November 22nd 2011 10:48 am PT

Xbox LIVE Fan Appreciation Sale

We’ve got so much stuff on sale, that we’re starting today. Plus, Xbox LIVE Free Users can upgrade to 12-months of Gold for 33% off the regular price.

We’ll have even more deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday….but for now, let’s kick things off with this list o’ savings:

Content Title Content Type Standard Price Discount Price Discount %
Magic 2012 Arcade 800 400 50%
Battlefield: Bad Company  GonD 19.99   25%
Civilization Revolution! GonD 29.99   25%
Pinball FX – Marvel Pack Add-on 800 400 50%
Pinball FX – Classic Pack Add-on 800 400 50%
Pinball FX – Core Pack Add-on 800 400 50%
Bejeweled Blitz LIVE Arcade 400 200 50%
Bejeweled 2  Arcade 400 200 50%
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: Davinci Disappearance Add-on 800 400 50%
Homefront The Rock Map Pack Add-on 400 200 50%
Stacking Arcade 1200 600 50%
The Fancy Pants Adventures Arcade 800 400 50%
Weapon of Choice Indie 400 200 50%
Flotilla Indie 400 200 50%
The Baconing Arcade 1200 600 50%
Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing  Add-on 560 280 50%
Battlefield 2:  Modern Combat  GonD 19.99   25%
Super Meat Boy Arcade 1200 400 67%
Homefront Fire Sale Map Pack Add-on 240 120 50%
OutRun Online Arcade Arcade 800 400 50%
Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm Arcade 800 400 50%
Phantasy Star 2 Arcade 400 200 50%
Sega Soccer Slam Originals 1200 600 50%
Sonic 4 Mobile 6.99 4.99 29%
Full House Poker Mobile 2.99 1.99 33%
Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles Mobile 4.99 2.99 40%
Bulletstorm PC 29.99 14.99 50%
Street Fighter IV PC 19.99 9.99 50%
Section 8: Prejudice PC 14.99 7.49 50%
Ninja’s Smoke Bomb Avatar 320 190 41%
Ninja’s Grapling Hook Avatar 240 140 42%
Ancient Times Icarus Wings Avatar 240 140 42%
Robots Hoverbot Avatar 240 140 42%
Fierce Moves:  Break Dancing Avatar 320 190 41%
Winter Wear; Penguin Pet Avatar 240 140 42%
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood:  Harlequin Jack-in-the Box prop Avatar 240 160 33%
Homefront RC Goliath Drone Avatar 240 160 33%
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: Premium Theme theme 240 160 33%
Tron Evolution Premium Theme theme 240 160 33%
Fallout 3 Premium Theme theme 240 160 33%
Battlefield Bad Compay 2 Vietnam Theme theme 240 160 33%
Official Duke Nukem Forever Theme theme 240 160 33%

The official Black Friday sale page on Xbox.com

Games on Demand prices and content availability will vary by region.

Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Anonymous

    Saw this on the dashboard this morning & grabbed the Core Pack for Pinball FX. Considering also picking up the Marvel pack as well but I’m not a big comic/super hero fan so I’m still on the fence about that one.

    Looking forward to seeing the one day sales later in the week.

    • Michael Horsepool

      I’m not a huge super hero person either, but the Pinball Tables are good and well worth your time and money.

    • Michael Horsepool

      I’m not a huge super hero person either, but the Pinball Tables are good and well worth your time and money.

    • http://twitter.com/Brian_Eyekon Brian Eyekon

      I would highly recommend the Marvel pack to you

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the responses. I think I’ll wait to make sure there’s nothing I want more during the one day sales on Friday & Monday but I’m leaning towards picking it up.

      • Anonymous

        Sounds like Full House Poker is going to be on sale on Friday so I think I’ll probably grab that instead as I’ve been going back & forth on that one for a while.

