December 31st 2011 1:00 am PT

Xbox 12 Days of Deals: Day 12

Modern Warfare® 2

Call of Duty 4
Today save on the following Call of Duty 4 & Call of Duty MW2 games and content:

  Normal Price Today Only Savings
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2  Varies  By  Region
Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package 1200 600 50%
Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Pack 1200 600 50%
Call of Duty 4 Varies  By  Region
Call of Duty 4 Variety Map Pack 800 400 50%

COD, Deal By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Anonymous

    I’m seriously disappointed with these xbox sales this year.. 

    • http://twitter.com/MikyK Michael Košut

      I´m dasappointed by Microsoft this year. Xbox was a best gaming machine on market, now after this year, it looks like Sony have more to offer….

      • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es | sE ekuL

        Like what?

        • Anonymous

          Free online gaming and a market not driven by families NOT playing their motion control games?

          MS has taken the stance of abandoning first party and I hope this leads to a 2012 next gen release of a console. When you continue to abandon those who buy games and hope MW3 early DLC is going to make the difference you get into a Sega situation of hopeless dribble.

          Best console out there, but I have a PS3, too. If I am paying sixty bucks a year for MS to have my soul they should probably have a reason besides early DLC to get my goat. Whatever the saying is, and the new Dashboard is useless compared to PS3′s 2006 effort.

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

        Microsoft doesn’t see the slow decline of interest in their machine among hardcore gamers because they’ve been selling boatloads of 360s to families with Kinects. Problem is, the hardcore gamers are going to remember the direction Microsoft is heading when the next generation rolls around and they’re asked to pony up big bucks for the privilege of buying a new system that only works with Kinect, is download only (so no used game resales and no blu-ray quality movies), and charges more and more each year just to play online.

  • Anonymous

    I’m seriously disappointed with these xbox sales this year.. 

  • J J

    that’s all i can take and i can’t takes no more!  as of today i am officially beginning my transition to steam… for the past two weeks i have excitedly awaken to check the xbox deal of the day, only to be SEVERELY disappointed.  i’ve also been following steam’s deals… EVERY game has been on sale, and their daily deals cater to a wide swath of consumer interests.  batman arkham asylum GOTY — $5.  the COMPLETE collection of gta (ALL of them!) — $12.50.  entire publisher’s catalogs for under a $100 (i.e. ALL of eidos’ games, 2k’s, ubisoft’s… etc.).  the disparity between these 2 services is beyond ridiculous.  i’ve held out until the end… but now i’m through.  from here on out it’s steam for me, powered by linux.  thank you, and goodnight.

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

    It’s amazing that the psychos behind these deals actually think they are doing us a favor and being cute by saving Call of Duty for the last day. And they couldn’t even show an ounce of love and throw in Black Ops DLC.

    I don’t care how you look at it, this has been the worst end of the year “sales” for Xbox.

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

    If you like Call of Duty you might want to pick up the new Modern Warfare 3 map pack, it’s on a disc and everything!

  • Anonymous

    Wow, so MW2 is $30? Again, this game is $5 less on Amazon. Can anyone seriously tell me why games on demand are consistently more than their retail counterparts? What is the advantage of not having a hard copy?

    • Anonymous

      The advantage is that you don’t have to wait for delivery. That’s about it really, oh and you can’t trash the game disc as you can always download again.
      It works for arcade games, but for me, not full price retail. It also kills the 2nd hand games market, so MicroSoft will like that one.

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

      It’s called “Convenience”. You will get the game faster than going out to the store or ordering a hard copy from an online store. Microsoft have stated their reason why their digital price is asinine.

    • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es | sE ekuL

      Seriously: It’s nothing to do with you as a consumer. They are consistently higher because retailers exert an immense amount of pressure on publishers that also do digital delivery. They are the middleman and they don’t want to be cut out. If going out and buying a physical “thing” was always, say, 25% more expensive, you shouldn’t have trouble imagining how much that would decline sales. It’s a battle bookstores are fighting too.
      Anyway it’s win-win for publishers and platform holders. They get a larger cut of the same consumer dollar on digital sales, and get to stay in good stead with retailers for the millions upon millions of people that only buy their video games based on mall trawling, store displays, and peppy salesmen.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks. I guess I’ll just keep buying the retail discs at lower prices through Amazon and then selling them over eBay when I’m done, which means that whatever might have cost me $50-$60 as a game on demand ultimately will cost me about $20.

      • Anonymous

        You also get the convenience of not owning the game except for DRM, paying extra while MS does no shipping or packaging and you have to have that space taken up on  increasingly small HDD’s. 

        No biggie for me on swapping discs, who plays four games and a week and wants them all on a hardrive? Besides MS?

  • TomeOne

    Tell your marketing team they suck/they’re fired because seriously? I’m not a COD player but even I can see that this is laughable at best.

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

     Actually, Youtube has been the best thing to happen to the Xbox 360 since Netflix.
    At least with Youtube, if I’m stuck on a game, I can just boot up Youtube and check out a walkthrough and go right back to my game that easily instead of booting up a computer.
    They need to remove everything BUT Youtube and maybe Netflix.

