How Do You Buy Games With an Xbox Gift Card?

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By Eric Wilson

If you’re an Xbox user, you must have heard of the Xbox gift card. It’s a pre-paid card that allows you to purchase games and other content from the Microsoft Store.

If you’re wondering how to use it, worry not! In this tutorial, we’ll guide you on how to buy games with an Xbox gift card.

Step 1: Redeem Your Gift Card

Before we proceed to buy games, we need to redeem the gift card first. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Microsoft Store on your Xbox console or Windows PC.
  2. Select ‘Redeem a code’ from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the 25-digit code on your gift card and click ‘Next.’
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the redemption process.

Once your gift card is redeemed successfully, you’ll see your account balance updated with the funds.

Step 2: Browse and Select Games

Now that you have funds in your account let’s move onto buying games. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to the Microsoft Store on your Xbox console or Windows PC.
  2. Select ‘Games’ from the top menu bar.
  3. Browse through the list of games available and select one that interests you.

Pro Tip:

If you have a specific game in mind, use the search function to find it quickly.

Step 3: Check Game Details and Purchase

Once you’ve selected a game, check its details carefully before proceeding with payment. Here are some details that will help:

  • The game price should be visible on this page.
  • The game’s rating should be visible as well as its description.
  • Read the system requirements to ensure the game will work on your Xbox console or Windows PC.

If everything checks out, click on the ‘Buy’ button. A prompt will appear asking you to confirm your purchase. Once you confirm, the game will be added to your library, and the cost will be deducted from your account balance.


That’s it! Using an Xbox gift card to buy games is a quick and easy process.

Just remember to redeem your card first before browsing for games. And always check the game details carefully before making a purchase. Happy gaming!