March 30th 2013 12:06 pm PT

Preview: Xbox LIVE April 1st One Day Sale

The sale is now over

With only a few days left in the Xbox LIVE Spring Sale, I wanted to give you a heads up on the one-day sale that will happen on Monday, April 1st.

Again, this is a heads up: the sale prices won’t be available until Monday.

Spring Sale Original  Sale Price Savings
Assassin’s Creed 3 Season Pass  2400 1600 33%
Battlefield 3 Aftermath 1200 600 50%
Fallout 3 : Point Lookout 800 200 75%
Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta 800 200 75%
Fallout 3: Broken Steel 800 200 75%
Fallout 3: The Pitt 800 200 75%
Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage 800 200 75%
Dishonored – Dunwall City Trials 400 160 60%
The Amazing Spider-Man GonD $49.99 $19.99 60%

*Prices and availability will vary by Xbox LIVE region. Prices for Games on Demand titles are show in US $
Please check your local dashboard or for specific content pricing and availability.

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

  •!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

    Good start.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      i hope that is sarcasm. fallout 3 dlc is on sale more than any other dlc and this is a one day sale. it is sad and i am just about through with microsoft.

  • Steve Burnley

    Is that it…? I was expecting something, better. More arcade games/GoD sales.

  • Steven Malesky

    Damn. I wish it was New Vegas DLC for that cheap.

    • Bennijin

      Super Duper Special Edition or whatever it’s called my friend.

  • Max

    This is a April Fool’s joke.

    • Fernando Coli Viotto

      I wish it is true… Fallout 3 again? No please

    • Steve Smith


    • ivan cesar desuo

      nice one!!fallout 3 is a great game but 5 year old, they should give the dlcs for free…Damn MS, start listening us!!!

      At least it will last only one day, preventing me of being mad the whole week everytime I see this in my dashboard!


        So by your logic, you feel so self entitled that they should give you something for free? That’s laughable to say the least. I’m with you on the prices though but just because a game is old (5 years still isn’t an old game to me) does not mean you’re going to get it for free.

        • MaidenLOKO

          Actually I loved Fallout 3, which i completed 100% and bought all dlcs!!

          And yes I think that they should give more free stuff and provide MUUUUCH better deals then these laughable sales, not just for me, but for all gold members.

          In this respect your hated PSN is much better!!

          I played like a lot to get legend status in the reward program and all that I got as my special gift was 20G!!I promised to myself never bought anything from Xbox live again. If you think its ok, then I fell sorry for you!

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Microsoft does need to provide better deals for us, however just because something is old that doesn’t mean we should get it for free. And even in a cold day in hell, PSN could never be better than live through my experience. I’m sorry, the network, the gimped multiplats, and the mental midget 16 year old archaic controller negates everything on that system for me except non FPS exclusives. Other than that my PS3 is a paperweight. I don’t even use it as a BD player because I have one already.. and it loads Blurays twice as fast as well.

          • MaidenLOKO

            that why i said “in this respect”. I think we both want the same thing here: better deals. Then let’s concentrate our forces in pushing MS to provide it for us!!

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Fair enough, I can respect that man. Goodday to you sir. :)

          • fantomena

            Steam and PSN destroys Xbox LIVE. Microsoft doesn’t care about games anymore. Just Kinect, casual and multimedia.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            :Yawn: Same predictable remarks I’m used to, you don’t surprise me one bit.

            In terms of full fledged features, ease of use, performance and reliability, PSN doesn’t come close to XBL.. not by a longshot. It’s quite obvious you are only talking about this in the context of “Deals”?

            You can leave Steam out of this conversation as I wouldn’t know jack about it. PC gaming as far as I’m concerned doesn’t even exist in my world.

          • fantomena

            Why so arrogant about PC gaming?

            The PS Store is slow, but everyhting else is fine. How some people can defend a service where you have to pay money to get access to half of you’re CoD/Halo/Battlefield game or Netflix, the bowser etc. is beyond me.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            It’s not arrogance my friend, It’s the fact I simply don’t care to game sitting at a desk, amongst many other things. My dislike for PC gaming is my own personal preference. I’ve been gaming for 35+ years now and the only time I ever sat at a desk to play a pc game was during the Duke Nukem 3d and Doom days of the early 90’s. But this isn’t about my dislike for PC gaming as much as it’s about the fact that I don’t think it should be mentioned in a console discussion.

            I’ve said many times before my feelings on the gold paywall to access apps so you should know where I stand on that. Deals aside, I still prefer to do my gaming on XBL over PSN for too many reasons to list. If you are just refering to what you think is a better value, then I do see your point however.

          • fantomena

            You do know that you can use Steam as a gaming console? Just enable Big Picture Mode.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Yes I’ve heard about it but thanks for letting me know.

