June 14th 2012 12:02 pm PT

June 19 – 25 Games on Demand Sale (Now extended to July 2nd)

Earlier this week, I posted a list of content coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. In that list, I highlighted a 75% sale coming next week for selected Games On Demand Titles. I have just received the list and wanted to share it with you below. These deals will be available in all Xbox LIVE regions where the title is available.

Update: I was just told that sale has been extended a week until Tuesday, July 2nd

Up to 75% select GonD titltes June 19 – 25  Standard Price  Discount Price Discount % Savings
Alone in the Dark  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WW II  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Bolt  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Bomberman Act: Zero  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Conan  $    14.99  $     3.99 73% -$11.00
Dark Void  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
FaceBreaker  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Kameo  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Meet the Robinsons  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Open Season  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Perfect Dark Zero  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands   $    14.99  $     4.99 73% -$11.00
Rockstar Table Tennis  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
SEGA Superstars Tennis  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Surf’s Up  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Tornado Outbreak  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Virtua Tennis 2009  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Viva Pinata Party Animals  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00

Edit: I tried embedding a spreadsheet in this post, but some of you said you could not read it. I’ve updated the post with a regular ‘ol table

Edit 2: Update Bionic Commando with Alone in the Dark

Edit 3: Price Of Persia TFS is supposed to be $3.99 as noted above. You may see it as $4.99 right now, so please wait to purchase it as the price in the system is being corrected. Correction: is is staying at $4.99

Demo, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/MarcTV Marc Tönsing

    Do we have a problem here? In Germany, the game “Prince of Persia – The Forgotten Sands” (2010) is offered for 4,99€ and not “Prince of Persia” (2008) which is still at 19,99. Is this a mistake? PoP (2008) has earned much better reviews in the past despite it is the older game.

    • RampageDeluxe

      Its the same here in the U.S. The only game I was going to get was Prince of Persia.

    • Nick Piekarski

      Yah I was planning on getting that one too but not at that price. I’m all over it for 400pts though as I never played that game. Only other game I got was kameo, that was a great early 360 game.

  • RampageDeluxe

    I purchased a ps3 yesterday. When this sale was announced, I was already frustrated with xbox due to all the ads pushed in my face with the new interface. I like the look of it, but its just a bunch of ads. This sale was the kicker for me. It showed me that Microsoft doesn’t give a hoot about xbox owners, just that they sell consoles.
    The second reason is that live doesnt offer much for our money. At least you actually get something tangible with Playstation plus.

    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      Yeah unless it runs out.

      • RampageDeluxe

        You can beat those games in a months time. Its way cheaper than renting a game. I think the plus system is awesome, but the PS3 itself is awful. I’m returning it today actually. Its very unreliable and they have terrible customer support. The prices and psn game selections blows xbox out of the water.

  • Gordon Cranford

    I was interested in getting Prince of Persia and Bionic Commando, but they’re still full price.

    • http://about.me/chuck.yoder Chuck Yoder

      It’s evidentially Prince of Persia: Sands of Time that was discounted to $4.99. It’s a shame because the cell shaded PoP was the only game I was interested in this entire sale.

      • http://twitter.com/tazman1983 Paul Thomas

        The cell shaded pop is terrible

        • http://twitter.com/KungfuMonk3y Jerry

          Disagree, totally loved the cell shaded pop. Not enough enemies, but was a great story and was still fun.

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

            I wanted the cell shaded PoP as well, it’s a pity that finally in the sale appeared the other one. Anyways I picked Conan, PoP TFS and Rockstar Table Tennis. KEEP THIS GoD SALES COMING!!

            It’s good for a start, this year’s Dotw are so bad that I’m very glad there are special sales from time to time (EA, squenix, konami, etc.)

        • darktwistedjojo

          You are a piece of shit

        • http://twitter.com/slugboss Joe

          The cell shaded pop would cost an extra $10 to see the true ending, TFS is a much better value IMO, and newer.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002051391236 John Son

        sands of time wasn’t what i wanted either, not getting anything from this alleged sale

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002051391236 John Son

          bait n’ switch

      • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.m.jacobs Jonathan M. Jacobs

        The cell shaded PoP would have been great if there was a penalty for failure. Always being saved was terrible. its like the was a built in helicopter mom in the game

        • NBA Kirkland

          How is always being saved any different than going back to a checkpoint? Either way you have to try again.

