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Microsoft testing Wish List discount notifications on Xbox One

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Xbox One X (Image credit: Matt Brown | Windows Central)

Microsoft has kicked off the Spring Sale for Xbox One, discounting a sizeable pool of the console's games library in celebration of the new season. The sale brings reductions for Red Dead Redemption 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and more, saving up to 85 percent on its digital lineup.

The latest Xbox One sale has now highlighted a new feature in the pipeline for Xbox One, bringing tailored discount notifications for your Xbox Wish List. As posted to the Xbox One subreddit, users are receiving messages for various titles slashed, via Xbox Live's messaging system.

Larry Hryb, Xbox Live programming director, dropped onto Reddit to confirm Microsoft is testing the feature for "a small group of folks," looking for feedback on the feature's implementation. If all goes well, we can expect a full rollout in the months ahead, maybe in time for the next seasonal sale.

Microsoft continues to scale the Xbox One's Microsoft Store, kickstarted by a full redesign in 2017, tailed by a full-fledged shopping cart and item Wish List. A notification system should prove valuable, already commonplace on Steam for tracking deals on its marketplace.

In the meantime, don't miss our roundup of the hottest Xbox Spring Sale deals available until April 22.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

  • Finally!!!!! This is what we needed from the wish list.
  • Great, more wish list features to improve the Store experience... yet none of this is available for movies & TV. Why am I still unable to add movies & TV to my wish list, Microsoft? I'd easily find this way more useful than putting apps or games on a wish list. Maybe Microsoft doesn't give a stuff about making it easier for people to buy even more from them through the Store.
  • That must mean it's being dropped!
  • Microsoft needs to hire me. I'm an improver. I see a problem and can point out the flaws that need improving. Why have a wish list at all if you don't get notified on price drops? These people are rich and have simpleton thinking.
  • I can't wait for this to be a thing, although my wallet could probably do without it.
  • Love this feature!