December 25th 2011 1:00 am PT

Xbox 12 Days Of Deals: Day 6

Fruit Ninja Kinect Did you get Kinect for Christmas? Then you’ll want to grab today’s Holiday Deal: Fruit Ninja Kinect on Xbox LIVE Arcade is 50% off today.

Normally 800 points, today you can grab it for 400.

Download the trial and give it a try.

Deal By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/ConkerSupport Conker

    I think I’ll pass this one

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Adanac/100001237455741 Joe Adanac

    I can barely contain my excitement over this sale. ‘Cause everyone I know bought their Xbox for flippin fruit ninja.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thad-Vein/100000485146280 Thad Vein

    really? fruit ninja?  for xmas? – what’s tomorrow?….30% off  horse armor. 

    I have a kinect, and i’m quite fond of fruit…. but this xmas day present is a little rotten.  

    Thanks for the hairy lipped kiss M$.  :)

    I love you, but your deals are scroogy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000081692800 Iskandar Dzulkarnain

      I gotta admit, you actually made me laugh at that Horse Armour part

  • http://conflictinggamers.com George

    If you have a Kinect, this is a must have! Great Kinect game…

  • Anonymous

    Sigh. I hope there’s still a new deal of the week on tuesday… that doesn’t suck. I really wanna buy something right now; I was REALLY hoping Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica would be on sale =[

  • Anonymous

    Wish xbox didnt try to let people think they were doing us a favor with all these stupid games on sale. Pay too much for there service to get screwed over all the time. Stop changing xbox live into xbox billboard. WE ARE GETTING SICK OF IT!!!!!! Will have to change systems soon if this gets any worse. Im not the only one who thinks so.

  • http://twitter.com/ENich1 E.Nich

    Don’t own kinect, so I pass. Everybody say it’s a good game though (fruit ninja).

  • doctorcowley

    Thats how you celebrate christmas! By offering a deal to less than half of your customer base. May aswell have been a code for a PSN download, I’m sure more people would have a use for that. Is the MS’s way of saying “Should of gone Jew”?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Adanac/100001237455741 Joe Adanac

      Heh.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks!

    Been looking to get this. Wife will love it. Wish it was a freebie since it comes with Kinect now, but I can spot $5.

    To those complaining… Having a gaming hobby is expensive.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah it is expensive but dont like to pay for them to put commercials on my console. Keep commercials where they belong.

      • Anonymous

        I just have to agree. I’m ok about paying for xbox live gold, I’m ok about the deals even if they are not appealing or just repeated sometimes… but, what’s the benefit we get for having commercials littering our interface ?

        Keyword here is interface; people don’t have pop up commercial when they turn on their operative systems like windows or mac os and they just pay the product inicial pricetag. We pay monthly to get advertised all the time ? Is that money paying twitter, facebook, etc. dashboard integration ? cause if it’s the case please take them out of my dash along with the ads.

        I could understand ads showing to silver member ony but obviously that’s not the case. Seriously, I know stuff is more expensive to anyone every year and that’s half of the reason they raise prices but there are other platforms who would be glad to get some more customers so even if prices stay as is, companies are kind of “obligated” to offer better stuff just to attract new custormers and keep the existing ones.

        Bottom line is, advertising is wrong if you already have a customer base paying the fees. Whant companies to fill your pockets ? then reduce live membership price, give away something free or mimprove something just to show customers they are getting something for their money., otherwise it feels like MS recives money from everyone yet give few if nothing, back to people who support them.

        • Anonymous

          I hate to break it to you, but youre not paying for an ad free dashboard, no how much youd like to pretend you are. People see litterally 5-10 times as many ads on an average day of watching cable tv, so I find the dashboard more than tolerable.

          • Anonymous

            I dont think i could tolerate too much more of a gaming console as an advertisement machine. Bad enough its everywhere else. 

          • Anonymous

            Then I suggest you warp into another reality, because thats your only solution.

          • Anonymous

            Or onlive.

          • Anonymous

            ………Thats something, I guess.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Adanac/100001237455741 Joe Adanac

            I don’t watch TV, I rarely listen to the radio and I use adblock on the internet, so Xbox really is the most ads I see in a day. I hate ads with a passion – they’re the 1984 mind control propaganda of capitalist societies.

        • Paul Barker

          Move to Australia, we don’t get ads on the dash…then again, we don’t get indie games either 0_o

          • Anonymous

            Thats a great idea because America smothers you and then covers your eyes so you cant see whats in front of you…he he.

          • Anonymous

            …I’m considering that option at this moment :)

      • Anonymous

        You mean in every other aspect of our lives imaginable? (They havent gotten into our imagination yet, but there was a movie with Cuban Gooding Jr. and Michael Ironside about that)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks!

    Been looking to get this. Wife will love it. Wish it was a freebie since it comes with Kinect now, but I can spot $5.

    To those complaining… Having a gaming hobby is expensive.

  • Anonymous

    I know for sure that if this one wasn’t discounted someone would complain about last summer of arcade titles not getting discounted, so it’s a fact that deals won’t appeal to everyone.

