, since Microsoft store will be shipping out pre-order on Nov 22nd and I didn't want to wait I bought one. It's really great to get it early and then I bought the card I also got a $20 Microsoft code as a bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good deal

    Posted
    1stfemaleking
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I ordered the membership online and picked it up at the Best Buy in my neighborhood. The service at the store was fabulous (CulverCity store). I haven't used it yet because the XBOX One hasn't been released yet, but I've bought it before with the XBOX 360 and I love it! Good deals at Best Buy!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend