February 26th 2013 5:53 am PT

Additional Xbox LIVE Ultimate Game Sale items on sale

We kick off the “Xbox LIVE Ultimate Game Sale” today. Each day between now and March 4th, well have a new set of Games On Demand on-sale that I’ll post on Twitter.

In addition, the below Games on Demand titles are on sale for the duration of the sale until March 4th.

Persistent Offers Feb 26 – Mar 4 Standard Price Discount Price Savings % Off
Dirt 2 $29.99 $4.99 $25.00 83%
GRID $29.99 $4.99 $25.00 83%
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements $19.99 $2.99 $17.00 85%
Rayman Raving Rabbids $19.99 $2.99 $17.00 85%
TCs. HAWX $19.99 $4.99 $15.00 75%
Rainbow Six Vegas $19.99 $4.99 $15.00 75%
Kane & Lynch Dead Men $19.99 $4.99 $15.00 75%
Call of Juarez $19.99 $4.99 $15.00 75%
Tomb Raider Legend $29.99 $4.99 $25.00 83%
Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter $19.99 $4.99 $15.00 75%
Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 $19.99 $4.99 $15.00 75%
Virtua Fighter 5 $19.99 $4.99 $15.00 75%
Bioshock  $19.99 $4.99 $15.00 75%
El Shaddai Ascension of the Metatron $19.99 $2.99 $17.00 85%
The Darkness $19.99 $4.99 $15.00 75%

Remember: You can also use Points to purchase these games.

On the console: When you are are the purchase screen, before you select “Confirm Purchase” press X and you’ll be able to choose points to purchase the game. Press X again to change back to your local currency.

On Xbox.com: Click buy game, then when the “Confirm Purchase” screen pops up, click “Use Microsoft Points”

* Prices and availability will vary by Xbox LIVE region. Check your Xbox dashboard or Xbox.com for specific content pricing and availability.

Update: There is currently a system issue regarding MS Points showing the incorrect price. The team is working on it. So if you want to purchase via points, you should hold off for a bit.  Issue resolved.

Deal, Xbox 360 Games On Demand By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/AnimateJake Jake Mendez

    All prices are a little messed up, $3 games show as 480 points when switching to ms points

    • http://twitter.com/kitlerc kitlerc

      and $5 games show up as 440 points.

    • creid8

      I’m seeing the same.

    • http://www.facebook.com/gregory.hones Gregory Hones

      I had to use a card to pay because of this glitch. Microsoft, please fix!

  • Russell Gorall

    A step in the right direction.

    Like most things Microsoft, they just had to realize they don’t have anything first party worthwhile.

    • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

      They’ve got TONS of exclusives!

      On Kinect.

      So not really.

  • eugaet

    I’ll buy some of these as soon as the MSP issue is worked out. Currently, when you try to buy El Shaddai and switch to MSP, it tries to charge you 480MSP ($6) instead of 240MSP ($3). It’s charging twice as much if paying by MSP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stipple1 Sean Tipple

    Be sure to watch the points total when you pay with points. Price showed up as $2.99 for El Shaddai but it charged me 480 MS points. Double the cost it should be. Now I’ll have to fight with customer support to get my points back. Great way to start off a big sale.

  • Kalas68

    Hi, 3$ = 480 Msp
    5$ = 440 Msp
    There is a problem right ?

    • InfernoShade

      Last time I checked
      400msp = $5 USD

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

        down votes are from idiots. you are correct prices are really messed up.

        • InfernoShade

          Thank you for helping not lose complete faith in humanity. :)

      • Z4M0

        yup, there’s been a lot of lame downvoting recently…

    • Philipp

      This website says (like only a few inches above). “Update: There is currently a system issue regarding MS Points showing the incorrect price. The team is working on it. So if you want to purchase via points, you should hold off for a bit.”

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

    I’d be all over El Shaddai, but the prices are wrong in points. $2.99 should be 240 msp, but it comes up as 480 msp.

    $4.99 games should be 400 msp, but are coming up as 440.

    This going to be fixed?

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

      For those wondering, if you look at Major Nelson’s twitter feed, you can see that he has apparently let those responsible for the pricing know of the issues and it has been “escalated and is being investigated”.

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

      I posted that there is currently a problem and the team is working on fixing it


      • http://www.facebook.com/stipple1 Sean Tipple

        If I bought a game for the incorrect price, will MS be offering the difference back?

        • http://twitter.com/akaFenikkusu Mario Pendleton マリオ

          Most likely they won’t, but you have until next week to hold off. Hopefully you didn’t purchase anything already. It only effects the use of MSP.

          • http://www.facebook.com/stipple1 Sean Tipple

            Sadly I did. When I saw the right cash price I never thought I’d have to double check when I swapped to MSP I mean I would have bought El Shaddai at 480 but considering it was supposed to be 240 I feel like I should get the difference back

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        been over 4 hours and still no fix?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501848714 Rachel Leigh

          I just checked and it seems like everythings been fixed.

