Xbox Gift Cards and games on Amazon: How to buy and redeem!
Did you know that you can buy Xbox One games from Amazon and redeem them on your Xbox console? Or that you can purchase an Xbox Gift Card from Amazon and apply it to your Xbox account to purchase games from the Microsoft Store? You can also give them away as a present to a friend or family member. Here is how to buy Xbox Gift Cards and games from Amazon and redeem Xbox digital codes from Amazon:
NOTE: This guide offers guidance for users of Xbox consoles, Amazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk. Things should be similar on other Amazon websites, from countries other than the US and the UK.
How to buy Xbox Gift Cards from Amazon
One way to buy Xbox games from the Microsoft Store or to make gifts to other Xbox users is to purchase an Xbox Gift Card from Amazon. You can pay for the Xbox Gift Card with your Amazon Gift Card balance (if any), or with your debit or credit card. When buying it, you can't choose a personalized cash value for the Xbox Gift Card. You can only buy the following predefined cash values:
- Xbox Gift Card - $100 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £100 Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
- Xbox Gift Card - $70 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £70 Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
- Xbox Gift Card - $60 on Amazon.com.
- Xbox Gift Card - $50 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £50 Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
- Xbox Gift Card - $40 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £40 Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
- Xbox Gift Card - $30 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £30 Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
- Xbox Gift Card - $25 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £25 Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
- Xbox Gift Card - $20 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £20 Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
- Xbox Gift Card - $15 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £15 Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
- Xbox Gift Card - $10 on Amazon.com or Xbox Live £10 Credit on Amazon.co.uk.
This is a digital product, and you get a product key as soon as your payment is processed.
PROS: The Xbox Gift Card can be used to buy ANY game from the Microsoft Store on your Xbox console. You can also buy other types of content, like movies, music, apps, etc. The Xbox Gift Cards work with Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the upcoming Xbox Series X series.
CONS: The only problem is that there are times when Microsoft stops selling Xbox Gift Cards on Amazon. There are weeks when the links we shared don't work, and you see that some gift cards are listed as "Currently unavailable."
How to buy an Xbox game from Amazon that is available as a digital code
The fastest way to buy Xbox games from Amazon is to look for games that use the term "Digital Code" in their name because you get to purchase and download them almost instantly. These games are available as digital, download now options, and they use the Xbox Live DRM system. Amazon Digital Services LLC always sells them, and you can pay for them using your Amazon Gift Card balance (if any) or with your debit or credit card.
For example, here's a screenshot of Need for Speed: Heat Standard Edition - [Xbox One Digital Code] on Amazon, which you can immediately purchase on Amazon and then redeem on your Xbox for download and installation. We highlighted the DRM information so that you know where to find it. If it does not say Xbox Live, then you should look for other purchase options.
Other Amazon websites, like Amazon.co.uk, add the text "Download Code" in the name of the Xbox games that you want to find. For example, on Amazon.co.uk, you have STAR WARS Jedi Fallen Order | Xbox One - Download Code.
PROS: You can buy and download an Xbox game in minutes, and your only limitation is the speed of your internet connection.
CONS: The biggest problem with this method is that you get access to a limited portfolio of Xbox games. Usually, major titles can be found on Amazon, but not all of them can be bought digitally. Also, Digital Codes for some games are not always available, and there can be months when digital Xbox One games are not sold on Amazon, but only on the Microsoft Store from your Xbox console.
How to redeem your Xbox digital codes from Amazon
When you buy an Xbox One game from Amazon, an Xbox Gift Card, or Xbox Live Credit (from Amazon.co.uk), you get a digital code like the one below.
To find it, open your Amazon account and go to "Digital content and devices-> Digital games and software."
Write down or copy the product code that you have received. You can redeem the code from your Windows 10 computer using the Xbox app, and have your game or gift card sent to your Xbox One console automatically.
If you don't use Windows 10, but you prefer using your computer, go to this Redeem page. Sign in with the same Microsoft account (Xbox account) that you use on your Xbox console. After the redeem page is loaded, and looks similar to the screenshot below, paste the product code that you received on Amazon. Press Next, so that it is applied to your Xbox account.
When you open your Xbox One console, the game or the Xbox Gift Card balance should be automatically applied to your account.
If you prefer going to your Xbox One console, open the Store and then tap on "Use a code."
A window is shown for redeeming your purchase. Enter the product code and press Next, so that it is applied to your account.
Enjoy your Xbox credit or your game!
How often do you buy Xbox Gift Cards or games from Amazon?
Now you know how to buy Xbox Gift Cards and Xbox One digital games from Amazon using your credit card or Amazon Gift Card Balance. Before closing this guide, let us know how often you purchase Xbox Gift Cards and Xbox One digital games from Amazon. Do you prefer it to other purchasing methods? Comment below and let's discuss.