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December 30, 2015

The Top 10 Deals in the Countdown to 2016 in the Windows Store

Last week we announced a new round of deals in the Windows Store called Countdown to 2016 for our Windows 10 fans. Over the past week, we’ve been offering deals up to 50% off on everything from purchasing blockbuster movies like Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, to 30% off 17 of The Beatles’ albums, to top apps and games, like KVAD Photo+ PRO and Minecraft: Story Mode.

Today we’ve rounded up a list of the top 10 deals in the Windows Store that are a part of our Countdown to 2016 promotion. These offers are valid through tomorrow 12/31.


The Beatles – stream for free or purchase the albums at 30% off

You can now stream The Beatles’ Music on Microsoft Groove

The Fab Four are here! You can now stream for free 17 of The Beatles’ albums on Microsoft Groove**. All 17 albums are also available to purchase from the Windows Store at 30% off until 1/15/16***.


Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – buy the movie at 50% off

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

With his organization shut down, agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team race against time to stop a dangerous network of rogue operatives turned traitors. To defeat them, he joins forces with an elusive agent as he faces his most impossible mission yet. Get the movie today for 50% off.

Mad Max Fury Road – buy the movie at 50% off

Mad Max Fury Road on Windows 10

From director George Miller comes the fourth adventure in the Mad Max series, once again set in a post-apocalyptic world. As Max (Tom Hardy) flees across the wasteland, he teams up with a mysterious woman, Furiousa (Charlize Theron), to try to survive. Now 50% off.

Lord of the Rings Trilogy Extended – buy the trilogy at 22% off


This critically acclaimed, epic trilogy follows the quest undertaken by hobbit Frodo Baggins and his companions to save Middle Earth by destroying the One Ring and defeating the evil forces of the Dark Lord Sauron. In this edition, now 22% off, extended scenes have been carefully added back into the film.


Minecraft: Story Mode – 25% off a season pass for episodes 2-5

MC Story

Everyone loves a good story, and this game puts you in the middle of an epic one. Set out on a quest to find the Order of the Stone, and in the process – if you’re skillful and lucky – save your world from oblivion. And right now, enjoy a 25% off season pass for episodes 2-5.

Lara Croft GO – buy the game for just $1.99

Lara Croft GO for Windows 10

She’s raided tombs and dangerous caves around the world, and now the adventures of one of the bravest explorers we know is just $1.99, regularly $4.99. Help her navigate jungles and ruins through recently added puzzles, discover cool mechanics and sparkling gems to collect, too.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 50% off


This is the story of Carl Johnson and his return to Los Santos, San Andreas, after a 5-year absence. You’re behind the wheel as he flees the cops who frame him for murder – all amid personal tragedy and a city spinning out of control. And it’s all 50% off for one more day — $3.49, regularly $6.99.


KVAD Photo+ PRO – 50% off

KVAD Photo+ For Windows 10

Photographers of any level can utilize the powerful, all-in-one image processing capabilities of this app for a range of retouching needs, and for a very limited time it’s 50% off. KVAD Photo+ includes a wide variety of effects, filters, color and text tools, enhancement feature and more to turn your photos into mini-masterpieces.

Earth 3D – 50% off

Earth 3D for Windows 10

With all that’s going on in the world today – from natural disasters to trouble in geo-political hotspots – this interactive, 3D app is a great way to make sense of it all. With physical and political maps, weather maps and lots of fascinating facts and useful details, you can discover the kinds of relevant knowledge.

Drawboard PDF – 50% off

Drawboard PDF for Windows 10

For reading, annotating and marking up your PDFs, it’s hard to beat this handy app, which is $4.99 (regularly $9.99) until 2016. Open existing PDFs or create a new one, then annotate using an extensive array of tools. When you’re done, save it as a compatible PDF once again. With an intuitive experience and stylus/touch input separation, it’s perfect for the design industries, students, teachers and travelers.

Don’t wait to get in on this last call for these great deals in the Windows Store, deals are available through tomorrow 12/31.

* Limited time offers. Available in US, UK, France, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and Canada. Offers vary by market.
**30-day trial continues to a paid monthly subscription unless cancelled. Credit card required. Groove Music Pass sold separately and in select markets. Catalog size and availability varies by market and over time.
***All 17 albums are being made available at an introductory rate of 30% off of regular prices from 12/24/15 through 1/15/16.