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://www.facebook.com/ejstarr Eric Starr

    Been thinking of trying out Bioshock but, I just don’t know. The demo really didn’t sell me on it.

    • RampageDeluxe

      I’m not a big FPS guy, but Bioshock was amazing. The story alone is worth it. I think its worth a risk for $5, its like renting it…. forever.

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

      omg bioshock is one of the best games on the 360. don’t miss out. it is so good. one of the few games that i grinded on trying to get 1000gs if that tells you anything.

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

        wow i need a life. i just realized that i have been look at this blog on and off all day.

  • RampageDeluxe

    It took you longer to write that than it would have to read the post.

  • http://twitter.com/redcon redcon

    “In addition, the below Games on Demand titles are on sale for the duration of the sale until March 4th.” – reading is amazing, you should really try it out sometime.

  • brazil

    I want my points back

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

    lol what are you talking about? you can convert it to points by pressing X at the purchase screen. the sales, however, are messed up right now but they are getting it fixed.

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

    thats $195.00 lol not $1.95 and it is $18 used. microsofts deal of $5 is way better than $195.00 lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/lakaumbucha Ricky Ricardo Lakaumbucha Pean

      I was being sarcastic for all the jokers complaining and then referring to amazon. I said it right. 195 dollars. I got my copy downloaded and enjoying the hell out of it. Wtf is it almost 200 smackers anyway?

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

    move to the US then.

  • http://twitter.com/jrock3x8 Jason Williams

    Bravo, Microsoft! It’s about time but seriously great to see them start discounting the catalog!

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

    now this is a sale. why can’t you guys have these kind of things every week or so? Looking forward to see what is on sale tomorrow.

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

    Looks great! I will admit, however, I’m hesitant to buy because I buy games to build a library, not just play. Will 360/XBLA games okay on you next system? Like XB games can be played on the 360? If so, I’d actaylly wouldn’t mind rebuying some games I currently have, just so I’ve got digital copies (discs die, get stolen, etc).

    • RampageDeluxe

      I would guess that Xbox 360 games will be playable on the next console because Xbox doesn’t completely redesign its system architecture like Sony did with the PS2 to PS3 to PS4. Its designed more like a PC and its easier to build on top of instead of completely recreating from scratch. I would rather know for certain that old games will work though.

      I thought about doing the same thing as you. I’d like to have my games both ways. I like having a physical copy, but I feel that the digital copies play faster and smoother than their DVD counterpart. At this price, I’ll definitely buy some of the same games again. I get most of my games during insane deals anyways.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cleiton.m.santos Cleiton Santos

      X360 and “X720″ will be different architectures if rumors are right. More than likely, the only way you will see X360 games on the X720 is through cloud streaming.

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

        The original Xbox used an Intel CPU and a DX GPU, but still had some BC with the 360. The 360 uses an IBM CPU and a DX GPU. DirectX is the important thing that links all of Microsoft’s platforms together for gaming, so I’m

        • http://www.facebook.com/cleiton.m.santos Cleiton Santos

          The problem is that emulating RISC code on X86 CPU is very inefficient. Translating the GPU calls would be easy through the DX API but I doubt they could get the CPU stable enough.

          • RicardoDawkins

            oh please. Apple emulated PPC on their intel Macs with Rosetta. if MSFT can’t do this type of emulation with an octa-core CPU then they don’t deserved to be called the #1 software developing house in the world.

          • http://www.facebook.com/cleiton.m.santos Cleiton Santos

            There’s quite a difference there. CPU emulation for games need to be extremely precise, the slightlest variation in clock frequency can throw a game out of sync and cause all sorts of system instability. Emulating a Mac wouldn’t break the software as much as it would just make it slower but still usable.

          • http://twitter.com/dawkins_ricardo Ricardo Dawkins

            Your are just spewing nonsense.

          • http://www.facebook.com/cleiton.m.santos Cleiton Santos

            Am I.

          • ElektroDragon

            Uh, no , he’s not. He actually knows what he’s talking about.

      • ElektroDragon

        Cloud streaming? I think you’re confusing PS4 and X720. LOL

        • http://www.facebook.com/cleiton.m.santos Cleiton Santos

          You think Sony is the only company investing in cloud streaming?..

  • Getsuga_Tensho

    Major Nelson posted 2 hours ago that a team is working on getting this fixed and said on Twitter that he’ll be posting on Twitter when it fixed. He posted in the comments below and updated the post above, keep an eye on Twitter and you should know when the prices are sorted out.

  • Mac

    Shouldn’t a game that is $4.99 be around 400 microsoft points? Somehow it is 440 on the payment screen. I know they are working on an issue with the points, but the game never cost 440 points, it was reduced from 1600 points. So I’m wondering what the disconnect is here? Thanks.

