March 1st 2013 10:15 pm PT

Xbox LIVE Ultimate Game Sale: Day 5

Today only: Save 50% on the following games:

Ultimate Game Sale Offers for today Standard Price Discount Price Savings % Off
Batman Arkham City $29.99 $14.99 $15.00 50%
Borderlands  $19.99 $9.99 $10.00 50%
Borderlands 2 $59.99 $29.99 $30.00 50%
Fable III $19.99 $9.99 $10.00 50%
Dead Island $29.99 $9.99 $20.00 67%
Fallout New Vegas $19.99 $9.99 $10.00 50%
Portal 2 $29.99 $14.99 $15.00 50%
Red Dead Redemption $29.99 $14.99 $15.00 50%
Dishonored $59.99 $29.99 $30.00 50%

* Prices and availability will vary by Xbox LIVE region. Prices above are US$.
Please check your local  dashboard or for specific content pricing and availability.

Deal By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • ungeheier

    Picking up Dishonored and Fable III. Contemplating Arkham City.

    Question to those who have bought stuff from this sale: Have your downloads seemed really slow compared to downloading other large files from XBLM?

  • Chris Lewis

    The actual price for Dead island was 19.99 before the sale, not 29.99.

    • dools

      Seen a few people commenting since the sale started that the standard price has actually increased in order to make the discounts seem better.That’s pretty poor form by MS if true and borderline illegal in certain countries as far as I know


    Think il go buy used copy of all these games at half the sale prices

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude


  • deathdealer351

    Thanks major i was hoping for dead island for $10 or cheaper. In for one..

    For those in the US who want to complain about xbox gold to PSN+. Xbox gold is $35 (been on sale everywhere at that price) PSN+ i have not seen discounted except one time. It may go on sale more i am not sure i just dont see the discount.

    XBOX gold has better social. PS4 is going to be better on social but for now XBOX rules the roost.

    I signed up for bing rewards along with my wife. If you are in the US and you like to exercise little effort for a good deal then bing is king. Each month you get about 470 points which i cash in for 400 MS points. So i am picking up Dead Island for bing points. I get to keep it even if i dont have gold. To me that works out better.

    Not for everyone but is for me. Also those not in the US. I feel for you guys. :( Bing should roll that out world wide.

  • chris

    On the list, it has Fallout 3 as well as Fallout New Vegas, but only New Vegas is on sale today.
    Is it a mistake that Fallout 3 is not on sale today or would it be on sale another day?

  • james

    whi is fable 3 priced wrong on canadian marketplace

    • Eric Starr

      Not priced “wrong” Just us being screwed is all.

      • james

        well i am on canadian marketplace i have been waiting 3 days for fable 3 to go on sale and now it’s price is way off

        • Jake Applebaum

          sucks man. was waiting for it too. its a real shame

  • Rodrigo Montaleão

    For those who are complaining: Get out of your shell!!! If you live in a place that has low prices for games and has huge retail options, good for you. For the rest of us which don’t have that luck, it’s an awesome discount. Do you know that in many countries (including mine) games are expensive as hell? Also, because of that, most of us have a local account and also an US account? So, having the option to buy good games for a discounted price is amazing! Just so you know, Dishonored costs at least $60 (and that’s on “Ebay like” sites) here where I live. So $29.99 is a steal.

    • Roujin

      Hey, Rodrigo, don’t take the complaints personally. I for one am happy that the sales are happening at all, and I’m happy that the sale is providing some great deals for you, but that doesn’t mean that we should be disconnected with our local pricing realities. Have you ever heard the term, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease?” If we don’t point out where these “Ultimate Sales” are faulty or unfair, then how can we expect Microsoft to improve or address the problem? I live in Canada and while some deals were pretty decent, the Halo deals were…well, honestly a slap in the face, double the price of what the US got, yet our dollar is nearly at parity. Meanwhile PSN prices have always been the same for the US and Canada to my knowledge. That’s the reality here.

  • Bl4ckSh33p

    Time to buy a few games! ;D

  • Matt Heider

    Batman Arkham City GOTY and I would buy it! Mainly all these are decent but add a little more money and you’ll save by buying the GOTY copies that include the DLC

  • Shard

    Fable III is showing up as $29.99 for me… that’s the opposite of a sale.

