October 6th 2009 11:24 am PT

Xbox 360 Games on Demand: COD3 and RSV2

The following Xbox 360 games are now ready for direct download from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace:

Content: Call Of Duty 3
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions except Japan
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual”. Follow the Allies on the Normandy Breakthrough campaign as they push inland to liberate Paris and take the first step on the path to Berlin. Through a seamless narrative that delivers the rush of unrelenting battle and breathtaking action, players assume the roles of four ordinary Allied soldiers—American, British, Canadian and Polish—and are thrust onto an authentic, living battlefield for an unprecedented variety of combat. Experience advanced high-definition graphics, detailed character animations, and explosive on-screen action, delivering the most immersive and cinematically intense war experience ever. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Add Call Of Duty 3 to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Content: Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual”. The sequel to the award-winning next-generation first-person shooter returns to Sin City. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is your last chance to rescue Vegas from an escalating terrorist siege that will force you into heart-pounding action from beginning to end. The best are back and this time winner takes all. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Add Rainbow Six Vegas 2 to your Xbox 360 download queue

PLUS: Xbox LIVE Members in Japan now purchase The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

 

 

Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Jay ITFC

    20 quid each!? Sort the pricing out FFS…

  • Askanison4

    lol 20 quid for Vegas 2 isn’t the worst I’ve heard… pity Vegas 1 was better and it’s still 20 quid :/
    See, if Vegas 1 was maybe £8… then I’d get it… I loved that game. :P

  • radink360

    Prices are crazy. I just saw R6V2 in the store for $15.

  • SoulAssassin808

    Lets all go to the local retail store and get both for $15!!

  • Pemalite

    $49.95 for Call of Duty 3?
    Heck, Call of Duty 2 is still $49.95 on Games on Demand…
    Both of which I can pick up for $15 in a bargain bin!

    And Mass Effect is STILL $99.95 AU, almost tempted to use a VPN to America, create a new account and get them all at a fraction of the cost! Or just download them illegal for the PC, as these prices simply are -not- worth it.

    It probably wouldn’t bother me as much if they had a 25%/50% off deal-of-the-week kind of thing for Games on Demand Games, I’d be all for that, but I doubt that will ever happen.

  • shane86

    Wow Call of Duty 3, that game had probably the most laggy online I’ve ever witnessed

  • xfoolsgoldx

    I can get these games new for half the price microsoft want me to download these for.And i can sell hard copy if i wanted or take round a freinds.

    These prices are rubbish.

    The End.

  • tootupontheroof

    it’s gotta be said, the prices (particularly in the uk) are awful. if these games were £10, i’d have downloaded a few, i’m not paying £20 for any. i thought dlc was meant to be cheaper than retail?

  • Big Poppa Ryan

    Prices are crazy, maybe if they were round about £14.99 i’d bother paying for these.

  • tabicat

    I don’t know how you can do your job, Major. I would have to take a shower after posting these obscene prices for this ridiculous service. Microsoft should be flying their flags at half-mast every day Major posts a new GoD update, in honor of the lost shame that all Xbox Live employees must bear.

  • Candy Bling

    Stop crying and go to work, then you can pay the prices. I love this service and already have downloaded 4 Titles!

  • r3dreck

    Why would anyone buy Games on Demand? Take up HD space, overpriced, and can’t ever sell them.

  • metallicorphan

    @Tabicat-well if Major doesn’t want his job,I’ll have it!!…best job in the world :)
    -
    as for the pricing,this comes up everytime a new game comes on the demand service,the game has no packaging,no shipping and no middle man/retailer(also we have to pay for the broadband connection to download these titles)so these prices are not justified,and as others say,why older games and newer games are the same price is also puzzling
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    and if you really want this GoD to take off,it would be nice to give us a choice of buying the 250gb HDD separately
    -
    it would be interesting to see the sale figures for these
    -
    rant over(for now)

  • Arsenic13

    PRICING FAIL. But of course our outrage is never mentioned on Majors Podcast even though we complain on HIS site, FOR the community.

  • MTS SNAKE MX

    in mexico is not available Rainbow Six Vegas 2

  • DayMouse

    Call of Duty 3 £9.95 from Zavvi. Play it then sell it on for £5-£6 easily so in total the game has cost you £4-£5!!!!!! These on demand prices are CCRRAAAAAAAAAAZZYY

  • Matu Flp Krawfe

    @Arsenic13

    “We complain for the community?” Ha! We only complain for ourselves to help mediate the personal feelings of angst and frustration caused by some apparent injustice. The good of “the community” holds no part in this process, only our own sense of well being and equity in relation to ourselves.