          • Garcian Smith

            You are a 39 years old paternalistic troll loser. I have such pity and disgust for you. You pollute the internet and this blog. I hope you will suffer for compensare all the arrogance and lies you have made us swallow.
            Your name it is truly appropriate: you are garbage.
            You started to be boring months ago, now you are a deep pain and sound like a re-tar-ded person.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Butthurt much? I guess my Gamertag offends you? Oh well, boo hoo!

            Sony should be investing in improving their piss poor service, not enticing children who can’t afford to buy games with freebies and masking the inferiorities of their own broken network with a game rental service, auto downloads, and cloudt saving.

            What you fail to understand is Sony has done nothing but fail with the Cell and PS3. It has taken Sony 7 years to even start getting multiplats that are on par with 360 versions of said games. They still have a console that under performs in terms of It’s OS, the way it handles it’s hideous 4x slower download speeds and installations, lack of having a demo for every game, lack of voice messaging, and lack of having a unified online experience like on the xbox. Sony’s poor planing and Sony’s own arrogance led them to where they are now.. STILL PLAYING CATCH UP.

            What’s even more funny is you are the 2nd nimrod who claimed I said I was the lord of the universe kid, and I find that quite flattering actually! :) When it comes to the differences between the PS3 and 360 consoles and their said services, I’m definitely more inept than you and clueless, inept and deluded drones like yourself who simply don’t even have the merit to debate due to the fact you haven’t spent ample time with both systems like I have.

            If it bothers you so much why not grow up, be a man and invite me to an xbox live party sometime eh? Or are you just petrified of a civil debate with an adult who can easily hold his own based on his experience with both consoles and services?

            Yours truly,

            PSN Is Garbage

            Look me up sometime, I welcome it! :)

          • Garcian Smith

            I have a 360 and PS3. The problem here is how you behave, you are an obsessive, arrogant, psycotic person, who requires psychiatric attention and needs to be perma. banned as soon as possible for the good of the community. Also I hope you are not an unemployed, anti-social still mantained by his parents.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            You don’t school me on how to behave when you’re a walking contradiction yourself. You come on here attacking me out of your own butthurt for no given reason and you’re going to attempt to tell me my problems? Get a effing grip kid and grow up.
            As I said before you’re nothing but a coward who cant hold his own in any debate which is why you are backpeddling from the fact I called you out. If you think you have any kind of A game with me kiddo, come at me over live and I’ll embarass you.
            Again kid, you’re a hipocrite for insulting me to begin with and it takes an adult to see it. Clearly you lack the balls, the integrity, and the dignity to debate with me on my level and it shows through your backpeddling.
            Try again perhaps? Either way I win by default really.. :)

          • Garcian Smith

            Thank you father. You just confirmed everything I said.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            That twisted little world of rainbows and butterflies that you live in compounded with the bad influence the internet has had on your miserable life lead me to believe the same about you. Especially seeing the fact that when called out, you refuse to back up your worthless nonsense over a more personal medium.
            No son, you’ve proved my point.. that message board users are little babies who can’t debate beyond their keyboard.. Truth hurts doesnt it? :)

          • Garcian Smith

            You tell me, I’m your son. You seem pretty much in the same twisted boat, isn’t? But I know I can not ask you a self- critic vision of youself: you would explode. You are so full of youself.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Actually I’m not full of myself in nowhere near the same fashion you are. You are simply so deluded in frustration towards me that my very existence forces you to reply again and again. People like you can only resort your petty assumptions and snarky comments on a message board, never face to face, much less even an intelligent verbal conversation.
            In the end, I win but I wouldn’t expect you to comprehend that at all.

          • Garcian Smith

            Of couse you win, you are god, you are almighty, how can you lose. Let’s say you ruin the life for everyone on this blog, maybe I could start to even the score.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            LOL again with the compliments? I wouldn’t want to ruin anyone’s life here because there are some decent down to earth human beings here, I only focus negativity on others when they come at me with nonsese like you did. You don’t know me from adam and judging by the fact that I’ve been waiting for your prepubescent butt to invite me to a party for the last 20 minutes says mountains about the kind of man you really are.
            So with that I’m logging off and I’m going to be starting Bioshock right now, You’ve bored me in the same way Minecraft does.. so little and no substance.

          • Macy Slator

            came here to check out the deals. funny to see you debating with this kidl. He’s truly just a kid, better to leave him/her alone and don’t waste your time. he wants to challenge you on live to what??! Not sure what he plans to do, maybe fill your inbox with racial, homophobic slurs. I’d leave the kid alone. all this debate is a total waste of time. PC, xbox, psn, blah blah blah BS. there’s a lot more important things happening in the world. he needs to just play games, wouldn’t you agree? :)

          • Garcian Smith

            Someone must do domething about this guy, he is offending everyone on this blog since months. I read Major Nelson almost daily. Why is he not yet banned? We are on the official MS blog.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Why don’t you join my xbox live party and do something about me then? Personally I know for certain now you don’t have a clue how to handle me.. You couldn’t even do it over the headset.. what makes me believe you can do anything about me here huh?
            You are laughable at best.

          • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

            There far worse trolls on this blog than PSN_IS_GAR

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            You also have no basis for your claims about anything I’ve said and your argument lacks substance. I strongly suggest you quit now because I’m just going to continue to make a mockery out of you here.
            Your basis for an argument is how I behave? You’re going to have to do much better than that with me son.

          • Curtis Isabell

            he is just another xbox fanboy who has consistently made stuff up to “prove his point” ignore him let him play with his kinect.

          • Garcian Smith

            Garbage offends on this blog whoever has a diffent opinion from him, no matter how well stated and supported. He is also uber obtuse, paternalistic and nothing has happened, not a single ban.

            It’s more than 3 years MS is doing nothing to improve its service, while Sony has regained ground and boosted, with all the new IPs, exclusives and indie support, impressive sales and PS+
            Im not saying the PS3 is better than a 360, because even Sony knows the past can not be changed, still they are bolding stepping in the future of gaming, with the right attitude, not trying to be a multimedia company, Nintendo clone, leaded by a futher iterartion of Kinect-crap-tacular.

            Now @Cutis Isabell we have only to wait tha Master Garbage, the Infinite Lord of ervery knowable, will wake, starting to harass us, no matter what evidences you bring in the conversation. He will also call us son, so now you and me Isabell, are sibiling, nice to meet you,

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            You know I’m “SPECIAL” when I’m talked about in such high regard here. So let me ask you this, why is it that another man’s opinion can take over your mind? I’m clearly inside your head and to be honest, that says alot. :)
            As you have not yet noticed, I am respectable when it comes to differences of opinion here. It’s when I’m attacked for no reason is when I go on the war path. Seriously get a grip.. I suggest both you and little boy Curtis take a long hard look in the mirror.
            Have a good one! :)

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            LOL kid, look at your facebook page son! Your peers are little acne ridden pimple popping googly eyed twirps.. If this is your peer group, you couldn’t even begin to debate with me on anything. You’re just another guttless coward like Garcian who I’d wipe my butt with in a verbal debate.
            You’re a child who runs his mouth and trolls this blog with his anti MS propaganda and are simply no better than me. My point is, you’re a coward for even a verbal discussion, I can only imagine who wears the pants in your family.

          • Curtis Isabell

            you keep saying you will win in a debate yet all you do is make stuff up about playstation here and try to make microsoft an xbox sound like it’s a good value. you keep claiming you “win” when in reality you look like just another fanboyish troll. so yes i would school you in any logical argument you want.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            You couldn’t school me on anything kiddo, if you think you can I’m logged into live right now you silly deluded PS3 fanboy.. Juvenile Dilinquent.
            Again maybe in your world when pigs fly you would but not in this world you wouldn’t. You’re such a little pansey boy if you have the set to converse with me, I suggest putting down your copy of Justin Bieber latest album and your algebra textbooks and come play with the big boys..
            In case you forgot.. here’s my GT son.. keep in mind, I’m going to upload our conversation unedited for the world to see and I’ll be leaving links all up and down this blog to my youtube channel as well.
            I’m ready are you kid? I’ve been waiting for this for 2 months with you but something tells me you’re going to wuss out like the little one trick pony you are. :)

          • Beater Blocker

            What are you nine years old? You come across like some kind of maniacal, obsessed pin-head …. it’s a games console, lighten up dude before that big throbbing vein on your forehead goes POP. We get it …. you had a bad time with your PS3 … who cares? I don’t …. but trying to convince everyone in your radius that paying for Gold subs is great value for money when compared to the competition’s offerings then you’re fighting a losing battle. “Oooo it’s a rental service” …. so what, it gives people the opportunity to play some games they likely wouldn’t have done otherwise and saved them a load of money in the process, many of whom would probably have rented games from elsewhere anyway

            You keep going on about voice messaging being great … I’ve never used it once and the only ones I receive are from people trying to either phish passwords off me or prestige me in COD. So that’s good. Party chat has become less and less useful over time as all my mates have either switched to PS+ or can’t be arsed paying for Gold anymore … so again I barely use it. See how easy it is to dismiss things that don’t have any relevance to you? Two things you absolutely LOVE to pay for … and there’s me saying ‘meh’. Crazy talk!

            Have you even paid for PS+ for any amount of time? Experienced everything it has to offer? If not then all your ranting and raving counts for ZERO because you have no frame of reference. I don’t own a PS3 btw so am not a fan boy of any kind though next gen I’m going where the games are NOT where the apps, ads and Kinect are

            As for your continuously bellowing to all and sundry about having a verbal throw down over XLB are you for real? Who’s going to want to verbally debate with you when you’re clearly sat in your underpants foaming at the mouth like some kind of deranged lunatic. Nobody cares … you’re a dullard … get on with your life

            If receiving 20MS points for your birthday is enough to win your undying loyalty then good for you. I don’t see myself replying to whatever you write in response to this as I’ve frankly got better things to do with my time so if you want to declare yourself a winner of some kind then give yourself a pat on the back …

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Hello there cheerleader,

            Here’s my reply: I didn’t read..

