April 21st 2014 8:00 pm PT

This Week’s Deals with Gold

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 28 April 2014.

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
NBA 2K14 Xbox One game 17%

Xbox 360

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
NBA 2K14 Games on Demand 50%
NBA 2K14: Platinum Jewelry Add-On 50%
NBA 2K14: Blue Diamond Jewelry Add-On 50%
NBA 2K14: Gold Jewelry Add-On 50%
NBA 2K14: Spanish Commentary Add-On 50%
Need for Speed Rivals Games on Demand 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.







Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Bowenac

    Hey look they managed to throw something for X1 in the sale… 17% off lol.

    • Nick King

      Yet 360 owners get 50% off both NBA and NFS, should be the same deals on the One.

      • Bowenac

        You would think right… Marketing, some people have no idea and will see it as a sale and purchase it anyway at this price… Even though the game can still be purchased cheaper in retail.

  • Professor Oak

    This is really sad, nothing else? Worst sale I have seen I’m a while

    • CISphil

      We’ve seen this sale before too…

    • xPutNameHerex

      The only consolation is that last weeks sale was fairly good.

      I don’t get why, when they know the sales are going to be this bad, they don’t plan on throwing in one or two of their own Microsoft Studios game(s) just to make it look less bad. I mean, clearly 2K and EA aren’t paying for exclusivity for the week considering both companies share a game here, so just throw in one of your own too!

    • Raphael De La Ghetto

      Ditto. This is like the THIRD time in 4-6 months I’ve seen them try to sell us this damn basketball jewelry. Seriously?! I have nothing against NFS but compared to the last sale, it’s pretty meh.

      C’mon Microsoft! You can clearly see that we WANT to buy these games. And while most of the people on here want to whine and complain just for the sake of it, some of us just want you to try to meet us halfway. You guys have been great with these sales (Since Nov/Dec) for the most part. Signed, your friendly neighborhood gamer,

      -I Am Mr Death

  • Benjamin

    *facepalm*

  • Brad

    garbage.

  • Chris Hofer

    Oh Microsoft…the NBA 2K14 sales happened just over two months ago. Why do they need to show up again so soon? Guess I’ll be saving my money for something better. Last week I got some great deals. This week is sad…IMHO.

    • Some guy

      The last one was on march 24th to April 1st.
      Not even a month.

      • Chris Hofer

        …and Need for Speed was on sale in January. Sigh…

  • Benjamin

    17% has me laughing.

  • Brenny Bren

    I think its time for Microsoft to partner up with Amazon to allow customers to get better deals on digital games. Even though Xbox One finally got a deal for DOTW. They can at least have NBA 2k for $40, and not $50. NBA 2k is an old launch game and the basketball season is almost done

    • A. J.

      The solution is easy. Sell “cards” just like they do for Xbox Live or Xbox money. Instead, you would buy a card with a 25 digit code and a QR code that gives you a copy of the game.

      This way the retail stores are still selling something and feel necessary, and we get copies of digital games. And most importantly, Amazon/Best Buy/Walmart/Newegg/etc. can all compete with each other by offering sales.

  • Karsh

    this game is still cheaper from retail even with the discount… and even cheaper if bought preowned. All the games i have at the moment are digital except for Ryse which i bought for less than half the price of the digital version… i prefer digital, but microsoft need to start lowering digital prices to at least match retail… theyre making it really hard for me to stay digital for much longer…

  • The Verge

    Slow week I guess. Glad I took advantage of the Spring Sale.

  • Gazza!!!

    How do they come up with a 17% discount and even with that its priced at £45.74! I’ve bought every game digital that’s been on sale but this is a sale in the loosest sense of the word. Why even bother, no one is going to buy it at that price even with ”sale” tagged on.

  • Cagateybaila

    Is 30€ for a digital copy even a deal?

  • Lance Malcomson

    Well, looks like I won’t be spending any money this week.

  • Desert Crawler

    Major Nelson, not sure if this is the correct place to point out that for some time now 6 out of the 10 games shown on Games>BrowseGames>Featured>ComingSoon have been released for some time. Even the section “Now in Stores” has two games for which their follow ups have already been released.

  • Hugoku

    Dismal.

  • HGamer

    Why MS always act like xbox is the leading console, while it obviously isn’t?

