January 17th 2011 1:57 pm PT

Deal of the week: Plants vs. Zombies


Plants vs. Zombies


This week, Xbox LIVE Gold members can save 33% on the popular Xbox LIVE Arcade game

Plants vs. Zombies. Normally 1200 points, it’s available for 800 points until Monday, January 24th.







Arcade, Deal, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Dedatos

    33%? come on. This is happening the same time as Ea’s deal? we know where my points are going.

  • AndGar

    Another disappointing deal of the week. Plants vs. Zombies should have been in last week’s deal of the week with something new this week. I am not sure how deal of the week is chosen but it should be better than this. We should know EA’s deals by today right? Hopefully EA’s deal will be better.

  • Haggard Demon

    So many times I have wanted a gifting option. My bro would have loved this.

  • Toothball

    So with a Zombie themed deal last week and a Plants versus Zombies deal this week, are we to expect a Plant themed deal next week? I can’t find any holes in that logic.

  • Lavindathar

    Here is the EA Deal, and according to the EA site its 50% off every item. I might skip PvZ because of what EA have on offer.

    Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening
    Dragon Age: Origins – The Golems of Amgarrak
    Dragon Age: Origins – The Darkspawn Chronicles
    Dragon Age: Origins – Witch Hunt
    Dragon Age: Origins – Leliana’s Song
    Medal of Honor – Hot Zone Pack
    Battlefield 1943
    DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue
    RISK: Factions
    Madden NFL Arcade
    Hasbro Family Game Night: Battleship
    Hasbro Family Game Night: Scrabble
    Hasbro Family Game Night: Boggle
    NHL 3 on 3 Arcade
    Madden NFL 11 Max Pack
    NCAA Football 11 – NCAA Power Pack
    Tiger 11 – Favorites Course Pack
    FIFA 11 – Live Season All Leagues
    Fight Night Round 4 – Champions Pack II
    NHL 11 – 20th Anniversary Bauer Boost Pack

  • Sausage Villan

    I know this isn’t the place to say this but i have nowhere else. the big daddy bouncer avatar outfit was changed to the prototype big daddy outfit when the dashboard changed a few months back. I thought that by now some on would have caught this and rectified the error but that has not happened. Please inform who ever is responsible for the avatars to change the outfit back to a bouncer big daddy outfit.
    Thanks in advance

  • DL CyberSkull

    About damn time. It should have happened last week. Another thing, I would have bought the game immediately if it debuted at 800MSP.

  • Stephan1237


    There will be more suprises because I caunt 22 items on that and Major Nelson said this :
    Additionally, from January 18 through January 25, fans can enjoy a special one-time savings of up to 50 percent on more than 25 pieces of Electronic Arts content, including fun Arcade games and more!
    For details, please check your Xbox LIVE Dashboard on January 18.

    More than 25 pieces, soo I’m curious what the other items are

  • SilentHunter382


    Thanks for the info. I’ll be picking up both Deathspanks.

    Might have to get some points since I wanted to get Scott Pilgrim and Makoto for Blazblue. Nearly bought them but I remembered the ea sale.

  • Nigel Vertigo

    God, the deals of the week for the longest time have been completely terrible. Discounting something from $15 to $10 isn’t going to get me to buy it if I haven’t already. If a game wasn’t worth paying the initial full price for, than I will not consider it unless it’s $5 or less. Go back to discounting games to 400 points or 240 points and then I’ll start utilizing my Gold membership discount.

  • Ai Kago

    The game should have been 800 points to start with, then discounted to 400 points. Lets face it, its just a cheap mobile phone flash type game anyway.

  • I DLord I

    @ Ai Kago

    1. Popcap made this game
    2. Cheap mobile phone flash type game? for shame
    3. Yes, it is the priciest version available for $15 and I think that price point is silly
    4. It originally was developed and released for PC and Mac, not mobile phones
    5. I don’t think it would be too far fetched to say practically all of the XBLA games could be made for mobile phones using flash.
    6. If you DO own a mobile gaming device or phone, buy it there. Great game for the road or a plane trip.

  • Ark Hunter

    Shame the DotW isn’t at least 50% all the time. The big holiday deals being even deeper discount.

  • chiruno99

    Picked this up on Steam during the holidays at a discount, can’t blame them since it was a bigger price cut and the mouse control is far superior to pad. To be fair if you didn’t then and are complaining about the price here, you’ve only yourself to blame. Had the opportunity to undermine this deal around Christmas.

  • Peter Ark

    @Lavindathar: Thanks for the news for the real deals!

    Comment on Plants vs. Zombies: lol :D:D:D:D no comments!

  • a1984darkboy

    Great game, I paid $20 for the retail version and I don’t regret one bit. Well worth the cash.


    @Lavindathar: I sure hope that list is incomplete and that ME2 DLC is going to be part of it starting tomorrow.

  • tylerh1701

    @Lavindathar – THanks for the list. Deathspank 2 FTW, got the first one for PS3 when it was on sale. WIll probably also get Microbot (total kick in the teeth for anyone who shelled out full price for this a few weeks ago). I’d be fine if they did put the ME2 DLC up again, but totally understandable if they don’t, as it was just on sale a few weeks ago

  • Blue Thunder28

    ???????? This game is well worth 1200… and seeing this amazing deal I just knew there’d somehow be negative comments… love it.

  • Jonah Falcon

    The DS version that came out today is $20, so stop whining about 800 MSP ($10).