            Next please….

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            You can have all the pitty you want and you can keep it there in Italy right next to you. Instead of running your mouth on here like a typical forum board mongrel, why don’t we take this to the next level?
            You can make all the excuses in the book but at the end of the day I win because you lack the fortitude to debate verbally like a normal human being. Anyhow my name is fitting because it’s the honest truth.
            Again don’t bother replying back unless you have the stones to meet me on my level. I gotta love my haters.. so out of touch with reality and deluded to the point where they resort to being butthurt about the truth that PSN really is garbage.
            Gotta love my haters, you’re a riot kiddo and then some! :)

          • slasaru

            People still pay, no matter how big discounts and giveaway in psn and steam
            Of course the army of payers is still much less that a yearly call of duty lemmings, who will buy the same game and pay full price

          • michael markus

            we are all free to express our opinions, but you sir, write like a person who suffers from severe communication disfunction and possibly mental illness. such trollery, it seems to me, often coincides with a severe lack of quality social interaction and support… for which I feel sorry.

            of course, if you were interested, or maybe just able to express yourself in a mature, socially capable manner, then my reply would start here, with the fact that yes, you are entitled to your opinion. as a long-term gamer and owner of all major consoles, it is indeed my xbox that tends to collect dust. I find the crowd on the pen more personable, tho i suppose you’ve made that point well enough for me. Personally I find the exclusive games far better overall, I far prefer the controller, never mind the fact that, from the start, the system came default with an HDD, a controller and charger cable, and free online play.. and now with the ps+ premium service, the offerings of live gold just seems like a poor choice. but hey.. we’re all entitled to our opinions right?

            anyways. maybe get out of the basement once in a while. maybe it’ll help you foster relationships and practice communicating like a mature, functioning member of society, instead of seeking pleasure from blatant trolling.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Another faceless person with mindless assumptions. How would you like an invitation for a little friendly debate? You’re always more than welcome to try.
            I also love the fact that you fail to see that I was attacked here by that mindless little troll, or do you just convienlently ignore that part? The rest of your post is redundant and irrelevant to reply to and quite frankly you are nothing more than a “cheerleader” trying to gang up on me like the rest of the typical no backbone forum posters do.
            If you can explain to me what your major malfunction is here with me, I’d be more than happy to rufute it. I love your assumptions though, it really made my day! :)

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            What on earth?…

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            You’re making alot of assumptions there yourself right? Or do you not see that? I find it hillarious that you judge my career and livelihood on having some fun with tools online that had it coming by attacking me in the first place.
            You really aren’t coming off that much better than the other guy..

          • Dragoon893

            I have respect for you.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Thank you

          • Garcian Smith

            I do respect you. I stated the same. This is the only pleace, an official MS Blog, where a troll this size, with mental problems so huge, can proliferate ad infinitum.

          • Dragoon893

            You dumb.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Do you stop and listen to yourself? Every word out of your mouth screams of a typical internet nerd.. You are so out of touch with how adults see you that you simply don’t know any better. If any of you cowards had a set I would have received a voice message from a 15 year old punk kid by now..

          • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

            For the record this is not an official MS blog, it Majors blog he sees fit to post anything he wishes. I think that’s why he let’s people rant like little kids

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            LOL, I got your mental problems.. it’s having me inside your head. Nuff said.. :)

          • mrfrost1977

            In the meantime Sony gives away Demon’s Souls for FREE!(as long you are PS+ member)

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            If you like renting your games instead of owning them I can totally see why people would see value in that. For me however, I’d much rather buy the physical disk.

            Too each their own though.

        • Curtis Isabell

          this argument has been defeated dozens of times. if one company does something another has to either have it’s own “hook” or compete. MS does neither compared to PSN, in fact the wii-u market has some amazing deals as well granted their market is very, very small.

        • chiron69

          New Vegas is (is it 3 years now?). I waited for two years for Bethesda to release the DLC’s at hallf price, but instead they(of course) released the Fallout3 expansions. *sigh*

          • Curtis Isabell

            new vegas dlc comes in the ultimate edition wich is $30 new at gamestop, plus it’s on disk so you can share the content disk with friends and family.

      • chiron69

        I sold my Fallout3 and New Vegas Standard editions, and bought the GOTY editions for a fraction of the price, including ALL the DLC’s. Crazy priziing policy from Microsoft,,in my mind….

    • Gary Eller

      No, it isn’t. And it’s “an” not “a” April Fool’s joke.

    • Z4M0

      It sure has to be.. I was prepared to buy tons of MSP to spend on this one day special sales yet no single XBLA (arcade, a complete non retail game, if you forgot what that is, Microsoft) was featured on the sale. Glad I didn’t get those points. Most likely will be getting Retro City Rampage next week but can`t see myself spending or getting more msp any soon.