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

      Waking up a PC is almost instant. Even starting from hibernation takes little time compared to booting the YouTube 360 app or 360 games for that matter.
      I do like the YouTube app though, I can show videos to my family on large screen.

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

      Youtube on Xbox is of no benefit to me because I have my computer hooked up to the same monitor as my Xbox so it’s just a click away at any time, as is a FULL WEB BROWSER. In fact, using my two side by side monitors, I can have an information website on one screen and an Xbox game playing on the other. Best of both worlds, so there’s no need for that social media junk cluttering up my Xbox dashboard in a vain attempt to replicate what I can already get on my PC, easier and for free.

      • Anonymous

        That is like saying anything on PC is useless on a console. Tell that to the millions watching Netflix on Xbox, PS3 and even Wii. 

        No need to rank on his comment as it has purpose. You can get milk from Walmart but if your local gas station has it for the same price do you take to the Internet to jam down on them?

        Just saying, more stuff like this for the crazy Gold fees, the better. Cheers.

  • Matt S

    Wow, this is awesome! I really like MS strategy! I must remember it now. I should have waited to buy COD Elite. This was I can buy it 5 years from now when all the stuff goes on sale for it! Sure there may be like 100 people playing, but who cares I got a good deal right?!? <—sarcasm

    Seriously. Do the people that make these deals even PLAY 360? They do realize after "x" amount of years theres no point in buying multiplayer addons since theres no real community for the game. If you had said Borderlands addons were half off I wouldn't mind becuase the game can be played offline and still fun. But this? Wow!

    This actually confuses me alot though. M$ is about making money, so why give us deals on stuff that isn't worth it? I know you still might make some money fom this. But don't you think having a deal on something people want would make you more? Like why not Saints Row 3 stuff half off or maybe Maybe Skyrim half off for the full version. This way you get ALOT of money.

    ::sigh:: I am beggning to think M$ is not evil, just ran by monkeys. With the exception of Major Nelson and Jessica Chobot who rock!!! :)

  • Anonymous

    I can buy Modern Warfare on Boxing week retail for $10 why would I buy this from you guys for more?  What a lacklustre end of the year sale.  Still have all these points MS.  Still waiting for you to give me a deal worthy of spending them.  Don’t put games on sale that are 3 and 4 years old…  SMH

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

      They’ve got your money already.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah…this is a pretty terrible last day sale. DLC for two old games that most people aren’t playing anymore and no discounts on Black Ops DLC? That’s just pathetic. At the very least Call of Duty: Classic could’ve been 50% or more. With the exception of Bastion and Street Fighter III (which I already owned)…these year end sales have been pretty disappointing overall. The worst ever, actually.

  • Anonymous

    PLEASE stop the hacking on Modern Warfare!!! If you’re gunna continue to sell it, at least support it :)

  • Brad Clarke

    at least it started with bastion.. was hoping it would end with from dust or at least a good game.. pass.

  • Anonymous

    After this years perfomance by Xbox I bought a PS3. The with more top rated games only available on their system it seems they are making more of an effort to keep their customers. Microsoft has given too much attention to the Kinect and has almost left the realm of top rated exculsives. I have multiple Xbox’s in my house, so I don’t need to hear the trolling bit. Microsoft seems to have forgotten why I bought my 360 to begin with. Top rated titles that can’t be found on any other console is what Xbox needs. Throw in these pitiful sales and well…

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

      >>>The with more top rated games only available on their system it seems they are making more of an effort to keep their customers.

      Agreed.

      I bought xbox because it gave me a feeling that it was putting effort to
      please us gamers. Not trying to sell us a “high quality restaurant”
      with an extremely high price.

      They made JRPGs like Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey and even localized it in Chinese (yes, I am a Chinese).

      And Infinite Undiscovery, Last Remnant, Star Ocean, Tales of Vesperia.
      It was like snapping that Bluray Salesperson in the face: we need
      games!! Not Disc Player!!

      But now what? It seems like the two companies have switched places. One
      gives us games, the other gives us…… I don’t know, jokes?

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

      >>>The with more top rated games only available on their system it seems they are making more of an effort to keep their customers.

      Agreed.

      I bought xbox because it gave me a feeling that it was putting effort to
      please us gamers. Not trying to sell us a “high quality restaurant”
      with an extremely high price.

      They made JRPGs like Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey and even localized it in Chinese (yes, I am a Chinese).

      And Infinite Undiscovery, Last Remnant, Star Ocean, Tales of Vesperia.
      It was like snapping that Bluray Salesperson in the face: we need
      games!! Not Disc Player!!

      But now what? It seems like the two companies have switched places. One
      gives us games, the other gives us…… I don’t know, jokes?

