How Do I Buy Games With Xbox Gift Card?

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By Monica Bates

If you are an avid gamer, you might have come across Xbox gift cards. These gift cards are an excellent way to purchase games, movies, and other digital content on the Xbox Store. In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to buy games using Xbox gift cards.

Step 1: Get an Xbox Gift Card

The first step is getting your hands on the Xbox gift card. You can buy these cards from various retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop, etc. You can also purchase them directly from the Microsoft Store website.


Make sure to get a card with sufficient balance as some games might require more than one card.

Step 2: Redeem the Gift Card

Once you have your card, it’s time to redeem it. Follow these steps to redeem your gift card:

  • Go to the Microsoft Store website or open the Xbox app on your console.
  • Click on the “Redeem code” button.
  • Enter the 25-digit code that is present at the back of your card.
  • Click on “Redeem” and wait for a confirmation message.


You can also redeem your gift card directly from your console by going to “Settings,” selecting “Account,” and then clicking on “Redeem code.”

Step 3: Browse and Purchase Your Game

Now that you have redeemed your gift card, you can browse through the available games and choose one that interests you.

  • Navigate to the Xbox Store or Microsoft Store website.
  • Select the game you want.
  • Select “Buy” or “Get.”
  • Choose to pay with your Microsoft account balance and complete the purchase.


If the game you want is more expensive than your gift card balance, you can choose to pay the remaining amount with a credit/debit card or PayPal.

Step 4: Download and Install Your Game

After purchasing your game, it’s time to download and install it. Here’s how:

  • Navigate to “My Games & Apps” on your console.
  • Select “Ready to Install.”
  • Select the game you just purchased.
  • Select “Install.”


Make sure you have enough space on your console’s hard drive before installing a game. Some games can take up a lot of space.


Buying games using Xbox gift cards is a straightforward process. By following these simple steps, you can purchase and download games in no time. So, get yourself an Xbox gift card today and start exploring the vast library of games available on the Xbox store!