      On the other hand, this blog now happensto be not only extremely useless (as you can get the same info elsewhere and sometimes earlier) but rather an annoying troll-ridden blog as comments featuring URLs get moderated yet personal disagreements between users and trolling are left as it’s now.

      Sad news…

      • E.Nich

        I agree with you, Major should MOD those troll discussions off his blog. It’s ok to argue a bit about Xbox, PSN or whaterver (reasonably), but it’s obvious that those posts went out of hand.

  • Alex

    Broken Steel is good

  • TheDoveOfPeace

    Too much DLC, not enough games.

  • Ray Whitney

    Where’s the rest?

  • Tylerh1701

    Where are the XBLA games man?

  • Chris Hofer

    Awesome! Finally going to get the AC3 Season Pass. A shame that Fallout 3 is back with sales on DLC…again. {sigh}

  • Getsuga_Tensho

    After the recent Winter and Games on Demand sale I was expecting something a little better. Some actual games would have been nice. You know, what you need to play the dlc in the first place.

    There’s a lot of Arcade and Indie games with themes that’d suit a spring sale. Oh well, it’s not awful and I get to keep my MSP but I am still disappointed.

  • Matthew Timms

    This is an april fools joke right? 1600 for the AC season pass, it should be like 400 max. The game is terribly boring so I can’t imagine what its DLC is going to be like. I miss when game sequels actually had some though put into them, not like nowadays.

  • Chaosprower

    Is that all? Fallout 3 DLC? With the years that Fallout 3 has, these should be their permanent prices.

    The rest is 3 DLCs and the only game is a movie cash-in.

  • Keith Speidel

    What’s the point of saleing 5 year old game DLC when the Game of the Year editions can be found from $10-$20. Only thing that peaks my interest at all is the AC3 season pass.

  • Michael

    Is this it? Is this some kind of joke? After the Winter and recent ‘Ultimate’ sales I was expecting a lot more than 5 year old DLC and one Game on Demand that nobody actually wants.

    • cris178

      You may not want any of them but that shouldn’t mean everyone else doesn’t want them. I for one haven’t gotten all the Fallout 3 DLC’s. Just move on and save your attitude.

      • Curtis Isabell

        fallout 3 has been on sale about 2000 times before.

        • slasaru

          Not so, the original game was on sale many times but not DLC and i remember many people complaining why no fallout dlcs, that s why this offer was made
          It is a good offer – i for instance had to pay 3200 points to buy dlcs for f: new vegas, i wish they were on sale…

          • Curtis Isabell

            why would you spend more on DLC than you could buy the ulimate edition of the game, it’s $30 new at gamestop and best buy, 3200MSP is $40

          • slasaru

            In my place we dont have gamestop and best buy does not send it here, and also PAL region lock even if they would send.
            I bought f3 GOTY but fNV GOTY sold here, so i had to buy all DLC at full price, so if there were sales at my time – that would be nice. Also, could play that on PC but i am achievement collector

          • ungeheier

            Fallout 3 DLC has been on sale. I purchased them all when it was on sale. That was 3-4 years ago during the end of the year sales.

    • lethargicj

      I think it’s funny that that game on demand nobody wants was on sale for 10 dollars from Microsoft in November. Now it’s on sale for 20.

    • Riddick Snipes

      Get in line

  • Alex Perego

    I bought fallout 3 goty edition at 7 dollars 1 year ago….

  • Soldierboy On Phaseballz

    Tarded whiners, we had good deals last months, stop spammin every thread if there isnt something for you.

    • Curtis Isabell

      yes, the ones bending over and accepting mediocrity are the logical ones.

      • Guest

        Sounds exactly like you PSN Mongrels accepting 2nd best in everything including the quality of your gimpled multiplatform titles.

        • Curtis Isabell

          2nd best? I guess haveing more AAA exclusives, free online that is on par with your $60 product, oh and I get awesome sales and free games almost every week, I had my ps3 for 2 years, PSN+ for a little less than a year, I looked on raptr today and this is what I see

          360+ XBLA games in total (had 360 since launch and when I buy multiplatform games its usually for 360) 150, keep in mind raptr tracks arcade trials and such

          PS3 which again, I had only for 2 years, and PSN 73 games… wow, because I have only bought 14 games for my ps3, and I haven’t downloaded demos for the ps3 or anything that is pretty incredible.

          • Soldierboy On Phaseballz

            Why u buy multiplattform then on 360 if u get all for FREE on ps3. Seriously gtfo, how many games u have on ps3 if u stop subscription? Right. 14.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Haha! :)

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            I really don’t know who the guest is but he has attempted to clone me and tries to make likewise comments.
            But in reply to his comment, yes 2nd best. It’s settling for a 2nd best in everything when it comes to the infrastructure of your online set up as well as not having demos for every game available, not having voice messaging, having absolutely horrible ports of 3rd party multiplats, not staying connected with your friends no matter what they are doing on the console.. the list goes on and on and on.
            I also hate to break it to you kid but in my experience everything lags on PSN compared to live.. the only exception being exclusives that run on dedicated servers..
            Therefore my “$40 a year product runs smoother than your free one and is much more reliable to boot. LOL even my 2 IT guys told me their PS3 are the slowest internet device in the entire house. Your problem is you fail to see how others see value in paying for the best on not setteling for 2nd..

