Cheapest Xbox Live Gold Membership Available From Amazon For £29.97

Amazon has slashed the price of the 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership card for the Xbox 360 gaming console, down to a rather incredible £29.97 including delivery.

Not only is it a full £10 cheaper than the suggested retail price but it is also (slightly) cheaper than its buying price in the US which stands at $44.96. The deal is even more affordable than Argos's exceptionally low 14-month for £34.99 deal.

As a reminder, Xbox 360 users will need the Xbox Live gold account (which is basically a subscription) for Party & Video chat, multiplayer gaming, Sky Player, Netflix movie streaming and access to Facebook, Twitter, last.FM.

In other words, without the XBL subscription, the Xbox 360 is pretty useless as a multigamer platform. We would advise you to buy stock the Xbox Live membership card because we'd suspect that Microsoft is going to raise its price next year and the card itself doesn't carry any expiry date.