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The Microsoft Store now allows gifting for PC games

The Microsoft Store now allows gifting for PC games

A few days ago, Electronic Arts have provided a few estimations about how PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have performed as of December 31, 2018, with the latter in particular in a very bad shape in terms of sales.

Newegg is offering a standard Xbox One X console at $490, which is not a massive discount on its own. Microsoft announced today that digital PC games in the Microsoft Store and downloadable content are now eligible for gifting. The recipient must be on your Xbox Live friends list.

Whichever you end up buying, you're getting a good deal either way.

With the resurgence of PC gaming, it's great that Microsoft is offering this feature so that family members and friends can gift PC games for the holiday or birthdays. If you gift it from a web browser or the Windows 10 Microsoft store, you can enter their email address and they'll receive a code to enter on their system.

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To gift a PC game or DLC (e.g. map packs, skins), just open the Windows Store app in Windows 10, or head on over to the website.

Starting today many PC games are available for gifting, and the remaining should become available by May 11.

Microsoft had previously rolled out a test version of gift-giving for select Xbox One titles last fall.

Microsoft has finally caught up to the likes of Steam and Origin in the PC game gifting arena. If the content you want to gift is on sale, you can only purchase two games or items as gifts in a 14-day period. Unsurprisingly, there's no limit to the number of full price gifts you can buy. Furthermore, gifting of Xbox 360 and Xbox original games, free products, pre-orders and virtual currency is prohibited. Also, you can't gift across regions with this function - the person you're sending the gift to needs to be in the same region where the game or content was purchased.


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