    • Jason Reynolds

      Not whinning if it’s true. Microsoft is doing everything they can to make Xbox fans jump to another platform.

      • Soldierboy On Phaseballz

        Well if u dont like it go away^^
        Let ur wallet speak but stop cryin like a baby.

      • Guest

        You only speak for yourself, and don’t get me started with PSN+ what a scam it is to someone like me who actually buys his games rather than renting them.

        • Curtis Isabell

          calling them rentals to try and devalue them still? please, you keep them as long as you are a plus member, i’ve had some PSN+ games for over a year now, you can call them rentals all you want but since june of last year I can turn on my ps3 and play just cause 2, infamous 2, or little big planet 2 (plus many others) that I got for free.

    • Bennijin

      Good deals? Yeah like two of them.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      tarded? you need to go back to your gameboy and leave the real gamers alone.

  • Jason Lafitte

    April 2nd will be GTA4 sale. Just wait, you heard it hear folks.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      yeah. at this point they are doing this on purpose just to show that they do not care. i wonder why major nelson would give us a heads up on something so lame. i wish he would just tell us that he has nothing to do with the deals and that he is as disgusted with them as we are.

      • Volker

        He can’t. He has to suck up to Microsoft and make them look like good guys, even when they screw us all over like this.

      • E.Nich

        He didn’t make the deals. And it’s a good detail from his part to let us know in advance what the sales will be. Now if you are interested in them good, and if not (like me) wait till tuesday to know the new Dotw and MS developer sale.

      • Curtis Isabell

        until the microsoft fanboys stop being fanboys it will probably remain.

    • lethargicj

      I dunno. I’m thinking Fable.

    • gary

      Hope so. Never bothered with it.

  • Curtis Isabell

    why would anyone buy BF3 aftermath? everyone either has premium or doesn’t buy the DLC, if premium is on sale it might be good.

    other than that, no thanks on everything, fallout 3 GOTY is $20 in disk form, you are spending over $10 on the DLC alone in this

    • Russell Gorall

      And the Fallout GOTY Platinum Hits has the add ons on a second disc. Played through the game last Summer, I can’t believe it took me that long to get to it.

      • Curtis Isabell

        get new vegas ultimate, it’s like $30 at gamestop and is much bigger than Fallout 3, instead of like 10 quests new vegas has hundreds (some short some longish)

  • Socal71

    Maybe this is an April fools joke?

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      exactly. this has got to be a joke or they are just not trying. hello ps4 you are calling my name more and more everyday.

    • GmailIsDown

      but April fool’s joke is only supposed to be on April 1st. maybe they will give the above mentioned goods away for free on 4/1.

  • Luis López

    came on.. the xbox live´s sales should be something better… =S

    that´s really poor

  • Gav Grayson

    More underwhelmed than the most underwhelmed person in underwhelmed land.

    • Riddick Snipes

      I was trying to figure out which of the many comments I agree with and reply to the right one. This will do. Amazingly inconceivable. I will b spending 800 points today but not on this faeces. I will be buying 200 matches of double xp for gears judgement instead. Much better value.

      • Bennijin

        It’s really not.

        • Riddick Snipes

          Yeah it is. I don’t plan on playing any game in this list. Let alone get dlc for it. 200 matches of the deuce…. oh yeah. These deals blow harder than a super charged hairdryer.

          • Curtis Isabell

            you could just save your money instead of giving them money for a blatant cash grab on the dieing gears series.

          • Riddick Snipes

            I kinda agree but its better than the crappy deals every week. I already got 110 xbla games. Screw u on the gears is dying comment though

      • Bush O Connor

        wait, they charge for double xp at 1msp per match???

        if this is true then gaming has reached a new low point. and i bought simcity lol

        • Riddick Snipes

          U can’t add

          • Bush O Connor

            i read it wrong, i thought he said 200msp. either way its a rip-off and the wet fish slaps should be handed out to anyone who pays for it.

  • Mik3t

    PSN have Tomb Raider for £19.99 (deluxe edition with additional content) hw about something like that

    • Bennijin

      Too right. And that’s actually the best price right now for it anywhere, less than retail where it’s about £23. And by retail I mean internet.


    • GmailIsDown

      I bought Tomb Raider off PSN on day 1 for $60… I ended up buying the Xbox 360 version again after realizing they did a half-ass job porting the game from Xbox 360 to PS3

      • Russell Gorall

        Most have said the 360 version has actually played worse.

        Which points to the game having a higher Metacritic on PS3, which it does.

        I need to play Tomb Raider, way too deep in Infinite right now.

        • lethargicj

          Even Crystal Dynamics says it’s better on Xbox because it was designed from the ground up for the Xbox then another team ported it for PS3. “Most” is probably biased PS3 fans.