  • Anonymous

    grab Outrun while you can,i believe it leaves the XBLMarketplace forever this December due to contract stuff with SEGA and Ferrari(i think)

  • http://twitter.com/EdgeKun Ed Powell

    A lot of this is great stuff. I’m especially eager to build up a solid Pinball collection. I still facepalm a bit though seeing a couple discounts that I don’t think anyone wants anymore. (SF4 when anyone interested would be playing SSF4:AE, as well as BF2:MC which I read elsewhere no longer has active servers on the 360)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517821295 Miguel Amante

    Will the themes work with the new dashboard?

    • Anonymous

      Yes. I’ve got the prerelease and all existing themes still work with it.

      • Anonymous

        Tails,how did you get the individual friends list backgrounds?,as they wont work for me,i just get the wallpaper at the back..i can get one to appear for my avatar,but i certainly wont be buying any more premium themes if this is how it is now

        • http://twitter.com/spartannhilator Zak Hayer

          The new themes will not work the same they did in the last dashboard, I highly suggest not buying…but just google it and find out urself, im in the beta and i can tell…

          • b knight

            Yes I agree, I have the new dashboard, the themes are edited. I assume they will have a new style of themes soon. It is a shame they are trying to sell these at ALL. They should give them away

  • Anonymous

    the list should be like this every week,long and varied,not just concentrating on one or two games

    • Anonymous

      Like PSN plus, which is far more comphrehensive and frequent than their lackluster deals (and I dont even own a PS3)

      • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

        All these deals are free to all.  PS+ deals cost $50/year.  Just saying, not trying to sound like a fanboy.  I subscribe to PS+ as well.

        • Anonymous

          So? Their deals are still better and more varied than Xbox Lives, thats a terrible excuse. If you want a free comparison, Steam offers better sales every week, and far more frequently than Xbox Live. Retailers like Amazon offers more varied and frequent sales, and Silver members dont get these free deals very often either. Besides denial, however you look at it, Microsofts stuff is just lackluster in comparison.

        • Anonymous

          So? Their deals are still better and more varied than Xbox Lives, thats a terrible excuse. If you want a free comparison, Steam offers better sales every week, and far more frequently than Xbox Live. Retailers like Amazon offers more varied and frequent sales, and Silver members dont get these free deals very often either. Besides denial, however you look at it, Microsofts stuff is just lackluster in comparison.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah I love getting free 1 hour trail on games that are 3 years old, or getting free psp minis that are only like $5 anyway, plus you lose it if you cancel psn plus. 

        • Anonymous

          But you get them back as soon as you resubscribe, and the stuff on sale you do get to keep. But nevermind, this isnt the Playstation Blog.

  • Anthony D’Angelo

    The link for Bulletstorm for $14.99 doesn’t go anywhere for the PC was this meant to be for GonD instead? 

  • Victor Cortes

    Not very exciting for me seeing as I already have what could have been of some interest.
    For those who still don’t have these, you should really get the following:

    OutRun
    Super Meat Boy
    Pinball FX 2 (all of it)

    Anxiously waiting for black friday/cyber monday deals.

  • Anonymous

    kind of,but not really,LOL…the wallpaper is still there,but the individual backgrounds for your friends seems to be gone,but it is still in beta don’t forget..someone said you can get them to appear but i haven’t seen how,i can however get an individual background to appear behind my avatar

  • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

    Thanks for posting this Major.  A few deals I’ll be taking advantage of, namely some Pinball FX stuff and The Baconing.

  • http://twitter.com/CraziedZombies Josh

    allot of sales and i want to try and get Rage and Uncharted 3 this week lol i also want Bulletstom from this list lol

    • Anonymous

      The Bulletstorm sale is Games for Windows. Although, there’s probably a retailer listing it on sale somewhere.

      • http://twitter.com/NathanielFrost1 Nathaniel Frost

        Got Bulletstorm for 7 dollars used on Amazon yesterday, discounts are everywhere lol.

