The holiday season is traditionally one of the best periods of the year for games; not only are we blessed with countless new AAA releases that won't stop coming since fall but we're also able to take advantage of a broad range of deals launching as part of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. That's also why the holiday season is the best opportunity for gamers to renew their annual subscriptions to their favorite gaming services, including Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Now. Unsurprisingly, 12-month subscriptions to both of those platforms are now heavily discounted and start at $69.99.
Microsoft is a little more aggressive than Sony, having discounted its Xbox Game Pass by a whopping 42-percent, bringing it down to one of its lowest price points ever. Still, 20-percent off PlayStation Now is still an excellent deal and one that only comes around a few times per year. Shorter subscriptions to the two services aren't discounted but they hardly provide the best value for money even in the context of standard prices - year-long memberships are where the true gaming value is at. Both of these deals are unlikely to be live for more than a few days and are expected to run their course by Tuesday, so regardless of whether you're looking for something to give to a gamer or want to invest in your own entertainment, these newly launched discounts are certainly worth your attention.