Best Buy launched new deals Sunday for both the Xbox LIVE 12-Month and 3-Month Gold Membership cards.
Get a 12-Month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership Card for $39.99 from Best Buy through Saturday, Jan. 5. The retailer is also offering 800 MS Points ($10) with the purchase of the 3-Month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership Card. Free shipping is available for both but tax is applicable.
If you need Xbox LIVE immediately, Amazon is offering an online code that will be mailed to you for $49.96 at the time of this post. We've watched the price fluctuate regularly over the last two weeks though and expect to see them match price match Best Buy. Meanwhile, Newegg.com has the online code available for at $48.99. Toys R Us is also selling the physical card for $44.99 in-store.
An Xbox LIVE Gold Membership is needed to access online play and messaging services for the Xbox 360 along with the many entertainment and social apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Last.fm, HBO Go and ESPN. Microsoft recently announced plans to roll out more than 40 new entertainment apps worldwide over the next year.