  • http://twitter.com/spartannhilator Zak Hayer

    Deathspank looks good…

  • Anonymous

    Are this offers available in Mexico too?

  • http://twitter.com/forgie716 Brent Forjeron

    Fan appreciation?  Seems more like games nobody buys anymore so we’ll try to sell them for less.  Nice spin attempt though.

  • TomeOne

    Well I don’t appreciate this sale one bit. You guys really suck at this sales/deals thing.

  • http://twitter.com/BurntDave Dave

    oh microsoft you guys are comical.. that pee on my leg is not rain, nice try.
    get battlefield modern combat for $20.. and not be able to do anything cause it’s online and the servers have been shut for years.
    fan appreciation  lmao c’mon really? sure, a lot fell for DLC, gamerpics, backgrounds, and avatar clothes.. but that doesn’t mean we’re all retarded

    • Anonymous

      When I selected the game on the Dashboard, it actually took me to Bad Company 2, which appeared to be on sale (I could be wrong… I’m not overly familiar with its normal GoD price) so I’m almost thinking that might be a mistake & it is actually supposed to say Bad Company 2.

  • http://twitter.com/Brian_Eyekon Brian Eyekon

    I wait till Black Friday and Cyber Monday the deals might be better

  • Anonymous

    Im sorry if I sound offensive, but whoever was in charge of picking games for these sales is an idiot. The selection is horrible, most of the games are either too old, or just odd choices to begin with. There are maybe three things Id consider, but there are dozens of games/downloads that wouldve made better choices. I hope Friday and Monday offer some better deals than this.

    • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

      Um there’s a couple good deals up there.  Pinball FX sale is awesome.  I’m not exactly sure what you were looking for.

      The GoD, avatar/theme stuff is all useless, but some ok arcade games.

      • Anonymous

        There are a couple of decent games, but overall the selection is lackluster. Sales like these need to be more varied and comprehensive, full of deals that make for tough decisions. A few ok games are not good enough, not when there’s dozens of games/DLC that couldve made for better choices.

    • http://live.xbox.com/en-US/MyXbox/Profile?gamerTag=FinderKeeper FinderKeeper

       I’ve been waiting months for the DaVinci Disappearance DLC to go on sale; IMO that was an excellent choice and the highlight of the group. I just got into Pinball FX2 due to the free Paranormal table giveaway last month, and was looking forward to getting more of the tables. So that’s 1600 points spent immediately; I don’t think The Baconing has been on sale before, and that’s the lowest price I’ve seen for Super Meat Boy.

      And if they have all the BEST items from today through next Monday, than what would they bring out on Black Friday?

      In other words, Friday and Monday WILL bring better deals. Why do you think those days are called what they are?

      • Anonymous

        Those arent coincidentally random sales, its timed specifically on the week of Black Friday, and it runs through the week of Black Friday, its a Black Friday sale. And besides that, we have no idea whats coming out friday, and no reason to assume it’ll be better, thats just blind speculation. Im hopeful, but this isnt a good indicator, there are a few decent downloads, but accepting whats there doesnt mean it couldnt be better.

  • Anonymous

    maybe the baconing (deathspank 3) for me but:

    1- Haven’t even started (yet I own it) DS2 yet.
    2- Have not enough points at the moment.

    Pinball fx sounds quite tempting too. Everything else IMHO lacks interest or are repeated deals.

    EDIT: I’d be gettin’ more points if the deals were much appealing than that. Hope friday/moday we’ll see that happen :)

  • Nick Costello

    Thinking about Super Meat Boy as i have 430ms point right now, is it worth it?

    • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

      Absolutely!  If I could only choose 1 thing from this whole list, it would be Super Meat Boy.

    • Anonymous

      …try the demo first. To some it might feel frustratingly hard (N+ style) despite its sharp controls. Anyway it never feels like a cheap death but your fault.