  • Deante Morgan

    Welp I enjoyed the 2 weeks of good sales: Finally got Charlie Murder, Dragonborn DLC for Skyrim, and Brigimore Witches DLC for Dishonored. Now we’re back to the sale old same old sales, I’m assuming we’re gonna get another CoD Ghosts sale next week then?

    • Desert Crawler

      I’m going with Rockstar sale. When was the last Bioshock sale?

      • Deante Morgan

        I just checked and the last Bioshock Sale was during the last week in March, including Infinite and its DLC as well as Bioshock 1 and 2. Ironically, both NBA 2K14 and CoD Ghosts (albeit that one was for X1) were included as well.

        • Desert Crawler

          Rockstar it is then. I’m going to leave a cake here in case I loose and forget to check next week: _[cake]_

  • chris

    How many sales can they expect with this deal of the week, seriously not many.

  • http://www.youtube.com/SabzilaTV SabzilaTV

    Is that it? .. with all the games available they keep pushing the same games.

  • Jessie Pozos

    Lol what a joke.

  • GuiltySpartan11

    Horrid.

  • イサム オミナエ

    Just past weekend I got a bunch of PSN games for $0.99 each!
    Serious m$, you can’t call this a decent deals!
    Just recicled garbage, PSN & Steam deals still light years away.

  • Blackbeard

    Garbage.

  • Patrick

    Let me guess:
    next week GoD Ghosts, the week after GTA 4, then Bioshock and again NBA

  • http://www.youtube.com/SabzilaTV SabzilaTV

    New head of xbox Phil Spencer said its all about the games!! Did anyone run this pathetic sale pass you?

    • Some guy

      He’s the CEO of xbawx, he got no control over anything. Just like our major “I’m the director of programming at MS” Nelson can’t give us external storage.

  • evilfangs .

    On what planet does Microsoft think 17% discount is worth it? That’s still like £47 here in the UK. That is £7 more then last gen games at release.

    • Patrick

      In Germany, it is 69,99 €. At Amazon Germany, they sell it for 30,55€

      Ridiculous

  • DollMighty8313

    I am not generally one to complain about a sale, but seriously Microsoft? This is yet another snub to anyone who bought an Xbox One. 50% off for my 360, but $10 off for the console we all would rather be playing NBA 2K14 on? That hardly makes sense and really just comes across as a gouge for us Xbox One owners.

  • Deante Morgan

    Why can’t MS do flash sales like Steam and PSN (ik PSN just started doing this recently). Why do they have to stuck to such a strict weekly sale schedule? Just get a handful of games (or DLCs) twice a week in ADDITION to the Deals with Gold, and put them on a large discount between $1-$5 (depending on the game) on 360 and X1. Then watch the sales and customer satisfaction rise…

    • Michael Burden

      Microsoft has had weekend sales, like Tomb Raider and Thief recently. Personally I’m not a fan of the short 1 day sales as they always seem to occur when I have no cash to spare.

      • Bowenac

        Tomb raider and thief were part of a weekly deal a few weeks back. IMO the only decent sale they have had for x1.

        • Pete

          Tomb Raider and Thief were part of a massive Square Enix sale across all platforms, X1, PS4 and PC included. The deals were great but I wouldn’t count that one as an MS sale.

          • Bowenac

            I would it was on the marketplace… Everyone has sales all the time but ms doesn’t so what’s your point. They just had a huge sale on ps4 but ms didn’t add those to marketplace.

          • Pete

            As you originally said Tomb Raider and Thief have been the only decent sale on X1 and you’re right they have.

            My point was that unfortunately that wasn’t a Microsoft driven sale. They may have been neatly bundled into Microsoft’s weekly sale announcement but in reality it was an all-platform Square Enix 3-day flash sale.

            Sadly as we’re now back to either no X1 titles (most weeks) or poor X1 discounts (17% doesn’t even bring it below retail) it just confirms those as an unexpected bonus from Squeenix not an indication of better things to come from the regular weekly sales on X1. I think we’ll be waiting quite some time for those levels of discounts on a weekly basis :-(

        • Michael Burden

          No. it was a weekend only sale running on a Friday through Sunday, not a weekly one. Go back and check the dates on the Major’s blog if you don’t believe me.

          • mauszx

            It was a Square’s thing, Psn had the exact same deals the same days.