    • Curtis Isabell

      only in EU though :( darn you EU people and getting better deals on PSN/PSN+

    • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      This ain’t PSN so don’t expect the same deals

      • Mike Tucker

        I did say ‘something like that’

        • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

          But you compare the 2, that we should have something like that because there doing it

  • Stank Beard

    This hurts me down to my gamer core. Unless its an April fools joke.If so, good one.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      i know right? it actually makes me a little sick to see that they really don’t care about us.

  • Jeff S

    The Fallout stuff is good, but they were all just on sale like a month ago. They should have been part of the Spring sale and something special for the 1st.

  • istoleyourfood

    I’m happy about the BF3 Aftermath sale so I hope this isn’t a joke because I was waiting specifically for that one.

  • Dan Cornellier

    Lol, terrible.

  • ɾosɥ ɥɐɐs

    Sweet! Definitely taking this opportunity to get the Dishonored dlc. The other deals are very lackluster, but I’ve come to not expect much.

  • rhooper

    Fallout 3?
    No, no… you didn’t…

  • tabicat

    Fallout 3 DLC should be free, since you can buy the GOTY edition used for less than the combined DLC, even at sale prices!!!!! What a joke, Major.

  • Bennijin

    AC3 Season Pass should have been 50% off at least.

    Battlefield 3 should have been all add-ons (except Endgame maybe) and the Premium pass.

    Fallout 3? Well at least this is the first time they’ve been less than 400 but COME ON. Really? That’s not a sale price at this point, that’s where the price should stay.

    Sweet, I just bought Dishonored! Btw £15 at GAME for the Special Edition and apparently Tesco are selling the regular for £10 now if you can find it.

    Nonplussed about Amazing Spider-Man ’cause the discount in the UK will probably suck. Still, is the game any good?

    So just the Dunwall City Trials for me then. Very disappointing considering the Spring Sale deals. Also what no Arcade games?

    • GmailIsDown

      i want to get the season pass but maybe i’ll wait for 50% off.

  • Awesome Wells

    Fool me once…shame on you….Fool me twice….?

  • オミナエ イサム

    “Great” change!
    Fallout 3 DLC in those special sales instead the regular deals of the weAks.
    Keep “bumping” sales team, one day maybe we will see some decent progress!

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      i see what you did there. lol sarcasm at it finest.

  • Senses Failed

    Meanwhile over on the ps3, the digital edition of tomb raider is £20. You have to step it up MS!

  • Neftali Rodriguez

    which DLC for Fallout should I get? I have 200 MS points left.

    • Awesome Wells

      Broken Steel.

    • Russell Gorall

      Point Lookout. You may want to check to see which of the two DLC’s increase the level cap, I think Point Lookout and Broken Steel do.

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    thats it? pathetic but should we really expect anything more? nope. not even a good buy for people who don’t have the fallout 3 dlc. lol you can get the goty edition for less elsewhere.

  • Bennijin

    Oh, just a heads-up for anyone thinking about buying the G1 Optimus Prime for Fall of Cybertron he is also in the Massive Fury Pack so don’t buy both.

    If you have bought both then contact support.
    In my experience despite the “no refunds” clause if you point out it isn’t made clear (which it isn’t, Massive Fury isn’t mentioned anywhere in the G1 Optimus description) then you should be able to get the points you spent on Optimus back either having them credited to your account or as a download code.

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    now you understand. it is an insult to their loyal fans and we should not stand for this kind of buisness.

  • fundcappy

    i swear to god we’re all being trolled by the jerk who runs these sales

    • donkeyjrplus

      yes and that jerk is extremely good at the trolling he/she does because i get more and more pissed each time.

  • Mihai Cosmin

    Thanks for the Fallout 3 DLC’s price! :D
    Beat the game 2 month ago and I was waiting for a great offer for the DLCs, so i’m excited!

  • Gene

    This is laughable.

  • Volker

    I was kinda hopin’ for 33% off Borderlands 2. Like they did with Halo 4 for the Ultimate Sale.

  • Russell Gorall


  • H0RIZ0N

    Might get the BF3 dlc

  • Sunny Man

    Just when I thought M$ began to know their deal sucks, this happens.

  • Sunny Man

    Seriously, if you M$ keeps this kind of strategy, you will lose in the next gen.

    PS3 already owned my region, by having more exclusives, more localized games, and better deals.

    You M$ can’t immediately produce more games, that I know. But you don’t even try to provide good deals to attract customers, that I don’t understand.

  • BlinkFandango

    I’ll grab the AC3 Season Pass (was hoping for 50% off, but I’ll take what I can) and Dishonored DLC, but I’m super disappointed that Fallout 3 is still appearing in sales. Not to late if you want me to do that internship Major.

    Edit: I was hoping ME3 DLC would be on sale.

  • lethargicj

    Fallout 3 DLC is the big sale? No wonder this is on April Fool’s Day.