      If you like the demo you defo get it now… awesome art and music, lots of levels and extras, free dlc levels (teh internets world), avatar awards, etc. At 400 msp it’s a steal but keep in mind you’ll die a lot.

      I’d label it as the trials HD of platforming and one of the best arcades out to date.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RaveOnLufc Tom Beercules Raven

    Where is the Impossible Mission announcement for Gears 3? It’s getting ridiculous now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19507965 Mark Bareng Respicio

    Is there going to be any deals for Family Gold Membership?

  • Anonymous

    Glad there are so many items on sale, but why put premium themes on sale when they will be a new dashboard?  If they work at all, it will probably be just the background photo. Right?

    • Anonymous

      I’m in the Preview Program. The premium themes look fine on the new dashboard.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ian-Harvey/732110611 Ian Harvey

        Im in the preview program and you don’t now have the items behind your friends on your friends list

        • Anonymous

          I do. You have to give them a moment to load but they’re there.

  • http://twitter.com/Shadowmen19 Shadowmen #19

    Nice line of discount games but I don’t want any.

    • Anonymous

      Then how is it nice?

      • Anonymous

        Because some people do realize that just because the items on sale may not interest them personally doesn’t necessarily make it a bad sale.

        • Anonymous

          Accepting whats there doesnt mean it couldnt be better, especially if youre admitting the sale didnt interest you.

          • Anonymous

            Whether or not a sale appeals to you has nothing to do with the quality of the sale.

            If I see a sign for 90% off wedding dresses, I’m not going to care because I’m a guy but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good sale.

            It’s the same with the people who whine anytime the Deal of the Week is on DLC because it’s for a game that they don’t own. It doesn’t mean the deal is bad. In fact, it is often quite appreciated by the people who do own the game.

          • Anonymous

            If there are 20+ game related items, and not a single one looks appealing, then thats an issue. In your wedding dress analogy, you are interested in getting a dress on sale, so I dont think there’s a connection.

          • Anonymous

            It’s not an issue though. Not every single sale needs to appeal to every single person to be a good sale.

          • Anonymous

            20 games not an issue? Thats a pretty large number to not be an issue, youre being completely dismissive about it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VT4E26PUFUV3IFRX2YHZFUKZO4 Avadon Chaves

    That’s Awesome!
    Hopefully, Halo Reach Defiant + Noble for 400 Each? ;D

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3SA2XXK6NWAMFYN57B7LHO4R4M luke

    why dont all deals show up on family plans,get with the program smfh

  • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.opdenkelder Shawn Opdenkelder

    will super meat boy be on sale the whole week? will it end on friday or monday? or just ends today?

  • http://twitter.com/gibbeynator Jay Gibbs

    Still hoping for Banjo-Kazooie on Friday or Monday.

  • http://twitter.com/Butters5478 Bryan McNamara

    The servers are shut down for BF2 MC what a rip off

    • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

      Why I don’t buy EA games. They host their own multiplayers servers and shut them down. XBL hosted games stay until the system is finally retired. (As we saw with original Xbox.)

  • Shonk .

    When i seen the huge list i was quite excited
    when you look deeper there isnt that much there

    I hope friday’s deals are better

  • http://twitter.com/ahleungtt Henry Leung

    honestly, not tempting…….

  • http://twitter.com/Neoblaze Neoblaze

    If they add scott pilgrim vs the world i will totally get it :3

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephan-Tenspel/578534292 Stephan Tenspel

      scott pilgrim vs the world was on sale 2 weeks ago :)

      • http://twitter.com/Neoblaze Neoblaze

        i know but i was unfortunately 100msp short xD
        i have enough now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ian-Harvey/732110611 Ian Harvey

    arent premium themes going to be pretty redundant with the new dash update?

    • http://twitter.com/Necromorph182 Jacob Chell

      I have the new dash since I’m part of the preview program and they all work fine, granted they are somewhat obscured by the icons but they still work.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rabbitc-Finklestein/100002063064487 Rabbitc Finklestein

      They still work…but that all depends if you actually care about buying themes for games that are already 2 years old.