          • Michael Burden

            And yet it was still available on the Xbox online stores. You don’t think Microsoft has to consult with other publishers to put up the Deal of the Week or other sales? The only sales Microsoft has complete control over are the ones for games they publish which is no different than SONY.

          • mauszx

            Yes I know, but then again maybe Playstation has a better PR guy or something as well as Valve.

  • roozbeh, again

    Garbage deals.

  • Bowenac

    Maybe its a mistake as it still shows $59.99.

    • IN_YO_FACE_86

      That’s what you call a joke..lol

  • Revoredo

    Yay! Finally NBA2k14 is on sale! Been waiting for that for a long time…

    Does anyone knows when COD Ghosts will be on sale too?

    ¬¬

    • Bowenac

      Next week…

    • digitallife

      I’d send you my disc..you can have it lol

    • mauszx

      It will probably come next week, but what I’m really waiting is a sale for GTA IV.

      • Revoredo

        I’m waiting to see GTA IV as a GWG title.

  • Ryan Davis

    Atrocious.

  • Clattus

    XB1 has been out for less than a year. This is really the best time to own a 360 as the deals will always come out for the older hardware.

    Of course there won’t be any deals for the XB1, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. What’s the incentive? That’s how it works.

    • Jessie Pozos

      But the Ps4 gets free games, and 1 dollar sales… :(

      • Digiadam

        Think again. Those games are not free at all. They are an anchor to get you to stay with PSN. As soon as your PSN expires…..bye bye games.

        NOTE: yes I also have a ps3, ps4 and PSN so yes I do know what I am talking about.

        • Bowenac

          And who doesn’t have live that has Xbox. Who doesn’t have psn that has a ps4? The price you pay for a year pays for itself with the free games.

          • Digiadam

            Please pay attention to what I said. I was referring to PSN. Now for Xbox Live Gold…..now those actually ARE free games and are not anchored to gold. If your gold expires at least you can get play the free games.

            Gold is clearly the winner here.

          • ryder4life22187

            Will hafta say how many of those Gold games does anyone actually play. I finished AC2 and that was it, I tried out hitman for an hour and got bored. I’d actually rather have the Plus games that expire then the free games I own forever that I’ll never play.

          • Some guy

            Pretty much this.
            I did finish world of kefling out of boredom but I never finished anything else because, surprisingly, there was a reason I didn’t bought those game before.

          • http://www.kevin-fell.co.uk/ Kevin Fell

            I agree. In reality I’d prefer to play newer games. I like the way you can keep the games on the 360 but the likelihood of me ever replaying a game would be slim to none meaning the rental approach actually works for me. If there was a particular gem I wanted for what ever reason I’d buy it once found in a bargain bin.

          • mauszx

            While we can agree with you, in the fact that you keep the games, the quality of the games ps plus give you are way better, why would you quit the suscription? I have been one year with PSplus, they have given me for free Borderlands 2, Kingdom of amalur, Metro Last Light, Tomb Raider, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, Pay Day 2, Hotline Miami, Remember Me, Shadow of the Colosus, and a lot of other games, also they put on discount a LOT of games. And if you buy discounted games you keep them no matter what. I finished Borderlands 2, am I going to play that game again? NO. There are some game that you are going to play only once, also again why would I not renew the suscription. Gold is not the winner, 4 years ago it was, gold had great discounts all over the place, today discounts are mediocre and once in a while there is one good discount. Also the most of the free games are not worth it, they just make you save like 2 dollars. By the way in the weekend there was a sale of 99 cents on some old and tales games. You know how much is the price for an old game in Gold? like 20 bucks.

        • Jessie Pozos

          I think overtime those rentals we get will void those 50 or so dollars we spent. Meanwhile here at Microsoft Im wasting 40 or so on a 10 percent discount for ghosts , nba..

        • Deante Morgan

          Here’s the obligatory “But you don’t get to keep the PSN games from Plus if you dont keep your membership” excuse…why would you even stop paying for plus, it is a great and cheap service. Second that applies for FREE games under plus, if you purchase something with a plus discount you keep it forever, I bought Retro City Rampage for $3 under a PS Plus sale and I can still play it to this day even though my Plus membership is expired (due to my PS3 being unable to play sound)

    • Bowenac

      Your right… All those retail sales didn’t actually happen. I mean why should they? Somehow ps4 has figured out how to do it though.

