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 Xbox.com for specific content pricing and availability.

Deal By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Getsuga_Tensho

    I get that it’s a Sunday and the day isn’t over yet but surely it couldn’t be hard to get someone to quickly swap out yesterdays deals with todays and put them up on the ultimate game sale page on the dashboard. Yesterdays daily deal tab has been removed and nothing else has replaced it so there must be at least one or two people who can sort things out.

    It’s a good sale but every other site and service that has sales like this has all the deals up when they’re supposed to be up and Sundays are no different. It’d be nice for this sale to be a little more consistent.

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

      def not “ultimate” sale. lol more like mediocre at best and then late. you are right. most sites have worldwide deals for weeks at a time with no mess ups but Microsoft does this a lot. don’t get me wrong, i like Microsoft but it seems that they have lazy college students, like myself, working there on internships.

  • http://twitter.com/virotti Vinicius Nunes Menti

    Got dead island and dishonored. Good deals for me. Just a note: Dead Island was costing 20 dollars before this deal, not 30.

  • http://twitter.com/EmmanuelBigombe ManuBiggs

    Where are today’s sales. It Sunday 3pm here!

  • http://twitter.com/EmmanuelBigombe ManuBiggs

    wating for day 6 grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Max

    Hey Major! Where are the updated prices for day 6?

    • dools

      Exactly.It’s nearly 4pm here and still no sign of todays offers

    • Philipp

      No deals, today?!

    • http://twitter.com/KingHippoz KingHippoz

      I wish he would post something about it. I know they are busy getting ready for the gears event but still you would think someone so involved with xbox would get on top of this!

    • Shane

      sucked in a black hole apparently

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

      What an exciting promotion. They must really want us to participate, considering there is zero mention on any site about day six’s deals. I’m feeling the love less and less.

  • TheRequiem95

    Where’s day 6?

  • KingBishMan

    This sale is very poorly managed

  • http://twitter.com/bluelight_23 Alec Gluesing

    I’m confused…what happened to the day 6 sale for Saturday the 2nd? Or is it going straight to day 7 now since it’s Sunday?…I keep hearing MGS HD is supposed to be on sale and I don’t want to miss it because of a glitch or invisible update or something :/

  • gary

    WTF! I am going off then if there is no Day 6, Sunday is done here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christophe-Parent/100000941696473 Christophe Parent

    There’s something messed up with the sale prices today (March 03, 2013/ Day 5). One-day only games are advertised at discounted prices, but if you try to buy any of them, the asking price is the full price, e.g. Max Payne 3 is advertised at $14.99 but being sold at $39.99. Microsoft need to fix this problem!

    • chris

      it is day 6 tht is playing up. Day 5 was Borderlands, batman and Fallout New Vegas

  • http://www.facebook.com/niveksiwel Kevin Lewis

    day 6 isnt working! WTF

    • Shane

      i know. only Batman AA is discounted

  • Josh

    I think I may use this opportunity to pick up fallout new vegas. But I’m still torn. On amazon the ultimate edition is $29.99 which includes all the dlc. do you think I should wait or get it before day 6 happens?

  • http://twitter.com/GioB GioB

    games of the list are good,prices too,the problem is that dlcs for these games are priced higher than the games itself,i bought borderlands 2,i will wait for a discount of the 4 dlcs or the season pass

    borderlands 2 is cheaper on xbox live than steam

    the next step in these sales is to include the dlc in the games on demand

  • chris

    You can post about a gears premiere, but not fix the prices for day 6 or even explain what
    is happening. I hope we dont get screwed over and miss a day

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

      what is so sad is that microsoft doesn’t give good deals very often so we pretty much are forced to get upset when something doesn’t go right. if they had good deals at least every other month then we would let it pass when something didn’t go right. this is not an ultimate game sale. this is a “half azz sale” if even that.

  • Andrew

    The prices on Xbox Live Brazil are all wrong. They announce Max Payne 3 for R$ 59.00 and when you’re gonna finish the transaction, the price increases to R$ 179.00! I wonder if Microsoft is aware of the errors existing on Live Brazil.

  • Shane

    Whats haaaaappening

  • Getsuga_Tensho

    It ends on Monday but MS really should extend the sale until Tuesday considering they haven’t bothered to get off their backsides and put todays daily deals up. It’s almost 6pm here and still no deals. They’d be better off just saying there’ll be no new deals today and todays deals will go up on Tuesday instead.