    • JuanCabrera

      I accidentally bought the Sands of Time one because I thought the link led to the cell-shaded one. It did before. At least it was only $5. =/

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

        Try it, maybe you’ll like it after all. People say that gameplay wise is better than the cell shaded PoP (that’s the one I wanted too =/).

  • http://www.facebook.com/bluais Matthew Angeloff

    Why can’t purchase with microsoft points?

    • Nick Piekarski

      You can.

  • http://twitter.com/Goodies_Surgeon Csquad Legion

    the prices don’t add up!!!! in the uk some games that are priced at 3.99 are 400msp 420msp 460msp and 480msp. how does that make sense?!!?? all the games on the U.s dash are 400msp or less. Yet more rip off sly tactics from microsoft

  • trevor bronson

    Prince of Persia, Bionic Commando, what the hell..

  • amc_rocker

    I am so disappointed that Prince of Persia wasn’t discounted. I was looking forward to playing it all week! Instead it’s Prince of Persia:The Forgotten Sands that’s discounted…which I have no interest in buying. So disappointed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=767209634 Roberto Soto-Rosario

    none of these interest me, and I can get them even cheaper elsewhere.

    Would it really be so bad to put some newer games on sale?

  • http://www.facebook.com/timothyflick Timothy Flick

    Time to bust out Perfect Dark: Zero and get my multiplayer on! These deals are fine but nothing special. It brings me back 5 years ago playing Rockstar Table Tennis for hours and hours. GRAW was amazing and was the best multiplayer on XBL. It may suck to not see Mass Effect 3 on here for $5 but this could really spark that interest in some older games that people can go back and think about the good ol times. Let’s get some oldschool multiplayer on. :P

  • http://twitter.com/MAMendoza87 Miguel Ángel Mendoza

    Sega super star tennis in spain is $7.99 not $4.99. i don’t understand why and i would like to solve.thanks

  • http://twitter.com/Shiftymorgan Daniel Walker

    Well I was thinking of getting bionic commando, and maybe PoP but now I cant be fussed.
    Sorry, but alone in the dark was terrible.

  • http://twitter.com/Tdotfiasco [T|P]

    is this all ??…..

  • Russell Gorall

    Prince of Persia was the only game that looked good to me. It isn’t the 2008 reboot, it is the crappy Forgotten Sands game. Ahh, I see it was changed in this listing. Sucks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002051391236 John Son

    wtf they changed the Prince of Persia game to the Sands of time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002051391236 John Son

    why was the prince of persia changed to the other sands of time title

  • Nick Piekarski

    Obviously he had the wrong title listed up there. Kinda sucks as I wanted the other one but oh well.

  • http://www.zadne.info Pavel Polívka

    “These deals will be available in all Xbox LIVE regions where the title is available.” read ..

    “These deals will be available in US, because everywhere else are this titles unavailable.”

  • Edwin Finnerty

    Damn, Bionic Commando was the one I wanted the most. Picked up Conan and Kameo instead.

  • TheRequiem95

    No Bionic Commando and no Prince of Persia (not Sands of Time)? Anger! Frustration! Well, Tornado Outbreak, Kameo and Sega Superstars Tennis are all at least worth a look, I guess. You can keep your Alone in the Dark, by the way. Ick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bluais Matthew Angeloff

    I can’t purchase Conan and Dark Void, “Your purchase cannot be completed at this time. Please try again.” Why?

  • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

    I noted this above, but wanted to mention that Price Of Persia TFS is supposed to be $3.99 as noted above. You may see it as $4.99 right now (as of Tuesday, June 19th at 8:25 PT) so please wait to purchase it as the price in the system is being corrected.

    • http://www.zadne.info Pavel Polívka

      Not available in my region, so dont care …… you doing it wrong …

      • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

        Sorry about this, apparantly I was originally provided with incorrect information.

    • http://www.zadne.info Pavel Polívka

      hey, but i can buy 400MS points prince outfit for my avatar … but no game … thats it … i am going to store to buy PS3 …

      • RampageDeluxe

        I did this same thing and now I regret it. I’m returning my ps3 today. Plus is awesome though.

    • http://twitter.com/Goodies_Surgeon Csquad Legion


    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      So first PoP 2008 is swapped with PoP TFS and then we’re told PoP TFS will be a cheaper price, but then you update the post (but not this comment) to say it’s not cheaper after all.