    • Jake Applebaum

      pretty pissed. same here. was really looking forward to coping it for 9.99

  • Sanglant

    I picked up Guitar Hero 2 used for $5 at Gamestop. Ironically a track pack costs more than the game – that’s brilliant marketing, keep DLC overpriced years after the game comes out so absolutely nobody buys rather than having many people buying DLC years after release. I mean, come on, who wants profits years after a project is done…

    • Warren Lettsome

      I agree. The DLC prices for stuff that has been out awhile are just stupid. I’d buy a lot more if the prices came down.

      At the very least I’d like to see a couple DLC sales like this per year. MS…I’m basically asking you to take my money if you would just give me a little help.

      • Sanglant

        Call of Duty: World at War was on Sale, yet each DLC is more expensive than the game…

  • Reed

    no dlc price reduction for Fallout NV?

  • Déjan Boersma

    Ofcourse. Paying with Microsoft Points fails again. 14,99 = 1200 Points so why are the prices in Points 1240???

  • BostonSup

    Glad to see Dishonored 50% off. I much rather physical copies of games, but this is cheaper than Amazon and BestBuy (no GOTY editions yet either). Needless to say I bought it. Thanks.

  • Dny Playa

    Got Borderlands and Fallout New Vegas. I, for one, am grateful of this sale, unlike these little brats posting on here whining, thinking they’re entitled to every game for $5.

    • Alice Lockhart

      Did you know you can buy those games at a lower price in physycal format and with all the DLC’s?

      • Dny Playa

        not in USA

        • Alice Lockhart

          Really? I could buy them here (Mexico) for a lower price and here everything is overpriced =/. I think you didn’t do research before buying those games.

          • Jorge Garza

            Where? Because I’m in México and RDR GOTY was 50+ usd (like 750 pesos) last time I checked in Blockbuster

          • Alice Lockhart

            Digital copy: $299.00.
            DLC: $544.00
            Total: $843.00
            And, if they give you the DLC with -50% it would be: $571.00 (almost the same and using a lot of space on you Hard Drive).

            Or you can buy it on Gamers for $599.00. Or looking somewhere for a better deal.

          • Dny Playa

            I do research before every purchase…

          • Alice Lockhart

            Digital copy: $9.99
            DLC: $39.96/$19.98
            Total: $49.95/$29.97
            Retail copy (GOTY): $19.99

            Fallout New Vegas
            Digital copy: $9.99
            DLC: $45.95/$22.97
            Total: $55.94/$32.96
            Retail copy (Ultimate Edition): $29.99

          • Dny Playa

            The way you said it originally, to me, sounded like you meant you could buy the “physycal format and with all the DLC’s” for cheaper than the digital copies of the base game I bought for $10 each.

          • Piotr Swat

            DLCs for Borderlands and NV are completly free on X360, check out DRM Free thing.

    • BostonSup

      If it is cheaper here than in stores, then I will buy it here (though I like physical media a bit better). If it is cheaper in the stores, then I will buy it there. If there is a mess of DLC and a GOTY edition, then I will buy the whole game at once rather then though MS.

      It is all about where it is cheaper. Dishonored is a good deal along with a few others over the past few days. Just got to do the research and not lump everything together.

    • Roujin

      Hey, I agree with you on those two titles. Borderlands and Fallout New Vegas are indeed steals at $10. I just have no interest in those two titles. If Batman: Arkham City and Red Dead Redemption were only $10, I’d have bought them already, but at $15, I have to pause and think if I’m getting a deal or not, since I could get the same price for the actual disc. Keep in mind that I’ve owned both games before, so for me to buy them again the price has to be better than good, it has to be a STEAL, especially when I’m looking to buy a digital game that is restricted by DRM. Honestly, $10 is the magic price point for me, as many of the games that have been offered in these one-day sales so far cannot be found anywhere used for $10 (not easily, anyway), and I wish MS would shoot more for that price point with the majority of these older games.

      That said, if you’ve NEVER played RDR or Arkham City before, $15 is an amazing deal. Most of the people who are complaining about these prices are likely people like myself who have already played and/or finished these games before, so it’s harder to see the value, especially when prices for used and new games are very competitive out there.

    • Curtis Isabell

      um why don’t you just burn your money?? the only close to decent sale here is fallout new vegas, but the GOTY edition which has like $50 worth of content is $30 new. plus you can trade it in and share the DLC disk with friends.

      Your argument is you are grateful for the sale and that brats are complaining, when in reality the complaints are valid when the downloadable licenses for the games are more then you can get in store… paying more for a downloadable copy is ridiculous since you don’t actually own the content.