  • http://twitter.com/DrGreenThumb_NZ Oliver Doel

    Got super meat boy, good deal on that

  • Anonymous

    These sales posts are always good for a laugh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sebastian-Jackson/100002260317500 Sebastian Jackson

    I’m sorry, but I was expecting better games.  All of these suck.  

  • Doug (Honeycut1)

    Any chance The Sacrifice DLC for L4D/L4D2 will ever be on sale? 

    • Anonymous

      I’m wondering the same thing. I have The Passing & would pick up The Sacrifice if it was on sale (can’t bring myself to pay full price for it since none of my friends play the game anymore so I’d probably end up playing through it by myself).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Somerville/503048286 Matthew Somerville

    Major nelson has a video on the xbox live dashboard about whats on sale black friday and cyber monday, no bastion or from dust in the sale :(, we are getting full house poker for 50%  off, D&D daggerdale 50% off , mortal kombat arcade collection 50% off, beyond good and evil hd 70% off and risk factions 75% off, go watch the video on your dashboard its the new “major’s minute” video

    • Anonymous

      WH40K killteam will be 50% off too

  • http://www.facebook.com/ThomasJohnDavis Thomas Davis

    The links on the Xbox site don’t work???
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Whillas/556139429 Nathan Whillas

    Dear Major Nelson, could it please be explained as to why Australia is not given the same types of discounts as our US friends? I sure would love to grab hold of many of the deals I see available to the US gamers, are we not appreciated as much to deserve a whopper sale?

    • http://twitter.com/RobbieShenton Robbie

      The people who work at Xbox Australia must only work part time as our dashboard content is hardly upgraded.

  • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

    Man lots of crybabies here

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510024734 Daniel Dafoe

    These discounts are completely worthless.

  • http://openid-provider.appspot.com/Faethor7 Kevin Patterson

    Now that Skyrim is out, I hope Fallout:New Vegas DLC will all be on sale soon. I need the last 2 DLC and the weapon packs and I’m waiting for a sale.

  • David

    Why put premium themes on sale when they will be pretty much useless come December 6th? And why are we forced to have the new look December 6th? I like my premium themes and I’ve spent a good amount on them and for them to become useless is like a kick in the groin just like the last update did to my previous themes.

    • http://twitter.com/IrelandMichael Michael O’Connor

      Uuuuh… why would they become useless?

      Is it because of the backgrounds in the friends lists that were missing? Because they restored those in the latest dash release of the preview program…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=546844241 Simon Lock

        To be honest, the backgrounds are pretty obscured by the tile menu. Would be nice to select a few more default themes in the form of colour hues like on the Windows Phone 7 and upcoming Windows 8 platforms.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=546844241 Simon Lock

        To be honest, the backgrounds are pretty obscured by the tile menu. Would be nice to select a few more default themes in the form of colour hues like on the Windows Phone 7 and upcoming Windows 8 platforms.

  • Benjamin Archambault

    Battlefield 2:  Modern Combat is listed incorrectly on both XBL and here. The title says Battlefield 2:  Modern Combat, but the actual discount is on Battlefield Bad Company 2.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kuulamiles Kuula Miles

      I’d steer clear of Battlefield 2, I heard EA is pulling the plug online for it.

      • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

        Why I don’t buy EA games. They host their own multiplayers servers and shut them down. XBL hosted games stay until the system is finally retired. (As we saw with original Xbox.)

        • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

          Microsoft really needs to put their foot down. At the time, EA demanded Microsoft have EA games go through EA servers and Microsoft wasn’t really in a position to argue.

          They are now.

  • Anonymous

    Finally Super Meat Boy is on sale. Got it with my points for buying MW3.

  • http://twitter.com/EddieTenshi Eddie Tenshi♫

    xbox live 33% discount not available anymore??

