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Microsoft - Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 87 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Why?

    Posted
    M0NG0L

    This is a good deal if your friends are all on Xbox Live and you want to join the gaming community. (Or if it's time to renew your subscription.) But why? Why would you pay for Xbox Live membership just to be able to watch Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, ESPN, etc.? Your PS3, smart blu-ray player, and smart TV already have this feature built-in. Just connect those devices to your home network. Of course, you'll need membership to the Play Station Network (PSN) but it's free. Don't buy the hogwash about how the quality of service on the Xbox Live network is better than the PSN because "you get what you pay for." It isn't true. Our family has all 3 gaming platforms: Xbox 360 (t2 consoles), PS3, Wii. Haven't tried watching Netflix streaming through the Wii, but the quality of service between Xbox Live and PSN for this purpose is the same. We get consistent and good connections over our 30mbps service. As for gaming, my experience is that there is less lag on the PSN. I'm not going to knock 33pct discount on anything...buy it if all of your friends are on Xbox Live. If you simply want to be able to access online streaming media and only have the 360, then spend a few bucks more for a smart blu-ray player--there is a Dynex model on sale for $59.99.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you use an xbox 360 alot, this is a must.

    Posted
    darkness296

    For those of you wondering if this is an important feature. It is! Xbox has added alot of cool things to the live gold membership experience. Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Zune, ESPN 3, and other cool things as well. The reason why the membership costs money is because you get these features and also the multiplayer gaming (online) is alot better than PS3 and Wii. I wish it was $50 because im only a kid and don't bring in much income so the cheaper the better but i still want the great quality that xbox brings to me when i buy this live gold membership. One more thing the games on the xbox 360 are alot better than the PS3 :))

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Full Box of Entertainment

    Posted
    Frame24
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The LIVE Gold membership experience is great. It allows you to do several things on your Xbox, and here are some of them. Gaming: You can play with your friends on-line wherever they are, Chat with friends face-to-face on your TV with Kinect, download and play free game demos. Video: You can Watch Free movies or TV shows with Crackle, or if you already have a monthly membership with Netflix or Hulu you are good to go. You can also view live sports and highlights on ESPN. Music: You can listen to personalized music with last.fm, iHeartRadio or Zune Music. Note: I know that it’s obvious but it’s worth mentioning that the Game Modern Warfare 3 is not included with the purchase of this card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    Posted
    pinklady7789
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The sales clerk convinced us we absolutely needed this membership in order to purchase games and try game demos. We never intended to use it for streaming video, movies, or using multi-player games via Xbox Live. All we wanted was to occasionally access the Xbox store to purchase (with the points cards you would purchase) digital games. We've accessed Live once in the 2 months we've had the system. It just isn't needed. The free access to Live would have been MORE than sufficient for our needs. Now, I'm sure for folks who are wanting to access all the other stuff, this would be valuable. For us, not so much. A thumbs down for the sales clerk who told us (extremely amateur video gamers) we HAD to have it to access Xbox Live.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    so much entertainment for so cheap

    Posted
    BanBam

    my wife and i have been able to get so much value from xbox live. with netflix streaming and the media center option,we are able to watch movies both streaming and off our computer. with option of playon tv we can watch hulu streamed through our tv also. now that xbox has espn streaming, it really increases the value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Gift

    Posted
    GamerDad206
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased a second year of XBOX Live for my son. Since he is only 8 years old, I've found that having this subscription is a great way for us to try many games "before" we buy the full version. The one year subscription was normally $59, but we caught the one year subscription on sale for $39. Considering what services and benefits you get by having xbox live, this is was an exceptional value at $39.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I'd like to see this feature become free...

    Posted
    joshrado9

    I really wish Xbox would make this feature free. PS3 doesn't have a price for this... Anyway, this product is good. I had a little trouble entering the code in on the Xbox the first try, but it worked the second time, not a big deal. There isn't really anything else to say about a piece of plastic...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Great price for something I use a lot! Also extremely useful for any Xbox user. Online multiplayer is almost a must nowadays. I highly recommend anyone with an Xbox to purchase 12-month subscription.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the Pure Gamer in you

    Posted
    WeaponX23
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    12 month xbox live card that gives you gold subscription. You can play all year long at any time. This is great for those that play games all the time. For 20 bucks off its original price?...This was a great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great price

    Posted
    CasualVidGamer
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Yeah, I'm hooked on Xbox Live so deals for subscription renewals are big with me. Decent price, not the best but better than regular. Card arrived quickly and was able to pickup at store after ordering online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome service and great amount of time!!!

    Posted
    hrkml

    I have purchased this item last year and I still have a month left! This 12 month card is worth it and xbox live is a service worth paying for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have

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

    It’s a necessity if you’re a gamer .. allows you to play online ..allows me to play with my brother who lives in a different city -it’s a must have

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bargain

    Posted
    JoceyMcG
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I found this to be a wonderful bargain! My son renewed his membership through xBox and it was $59.99 with this being $39.99. We cancelled the one through xBox and purchased this for him and my husband and saved $40 total.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I am disappointed

    Posted
    Borys

    I am disappointed with the explanation on back of card for redeeming it. As a first time user no one in store knew how to use it and apply onto my account. I ended up having to contact XBOX and was on the phone for an hour

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great product if it were activated

    Posted
    bblack2
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was very happy with the price it was being sold for. Unfortunately it was not activated for us to redeem on our xbox 360 when we got it. We could not redeem the code for the 12 month membership.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A must

    Posted
    bigdog74

    If you want to go online with your xbox the gold membership is a must. You get unlimited access to everything xbox offers, including streaming movies instantly over your xbox from netflix.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's way cool, but watch the language

    Posted
    perry14

    This was an extension of our previous 12mo Live membership. Kids love it, rarely play campaign modes anymore. Live technology is cool but as a parent, the language can get a bit sketchy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    An Ok deal

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

    You need a membership to play many games. This is expensive and I feel with the cost of the system and games, the membership should be free or at least cheaper than what it cost.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    ON Sale

    Posted
    bearcat007
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Picked this up for 40 bucks. Goes on sale around christmas every year. Don't pay the 60 for it, just wasting money. Good value for 40, lots of games to play on xbox live.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best price

    Posted
    mphinwi
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought the Gold Membership when I bought my XBOX. It is a must have for the best experience. $20.0 discount at best buy..

    I would recommend this to a friend