      • Dny Playa

        I used Bing rewards for MS points so I got both games for free. Two games that I had no idea whether I would like them or not (I do now). Also, from what I hear, Borderlands and Fallout are both massive games with many hours of play time. Lastly, nobody is forcing you to buy any of these deals, so if you no want; you no buy!

  • That guy

    I feel like xbox is trying to get us to buy these games now before they announce the new xbox wont be backwards compatible.

  • Dny Playa

    Can we sticky this comment for the rest of the sale, please.

  • Celso F

    No Fable 2?

  • disqus_1cXskUv669

    All you people complaining about the 720 not having backward compatibility being the reason for this sale. I say who cares. If I get a 720, I’m still keeping my 360 and will just use both. Can’t sell an Xbox for much anyway these days.


      Part of the reason why we think backwards compatability is so important is because of our hardware issues. 10 to 20 years from now I want to be able to play the digital games I bought today if I choose to do so. Somehow I think xbox 360 units are going to be out of production by then and chances are we wont be able to play these games at all thanks to the digusting age of digital distribution. You mark my words on everything I’ve stated.

  • Roujin

    Better selection of games this time, but honestly, but any of these games can be bought for the same price used and I’d actually own the disc. RDR, Portal 2 can be had for $15 at Best Buy, and even less at local game shops. They would be steals if they were the GOTY editions.

    • Roujin

      That said, it’s nice to see Xbox Live getting a little more aggressive with sales and pricing. At least now I’m tempted to buy during these promotions, which was hardly ever the case before. Hopefully one day XBL sales will actually rival those of Steam and PSN.

  • Reinier Martinez

    Pretty good deals Larry, so far I’ve purchased this titles. :D

    Batman: Arkham City
    Batman: Arkham Asylum
    Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
    Assassin’s Creed II
    Rayman Raving Rabbids
    TC’s GRAW2
    TC’s GRAW
    El Shaddai

    Still waiting for Civilization Revolution and the MGS HD collection. :)

  • Paul Wall

    M$, quit being a bytch and put the fighters on sale.


    Ok just found Arkham Asylum on there for £2.69 so thats pretty good deal

  • Rodrigo DeAraujo

    If a game has a GOTY edition then it’s not worth buying on these sales. Dead Island GOTY is 20 bucks at Amazon. New Vegas GOTY is 29 at Amazon.

    Dishonored is a good deal, so is Fable 3 (now the game though I heard it’s not great). Borderlands 1 is good also if you don’t mind getting DLC that there is, like me.

  • Brad Lavender

    That would be the term for a free Xbox Live account, yes.

  • Byyys

    I want a real sale, like at least 50% off Halo 4, Black Ops 2, Gears of War 3, Forza Horizin, Resident EVIL 6, then id actually buy at least 2 or 3 of them!

  • kellogs307

    What about Batman Arkham Asylum? It’s on sale today, too…
    For €9.99 instead of €19.99. Just to let it know to people who would be interested in =)

  • Riki Bond

    I dunno if it has been stated in the 200 comments before but BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM is also on sale!!! £2.69 in the UK… Crazy cheap!

    • KingHippoz

      Yeah Batman AA is 9.99 in the US! I wonder why it wasn’t on the list but it was on sale?

    • Scott Millar

      £2.69 in the UK? It’s 9.99 Euros here in Spain even though 1 euro at the moment = £1.14. What a joke. Also, none of the other deals are on here yet either and it’s now 9pm. As far as I’m concerned MS can FORGET me next generation, I’m sick of second rate treatment here in Europe. At least Sony carry service across the world and don’t care only about the US.

      Oh and don’t start the Tax argument when NONE of you know what you’re talking about. I can assure you, taxes have NOTHING to do with why they charge ridiculous prices for products here in Spain….

  • kevin taylor

    does batman arkham city come with the catwoman dlc?i’ve heard no and yes.someone thats bought it please let me know.

    • GinsuVictim


  • Chasemefu

    I’ve Had Count-less Arguments With My Friend About Ps+ vs Xbox Live. I Might Be a lil’ Biased (Having Xbox Live) But Yes Ps+ Gives You Free Games But Typically That’s All It’s Good For. Hense The Reason The Ps4 is Pushing Streaming Capabilities for Gameplay Because Playstation users Have This Sence of Being Superior even Among Eachother. Anything To Get Them to Want to Play Online Together. Ps3 Players tend To Have Lower Speed Internet, Buy All Of The Repackaged Ps2 and PsOne Games Called “Collections”, and Get The So Called Better Exclusives. Which Might I Add Just Because There are More Exclusives Doesn’t Mean They’re Better. The Halo Community Alone is Prob Bigger Than Any 2-3 Ps3 Exclusive’s Communities Combined. So By Better Exclusives Please Don’t Think God Of War or Uncharted Will Ever be a Bigger Success with Gamers than Any New Halo. Not Sure Why Any Super Ps3 Fan is Even On This Blog?? But Whether or Not These Sales Are The Better Choices is All in Personal Opinion But There Are Def Some Gems. Be Happy