    Glad to see at least few people that are happy with today’s sale.

    As for me, don’t have kinect so don’t care about today’s deal bu already got 3 arcades so far and will get for sure 2 more before Jan the 2nd so IMHO December sales in general are decent enough for me.

    If microsoft had to take something out of my comment It’d be that I hope the leaked list be it true or not, won’t be all the stuff we’ll see discounted. It’s not I like/dislike what’s on the list, it’s that I’d appreciate an unexpected title on sale, even if it’s not my cup of tea.

    • Anonymous

      Would you stop typing cup of tea?

    • Anonymous

      Lets put it this way: without the leaked list you would have felt bad every day (mostly?) of the sale. With the list you just feel that way one day -ok, ok, until you found out it was not fake- and sleep well the rest of the time.

    • Anonymous

      “someone would complain about last summer of arcade titles not getting discounted”

      Correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think Toy Soldiers: Cold War has been discounted (I would’ve grabbed it if it had and I had known).

      • Anonymous

        not yet but I doubt it will remain “undiscounted” for long :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Juiceboy Jeff Hawthorne

    That would be right, i bought this yesterday on the Australia Christmas day for the kids to play. i F***ing hat MS right now. they screwed me over on bastion, didn’t give me a refund and now i bought another game and it goes on sale the next day! Grrrrrrrrr

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M2GAI5UEWQPOI6L4UIKE3VSYC4 Lucan

      Maybe they’re just stalking you and really trying to F your day up. :P

    • Paul Barker

      Strange, I downloaded the trial this morning and it was listed as 400M$……

      I know Australia has different time zones and all, but come on

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M2GAI5UEWQPOI6L4UIKE3VSYC4 Lucan

    If you have a kinect, you should already have this! For those of you with enough sense not to buy the latest perhiperal of the week – this is useless. Way to exclude your main audience on xmas day! Ah well, I suppose I won’t be playing xbox all day then – :P

    (P.s @Doc – It’s ‘should HAVE’, not ‘should OF’!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bram-Lijb/1595445656 Bram Lijb

    Damn Major, last year was just so great with deals and all. This year has really dramatic and useless deals. :(

  • http://twitter.com/Inc0mp3rtus Ahmed Alsubaey

    Please make crysis1 for 50% off. please larry!

    • http://twitter.com/MKTheory John Doe

      They won’t. The deals are set in stone. Tomorrow is Forza 4.

  • Anonymous

    Should have made every game 50% off.

    • http://twitter.com/MKTheory John Doe

      Hell yeah, a real Christmas present from Microsoft…but NOPE!

  • http://twitter.com/JLemestar Jonathan L

    Sweet, just went and got it

  • Anonymous

    Merry Christmas Major!

  • Anonymous

    So many people complaining about lackluster “XBOX 12 Days of Deals” is probably pointing at a fundantal question to Microsoft’s future. Are they going to be a company who is going lead and innovate the entertainment/console/pc gaming area, or are they – again – only talking the talk, while companies like Apple and services like steam are walking the walk… offering incentives to purchase content people normally would pass upon and broadening the userbase and therefore raising their part of marketshare/installed base. It’s about ecosystem and loyalty.

    I have been a passionate Linux user since Windows 98 crashed really bad but when I had to get a new phone, I opted against getting an Android device. I knew the installed base and the number of apps was enormous, but I got a phone running Windows Phone 7. Why??? one might ask… simple elegant user interface and the hope of MS waking up before Apple and Google elevate their ecosystems to a point where you are not just tempted but convinced they are a better user experience.

    Back to XBOX… knowing about the new dashboard, complementing the WP7 UI and Windows 8 getting optional Metro UI I Still thought MS would be on track and me getting a Windows Notebook soon –> one single ecosystem!

    BUT some things make me wonder:
    - exclusives losing their xbox only status (coming to PC or PS3)
    - paying for Live Gold and advertising on the dashboard
    - overpricing regular downloadable games, while I can get the same title at retail and still resell it
    - video quality got worse after the dashboard update but again MS seems to ignore it
    - most Kinect titles getting low review scores apart from Kinect hardware being overpriced
    - and now lackluster “deals” instead of offering a HOT deal for each group of gamers every day… Kinect, Arcade, Add-Ons, regular games…
    - what next?

    Now am thinking about getting a Macbook Pro instead  of a Windows machine(and trash my WP7 device and get an Iphone) … constant flow of deals on itunes, steam deals on osx. I wanted to really really give MS a chance and let them convince me I’d be a loyal customer regarding Next Gen but I don’t think I am betting on a dead horse in terms of bang for the buck since MS doesn’t seem to deliver. What MS does with Xbox today has an impact on the company as a whole.

    SEE… for some people it’s not just about those “deals”, I am happy with my xbox as a gaming machine (like the controller, like arcade games), it’s about MS obviously regarding users as not being able/willing to switch to another system… now that’s what I call suicidal…what a shame!

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

      A. MEN.

  • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias Olivera

    Such a crappy deal for a special day…

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheRealDarthBrady Daniel Brady

    At this point I don’t even know why I bother checking the “deals” – this is the most LAME Xbox Christmas ever.