      Incredible. You managed a double bait and switch.

  • Yeti_lee

    Kameo is the one I most wanted, but of course Canadians get screwed again.

    • http://www.zadne.info Pavel Polívka

      Yeah, because Microsoft not allow them selfs sell it outside US … Catch-22

  • theConstruct

    The link for Dark Void is ‘broken’ (it is missing a “h”).

  • http://twitter.com/Goodies_Surgeon Csquad Legion


    • http://twitter.com/ShonkUK Shonk

      was just coming to say the same
      we already pay more for MS points than the americans
      so are being double gouged in the UK

    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      Facebreaker’s terrible and you shouldn’t be buying it anyway.

      But yeah there’s some discrepancy there. be great if both currency and MSP prices were listed in the game details instead of having to get to the checkout to switch from money currency to internet currency.

  • http://twitter.com/lightsup55 Timothy

    Dark Void and Open Season links need to be corrected.

  • http://twitter.com/sNsKid Mario DC Pendleton

    I guess I’ll have to get BC on Amazon. Oh well. PoP and AitD maybe.

    • http://twitter.com/Goodies_Surgeon Csquad Legion

      google cex you’ll find all these games cheaper there!!! (instore and online ^_^)

  • http://www.facebook.com/lMawds Lee Mawdsley


  • http://www.facebook.com/glhy.diamond Glhy Diamond

    I want the cell shaded Prince of Persia !!!

  • chiron69

    Darik Void is a hidden gem. Here at the GAME-store, they sell the DVD version for 49NOK (8,.24USD) How many points is that? :-| Microsoft should slah price on ALL XBL content bya factor of ten, just remove the last zero in each title. Sales will 50-fold! (Please help me witth some points etc if you dare to do it, MS.) ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500680157 Adrian Torres

    I purchased it not knowing that the price would change. I was assuming since there were changes in games from you original list, that the price change was reflexive of that as well. Will we get that 80 microsoft points back, or just bad luck?

  • DragonsDeck

    Why are some of these titles showing up on my Xbox dashboard as for sale when I can’t even buy them, that is the dumbest Idea I’ve ever seen, if I can’t even buy it, don’t put a link on my xbox for it, that is the dumbest idea anyone could think of.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lawrence-Lauture/1633300866 Lawrence Lauture

    lol I knew the games they put up for sale were going to suck but i might just get prince of persia. Shame on who ever is in charge of these sales.

  • http://twitter.com/melkor2301 Matthias Köstler

    Maybe Alone in the Dark. Open Season Link doesn’t work, by the way. But I can just support mama mambo’s open letter.

  • Justin Williams

    all the games that aren’t worth anything… um yay?

  • http://twitter.com/Goodies_Surgeon Csquad Legion

    why is it that games priced on the u.s dash are $14.99 and in the u.k its £14.99 but when you convert to points it isn’t the same? why do conversion rates only apply when changing to msp? if a game is $14.99 it should be cheaper in the uk!!! conan is £2.99 and kameo is £3.99 but both are 400msp. on the U.s dash conan is 320msp. sega tennis is £4.99 & 680msp yet its $4.99 and 400msp!!! all the $3.99/$4.99 are 400msp or less but on the U.k its between 400 and 680msp. is this a mistake or just a con?!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/xrayzwei xrayzwei

    Not happy, traded in Bionic Commando, Prince of Persia and Blazing Angels 2 only because the list showed them as being on sale. I wanted to replace them with digital copies. Now that they’re not on sale: I don’t even have the games and am not about to spend the ~$60 bucks to download them. Thanks alot, please next time get the list RIGHT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002051391236 John Son

    Bionic commando isn’t on sale, classy Major

  • Carlos Oliveira

    Could Microsoft do something for brazilian Xbox Live ?!

    We have a few games, just a few. People here must create an american account and VPN to download the games !

    There are lots of brasilians trying to pay for the games but Microsoft doesnt help; Piracy here are growing every day and Microsoft do nothing to help change this situation.

    I hope Sony create some kind of “Kinect” to PS4 (Sony Move you must hold something, my wife likes to dance without anything). Because the Microsoft strategy is not good for us.