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=788414077 Joanne Gulliver

      didnt work for me either :(

    • Anonymous

      Its only available if you are silver.

  • http://twitter.com/spartannhilator Zak Hayer

    Now that EA has implemented pay to play online in conjunction with a gold pass can we get those passes discounted at sometime paying half the cost of a need for speed game to play online is not cool that needs a discount.

    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

      A discount isn’t far enough. Online passes need to not exist (especially on the 360 where online play already comes with a price), they do more harm than good.

      My brother owns Battlefield 3, when he wanted to play it he had to enter some sodding code before the game would let him. If I want to play it online I have to pay a fee. Well that’s not happening at all, nor am I gonna buy any DLC for it!

      I own MW3, if I or my brother want to play it we just have to put the disc in.

      That’s not “combating the pre-owned market”, that’s just pissing people off! If you want people to buy new, give new purchasers something extra like some exclusive DLC, not something the game should have anyway!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Thornburg/100002944652292 Jonathan Thornburg

        Buy new. Problem solved.

        • Anonymous

          EA’s codes are entered by the individual through EA’s servers, not the Xbox live marketplace, so theyre not downloads. So I thats certainly a reasonable complaint, but complaints are inevitable about Online Pass, you dont have to like it, but Online Pass has a valid existance, complaining about it will do nothing.

      • Anonymous

        The only reason Microsofts games (ie Gears 3, Forza 4, Halo, Kinect Sports) dont have Online passes are because youre technically paying it already through Gold memberships. And the only reason MW3 doesnt do it is because they dont need it, thats one of the few exceptions where used sales probably make up a tiny fraction of overall copies sold.

        • http://profiles.google.com/theultimate13x The One

          I agree. Activision knows the used market is no major threat for at last 6 months   following release. By then, it don’t matter

  • http://profiles.google.com/thief000 J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine

    Please MS bring PayPal support to Zune, like you did on Xbox!

    • Anonymous

      I’d rather preffer GoD to go microsoft points way… Crysis at 19.99 ? RE.Code veronica ? C’mon got my points ready, why in the hell have I to give you my card number ? and by the way, why Oddworld Stranger isn’t in that list yet !? :D

      • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

        YOu can buy GoD with MS Points.  Just push X or Y (dont remember) when it shows the price and it converts it to MS Points.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jan-Vaclavik/100000506187042 Jan Václavík

          Now maybe they could allow to do the same on WP7…

          • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

            I feel the exact same about this.  I really don’t understand why I can’t buy WP7 games with points.  I can buy DLC for those games with points…

        • Anonymous

          Thanks so much… *hugs* didn’t know about that ! :)

          Now I just need titles like oddworld stranger and such to “jump in” since MS consider them too heavy downloads for XBLA but dunno how it can’t be part of GoD like RE4, Crysis,etc.

          Hell, thanks again pal, glad to see someone actually posting useful stuff :P

          • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

            You’re welcome.  Glad I could help. 

          • Anonymous

            Interesting…

      • http://profiles.google.com/thief000 J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine

        You can’t buy the games on WP7 with MSP, that’s the problem…

        • http://profiles.google.com/theultimate13x The One

          You also can’t buy them without a WP7 phone, which I won’t get til 2012. Damn.

          • http://profiles.google.com/thief000 J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine

            Just import one. I did last year and am very happy with my modified 32GB HTC HD7.

  • http://twitter.com/spartannhilator Zak Hayer

    So i think I’m going to purchase deathspank the baconing, and dungeons and dragons daggerdale which is half price on Monday, I’m wondering if anyone has bought dungeons and dragons daggerdale and what they thought of it. It gets pretty bad reviews just like deathspank but the demo’s seemed worth 600 MSP or $7.50. Tell me what you think if you own either??

    • http://profiles.google.com/theultimate13x The One

      Daggerdale is worth it for under$10.

  • http://profiles.google.com/theultimate13x The One

    I was worried about themes being useless too.

 
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