Original story: Earlier this week, we gave you our predictions on when we thought the Xbox Spring Sale 2023 might begin, and now Microsoft has confirmed that we were correct - the official start date is April 7th, 2023.
Although we don't know too many details just yet, Microsoft has got in touch with us here at Pure Xbox to tease a few deals from across the Microsoft Store and Xbox Store range. Here's a look:
- Save up to $500 on select Surface Pro 8. Offer ends April 30.
- Save up to $500 on select Surface Laptop 4. Offer ends April 30.
- Save up to $300 on select Surface Laptop 5. Offer ends April 16.
- Save up to 33% on select Microsoft PC accessories, including the Microsoft USB-C® Travel Hub, Microsoft Modern USB-C Headset, and Microsoft Bluetooth® Mouse. Offer ends April 16.
- Save $10 on select Xbox controllers. Offer ends April 22.
STARTING APRIL 7:
- Save up to 60% on select PC and Xbox digital games, including Sonic Frontiers, Jurassic World Evolution 2 and Forza Horizon 5. Offer ends April 20.
- Save up to 50% on select movies and TV shows, including Harry Potter: The Complete 8 - Film Collection and Deadpool 2 - Movie Collection. Offer ends April 20.
- Save up to 50% on Windows apps including Dolby Access and Adobe Photoshop Elements 2023. Offer ends April 20.
STARTING APRIL 9:
- Save up to $300 on select Surface Pro 9. Offer ends April 23.
As you can see, we don't really know much about the games side of things so far aside from Sonic Frontiers, Jurassic World Evolution 2 and Forza Horizon 5, but we do at least know that the digital sale will end on April 20th, so we'll have around two weeks to take advantage. We're expecting around 500 games to be discounted.
It's also worth noting that some of the figures that are mentioned are likely incorrect. We normally get discounts of up to 90% during these sales rather than the 60% percentage that's quoted, and the Xbox controller discounts that are already live on the Microsoft Store allow for savings of up to $20 rather than $10 as listed.
Before the digital sale begins, it's definitely worth having a look over the Xbox accessories that are discounted as part of the Microsoft Store Spring Sale 2023, and then get ready for a barrage of deals this Thursday evening / Friday morning.