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

    El Shaddai whenever they fix the MSP glitch. How does $2.99 translate to 480 MSP?? XD

  • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

    OK, at home, so went to look for the actual deals….I can’t see any deals on the European live site. None on my xbox either. Is this US only?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.ward13 Jason Ward

    Not available in Australia? Can’t seem to see any hint if the sale….

  • LxR

    I bought Bioshock ( the microsoft points price was correct 440 msp) but when the download reach 4% I got an error saying: “Impossible to download Bioshock”. Any possible fix about this error?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bagleyboy James Eric Albert Bagley

    Any idea why El Shaddai isn’t available in the UK region? The disc version came out in this country, so shouldn’t be able to get the digital copy?

  • RampageDeluxe

    It looks like Kane and Lynch, Rainbow Six, HAWX and Dark Messiah are working with MSP atm.

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

    I just heard from the engineering team, the correct price for MS Points should be appearing soon. Thanks

    • Philipp

      TC’s GRAW2 is still 480 MSP. The others work.

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

        Yes, GRAW 2 still comes up as 440 MSP for me. I got Tomb Raider Legend at the correct price, but still waiting on a fix for this…

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

          I am seeing at 400 here in the US now.

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

            Why are we charged 480MS in the UK but US customers get the same game for 440?

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

            Because America is superior. Duh.

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

            prices may be fixed but the pages for the game on demand sale are not up, just the halo sales.

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

            maybe cus you lave in us in Canada halo 3 and reach and wars or not $9.99 why is not it is on dashbord in Canada 19.99 for halo 3 + reach and 14.99 it is online both of them 9.99 why is not 9.99 why

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

            Uhhhh…. What?!

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

            Yep, it’s been fixed now. Thanks for getting this addressed for us.

          • http://www.facebook.com/maks.paine Jon Bon Shody

            Really great! :-/ I already bought GRAW 2 at the higher Price (points). What shouldl I do now?

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

            Kill yourself.

    • BrianRommel

      Is it just showing the incorrect price or is it actually taking the incorrect points off as well because I thought it was strange this morning that I had to pay 480 points for El Shadai. I know it said plus Tax so I was a little confused by that I wish I had seen this earlier.

      • http://www.facebook.com/recongoddess Recongoddess Madpleasure

        agreed.. I picked up El Shadai for the same price. *sigh*

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alice-Lockhart/100000438939703 Alice Lockhart

      Dear Major: I would love to but Rainbow Six Vegas but… Here (Mexico) it is at $15.00 USD ($199.00 pesos mexicanos)… Is that the right price or there’s a problem?

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

      i paid 680 for grid will i get ms points back?

    • BlinkFandango

      Just wondering if the games on demands sales for the last four days have exceeded 5000% of all previous sales in the past 7 years yet? I’m guessing yes.

  • SomeoneTwo

    $1 US priced things don’t include taxes usually. Items advertised in Europe must include taxes when displayed. At an average rate of 20% VAT, that does make $1 closer to 1 euro.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000093841782 Luke Maticic

    I live in Australia, and for whatever reason, both Bioshock and GRID are available on Games on Demand, but have not been discounted. Why is this? Would really love to pick up Bioshock before Infinite comes out.

  • http://twitter.com/pl_ferris Paul

    Bioshock US$4.99, but still showing as AU$19.95 on the Aussie site and dash.

    Why would that be given the Aussie dollar is close to parity with the US dollar

  • AaronBregel

    Did they ever fix Rayman Raving Rabbids so you can get all of the achievements? I thought there were three that were impossible to get??

    • http://twitter.com/incphi incphi

      Nope, still impossible to achieve those three. :-/

  • Karl Moffatt-vallance

    Why is is that none of these deals are available in New Zealand e.g. Bioshock is still $20

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

    Tomb Raider Legend $14.99 why not $4.99

    • http://www.facebook.com/cleiton.m.santos Cleiton Santos

      Was $5 for me 3 hours ago… In USA.

    • elquietone

      Its cause we’re in Canada, the price is 14.99 for us -.-… same as Grid is 9.99 and not 5 and all the Halo games are like 15-20$ instead of 10 :I. ah well at least our Dirt 2 is cheaper.

      • Adrian Bolstridge

        You’ve got to love the sometimes insane regional price differences between the US and Canada due to them forgetting to price drop stuff. I remember some games were $20 in the US store but $45 in the Canadian one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cleiton.m.santos Cleiton Santos

    El Shadai, TB:Legends, GRID so far.
    I’ll get TT2 if it’s $20-25

  • http://twitter.com/FentEnterCent FentEnterCent

    It may be that i don’t have a non-cynical bone in my body but i get a bad vibe that this is preemptive to a reveal that the next Xbox won’t be able to play these games… so better get as many sales as possible now.

