Can You Buy Xbox Games With a Gift Card?

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By Eric Wilson

If you’re an avid gamer and have an Xbox, you might be wondering if you can purchase Xbox games with a gift card. The good news is that you can!

Microsoft offers various gift cards that you can use to buy games, movies, TV shows, and more on your Xbox console. In this article, we’ll explore how to use a gift card to buy Xbox games.

Types of Gift Cards

Microsoft offers two types of gift cards that you can use to purchase content on your Xbox console: Xbox Gift Card and Microsoft Gift Card. Both types of cards work the same way and can be used interchangeably. However, it’s important to note that these cards are region-specific, so make sure you select the correct region when purchasing them.

How to Redeem a Gift Card

Redeeming a gift card on your Xbox console is easy:

  1. Sign in to your Xbox account.
  2. Press the Xbox button on your controller.
  3. Select “Microsoft Store.”
  4. Select “Redeem a code.”
  5. Enter the 25-character code on the back of your gift card.
  6. Select “Next” and follow the prompts to complete the redemption process.

Once you’ve redeemed your gift card, the credit will be added to your account balance. You can then use this balance to purchase games or other content from the Microsoft Store.

Buying Games with a Gift Card

Now that you have credit in your account balance, let’s explore how to buy games with a gift card:

  1. Sign in to your Xbox account.”
  2. Browse the selection of games and select the one you want to buy.
  3. Select “Buy.”
  4. Choose “Use account balance” as your payment method.
  5. Select “Confirm purchase” to complete the transaction.

That’s it! You can now enjoy your newly purchased game on your Xbox console.


In conclusion, using a gift card to purchase Xbox games is a simple process. Microsoft offers gift cards that can be used to buy games, movies, TV shows, and more on your Xbox console.

Just make sure you redeem your gift card first and add the credit to your account balance. From there, you can use your account balance to purchase any content you want from the Microsoft Store. Happy gaming!