  • Anonymous

    Hey M$ should have atleast gave us the rest of apps instead of crappy deals on games most of us already own. Must not have got the memo that fruit ninjas came with kinect. Seems like a lot of customers might move on to different consoles. Your not doing us any favors with this crappy list when we still pay for live.

  • http://twitter.com/Darkwatch1137 Darkwatch1137

    The deals sucks for this Holiday. why not make it up to all of us and give a 50% discounts on all XBLM and give us all premium themes free so we can chose the ones we want to download.

  • http://twitter.com/BertoMartin berto martin

    i missed bastion day, the only day i regret not having been able to check :/

    some small part of me is holding out hope they’ll run the deal again on the last day. very small part, though.

    • David

      It won’t be on sale again during the 12 days, the leaked list is correct and the rest of the deals aren’t that good. It’s pretty sad that the first day was the best deal of all.

      • http://twitter.com/ENich1 E.Nich

        Bastion and SF3 for me. Expected more, but the list is sacred and untouchable.

    • Anonymous

      Wait more Major to reply on his blog. Joking, good luck.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KZ7NI75SAJ5SEI2FUXAJR2ABCA A B

    Thanks for another awful “deal”. Fruit Ninja? Really?

     Way to drop the ball, Microsoft. You’ve ruined Christmas.

  • http://twitter.com/Nick2965 Nick Hough

    Hmmm… You would have thought that with it being Christmas day, Microsoft would have made sure that todays deal was extra special and useful to all users.  I personally would love to start using Kinect, but as an Xbox user that doesn’t have the available floor space to run it. Thanks for nothing Microsoft. Merry Christmas.

  • Rapha (Caricax) Braga

    Thanks for not making me spending my money.

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

    Y U NO PUT THE DLC ON SALE TOO?

  • David

    The game is free when buying a Kinect sensor, so putting this on sale was a cheap move by MS. They don’t care about their customers and never have. I’ve spoken with customer service multiple times and they all agree that the ones that make the decisions don’t care about their customers and only care about making money.  If they did care about us, they would allow us to decide on whether to update our dashboards, they would give deals that would be good for a larger audience on the biggest day in many people’s years, they wouldn’t charge more for games on demand than what they cost in stores, and Major would reply once in a blue moon on his blog in response to comments instead of just the occasional update if something is wrong.

    If I only had the money to buy one console next time around I would stay away from MS.

    • http://twitter.com/ENich1 E.Nich

      I understand what you say, but spite that I buy consoles for it’s games, and I like what MS has to offer.

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

      Good luck on other platforms, because what you just described applies on Steam and Playstation. No idea about Wii, but I doubt its any better.

      • David

        Jan, if you read I said if I couldn’t afford more than one console it wouldn’t be the next xbox, but I can so I’ll get it because I enjoy having the chance to play exclusives for all consoles. I just think it’s sad that the deals they offer are for games that can be had for free or dlc for games that are a few years old like the Fallout 3 dlc offer they had the other day. Also whenever they have just Kinect games as the offer it excludes many who own Xbox 360′s.

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

        The Wii never discounts stuff.

        And their sale is STILL better than this.

      • Anonymous

        I stopped reading when I read Wii. Merrry Christmas.

  • Anonymous

    You know Microsoft – if you were to post a popular game for let’s say 100 MS points I’m pretty sure people would flock to their systems and might even pick up other titles too. People who are unaware of the sale would be using their XBOXs too. There might even be a few articles about on news sites. Just saying.

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

    Once again there should be more content. That said, this is a decent deal for people, who unboxed their new Kinect bundle and want to try some games.

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

      Their new Kinect bundle that came with Fruit Ninja.

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

        I am not sure about other regions, but its not bundled with the console around here (it is bundled with the sensor if bought separately).

  • http://twitter.com/Damorang Daniel Johnsen

    Why can’t I find these deals on the xbox marketplace? (Live in Norway btw) I have to check here, or the major nelson twitter to learn what the deals are.

  • Anonymous

    I was thinking it was already 400 points. Guess not.

    • Anonymous

      That’s cause it is free with another game. Welcome to the MS game and no Major Nelson response cause hey, it is just his blog!

      • http://twitter.com/WickedWaffles93 jellybelly

        I love the fact that he never answers the negative comments. At least have the decency to come out and tell us you’ll bring these comments to the idiots who made these lousy deals.

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

    So, on Christmas day, we get freaking lame fruit ninja that’s only available for kinect?!!  
    Where’s the christmas spirit?  

  • http://profiles.google.com/harrypottersdaddy Harry Potter

    C’mon Microsoft, you guys are making Ebenezer Scrooge look good with these terrible deals.

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

    Forza 4 Season Pass is now on offer, down from 2400 to 1800.

    Is that really the best you can do? Welp, thanks but no thanks!

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

      makes me wonder if that’s what gears 3 season pass will go down to, with none of the dlc discounted too.

  • Anonymous

    Free game with a retail game is five bucks? Wow, let’s press this.

  • http://twitter.com/aka_Scratch Scratch

    SOLD!!

 
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