  • Adrian Bolstridge

    Oh darn it all. Grid being $9.99 in canada just sucks. I was really looking forward to getting it. I’d wager they just price reduced it from it’s normal $34.99 price in canada ($5 more than the states)…ugh, stupid regional pricing. I think this happened last time there was a GoD sale as well for a couple of titles.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MPSH2JTIMLU76HRRZBPBFDIRBY Retro

    Yeah just bought El Shadai, and didn’t realize it at the time, but it charged me 320 instead of 240 points. 6:30 central time in the states Major. Do we get refunded for your guy’s mistakes?

  • http://geekwhenspoken2.com/ Jamel Singleton

    Fyi, the MS Points issue seems to be cleared up. Just bought El Shaddai for the expected 240 points.

  • http://twitter.com/BeauNidle Beau Nidle

    Why isn’t “Tomb Raider: Legend” in the Australian store as a GoD title?

  • CrashSixx

    Finally, an XBL sale similar to steam! but WTF with the regional pricing for Canada… what a f’n FAIL. Don’t have that bullshit with steam… and the dollar is at parity so what gives?

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

    Do you just hand a clerk your whole wallet or do you look at how much cash you give them? I’d like to know where this blind trust comes in, and so would thousands of internet marketers.

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

    FYI people, the above list -Except Halo sales – are persistent all week, so you may want to wait and see how expensive the other games on the list are priced that you may be eyeing before jumping on these cheap buys.

  • http://twitter.com/WeskerLogan Logan

    when is the batmans?

  • http://www.facebook.com/brendon.bosch Brendon Bosch

    Help. I get this error when i try to buy GRID with msp. “Your purchase cannot be completed at this time. Please try again.” Region US

  • http://94octane.com Beezer

    Unable to get Dirt 2 for the life of me. Keep getting “Your purchase cannot be completed at this time. Please try again.” Price shows up correctly, so do the MSP. I purchased Assassins Creed without a problem though. Canada.

  • Philipp

    What do you think? Virtua Fighter 5 or VF5 Final Showdown next week as Deal of the Week? I have never played Virtua Fighter before, but love Street Fighter series.

  • Aequitas

    Sigh …. Seems like El Shaddai isn’t available on the EU store at all :/

  • RasmusBierregaa

    Hi, In Denmark a lot of the $4.99 games (e.g. Dirt 2 and Grid) cost 880 MSP ?? Will the price be updated to 440 MSP for Danish Xbox customers as well?

  • http://www.facebook.com/maks.paine Jon Bon Shody

    I already bought GRAW 2 at the higher price. What should I do now?

    • lethargicj

      Play it.

  • QuixoticRocket

    Gog only has infrastructure in a single place. Look at someone like steam with worldwide infrastructure and the prices differ.
    Gog is great, but they wouldn’t be able to handle the sort of throughput that xbox live does. To do that you need regional hardware and employees to look after said hardware, not to mention (horrible and annoying) trade agreements that are generally quite restrictive for new releases.
    In a perfect world we’d all be on a single currency and there wouldn’t be any stupid restrictions or regional fluctuations. But we’re far from a perfect world unfortunately.

  • speedy321

    Why every game I want buy with MSP is “not available in my region” or “Your purchase cannot be completed at this time. Please try again.”? My account is UK.

  • http://twitter.com/Erudito87 Erudito De Firenze

    pretty bad sale most of the games in the sale are over 4 years old and now are closing in on the actual retail value

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

    Major Grid and DIrT is blocked to Brazil Ip,. please can you desbloq?

  • chinsen

    Bioshock – $4.99 in the US, $19.99 in Australia. 4x the price for what reason exactly? Thanks but no thanks. In the table you should just put Standard Price and then US price instead of Discount.

    Dirt 2 and Vegas show up on the xbox store at these nice low prices, but then aren’t available for purchase. When I try to do them online, all it says it that the purchase failed, try it later.

    What a shoddy job. I almost feel embarrassed at having convinced friends to trade their PS3s for Xboxes, and then excitedly telling them about this sale.

  • http://twitter.com/bubizp Lyubomir Stoykov

    I have an issue buying some of the games. GRID for example, no problems with Elements though.

  • Wakefield Hawthorne

    here in Brazil tomb raider legend at 240 ms points, thank you microsoft

  • http://twitter.com/4lefty 4lefty

    Any word if there’s going to be a similar sale on PC (Games for Windows)?

  • Roxeraz

    Just thought I’d leave a thank you.

    Fantastic sale with great prices, It’ll be hard to top this one :)