  • chris

    I wish there was a new vegas after fallout instead of 3

    • Clint

      Not sure why people keep presuming that preview means a partial view of something… here is the definition:

      An inspection or viewing of something before it is bought or becomes generally known and available.”

      So there is no obligation for there to be more.

  • ElektroDragon

    Fallout 3 DLC has now been on sale about 200 times. Surely some creativity is in order?!? How about 50% I dunnoo… Defenders of Arkania? You know, something that has NEVER gone on sale before?? What a concept, I know!!

  • John

    That’s why it’s very likely the games industry is going to crash again like it did in the 80’s if the current business model and trends continue.
    People don’t realize this, but the deals like the ones on Steam are devaluating the industry at a tremendous rate and Sony is doing its major part in this destruction as well with PSN Plus and its indie push on Vita (because every AAA studio avoids it like the plague) and now the PS4 (because they know they F-ed up with the PS3 design).
    People aren’t buying games (you can clearly see that fact in the leaderboard numbers that are posted on NeoGAF every week, which have been dropping like stones the past few years on all the platforms), because they are simply waiting for games to drop in price. Sure there are exceptions like Castle Crashers, but that is the exception and definitely not the rule.
    The same thing goes with PSN Plus, almost nobody buys because games, because they want them “free” for the $5 a month or at a vastly discounted price. That is clearly visible in the numbers from Brian Provinciano that showed a big discrepancy in the amount of cash he made from Retro City Rampage versus the amount of units sold. For just one guy, he did well, but you can never expect a AAA studio to survive, with only such a low income.
    Nothing beats those low prices, but indie games are not the way to go because all those fancy AAA games are the ones everyone wants to play and buys their console for. Those push the hardware.
    Next gen will see an even bigger push for DLC and you’ll get more and more incomplete games for the same money you put down. Jack Tretton can lie all he wants, but the overall game price will go up significantly to compensate, even if you buy if for $60 at retail. When you look at Square Enix, who had multimillion unit sales, but still couldn’t break even in their financial numbers last quarter, you know it’s going downhill fast.

    • Boe2

      That is persistently untrue. The very reason EA gets away with what they do is because MILLIONS of people buy their games blindly at launch.

    • Garcian Smith

      You are so totally wrong.

      Also read again Provinciano interviews, he stated clearly the most profitable console (cost/profit wise) has been PS VITA.
      Besides half of the millions spent in big budged games (do not use “AAA” terminology, it means nothing and it is for re-tar-ded people) are invested in marketing, as “proudly” announced by GOW: Jugdgement staff. This is a loser/old model of view that must change. People are evolving, they search on the web, read reviews, talk with their friends, they really want to know how a game really is before invest their money.
      The time for swallow fancy, expensive, cammercial ads it’s over.


        PS Vita most profitable console? My nilly white german, irish italian arse it is..

        • Garcian Smith

          Go on google and search “proviciano retro city rampage vita” you will find an article on Joystiq where he says the best selling platform so far has been the PS VITA. Also in a recent inteview on GDC he said that would not have published on XBLA knowing how it would turn out. I can not post the links because the system moderates the message, you uber troll.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Seriously grow up man and for someone who uses the word troll so much I’d strongly suggest taking a look in the mirror. Personally I don’t give a ratz arse about the Vita and I surely don’t believe that article if the authors tongue came notorized pal.
            I don’t believe that nonsense anymore than I believe more households in the world have PS3 in them than set top boxes and bluray players for nextflix.

          • Garcian Smith

            You are God. You only know the truth. No matter what evidence. Please enlighten me, make me your pupil, I deseve it: I read your post since months, puking in silence. Also you are an adult. Only what you think is important and matters. Again, truly an adult.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            I never claimed that you did.. so I thank you! I’m flattered! :) My point is if you’re even going to even entertain the thought of making me angry, I suggest you think long and hard about proving it by getting off your little computer and project your thoughts to me personally over XBL instead.
            In about 10 minutes, I’m going to be logging off and playing Bioshock under my primary profile. You are welcome to direct your messages to me there if you like.

          • GmailIsDown

            that’s counter intuitive as vita has a small market share compared to nintendo’s 3DS line. it is possible that since Vita owners have a much more small set of titles to choose from and because memory card price is sky high (32 GB for $100), this kind of small and niche games get more consideration from the buyers. i have a Vita by the way.

    • GmailIsDown

      That’s exactly my thought. On one hand the game development projects are becoming bigger and bigger and on the other hand there’s a trend that rapidly devalues the games. Bulletstorm receives good reviews and have sold an impressive number of copies, and in the end it could not get even. I think what is likely to happen is a decline in big budget AAA titles (except maybe those cookie-cutter copy and paste multiplayer oriented FPS titles) and most games will be moronic Angry Bird like titles.

    • slasaru

      Sony has paid to publishers for these games players rent, and also pay a percenage from psn fee, i believe, so it s not that bad

      Steam is another thing – too much piracy on PC, so they want to attract as many gamers as possible, and thet are successful