      • Z4M0

        Apparently El Shaddai is fine for retail at my region but not for download. Microsoft, and its sense of business (facepalm). Looks like another 2 weeks I won’t be spending a point.

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

      Yuck, El Shadi only got a 3 out of 5 stars on Xplay, no thank you!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        next thing you know you will look at IGN for game reviews lol.

      • http://www.facebook.com/AutomaticOcelot AutomaticOcelot GB

        There’s a lot to like about El Shaddai, but if you’re an achievement hunter it could become the bane of your existence. Only 2% completion on TrueAchievements, out of almost 4,000 tracked players.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/J-Eduardo-Mateos/1441674682 J Eduardo Mateos

      2,99 games here are in 160mp, 5 dollar games are in 280 and 9.99 games are in 600 mp, i think this is the first time that my region get better prices.

  • http://twitter.com/Timmzy27 Matthew Timms

    Great, not 1 game I want or don’t already own from years ago. Thanks MS

    • Nick Peck

      You do know they are releasing new games every day for the sale right? /rollseyes

      • http://twitter.com/Timmzy27 Matthew Timms

        Yes, I say the same for the rest of them. /rolleyes

        • http://twitter.com/AGRawrisBored AGRawr is Bored

          Sorry they didn’t custom fit the sale for you. I’m sure the main goal of the sale was to make sure everything on the list is what you wanted.

          • http://twitter.com/Timmzy27 Matthew Timms

            You don’t have to get sarcastic with me douche.

  • http://www.lovewrestling.com/ Adam

    Are any of these games worth purchasing? I’ve played Dirt 2 and GRID, that’s about it.

    • https://twitter.com/RudolfKingnBear Rodolfo Antonio

      Bioshock is a must have.

      The darkness and Rainbow Six Vegas are pretty cool too.

  • https://twitter.com/RudolfKingnBear Rodolfo Antonio

    Same problem here in Mexico (And our retail MSP are overpriced LOL).

    I hope the problem is resolved soon for all regions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

    prices are messed for US. DON’T BUY YET!!!!! PRICES ARE NOT CORRECT IN MSP

  • Im hopeless

    Hey guys, I tried to buy GRID, but it says “This item isn’t available from your current location.” Xbox can detect where it is atm? :O My account is UK, but I don’t live there, but everything worked for me since I created it :( Tried with different account, but everything is same. Now I am trying to do that with PC, but all i get is: “Sorry Your purchase cannot be completed at this time. Please try again.” ; Or when I try with different account it says its not available because its teen or child (my account is adult, at least it says it on xbox and pc when i look at it). So anyone know how to make my purchase happen? Please help!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

      it won’t let you buy because the prices are messed up and they aren’t done putting them up. actually they are late.

      • Im hopeless

        ohh thank You very much then, great news! ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/sunny.man.7771 Sunny Man

      Some GoD titles forbids cross-region purchase,

      while XBLA titles, DLC usually don’t.

      And yes, Xbox server can detect where you actually are.

      • Im hopeless

        ah, so it means no GRID for me? :S Damn I wish same wouldn’t happen with Borderlands 2 or Black ops 2… :/

        • http://www.facebook.com/sunny.man.7771 Sunny Man

          Use an account of the region where you live in.

          • Im hopeless

            My region ain’t listed :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

    new games every day, but right now the prices are messed up. don’t buy yet.

    • Dstroy

      You mind that, this list its only for today ? Cause on twitter Nelson just tell us that today is the Halo series

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

        Today is just Halo.
        The list on this page is for the whole week (every day).
        The other games on the list like Fallout and Portal 2 will happen on different days during the week.

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

    2,99€ / 480 MSP
    4,99€ / 440 MSP

    =^.^= ??

  • http://twitter.com/bboRydnA Andy

    H.A.W.X for £2.69, not bad

  • http://ordinarygamer.co.uk/ Dan Etheridge

    I picked up a few of the $4.99 games for £2.69. But Virtua fighter 5 and Dirt 2 are showing £5, not £2.69 when they have the same price on the US website. Hopefully this is just something that will be updated soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=576127196 Mark Farrington

    El Shaddai is not showing up on EU Marketplace:(

    • http://www.facebook.com/matt.crowther.9 Matt Crowther

      Yeah, “offer is not valid in my region”


  • http://www.facebook.com/gregory.hones Gregory Hones

    Awesome prices! It seems like Microsoft is finally learning from steam!

    • ElektroDragon

      No, they’re just terrified of PS4 and Plus. But what’s the use when you can’t fit all the sales on even the biggest hard drive the 360 offers?

