The online retailer has just opened up a new gimmick, selling online game codes for the Xbox Live. You might be going, "Huh? Why bother?" But on closer inspection, this might not be a bad idea after all.
Here's how it'll work. Log in to Amazon.com, pick a game that you'd like, buy it, and you'll receive an online code. Enter this online code through your Xbox 360 or via Xbox.com and get the game. You can also use the code after purchase and send it as a gift via email. This will also let you guys get subscription cards for Xbox Live, plus it provides an alternate way of getting Microsoft Points for the online service.
You don't have to go through the trouble of having to get Microsoft Points since you'll be using cash straightaway. Plus if you're looking for a gift to get your gaming friends, then hey, one more option isn't gonna hurt.
Rumor has it that a similar service might come to Nintendo's and Sony's platforms, but Amazon simply said that they "don't comment on future plans." Check out the source link below and check out Amazon's new offering.