What’s the ultimate Christmas gift for gamers? Microsoft launches a £58 Minesweeper-themed ‘ugly Christmas jumper’

  • This ugly Christmas jumper is inspired by the Windows game Minesweeper 
  • You can play against the snowflakes with a version that is Christmas-tree-shaped. 
  • Priced at £57.95, it’s certainly not cheap, although £75,000 ($100,000) of the proceeds will be donated to the AbleGamers charity 










Now that Christmas is just three weeks away, it’s easy to be obsessed with brainstorming gift ideas for family and friends.

Microsoft recently launched an ugly Christmas sweater that may be the perfect gift for avid gamers.

This jumper features a version of Minesweeper from Windows and a Christmas tree design.

Priced at £57.95, it’s certainly not cheap, although £75,000 ($100,000) of the proceeds will be donated to the AbleGamers charity.

If you have a keen gamer in your life, Microsoft may have just the thing for them, having launched a new 'ugly Christmas sweater'

Microsoft has launched an ugly Christmas sweater for gamers who are avid gamers.

What’s Minesweeper? 

Minesweeper was the first computer game to be launched in 1990. 

You can find mines in the grid. 

Clicking the squares will reveal what lies beneath. 

Once all the empty squares have been uncovered, without touching a mine, you win.

On the Xbox Gear Shop, you can purchase the Microsoft Minesweeper Ugly Sweater.

The description says: “When it comes down to holiday sweater parties there is only one strategic move: the old-school Minesweeper sweatshirt.

Flash back to one the first Windows-compatible games, and you can help AbleGamers make new happy memories.

Minesweeper, a computer-based game, was first released in 1990. 

You can find mines in the grid. 

Clicking the squares will reveal what lies beneath. 

Once all the empty squares have been uncovered, without touching a mine, you win.

On the front of the jumper is a version of Christmas Tree-shaped game set against blue backgrounds with floating snowflakes. 

A score of 1990 is also displayed at the top of the jumper, which is no coincidence – 1990 is the year that Minesweeper first came out!

The back of the jumper also features the famous four-square Windows logo and a variety of snowflakes.

The jumper is priced at £57.95, with £75,000 ($100,000) of the proceeds going to AbleGamers.

Microsoft stated that AbleGamers will be supported this year in their efforts to foster inclusion communities and combat social isolation.

The front of the jumper features a Christmas tree-shaped version of the game, set against a blue background full of floating snowflakes

On the front of the jumper is a version of Christmas Tree-shaped game set against a background of blue snowflakes floating on the ground.

A score of 1990 is also displayed at the top of the jumper, which is no coincidence – 1990 is the year that Minesweeper first came out

The back of the jumper features the iconic four-square Windows logo, as well as an array of festive snowflakes

The jumper is priced at £57.95, with £75,000 ($100,000) of the proceeds going to AbleGamers

Microsoft’s ugly Christmas jumpers are not new. In fact, they released three versions last year. One of them was based upon Microsoft Paint. 

Microsoft appears to have sold out this year’s Minesweeper-themed jumper at the time we are writing. 

You can still sign up for the wish list to receive notifications when the jumper is back in stock.  

THE TRILLION DOLLAR RISE IN MICROSOFT  

April 4, 1975 Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft 

June 25, 1981Microsoft incorporates

November, 1983Microsoft Windows Announced

Novenber, 1985Microsoft Windows Version 1.0 Released

February 26, 1986Microsoft relocates to Redmond, Washington’s corporate campus. 

March 13, 1986Microsoft shares become public

August 1, 1989Microsoft launches the first version of Office productivity suite

August 24, 1995 Microsoft launches Windows 95

1995 – Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, becomes the richest man in the world aged 39 with a fortune of $12.9 billion at the time 

October 25, 2001 Microsoft launches Windows XP

November 15, 2001 Microsoft launches Xbox

October 21, 2003 Microsoft launches Microsoft Office System

November 22, 2005 Microsoft launches Xbox 360

December 30, 2007Microsoft announces Windows Vista, and the 2007 Microsoft Office System worldwide to customers

June 28, 2011 Microsoft launches Office 365 

April 24, 2019,Microsoft is the third largest company to reach $1 trillion market capitalisation  

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