December 16 Weekend Console Download Deals: Xbox Countdown Sale

December 16 Weekend Console Download Deals: Xbox Countdown Sale

Another year is coming to an end. Before Shacknews heads off for the holidays, here’s our final look at the big deals from the major console makers. Xbox leads the way with its annual Countdown Sale, which offers the best games of the year at a steep discount. The big news here is that the Elden Ring is finally on sale! This is the biggest price drop for the digital version of FromSoftware’s masterpiece to date, so consider grabbing it on your Xbox today.

PlayStation hasn’t kicked off its year-end deals yet. Meanwhile, Nintendo is somewhere in the middle, continuing its critically acclaimed sale from last week while also kicking off some third-party publisher winter sales.

Enjoy the new year, and we’ll see you back here in 2023.

Here’s our selection of this weekend’s console deals:


The following games are part of Xbox Games with Gold/Deals with Gold. An Xbox Live Gold subscription is required to receive these discounts.

The following offers are available to all Xbox users. Xbox Live Gold members may be eligible for additional discounts.


The following offers are available to all users. PlayStation Plus members may be eligible for additional discounts.

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Cross-Gen Bundle [PS5/PS4] – $59.49 (15% off) (FREE MULTIPLAYER WEEKEND until 12/19)
  • EA Sports FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition [PS5/PS4] – $59.99 (40% off)
  • Final sale
  • PlayStation Indies

The following offer is only available to PlayStation Plus members.

Nintendo Switch

If you’ve found any deals we may have missed, or there’s a specific one you’d like to highlight, be sure to join the conversation and let us know in the comments.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since he picked up his first NES controller at the age of 5. He’s been into gaming ever since, only going for a short time during his college years. But he was pulled back after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push the Guitar Hero series to its peak. Ozzie has become a huge fan of platformers, puzzlers, shooters and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a big sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can’t enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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