As part of a limited promotion deal, Microsoft is offering the immensely popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) bundled with every Xbox One X sold in India. The offer is available at select retailers such as Amazon and ‘Games The Shop’. The offer does not provide a physical copy of the PUBG game’s disk but instead provides a code that will let buyers download the game from the Xbox Store. Such an offer is not new for international markets as Microsoft has introduced the PUBG Xbox One X promo-deal before.
“Back by popular demand, we’re bringing back the offer where every Xbox One X purchase will come with a digital copy of the Xbox console launch exclusive PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The promotion will be available in most Xbox One markets for a limited time – starting February 18 through March 4. Start and end dates will vary by market – in the U.S., the promotion runs from February 18 through February 24 – so you’ll want to check with your local retailer for more information including, Microsoft Store near you or online,” explains Xbox Live’s Director of Programming Larry Hryb in his ‘Xbox Live’s Major Nelson’ blog post.
For the Indian Market, the offer will run from February 20th and will end on February 26. For those who already own an Xbox One X console, PUBG is available for digital download with a Rs. 1,990 price tag. This is twice the cost of the game on PCs which costs just Rs. 999 on Steam. It just so happens that the offer comes exactly when the PS4 Pro finally becomes available for purchase in India.
The Xbox One X console is available for Rs. 44,990 right now, but this is going to get a price bump to Rs. 48,490 soon because of the recent hike in customs duty in India. This hike in customs duty has also impacted PlayStation consoles. However, the PS4 pro is expected to cost around 44,990 even after the price hike, and it is available for purchase on Flipkart for just Rs. 32,990 for a limited time right now. This is troubling news for Microsoft as most people have always inclined more towards the PlayStation consoles because of their much better exclusive offerings.