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We have one account /xbox gold membership. My younger son now wants his own account/sign in. Do I need to purchase a second xbox gold account? Also, can they both log in and play against each other? Anyone know?
For Xbox 360, if you want the second son to be able to play online, you would need a second Gold subscription.
If they just want to play against each other locally, they would need a game which supports local multiplayer (it will say this on the back of the box), but here they would not need a Gold subscription.
If the second son just wants an account, he can have that without needing Gold - he could just have an online account. He would only need Gold if he wants to use it to play online multiplayer, or intends to use it to access Netflix or other Apps.
Xbox Forums moderator. Xbox MVP. r/xboxinsiders moderator. Twitter: @13mxn
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