On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled an exciting promotion for US customers which will kickstart the number of Office 365 subscriptions. The promo will give a free Xbox Live Gold Membership with a New Office 365 subscription.
The plan laid out by Microsoft and unveiled on Wednesday, gives new subscribers to the Office 365 office suite a 12 month subscription to Xbox Live Gold. For $99, users can get the full 1 year package of Office 365 and the Xbox Live Gold membership for their Xbox 360 machines.
Bolsters Xbox Live Gold Memberships
This promo by Microsoft will give Microsoft a ton of new Xbox Live Gold memberships for their Xbox 360 units. This also gives Microsoft a number of newly acquired Xbox Live Gold members for the upcoming Xbox One platform launching later this year. The users will be able to access all of the membership area content for the price of free.
Boosts Office 365 Numbers
The Office 365 promo will clearly give boosts in numbers in Office 365 subscriptions in the US. The $99 price point will be a great entry point for families, and be perfect for the upcoming school year, as students return to their schools and universities. Office 365 is clearly a huge hit already, but giving them a $50-$60 Xbox Live Gold membership will only give users reasons to buy Office 360.
Two Free Games As Well Included
So, when users buy the Office 365 subscription, they can also get access to the two free games per month that the Xbox Live Gold membership. With the service giving two free games to their Xbox Live Gold members, it will bolster the numbers of Office 365 and Xbox Live Gold in the upcoming months.
This bold move by Microsoft is a great win by Microsoft for its customers. It gives new users of Office 365 a free Xbox 360 Live Gold Membership for free, and invites new users to try out Office 365. It also bolsters the service for school and university students and gives Microsoft a leg up in the academic shopping services for the new year. This should only make consumers happy and Office 365 and Xbox Live Gold members happier.