  • Venomedge

    are the prices fixed yet?

    • creid8

      No, not yet.

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

    They will too. Just not today.

  • http://twitter.com/RockMartini Gabriel Martini

    can’t buy Bioshock and Dirt 2… I always receive error completing transaction, try again later… :( But el shadai and Dark messiah are ok…

  • Venomedge

    at today’s conversion rate Dollar-Euro $1 = 0.77euro

    $2.99 = 2.29euro which is 192.36msp….

    it costs 1 euro for 84 microsoft points here 25 euro for 2100msp so

    $4.99 = 3.82euro which is 320.88msp

    • AsakuraSan

      This is not how it works, everything is more expensive in Europe, also the consoles themselves. It sucks but they are getting away with it

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Lafitte/609265629 Jason Lafitte

    haha dirt is showing as 2.99 when i go to check out in Canada. Score. And bought.

  • http://twitter.com/ISAMU_MkII オミナエ イサム

    Due the “one” server shutdown, DiRT2 have 2 achievements that CAN’T BE unlocked.
    No “warning” about this? Dirty and wrong move m$!

    • DanoTheOverlord

      When did Microsoft buy Codemasters? I believe your rage is misdirected.

      • http://twitter.com/ISAMU_MkII オミナエ イサム

        They don’t need to “buy it”.
        They are doing the sale, they need say about this!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

          what do you care about 2 chievos anyway? the dude with almost 1mil gs doesn’t even complete every game.

          • http://twitter.com/ISAMU_MkII オミナエ イサム

            When you buy something, you supose to expect that the game that you buying will work 100% right?
            You don’t care, fine.
            A lot of people outside care about this.
            And the 1 million gamescore guy don’t care because he only play easy/stupid games.

  • n_marcoux

    I was just gonna get Dark messiah but after seeing alot of people are getting El shaddai, ill get both,, when the prices are fixed :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Eyekon-Koehler/500773583 Brian Eyekon Koehler

    Everyone relax I’m confident that they will fix the pricing issue they got all week since those are weekly deals not just one day only deals but the one day only deals for halo is right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Lafitte/609265629 Jason Lafitte

    halo wars any good? its 9.99 today

    • http://www.facebook.com/KENTUCKYROACH3 Jarred Roach

      It’s a fun game, especially for $10. Multiplayer with people you know can be real fun.

  • http://twitter.com/xJohnblairx Johnblair Tighe

    Please fix the msp problem these games are on sale for one day so lets go microsoft learn to convert ms to $ or stop the false ads

  • http://twitter.com/xXLILBRAZIL Brian Araujo

    Grid in Canada cost $9.99 but lucky Dirt 2 is a steal for $2.99

  • Guest

    El Shaddai is $5.99 on Amazon. Why buy it here, even if it is $2.99? You have to wait for it to download, and it takes up HD space, which I’m sure we’re all short on. And you can’t resell it to make you money back!

    • RampageDeluxe

      I don’t think a lot of people are concerned at making $2.99 back.

      • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.takara Samuel Takara

        Agreed. If you buy a for $6 or less, GS will likely give you less than a dollar for it. And, at that price, its as cheap as a rental, so you’re getting an amazing deal.
        Btw, El Shaddai is an interesting game – not the finest spectacle fighter, and the pacing is awkward, but its still fun.

    • http://twitter.com/faponit aXa

      Plus shipping !

    • http://twitter.com/TrashMKX Trash

      short on HDD space? Please speak for yourself, most have plenty.

    • Getsuga_Tensho

      Well put it this way, you don’t have to wait on it being delivered, it’s not taking up shelf space, you don’t have to get up and swap whatever game you have in the disk tray to play it, you can delete the game when you’re done and redownload it again whenever you feel like replaying it and you can pin the game to the pins menu so instead of navigating the marketplace you have it right there to download at the touch of a button.

      It’s also cheaper than a physical copy and I imagine most people aren’t going to be bothered about making $2.99 back. Quite a lot of people, myself included don’t tell to sell games on once we finish them.

    • http://twitter.com/rdfiasco Ryan Davis

      Yeah, because it takes longer to download it than it takes for amazon to ship it.

  • dools

    Hope the prices get fixed soon.There’s a couple of games on that list I’ll definitely pick up at those prices.

  • Strong_Bad

    Great sale! I bought Kane and Lynch/Tomb Raider Legend/The Darkness.

  • http://relyonhorror.com/ CJ Melendez

    As soon as the MSP on Shaddai is fixed, I’ll buy.

  • http://twitter.com/Isopanisad Garcian Smith

    Hello. “El Shaddai” is not present in the italian (Europe) Marketplace. I don’t know if it has been removed or never added. I wanted to buy it.

