The best Xbox Game Pass Ultimate prices and deals in September 2023

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Obtaining the best Xbox Game Pass deal on the market is how to turn a good deal into a great one. By signing up for an Xbox Game Pass subscription, you immediately get access to hundreds of games, and by combining that with a discount on the membership, you are really walking away with huge value for your money.

The Xbox Game Pass price system works across three tiers: Console, PC, and Ultimate. Anyone taking up the subscription on console or PC will be looking to pay $9.99 / £7.99 per month. At the other end of the scale is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which gives you access to the Xbox and PC libraries as well as online play through Xbox Live Gold.

The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate price is $14.99 / £10.99 per month, but you'll also find three-month memberships available for $41.99 / £32.99. Although it's more expensive, it's also better value for money overall, and you'll find plenty of Xbox Game Pass deals to lower that price as well.

Is Xbox Game Pass worth it in 2023? There's a reason it's one of the best Xbox Series X accessories going right now - the all-in-one membership packs everything you need for a rich experience filled with games and online play. However, if you're just playing solo, the cheaper Xbox Game Pass subscription is all you need. 

We're rounding up all the latest Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deals and cheaper Game Pass prices just below. Of course, if you're just after online play, you'll need to check out the latest Xbox Live deals.

The best Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deals

If you want to combine your Xbox Game Pass PC and Console subscriptions, and pick up some Live Gold months as well, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deals are a much better value pick. While a little pricier than the single Game Pass subscriptions available further down, you'll find all the lowest prices for three month subscriptions just below.

The best Xbox Game Pass deals

While the service itself is awesome, Xbox Game Pass deals can still be pricey - especially if you go for a full year's subscription. With that in mind, we've hunted down the cheapest offers from across the internet to save you money. These are updated every 30 minutes, so be sure to check back in every now and then if you can't see a bargain today.

What's new on Xbox Game Pass for September 2023?

Xbox Game Pass adds more games to its collection every month. This digital care package is usually several games strong, and depending on your membership, you can get games for Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, or PC.

To give you a headstart on everything coming your way this month, you'll find all the new games currently announced for September 2023 below:

  • Gris (September 5)
  • Starfield (September 6)
  • Solar Ash (September 14)
  • Lies of P (September 19)
  • Party Animals (September 20)
  • Payday 3 (September 21)
  • Cocoon (September 29)

Is there an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 12 month subscription?

There is currently no official Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 12-month subscription, with many retailers only offering one or three-month cards. However, these codes are stackable, so you can load up and not have to think about your library for a full year. 

How to drop the Xbox Game Pass price to $1

There is no way to drop the Xbox Game Pass price to $1 without Microsoft's introductory price, which starts and stops throughout the year. In 2022, we did see this price return during Black Friday sales, so that's worth keeping an ear out for this year. The trial allowed anyone to try out Xbox Game Pass for a month at a reduced rate before then being enrolled in the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription costs $14.99 a month. 

Is the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate price worth it?

If you're at all interested in keeping up with the latest first party Xbox releases, or exploring the massive back catalogue of first and third party titles on the system, Xbox Game Pass is definitely worth it. However, that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate price is a little higher, and it's worth considering whether you're going to be using the additional features it includes. 

If you're not going to be playing online (remember, Microsoft doesn't require a Live Gold subscription for free to play titles anymore), and you don't expect to be buying too many games from the store outright, the Game Pass Ultimate price might not be for you and you're better off sticking with the skinnier subscription. 

However, if you're currently paying for a Live Gold membership (that you use regularly), we'd recommend rolling both subscriptions in together.

You'll also find plenty of Xbox One accessories to complement your Game Pass subscription. We're also rounding up the best Xbox One controllers and best Xbox Series X headsets as well. 

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.