    Heck if they do that then I’ll be getting paid on Tuesday and that means I can pick an additional game or two up compared to not getting anything at all because I’ll likely be in bed by the time they update the prices if they bother at all.

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

      they don’t care either way or at least it comes across that way sometimes.

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

    get it now before it’s too late

  • http://twitter.com/elkornu Jorge T Gonzalez

    whats going on with day 6 only batman is discounted what about the rest

  • Joey Kuhn

    I guess they really know how to piss people off.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucas.cowen Lucas Cowen

    Okay All the deals I’m seeing are advertising mostly 9.99 or 4.99 but when you go to the actual game hub they show up at full price and even when you select “purchase this game” it stays at full price no discount tag anywhere nothing just a whole lot of misleading advertisement Which, false advertisement, I’m pretty sure is illegal so WTF is going on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Applebaum/504738847 Jake Applebaum

    is el shaddai a steal at 2.99. worth it?

    • http://twitter.com/elkornu Jorge T Gonzalez

      totally pretty fun game

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Applebaum/504738847 Jake Applebaum

        thanks.

    • lethargicj

      I don’t think there is an Xbox game I wouldn’t buy for 3 dollars.

  • Peter Langille

    3 pm here on Sunday in Canada and only Batman can be bought for the acutual sale price. Now I’m on my way to work for the night so no sale for me. Nice one ms.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Robborboy Paul ‘Chinny’ Chinn

    Uh, even with a banned account/Xbox you can still play everything you bought except indie games as there is a license tied directly to the Xbox.

    And I am speeking from experience.

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

    Worst Run Sale Ever…

    • ElektroDragon

      Yep, unlike the competition.

  • Johnny

    Yesterday’s deals are still showing up at the discounted prices, but I don’t think you can buy them. I just tried to buy Dead Island for $9.99 and it comes back with an error. I’ve bought a bunch of games during this sale, but today’s Daily Deal SNAFU just frustrates me.

  • http://twitter.com/jesussmd Jesus S. Mora

    Where are the updated prices for day 6?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Applebaum/504738847 Jake Applebaum

    The darkness suggestions?. Worth the 4.99?

    • Joey Kuhn

      If you still want it, get it from Gamestop for 6.99 used. It seems like a fun game but I would save your points for something else.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Applebaum/504738847 Jake Applebaum

        wasnt gonna use points, credit card

        • http://twitter.com/guynamedmichael Michael Brown

          Yes. Worth it

        • RampageDeluxe

          I really didn’t like it, so now you have some doubt.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Applebaum/504738847 Jake Applebaum

        Just wondering if its a fun decent game. If it is, its a steal at 4.99

        • Joey Kuhn

          I’m just saying, I played the demo and it was fun to me. I love the creatures you get to use and everything. But my suggestion would be to just buy it at Gamestop. Yes it’s $2 more, yes it’s used, but you get to keep a lot of space on your hard drive and don’t necessarily need to use your USB for Xbox. El Shaddai, on the other hand: get it. $3 is just not arguable, there’s no reason for someone NOT to get it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Applebaum/504738847 Jake Applebaum

            Appreciate it. Downloading elshaddai now. Although I think the darkness is 14.99 were I live in Canada

    • lethargicj

      I’d say it’s a no brainer for 5 dollars. I definitely liked it better than part 2.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Applebaum/504738847 Jake Applebaum

        Iv read it takes up 6.8 gb. thats a lot, especially since i just have my hard drive

        • Getsuga_Tensho

          It’s quite a bit if you only have a 20Gb or a 60Gb HDD but anything higher and that’s not a lot of space at all. Iv’e got a 120Gb HDD and only 110Gb of that is free for me to use at the most and I have several full games and demos on there with about 24Gb remaining.

          I’d say the game is worth a go anyhow if you have enough space for it. You can always delete the game and then pin the page for easy access later on if you want to dl it again at some point.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Applebaum/504738847 Jake Applebaum

            ya, i only have a 20gb hdd. But i think im gonna try and find a way to free up some space to grab el shaddai and the darkness. I also have an 8gb flash drive i can use. Thanks for the suggestion

          • Getsuga_Tensho

            That’s no problem. Flash drives are definitely the way to go if you only have a 20Gb and don’t want to buy a whole new HDD. It might even be worth looking into a 16Gb one at some point as they’re getting a lot cheaper these days and can come in really useful for the Xbox 360.

