New Xbox One Ad Says XBL Is "The Gaming Network That Won't Let You Down"

Marshawn Lynch stars in this new TV spot.


Microsoft released a silly new Xbox One ad today in which former NFL star Marshawn Lynch is an assistant of sorts, though he doesn't seem like a very good one.

More notable from this commercial (via DualShockers) is the claim that Xbox Live is "the network that won't let you down." This appears to be a dig at Sony's PlayStation Network. A third-party report earlier this year stated that Xbox Live is faster and more reliable than the PlayStation Network.

The PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the United States in November, according to the NPD Group. This broke Microsoft's win streak that started in the summer.

Both the PS4 and Xbox One are currently marked down to $250 as part of limited-time price cuts.

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