February 25th 2013 11:49 pm PT

Xbox LIVE Ultimate Game Sale starts today

We kick off the “Xbox LIVE Ultimate Game Sale” today. Each day between now and March 4th, well have different Games On Demand titles on-sale. Below are the offers for today:

Ultimate Game Sale 1-Day Offers Standard Price Discount Price Savings % Off
Halo 3 $29.99 $9.99 $20.00 67%
Halo 4  $59.99 $39.99 $20.00 33%
Halo: Reach $29.99 $9.99 $20.00 67%
Halo Wars $29.99 $9.99 $20.00 67%

Note: If you don’t see the discounted price, try again later as the price drops are rolling out.

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=564505289 Chris Hofer

    It seems there *may* be some additional Games on Demand already on sale. I’d recommend checking out xbldb [dot] com and click on ‘price decreases’. Looks like “Call of Juarez”, “The Darkness”, and a couple Tom Clancy games are about $5 each…to name a few.

  • Z4M0

    Extremely useful info… incomplete, as always. Also on sale (today Feb.26) The Darkness 400 msp, Rayman Raving Rabids 240 msp, all Gears of war 3 DLC at 50% off, ETC.

    Dunno why this emphasis in either doing things wront or not telling anyone when some things are done right so people miss the opportunity.

    Generally speaking Microsoft, nothing to do with Larry (as it should be an official blog for this).

  • http://twitter.com/rogXue rogXue

    hmm to pick up halo 4 or not. Loving the prices! $10 is my weakness for games on demand

  • http://twitter.com/Marusame Marusame

    Halo 3 Should be corrected as a 0% savings as its already been 10$ for awhile on disc >.> yet again showing microsoft thinking their digital downloads are worth more then what you can simply order online.

  • m1nh0ca

    Those games are on sale too (prices valid for USA… as you know, in other regions they’re more expensive):

    BIOSHOCK (75% off) – $20/1600 > $5/400MSP
    CALL OF JUAREZ (75% off) – $20/1600 > $5/400MSP
    DARK MESSIAH OF MIGHT & MAGIC (85% off) – $20/1600 > $3/240MSP
    THE DARKNESS (75% off) – $20/1600 > $5/400MSP
    DiRT 2 (85% off) – $30/2400 > $5/400MSP
    EL SHADDAI (85% off) – $20/1600 > $3/240MSP
    GHOST RECON ADVANCED WARFIGHTER (75% off) – $20/1600 > $5/400MSP
    GHOST RECON ADVANCED WARFIGHTER 2 (75% off) – $20/1600 > $5/400MSP
    GRID (85% off) – $30/2400 > $5/400MSP
    HIGH ALTITUDE WARFARE XPERIMENTAL (75% off) – $20/1600 > $5/400MSP
    KANE & LYNCH (75% off) – $20/1600 > $5/400MSP
    RAINBOW SIX VEGAS (75% off) – $20/1600 > $5/400MSP
    RAYMAN RAVING RABBIDS (85% off) – $20/1600 > $3/240MSP
    TOMB RAIDER LEGEND (85% off) – $30/1600 > $5/400MSP
    VIRTUA FIGHTER 5 (75% off) – $20/1600 > $5/400MSP

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Melton/574790934 Steve Melton

      Oh man, I LOVED Race Driver GRID. 400 MSP is a steal for that game.

    • http://twitter.com/redcon redcon

      As it stands right now you have to add 40msp to all of the ones that are 400 and the ones for 240 come up as 480….

    • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

      “oooh, El-Shaddai for 240 points, I can buy this with my spare change!”
      *opens accountpage*

      • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin


        El Shaddai’s a freaking steal too, I paid like £8 a year ago and loved it.

      • http://twitter.com/moldyclay Brandon Dutko

        That’s hilarious because I am in the same boat as you.

      • http://www.facebook.com/HarvetusNS Nick Harvey

        At least you can buy more for a small bit of money. Try having a 8GB hard drive. I should’ve upgraded when I had the chance

  • Sanglant

    I could waste HDD space on this…or just buy the disc for the same price. then again, why the heck would I when there is a new console coming out…oh, now I see why they made this sale

    • Nick Peck

      Or they do this annually (that means every year).

      • Sanglant

        congratulations, you finally were right about something! that’s 1-4, still pretty shabby but there’s still hope…actually, you’re the biggest fanboy I’ve ever known…so maybe not a lot of hope…but still some hope!

  • http://twitter.com/Raptor4179 Alejandro Morales ☠

    I’m from Mexico. Far from be cheaper, Halo 3 is more expensive today. It normally costs 299 MXN, but today appears 399 MXN. Please verify that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maximum-Gamer/100002703694884 Maximum Gamer

    M$ give a sale but all games is blocked to Brazil DAFUQ ????!!!

  • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

    Oh boy that guy who’s always banging on about wanting ODST on demand is going to burst a blood vessel!

  • Russell Gorall

    It’s Microsoft Economics!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Chuck_Yoder Chuck Yoder

    Can not believe all the negativity here! The internet makes me sad. Halo 3 and Reach for $10 is a great price. While Halo is not for me, I hope this week long sales campaign is successful enough so they continue to do so.

