GTA 5 is known for many things. It is praised for its story and writing. Many enjoy the solid and tight gameplay, offering both great driving mechanics and pretty good shooting mechanics, with a ton of stuff to do in a beautifully crafted world. It has the most popular multiplayer mode in the world of gaming (besides free to play stuff and EVE Online, I guess). It has 8 million unique players every week. It has sold over 65 million copies, breaking pretty much every sales record ever.
However, in spite of all this, GTA 5 will probably go down in history as the most frequently discounted full price AAA game ever. If you look hard enough and take enough sources into account, there probably isn’t any stretch of time when the game isn’t on sale on some platform or distribution site.
While third-party sites are the most frequent discounters, the Playstation Store is also pretty much constantly slashing the game’s price. However, the Xbox hasn’t been as hot on the game in terms of sales – though it did take it’s share of console promos.
Fans of Microsoft’s consoles do get a treat though, finally. If you’re an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, you might have gotten used to special deals by now – but nothing quite like this. Maybe you’re looking to buy a Shark Card? Well, you’re in luck. A lot of it.
Right now, based on the reports of a player posting on the GTA V Subreddit, Gold subscribers get a discount on the GTA 5 Megalodon Shark Card Bundle which includes both the game and the card – thing is, the discount applies to the bundle alone, not the card alone, making it cheaper than the standalone microtransaction.
On the Xbox Store, you can buy the Megalodon Shark Card for the standard $99. However, the bundle including the game as well goes for $78, slashing a good $20 off the price.
For non-Gold subscribers, or when viewing the page without logging in, the un-discounted price will be shown. Only subscribers will have access to the cheap deal. In the end, you’ll be getting a second copy of the game along with your GTA $8,000,000 – not that you can do much with it.
On the other hand, this would be a perfect chance for upgrading to the newer version. Maybe you used to have an Xbox 360 with GTA 5, upgraded to the Xbox One but didn’t buy the game again and happen to be a Gold subscriber?
Will you be cashing in on this deal?