    • BigBernard

      Cool Story Bro

  • Randy

    I have all the fallout DLC man hard copy broke so this is better for me

  • Johnblair Tighe

    Virtua fighter 5 is 4.99 what else in on

  • Jason Lafitte

    wow first thing when I click on day 5 sales in Canada on my xbox, Fable 3 ONLY 29.99. I bought it from blockbuster for 19.99 and we haven’t had a blockbuster in over a year.

  • chris

    Wonder what the hold up is with the new deals for the day.

    • Michael Thomson

      Major tweeted an hour or so ago and said that it was arkham asylum for 9.95

      • GinsuVictim

        It’s been that all day.

        • Michael Thomson

          I know, the price changed the same time as arkham city

      • chris

        Not only was that on sale just before but he also said more coming later sunday. So the deals that are supposed to be on, are they for saturday or sunday?

    • Jorge T Gonzalez

      i know WTF

  • Cleiton Santos

    Tekken TT 2 Next.
    DO IT!

  • Jorge T Gonzalez

    wheres the new list at whats taking so long

  • Johnblair Tighe

    Whens the next batch comin? Or no work on sunday? Ah well #walkingdead is on tonight anyways

  • lethargicj

    Is this thing on?

  • Tiago Ferreira Pacheco

    When do the Day Six offers come out? I’m waiting! :-)

    • disqus_1cXskUv669

      I checked my dashboard and it’s been updated with day 6

      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        not in US or at they took it down, again.

  • Johnblair Tighe

    New sales are up finally mgs. 2 n 3

  • gary

    Here you go guys:

    fallout 3 4.99

    max payne 3 $14.99

    Orange Box $9.99

    Left 4 Dead 2 $9.99

    MGS 2 & 3 HD $9.99

    MGS Peacewalker $9.99

    Civilization Revolution $9.99

    Batman Arkham Asylum $9.99

    • Corey Rae

      These ‘sales’ are not even valid? They just show up on the dashboard….

      • gary

        Odd, apparently the prices haven’t been done yet.

        • Corey Rae

          Yep, it’s pretty strange. I think Microsoft have been letting monkeys edit the sales again….

          • gary

            That would mean their usual workers?

          • Corey Rae


    • Thomas Vargas

      now that’s a sale, both MGS for 20$, on amazon those games are 30+shipping (HD collection), left 4 dead 2 it’s a great game for 10$ when in amazon it’s for 31$, and if i hadn’t max payne 3 i’d bought it without doubt
      (Sorry for bad english)

      • gary

        MGS HD Collection Comes with PeaceWalker though in the sale they are separate.

    • Thomas Hempel

      Well, not one of them is discounted on the german store. ^^ Strange…

  • Luih

    all “sales” are really expensives…

  • Debby Healy

    These are up longer than 24 hours, c’mon where’s the next lo! Too busy playing Tomb Raider to move it along. :p

  • chris

    The correct prices for day 6 would be nice, before the day expires.

  • Mücahit Can

    “Borderlands 2″ – done.

  • Adam Callahan

    None of the prices are updating. Today they have L3D2, FALL Out 3 and a few others for dirt cheap but when you go to but them it says “29.99 instead of 4.99 and 9.99.

  • relevance

    Wheres day 6? Ms you are a joke.

  • chiron69

    One thing is great on the Xbox. Yesterday,I got excellent online help With updating my Gold-membership, since the webstore had sent me a used code. Many thanks to “Ace” for the help. I like it! Also to the store for giving me a New code on the same day.

  • Jared Walsh

    METAL GEAR SOLID 2 AND 3 HDis stll 24.99 fix the price plz

  • Clint

    …and on the 6th day Major ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the 6th day from all his work which he had made.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      lol at least the deals aren’t Major’s job because I would say he is not working at all.

    • Dny Playa

      And thou looked down upon thee and asked, “Have you no Arkham Asylum? Have you no weekly deals? Thou hast be patient my son, for the new deals are a cometh.”

      • Jake Applebaum