  • http://twitter.com/metalgear1874 Dan Otten

    “Hey here is some discounted games and a couple you would actually want to play! edit: ok we got rid of the games you would want to play but…there is ANOTHER prince of persia game you could play for same price! edit again: oh we raised the price on that too!” I think the people at Xbox need a serious wake up call. They need to be rewarding fans and purchasers of their systems and not trying to rip them off in every single way. I’ve had Xbox Live for months now only because of the “2 months for $2″ deal they keep throwing at me when my sub is up and its got to the point that the $2 isn’t even worth it. I get nothing out of it but being able to play multiplayer of the games I’ve already bought which I don’t do to begin with, and load a DEMO of a usually horrible game a week before everyone else. Oh thank you for letting me play the full version of games I’ve bought and load short previews of bad games a week early! Oh I forgot…I can use youtube and other things that I can do for free here on my computer but have to pay to use on Xbox because…its Xbox and they want money for every single thing you do on the system. They need to stop the price gouging on everything and actually GIVE something to us, the people that buy their crap and keep them going. They have been getting by doing the bare minimum for so long while charging the maximum. Free games (be it 360 or arcade), good discounts on things people would want instead of bargain bin games that sell for cheaper in a actual bargain bin for the actual game and not a download, more free weekends and events, could even unlock a random game every weekend for people to download and play who have gold just like Steam does…ANYTHING. Give us SOMETHING to show you appreciate the loyal Xbox customers because if things stay the same into the next generation, a lot of us are going to jump on another bandwagon.

    • RampageDeluxe

      When I thought about what Live actually gives you for your money, its not enough of a return to justify the price. My TV has netflix and hulu and all these things all ready. I don’t need to watch TV on my 360 thats attached to my TV already. Multiplayer and demos is all they offer and the demos have been crap for a long long time. The 360 is a much more polished machine than the PS3, but the PSN is so much better and the prices are a lot cheaper for the exact same games at times.

  • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

    Some of the 360’s launch lineup being in this “sale” takes me back to a simpler time, a better time, back when the Xbox 360 was about videogames.

    • RampageDeluxe

      Words of truth.

  • brayden fleming

    this is a joke, almost everyone one of these games are already $4.99 or LESS at gamestop preowned.

    • http://twitter.com/Bigdaddy72 Jerry Kondraciuk

      That’s true. Although I’d much rather have the games on my HD rather than a used disc that is guaranteed to work on every XBOX but mine.

  • http://twitter.com/thalesrgpereira Thales Ramalho

    O que a microsoft tem contra os brasileiros??? não quero jogos piratas mas ela meio que me obriga a isso…vai entender!?

    • Carlos Oliveira

      A Microsoft está se lixando para os brasileiros, pra eles somos só uma sub-raça que tem que viver no mundo da informalidade, pirataria. É impressionante como essa empresa é ruim.

      • TurboChamuco


  • http://www.facebook.com/Pudge Alex Santa Maria

    I picked up Dark Void, but I was really looking forward to getting Bionic Commando as well. Seems kind of suspect to change the deals up at the last minute, but whatever. I just hope this is a trend, I have a 360 slim I’d love to fill up with hidden gems.

  • http://twitter.com/thalesrgpereira Thales Ramalho

    Estava pensando e comprar o unico jogo que ia ter na live brasileira Bionic Commando… mas nem esse tem mais….???!!!

  • Silvino Meita

    Ok 5$ on US. Although 10$ on Europe.
    Great way to treat europeans…
    What a steal!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kent.rose.5 Kent Rose

    Give us Price of Persia 2008 please.

  • Russell Gorall

    LOL at edit 3.

    These guys are really sending you out there with no ammo, Major.

    I also noticed the regular DOTW on Arcade aren’t showing up as the discount price. That, and it says a Sonic theme with no Sonic. Not to mention these are the same deals from two weeks ago, including the now twice a month Borderlands DLC deals.

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

    Major, you should do this kind of sales more. Many years-old games are sitting on the XBL still with their day1 price. No one would buy them. It’s a waste of your server resources. It would be even better if the price cut is permanent.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mmhjr63 Michael Herbert

    Two of the games I was planning on purchasing are no longer there. As a result I won’t be getting any of them

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FYPPVVSQBBYHCPLZEISS2EUIBY Jeff

    Who picked these games? Even with the discount I wouldn’t drop money on these titles.

    • TurboChamuco

      Thank god we all know your opinion now

      • Carlos Oliveira

        Tá rindo ?! É pra chorar… kkkkkkkkkkkkk