How Do You Buy Games With Xbox 360 Gift Card?

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By Eric Wilson

Are you the proud owner of an Xbox 360 gift card but don’t know how to use it to buy games? Don’t worry, the process is simple and straightforward. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through step-by-step on how to buy games using your Xbox 360 gift card.

Step 1: Check Your Balance

The first thing you need to do before buying any game is to check your gift card balance. To do this, follow these simple steps:

  • Turn on your Xbox 360 console and sign in to your account.
  • Go to the Xbox Dashboard by pressing the Guide button on your controller.
  • Select “My Account” and then “Account Management”.
  • Select “Redeem Code” and enter the code on your gift card.
  • Your remaining balance will be displayed on the screen.

Step 2: Browse Games

Now that you know how much credit you have available, it’s time to browse through the games available for purchase. You can do this by going to the Xbox Live Marketplace from your console or by visiting the Xbox website from a computer.

Browsing from Console

  • Go to the Xbox Dashboard by pressing the Guide button on your controller.
  • Select “Games & Apps”.
  • Select “Browse Games” and scroll through the list of available titles.
  • Select a game that you want to purchase and click on it for more information.

Browsing from Computer

Step 3: Buy the Game

Once you have selected the game that you want to purchase, follow these simple steps:

  • Click on “Buy Game” or “Buy Now”.
  • Enter your Xbox Live account login information.
  • If prompted, enter your billing information or use the credit from your gift card.
  • Confirm the purchase and follow any additional prompts if necessary.


And that’s it! You can now start playing your newly purchased game.

Remember to always check your gift card balance before making a purchase and make sure to browse through all available titles before making a decision. The Xbox 360 has an extensive library of games, so take advantage of it!