  • http://twitter.com/GiganticLamb Kev

    My prices are coming up as double,eg Dirt2 – $4.99 is reading 9.99 Euro

    • Hairy hole

      Same problem here with DIRT 2 & GRID, Others seem fine though….

      • Hairy hole

        Still same problem with DIRT this morning.

    • http://twitter.com/Clint_ZA Clint

      Same problem with Dirt 2 is South Africa. $4.99 should be around R44 but it is showing as R149. Seemingly it is only the US that can get it cheap. Every other game equates about right based on the exchange rate. I wish Major Nelson would comment on this and say whether it is correct and what the reason could be.

      Unfortunately out of all the persistent offers only three are available on the ZA market (Call of Juarez, Dirt 2 and Bioshock). Not sure how MS hopes to sell these if they are not available in most markets.

  • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    Nothing for me maybe tomorrow

  • http://twitter.com/Tom_the_Hobbit Tom Higgins

    Any reason why UK cant buy El Shaddai at all as a GoD?

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.wheeler.796 John Wheeler

    I cannot see the page 1 of the sale? Only pages 2 and 3 load up. Am I the only one?

    • http://twitter.com/BizarroPete BizarroPete

      I had the same issue when I checked the sale this morning. Is there a Page 1? I’m guessing it has the Halo deals.

  • QuixoticRocket

    Because economics and supply and demand work differently in each region. Just be happy you don’t live in Australia where they pay a million Aus dollars for the cheapest game.

    Cost to host / salaries etc all differ from region to region. It’s pretty standard to have region specific pricing.

    • Kinna39

      Yep… Grid is $4.99 in the US, 2.69 pounds in the UK, and $19.95 in Australia… WTF? So sick of getting screwed over, we pay the same for our Xbox Live membership and get shafted on GoD pricing

      • QuixoticRocket

        I don’t know why Aus prices are so high. I know that hosting is (a bit more) expensive there, but boxed games should be reasonable. It must have something to do with the amount of demand and needing to import rather that local production.
        I also suspect local distributors controlling the pricing, but I don’t know enough about economics or the market to fully get to grips with it.

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

    If you want to purchase the content w/ MSP please be aware that there is currently an issue where the MSP price my not properly display.

    They’re working on it and should have it fixed later today.

    • http://twitter.com/rdfiasco Ryan Davis

      Thanks for clarifying this

    • http://twitter.com/Jared4wally Jared Walsh

      well we get some MSP Back

    • http://www.facebook.com/neihouma Reynaldo Tong

      If one made purchases with taxes, will they get the difference back?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

        no if you paid with credit card. taxes are always included. msp is the only thing messed up.

        • http://www.facebook.com/neihouma Reynaldo Tong

          I paid with ms points

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

            i believe that ms point can be refunded but you have to contact them, microsoft that is.

          • http://www.facebook.com/neihouma Reynaldo Tong

            Thank you very much for the info!

  • http://twitter.com/redcon redcon

    Does anyone know if the online co-op still works in H.A.W.X. and R6V(Terrorist Hunt)?

  • http://twitter.com/thedarkfenix ian musgrove

    Well now we are talking, think El Shaddai will be purchased and maybe even might and magic, maybe graw 2, glad to see some proper sale items!

    • http://twitter.com/redcon redcon

      I have my eye on a few also. I just hope they hurry up getting the prices straight so I can get to downloading them!

  • http://twitter.com/thedarkfenix ian musgrove

    Yeah I think i may have the same problem, its not showing up in the UK

  • http://www.facebook.com/dean.turnsek Dean Turnšek

    same here….dont get why

  • http://twitter.com/RobbieNewton1 Robbie Newton

    I am sad, was hoping to get El Shaddai, but it is not available as a GOD in the UK :(

  • BlinkFandango

    Wasn’t going to get anything from the sale, but now that they’re this cheap, who can say no? My only complaint is for the games that have DLC, if the games is $5 and the DLC is $10, I tend to avoid the game, you should have discounted both to increase sales of DLC alongside their games.

  • http://ordinarygamer.co.uk/ Dan Etheridge

    This is not all the games that will be on the sale.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

    they took it down to fix i guess. i really want el shaddai. that is too good of a price to pass up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/l0ucifer Dominican Lou

    I’m not understanding all the excitement over “El Shaddai”… That game is garbage.

  • John Gregory

    Props to the Deals Team for this Sale. Hopefully there are more deals like this in the future especially for xbla games

  • http://twitter.com/redcon redcon

    Does anyone know if the online co-op still works in H.A.W.X. and R6V(Terrorist Hunt)?

    • http://www.facebook.com/KENTUCKYROACH3 Jarred Roach

      Just checked with my copy, appears to be working fine in regards to H.A.W.X.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      rainbow 6 vegas uses hosting so it should work, but idk if people still play.

      same with hawx.

    • http://twitter.com/redcon redcon