  • Shane

    This is poorly run. They have some good deals, but all these problems make MS come off as sloppy. What happens to the people that bought the games and didnt notice they werent on sale? Is MS gonna give them back the difference some how? So far, i got RE6, Borderlands 2,Bioshock,Kane Lynch and El shaddai. Im happy with what i got, i just want Max payne 3 and MGS then im done. But ya, if they dont fix this or apologize to people Im gonna rethink MS in the next generation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RogerStokes Roger Stokes

    Still waiting on day 6 prices to work right & it’s halfway through day 6 (pacific time)…. I’ll buy The Orange Box & Left 4 Dead 2 for the sale price but I’ll never get them for full price, so hopefully this gets straightened out & the day 6 sale prices are actually offered at some point. I’ll be pissed if this day just gets skipped.

    • http://twitter.com/Andrew_StClair Andrew St. Clair

      I would love the Orange Box for 5 bucks.

      • http://www.facebook.com/RoxasBeatz Danny Hickethier

        It will be 9.99$

  • http://www.facebook.com/RoxasBeatz Danny Hickethier

    Majooooorr, we dont want to Wait till tomorrow :(

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

    so we get bad deals all year and when there are good deals they get messed up or taken off (skyrim dlcs). i will get the new xbox probably but i am going to get the new ps4 so that i won’t care when microsoft is being so sloppy. it took forever for them to fix netflix and it still isn’t like it was before. no watching movies with your friends over live anymore.

  • http://twitter.com/Mav_7 Brandon

    Sale prices are not implemented. Says mgs 2 and 3 is 24.99 when I click on it

    • http://twitter.com/KingHippoz KingHippoz

      Yeah i want them as well but still 24.99 instead of 9.99.

  • TheRequiem95

    I agree. I’m sorry that I just bought the first one recently, but if I buy Borderlands 2 at this point, it will definitely be used. There are too many good games out there these days to support practices like those Gearbox used for Aliens.

  • elquietone

    Ya, the sale for day 6 are not right, the only one showing up at the price listed on dashboard is Batman, all the rest are 50-75% higher, than their listed price on the icons on dashboard.. Was hoping it was just a forgotten issue but its now 3hrs passed noon and still has not been fixed.

    • http://thecrimsonemo.deviantart.com/ AshtonNextGen

      Is the sale even showing up on your dashboard hub or did you have to browse through the game marketplace to find that?
      It’s currently 8pm GMT over here and we still haven’t gotten the daily deals page yet.
      I’m ready to call it a day…

      • Billy Cupid

        I’ve just received a tweet from @XboxSupport advising that it ‘hasn’t been updated yet’ and ‘can [I] check back a bit later?’… It’s after 8pm! How much ‘later’ are they going to leave it?!

      • http://twitter.com/DrPhilHouse Dr. Phil House

        If you go to the “Games” section of your dashboard, and the go to “Browse Games” you should see an “Ultimate Game Sale” icon. Go into that and it shows you the deals that are supposed to be for today… “Orange box Now $10, Left for Dead 2 Now $10″ but when you go to buy them the regular price shows up.

      • elquietone

        The link is there but its in the browse games section and not on the front page like it has been though. Finally I see that all the prices are now showing up correctly when you click on them (at least from the website) Sorry for the late reply :P

        • http://thecrimsonemo.deviantart.com/ AshtonNextGen

          Ah thats ok, I found them the same way.
          Thanks all the same. ^^

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

    lol you are a dork. borderlands 1 and 2 are awesome and aliens is fun too.

  • http://twitter.com/Andrew_StClair Andrew St. Clair

    Agreed. I would have loved to grab Borderlands 2 but I refuse to give them anymore cash.

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

    ultimate game sale, where ultimate means anything but its actual meaning.

    • Shane

      i dunno, Ultimate fail kinda works

  • Billy Cupid

    Xbox Support on Twitter have just advised me that the prices in the UK “have not been updated yet”, and asked me if I “could check back a bit later”… It’s after 8pm here now, how much ‘later’ are they going to leave it?
    I’ve got a feeling the window for Day 6 is going to end up being tiny and the UK is going to miss out… Typical, as the games I’ve been waiting for seem to be the ones involved!