  • The PerfectCr

    Tabicat wins post of the year! “don’t know how you can do your job, Major. I would have to take a shower after posting these obscene prices for this ridiculous service. Microsoft should be flying their flags at half-mast every day Major posts a new GoD update, in honor of the lost shame that all Xbox Live employees must bear.”

    Seriously Major, isn’t time to address this head on?

  • moocow21

    Pretty good games, but $15-20 would be reasonable prices.

  • QualityJeverage

    You’re all correct! Major Nelson is an evil overlord who sits in a tower made of skulls and lost souls, drinking blood and cackling maniacally as you pay for overpriced games, which he has complete control over.

    OR,

    He has nothing to do with these prices and really doesn’t deserve the crap you guys are giving him. Go whine to the publishers (*cough*Activision*cough*), if you want to see what the real problem with this industry is.

  • HeavenOrHell

    http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=60735

    $14.99 for COD 3 right there. Some of the prices for these games are absolutely insane. Whoever decides the prices for these games should be slapped. And the person who thought it would be ok to charge $30 for a launch game(COD 2) should be fired.

  • xfoolsgoldx

    I dont think anyone blames Major Nelson for the price of the games.

  • Major Nelson

    I’ve said it before, but I’l repeat: I’ve given feedback on these prices to many folks. As was pointed out, I don’t control these prices and I try to provide the information of what is new on Marketplace as a service.

  • ElektroDragon

    What’s the point in only releasing two of these at a time? PSN released over 100 downloadable conversions of retail PSP games in one shot recently. You are just delaying your potential revenue stream with this trickle approach.

  • Exu

    I can get CoD3 for under a tenner, and that’s still too much.

  • SalarymanDaishi

    The PSP comparison isn’t exactly valid, as with the recent introduction of PSP Go, there’s no longer even a chance to own a physical copy, hence the massive catalogue made available. That’s the way of the future and I wouldn’t be surprised to see other future platforms adopting the same approach.

    Games on Demand is just paving the way for the same goal, i.e. kill the costs related to manufacturing physical media, kill the second-hand market, and get a better control over the money. This generation might very well be the last where consumers still have a choice. Just enjoy while it lasts.

    If Games on Demand is ridiculously priced, it’s only because choices are still there. Once they aren’t, this becomes a norm. Even if you would go shopping if the prices were lower, you’d still be contributing to that same, eventual outcome of only being able to buy console video games either from the Live marketplace, the PSN store, or the Wii Shopping Channel. A charming prospect, wouldn’t you think?

  • K04 Passat

    Major:
    I don’t know if you’ll check this again, but I have a suggestion. What about a heavy discount, for people that already have the disc version of these games?

    For example, I already own 2 copies of Rainbow Six Vegas, and Rainbow Six Vegas 2. My wife and myself played them online, quite a bit. These are still two of my favorite games on the system.

    The idea of having a more stable, faster loading version… That I can just choose from a menu, in the dashboard… Without putting in the disc… That is appealing. It just isn’t $30.00 US dollars worth of appealing. I already bought the two copies of them, new. $59.99 each.

    I’m thinking 400 MS points, for the convenience of not needing the disc to be inserted. I’m sure the idea raises issues, but so does putting these huge downloads online and not a soul purchasing them. In my version of these transactions, you even install from the disc. So no heavy bandwidth digital downloading of the game, either. Just a small key, hopefully one that tells the Xbox which files are really needed to run the game, and only installs those.

    I already own physical copies of all but 2 of the “Games on Demand”. I don’t really rent games, and I don’t resell them to the Gamestop pawn shop. Help out the good guys, Microsoft.

  • BrooksterMax

    I want Games on Demand to work, but at these prices its just not attractive enough.

  • AN1MAL75

    I generally don’t comment on either web site but MS is losing so much revenue and not utilizing G O D severice the price point is way off the hard copy of all the games can be purchased at any retail store new for half of the cost.It s a shame the G O D service has such a huge potential.I can see MS not listening but this is insanity on there part.Just my opinion.Hope this gets passed on.

  • TANK 2old2play

    :lol: at prices. My question is this though, since there is no manufacturing costs with these games, why are/should these prices be equal to new at retail? For digital downloads to be attractive to me and i’m sure many others, we expect the digital version to be significantly less money than the retail store copy. There’s no manufacturing and greatly reduced distribution costs, that should be reflected in the pricing.

