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Retailers to sell digital Xbox game codes

Gamers in US and UK getting a new way to buy Xbox 360 and Xbox One content this month, more countries to come

Microsoft is giving gamers another way to get Xbox content. The company today announced that beginning later this month, it will begin selling downloadable codes for specific Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and content at brick-and-mortar retailers in the US and UK.

The first wave of digital offerings to receive in-store codes will include expansion packs for Forza and Halo titles, as well as stand-alone games like Max: Curse of Brotherhood and State of Decay. Microsoft plans to expand the plan in the coming months with the codes hitting stores in other countries, and covering a wider selection of titles, including offerings from other publishers.

This program runs in parallel to Microsoft's current digital code offerings for retailers, which already include gift cards that can be put toward any content on the Xbox Games Store, as well as Xbox Live Gold memberships.

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