  • Janko

    One year ago, bought Halo 3 for 6$ (used, but in perfect condition, with case, cover and booklet). By the way, in my country H3 (after todays discount) costs 22$. In my opinion, digital copies of games should be minimum 20%-30% cheaper than normal box versions. After this discount, these games are even more expensive than brand new box copies.

  • TonyLN

    No to mention, most people only talk when they have something to complain about; you (Gavin) and I are complaining about the complainers. =)

  • http://twitter.com/redcon redcon

    I’m ready to buy a few of the games listed @ $4.99 but they all come up 440msp and the two listed as $2.99 come up as 480msp.

  • scuff ryder

    i just bought dirt 2 for $5, thanks for the heads up.

  • http://twitter.com/Nefty900 Neftali Rodriguez

    Street fighter X tekken for $9.99 or less! please.

  • Cristian Enriquez

    Does the offer is only today? or lasts throughout the period

  • http://twitter.com/Tyler7S Tyler

    Is this serious? This isn’t a sale at all…this is you guys pricing games with the REAL prices that they retail for every day. What an absolute joke.

  • DavesWilliams

    To bad ebgames has halo 4 at $39.99……….all week

  • http://www.facebook.com/pavels.ahmadulins Павел Ахмадулин

    Hm… My comment with price comparisions just somehow wiped out after showing me message about moderation. What can I say, “That’s one approach” ((((*

    • http://www.facebook.com/pavels.ahmadulins Павел Ахмадулин

      Very hope it was some kind of Disqus bug…

  • http://twitter.com/JohnStratt82 John Stratt

    Why is a 2.99 game 480msp But a 4.99 game 440msp?

    • GERMIN4T0R

      Microsoft Economics.

      • Mac



    Halo 3 is still way overpriced. $10 for a game thats over 5 years old.

    • BlinkFandango

      Looking online, most stores have it for $18. I agree maybe $5 would have been better, but it isn’t a terrible deal.

  • Max

    :'( I hope that I can buy in my xobx later this day or vía web

  • http://twitter.com/xboxmoonknight Steve Prime

    I suppose the sale that you list above is US prices since i don’t see that price north of the border

    • ChameleonX

      Yeah, the price for Halo Wars changes to $14.99 and GRID to $9.99 in the Checkout window. However I managed to buy Rayman Rabing Rabbids at $2.99 though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JippenFaddoul Ryan Gooler

    Awesome… so you discounted Halo 4 to the normal price its listed on Amazon. So I have 0% encouragement to buy directly from MS, rather than to give Amazon a cut. Thanks, guys.

  • lethargicj

    Seriously? A different set of games go on sale every day. All those games will add up to 60 plus. It’s not 60 games every single day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

    Reach is the most solid well built halo game IMO

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Avi-Patel/100002076529431 Avi Patel

    awesome deals, major!

    picked up halo wars, have the rest.

  • Mystictrust

    You also can’t even be certain that any of the disc versions of the games will even work on the new xbox. It’s not like you’d be able to re-sell the disc version for very much at all, either.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tkpc621 Kam Chan

    Maybe they’re trying their last effort to sell these Games on Demand games because it’s not transferable to the next Xbox.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tyler-Maxwell/500375752 Tyler Maxwell

    I’m seeing Halo Reach for $19.99 instead of your listed $9.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tyler-Maxwell/500375752 Tyler Maxwell

    I’m in Canada and I am not seeing these deals, is it US prices only listed here??

  • DragonsDeck

    Canadian prices are as follows, Halo 3 19.99$, Halo Reach 19.99$ and Halo Wars 14.99$, just got finished talking with Xbox Support on Twitter those are prices in Canada will not be same as US, no idea why Xbox/MS hates Canada, but apparently they do. NO reason these games shouldn’t be the same price, this is just stupid, no sales from me simply on principle at this point.

  • adneybr

    It would be great if the shmups games enter in discount in the XBOX ultimate game sale. I’ll be sure that so many people will love it.

  • Zanpher

    The prices are not true. Halo 4 is 69.99 for the xbox … microsoft must be smoking …

  • http://twitter.com/InfiniteFuntime Anonymous

    Picked up El Shaddai for $3. Such a steal! Cant wait for other games to go on sale.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Farreg Just Farreg

    Why is it $20 more expensive in Australia when the Australian dollar is about the same/little stronger than the US dollar?

  • Guest

    I thought the reason we pay so much for physical games is because of
    manufacturing and distribution so if it’s all digital we shouldn’t have
    to pay as much…. plain and simple

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

    at least 10 of those 14 million accounts are mine alone. same thing with the number of xboxes sold put me down for 10 :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/805.Michael Michael Fortner

    TRY THE DEMO of any game you get first, I made the mistake of not trying the demo first becauyse I read reviews and everyone had something great to say about it. But once I downloaded and started playing it, I quickly learned Resident Evil 4 was a huge waste of 800 points!

  • http://twitter.com/dichrott Mücahit Can

    “Halo 4″ – done.

  • http://www.facebook.com/arthurvf011 Arthur Volpato Fontanella


  • http://www.facebook.com/RisenSithxx Chris Klassen

    But at the end of the sale they bring everything back on sale for a day. Why not just put them all on sale all at once for the entire time?

  • Russell Gorall

    Another nail in your coffin, MS?

    That is one approach.