    • http://twitter.com/Jannis18813631 Jannis

      I know that feeling, bro.
      Same here in Germany :(

      • JoseAntonioHernandez

        Mexico too :( i tink is a worldwide issue

    • Getsuga_Tensho

      Nearly 9pm now. Some word on this would be nice at the very least and support just telling us to wait until later is pretty annoying. This would have been the perfect day for the deals we were supposed to get today.

      It’s Sunday meaning most people don’t have to go to work or be in school and people are going to want to be taking it easy today and relaxing in front of a new game or movie. I just hope they extend the sale and put todays deals on Tuesday and don’t give us todays deals at the end of the day. People can’t be staying up just for these deals when they have to be up and out early in the morning.

  • lethargicj

    The silence is deafening. I absolutely do not mind that the sales aren’t live yet. If there’s something wrong. If we’re going to get them late. Maybe push them to tomorrow. Whatever. The problem is the fact that NOBODY is saying anything. All these comments on here. All these tweets to Major and Support and NOBODY has an answer as to when they go live or why they haven’t. There’s no way all of this is just being missed. If somebody would just communicate and give an answer, no problem. Making a promise, not delivering and then ignoring the complaints THAT is the attitude driving people away from Xbox.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Applebaum/504738847 Jake Applebaum

      preach

    • Shane

      true. like i said in a earlier post, if they end up NOT apologizing or admitting fault for whats going on with the sale, my 360 will be my last MS console . Why stick with a company if they are just gonna end up treating customers like this. I enjoy my 360 more then my PS3, but at least they communicate.

      also, stop updating about the new gears game. Its making it worse.

    • Philipp

      Well it is Sunday, they probably do not work today… or something.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.casscassidy Steve ‘Cass’ Cassidy

    what about day 6?????????????

  • http://twitter.com/elkornu Jorge T Gonzalez

    more like ultimate botch

  • http://twitter.com/elkornu Jorge T Gonzalez

    new deals where are you?????? I want the orange box asap

    • http://twitter.com/KingHippoz KingHippoz

      The Orange Box is 9.99 now :D

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

    gears this and gears that. i thought that game was over. i wish it was. same game every time like cod but cod at least has better single player. tomb raider is what i am stoked for. gears is not on my radar.i would rather play vampire rain, a game microsoft published, than the new gears game.
    all major is talking about is gears. talk to us gamers about the botched deals and lack of customer support. LAME.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mattmaso Matt Thiessen

    In germany it’s already 10pm and still no deals -.-

  • http://www.facebook.com/dylanvsdylan Dylan McCrae

    Is there any sort of progress on getting the Day 6 prices sorted? MGS 2/3/Peacewalker and Orange Box are the main titles I’ve been waiting for.

    • http://twitter.com/KingHippoz KingHippoz

      The orange box is the right price now :D But MGS is still 24.99! Ehhhh

  • http://www.facebook.com/RogerStokes Roger Stokes

    Well guys despite the silence they are working on it. The Orange Box is now showing up correctly as $9.99 in Canada, but the Left 4 Dead 2 price has not been updated yet.

    • http://twitter.com/KingHippoz KingHippoz

      Yeah they could at least say “Sorry it should be up shortly” or something like that.

    • Shane

      i just noticed that. Its good that their fixing it but still, let us know at least lol. I want Max payne 3 and MGS before the wife gets home and scolds me lol.

      • Billy Cupid

        I feel your pain brother ;)

        • Shane

          ya, i dont think she has noticed i been getting some games lol. Im only doing it cause i traded in some games to go towards the new Bioshock. So im using the money that i would have used for it(like 60-80) to go towards these sales. Besides Bioshock,The last of Us, GTA5 and possibly Beyond:2 souls. i wont be getting any more games for awhile since my wife is due with our first hellspawn in october. So im stalking up on games for the long haul, cause it will be awhile before i get more after October lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RoxasBeatz Danny Hickethier

    YEESSSS !!! The Orange Box is now 9.99 *__*

  • Billy Cupid

    All this promotional talk about Gears Of War while continuing to ignore everyone’s obvious concern about the sale is just insulting.

    • Philipp

      Who cares about another Gears of War? I loved the first, liked the second, but I miss any innovation!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mattmaso Matt Thiessen

    Re: Deals for Today…the team ran into a little snag, and they’re working on getting the right content on sale for the right regions.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brett.burback Brett Burback

      seems like there is always a snag. getting tired of it. PS4 is looking better and better

 
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