  • http://www.facebook.com/szekspirotechnik Adrian Wajer

    I bought my Xbox and then Live Gold and 4200 points hoping for at least one great deal this christmas. Well, one there was just one – Bastion. But just before holiday I logged everyday to my account from my xbox into the “sales and specials” section, only to see Rock of Ages showing up and that’s how I missed the only offer. This is SERIOUS communication flaw – dear Microsoft. Well, I assure you with all certainty and conviction that this is the first and LAST time I’m buying anything from Microsoft until I hear that something has changed for better.

  • threeguys onemovie

    All this DLC should be 99 cents on the regular nobody even plays these games anymore.  Nothing against you Major, I enjoy your blog but this 12 days of deals left a lot to be desired. 

  • Gerry Mooney

    Its starting to look like Microsoft are taking their eye off the ball, maybe they should pop over to metacritic and have a look at how activision were treated when they insulted gamers with MW3, it’s just a pity I cant refund my MS points back into cash. Must do better Larry…

  • Anonymous

    This is liking watching anything with the Kardashians and Jersey Shore at the same time. What is this, Major? You flunkie.

  • Anonymous

    It was a typical weird MS thing, they either have great stuff up, good stuff cause it was up before or pretend their customers are idiots. 

    Funniest thing ever is the idea of a sale price on a season pass. If you sell the pass and people don’t dig the game and don’t play it, cough Gears 3, then just discount it permanently. It makes the company and devs look silly.

  • Anonymous

    Well when all was said and done I picked up Street Fighter 3, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Sonic 4, Fruit Ninja and Bloodrayne. So not a bad haul for me, but I can understand people being frustrated by a lot of these sales. I also came away finding myself very interested in exploring what Steam has to offer, so, thanks Microsoft…?

  • http://twitter.com/wicket2961 Chris

    Why wasn’t COD (the arcade game) in this deal.  I heard that it is a really good and hard game and would have liked it in my COD collection.

    • http://twitter.com/MikyK Michael Košut

      me too

  • Anonymous

    Maybe I expect too much, but I was very disappointed with the Xmas sales in 2011. The only title I wanted was Fallout New Vegas DLC’s, and someone cleverly put it out on sale on the busiest day of the year. (Dec 22/23). That brings me to the next question, will Microsoft consider dropping the prices on ALL XBLive content?

     If it were up to me, I would just take away a zero at the end of each title for a month, and see how it plays out. ;-) And yes, I AM serious! ;-) AND I have used iStore/Android Market for years, and like the “buy before you try”-option that their prices give us. Noone cries for losing a buck, but a ten’er is putting the small brain in should-I-stay-or-should-I-go-now?-mode in most human(oid)’s from the working class, is my guess. ;-)

    Happy new year from a lone soul that has used a little too many points a little too many times. ;-)

  • CyberSkull

    So far the only item of interest in this sale to me has been Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. I’d also say Bastion, but I got it when it came out.

  • fsdfg dsfds

    CoD is so lame, same BS game engine for Years,A blind 5 years old can get kills on this trash noob game, Xbox is just Kinect kiddie trash and pea brain noob CoD these days

    • Anonymous

      It’s funny to hear someone complain about a company reusing the same engine…from someone who is reusing the same complaints many, many other people (aka Battlefield fanboys) have already made about CoD.

      • ayako tambone

        but its true, COD blows, and BF series is way better…………….

        • Anonymous

          Apparently you don’t understand how opinions work.

      • fsdfg dsfds

        Its More funny all the lil noobs who buy it without blinking , i know its popular, because the world is full of no skill noob sacks, 1200 point map packs BAHAHA They could make it 2400 and you would still buy it with out blinking , enjoy your steamy trash, Bring on New Rainbow six and Ghost Recon

        • Anonymous

          Actually I have no interest in buying any map packs for MW3, but way to assume things. You keep trying to sound like your above others for the games you choose to play, but the way you talk…calling people “noob sacks”…you come as infantile and above no one.

  • fsdfg dsfds

    CoD is so lame, same BS game engine for Years,A blind 5 years old can get kills on this trash noob game, Xbox is just Kinect kiddie trash and pea brain noob CoD these days

  • http://twitter.com/DrMerzberz Dr Merzberz

    How come COD4 isn’t on games on demand in aus?

    I miss that game

  • http://www.facebook.com/Robbie82sc Robert Allen

    I was expecting MW3 or BF3 on demand.. that would of been an awesome NewYear Start.. but I already got them.. but id pay for it again to not have to put in a disc… 

  • http://twitter.com/oAssassinXo Matt Smith

    I must apologize to M$ for my comment about not making good deals (which might I add my comment got about 10 likes). I realized MS is not giving us bad deals, matter of fact they even state so! Its called “Days of Deals”, legaly it doens’t say “GOOD days of deals”, so technically the deals do not have to be good!

    My bad M$! I guess I just needed to investagate how you word things! 

    ^—-The above has been brought to you by sarcasm!—-^

  • http://twitter.com/WickedWaffles93 jellybelly

    These where the best 12 days of my life thanks Micro$h!t.

  • Marcelo Matias

    Now it’s $37 on Amazon

 

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