  • Rick Dias PK

    Major, I understand you’re “just the messenger” in this case, so my ire isn’t directed at you. Instead I’m going to reiterate to Microsoft/XBL marketing in general that every time I feel they’re insulting my intelligence by presenting offers like this, essentially wasting my time because they think surely I won’t check Amazon and find a new-in-box copy for half the price you guys are asking for… …I will go buy something from one of your competitors specifically to voice my disapproval of this. Last time I picked up 2000 Wii Points to grab You, Me, And The Cubes along with some other titles. I think I will do the same this week.

  • doomsoth

    I guess the people at MS that decide on these prices must be extremely out of touch with what retailers are selling these games for. Not to beat a dead horse, but Deals of the Week are pretty bad in comparison with Valve, but then again I think Valve just makes better products.

  • LtCasual

    No ill will directred towards you Major, and thank you for passing along our comments. But let it stand that I will never pay more for a game that I can do less with: can’t resell it, can’t trade it, can’t easily bring it to a friend’s house, and can’t play it once the Games on Demand service goes offline. Offer me the same game at a discount and I’m there.

  • toopro4show

    40$ Canadian for Call of Duty 3? Best joke I’ve heard all week.

  • A Place for Us

    Rip-off!

  • a peeking duck

    I like how COD3 is CAD$39.99 yet R6V2 is CAD$29.99. What a laugh!

  • LV54Spacemonkey

    You know this isn’t unique to MS. The rices of PSP games are quite often too high also. Need For Speed Shift on the UK PSN is £31.99 for example. A game that is £29.99 in stores. Although at least on PSN there are various prices. I wouldn’t mind £20 for a game that’s around a year old but older than that is a bit silly. Especially launch games. It always makes me think the people in charge of some aspects of these services don’t know what they are actually providing.

  • Jax Demon

    Here’s a thought, Buy it cheaper pre-owned, Bang it on your harddrive. Bang game on demand. Just pop in disc and click play.
    No need to worry about the 360 damaging the disc as it won’t be playing from the disc, And if you want room on your harddrive just delete it and play it from disc or put it back on your harddrive at a later date. Sorted. Now stop moaning about prices as Major already said he doe snot control it.
    I don’t like the prices but I won’t moan about it, I will just find away around it.

  • Jax Demon

    @Ltcasual: I agree, Same with the movies for me, I won’t donwload them as I’m limited to watch them. If I could pay say £8 and actually keep the film and transfer it to PC harddrive to make room on the 360 Hard drive then I might consider it. Just don’t seem good value renting a film for whatever price for 24 hours when my local Blockbuster will let me rent it cheaper and for 4 days.

  • JohnnyDethmatch

    Who even plays CoD3 anymore? Wow. It’s not new enough for anybody to want to get (that doesn’t already have/can get a disc) and its not old enough to be “retro” or “nostalgic.” Fail.

  • Ai Kago

    Yeah it isnt Major’s fault of course, so don’t shoot the messenger.

    I think we all know the prices suck. If people don’t buy them they might actually reduce the price or just not bother and concentrate on improving others areas of XBOX LIVE.

  • DavidGX

    This is pathetic. Fuck these prices and whoever came up with them.

    Digital content = CHEAPER than non-digital. It’s a simple concept guys I don’t understand why you have so much trouble with it.

  • RonRicoFSU

    CoD3 should be free, its that bad

  • Sly Jon

    COD3 is a terrible game

  • StefanTheMongol

    $29.99???? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ONI5

    The minute anyone compared the prices on G O D to a used game, they were not on the same page. These games are based on the MSRP price of the game new. NOT THE USED PRICE!! NOT THE DISCOUNTED PRICE THAT MOST STORES HAVE MADE SOME OF THESE GAMES!!

    These games have been out of the retail loop for some time and the prices on G O D are reflecting the last retail price that these games are going for. If you can find it cheaper at the store, buy it at the store. Just because it’s digital don’t always expect it to be cheaper.

    360 BITCHES!!

    Anyhoo, I would rather see some more older XBOX games released.

  • ZprivateZ

    Next thing you know Microsoft will be selling pong for $40

  • EMFULZ

    I’d rather buy these games at GameStop for half the price and get 1 free. :D

  • StammyFi

    Booooriiing. Stop posting these ridiculous “offers”.

  • GriffGB

    Thanks for the updated comment Major. We know you don’t control pricing, but I’m still going to add on that they’re way over priced. ;)
    It’s a shame too, as downloadable games has so much potential. But old dying games for inflated prices isn’t the way to go.

    @ElektroDragon, there’s not much potential revenue at £20 for a game that’s over 2 year old and been superseded by two versions. ;)

 
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