      • Clattus

        The type of people that bought the XB1 will buy everything new regardless of a deal. Putting up deals for the XB1 when not very many people own it and are willing to buy new anyway, translates to losing money.

        • Bowenac

          I wouldn’t say not very many people own it… Sales will produce more money they don’t lose money. A lot of games I only purchase when they are on sale. Otherwise I wouldn’t have purchased the game period. You should see my steam game library and how many of those games I still haven’t played all because of the awesome sales. Look at humble bundles and how many they sell. Most people would have never purchased a lot of those games if it weren’t for the sales. Its not rocket science.

          • Clattus

            More people will buy the game anyway and for each of those which is the majority they will lose money.

    • Beano

      I agree completely…right now, it’s all about the 360, baby.

  • ryder4life22187

    So what did MS figure they made enough money last week, and now they are like f*** what can we do for a sale that won’t bring us any money.

    • Heidi Holappa

      irl lol

  • Beano

    NO NO NO NO WHY WHY WHY WHY

  • Jason Lafitte

    you should be ashamed to even post this junk. Just not even have a sale this week

  • DToyz

    “This Weeks Deals With Gold” should be renamed.
    It doesnt even apply ALL GOLD members.
    The last “Deal with Gold” for the X1 was on the
    28th of march. hardly a ‘Deal’, and then 17% …
    great deal :s

  • Rick

    This is the $hittiest sale so far in this year… bull$h!t, they should be ashame, this is why some people think PS is more gamer-friendly, they don’t come up with stupid moves like this…

  • m1nh0ca

    NBA 2K14 is the new GTA IV.

    All the time it’s discounted… what about choosing something new? Or clarifying how those discounts work?

    Does Microsoft ask the publishers? Do the publishers get in touch with Microsoft? Do you have a backup for every time you can’t get nice deals? At least, we would know if the negotiation was not successful all the time you post repeated (over and over again) deals…

  • Digiadam

    Wow. A sports game. You want to play sports then get off your butt and do so. Sports games should be banned…..so lazy.

    • Bennijin

      And if you want to shoot people then just buy a gun and go outside! Careful though, there’s no respawning.

  • Jason Lafitte

    microsoft cannot be trusted to run an all digital console folks, remember these “sales” when they try to get rid of discs in the future.

    • Bowenac

      Stating to realize that now…

    • ryder4life22187

      That was one of the reasons that turned me off from the XB1 with that and a always online connection. I don’t like to be told that I have X amount of years to finish my backlog before every single game is no longer playable.

      • amnesiac

        Never heard about that. Really wanted to start goiing digital but now ill just stick to disc.

        • Some guy

          You needed to connect once every 24h.
          Fail to do that because the xbox live is down or because you have a problem with your internet and good bye video games until it’s fixed.

    • Some guy

      Most people don’t remember or know about everything bad MS did.
      Anyone remember that massive ban wave a few years ago?
      It was to ban every hackers and illegal stuff but ended banning a lot of legit people.(Obviously it took a couple of days/weeks before MS realise that they did ban random consoles)
      Or that time the xbox live went down so long they gave Undertow a gift?
      Not saying Sony or Nintendo is any better(Sony getting hacked was hillarious and nintendo barely do online) but that if there’s people that want to give full power to these guys, it’s because they have no idea of how terrible they are.

      • ryder4life22187

        How about last year’s ban wave. When they banned a bunch of people cause they found out they can DL games from out of the region for free. MS considered that stealing from them.

        • Some guy

          It really came out of nowhere, the same glitch existed for years and MS never did anything about it, they’d realise the error, fix it the next few days and that’s it.
          But that time they let the bug go on for weeks for no reason other then get a ban list.
          Funny how last week bug on lativia marketplace got fixed in less then a day.

          • ryder4life22187

            I know right, I saw a thread on another site with people telling people to grab the game before they fix it. While I sat patiently waiting for MS to ban them.

          • Jason Lafitte

            I got AC3 for free and didn’t get banned.

          • ryder4life22187

            That Rayman game seemed to be MS trigger to start the banwave.

          • Some guy

            Only the Omen bug caused bans.
            But I wouldn’t go on MS website and say you got a free AC 3 like that unless you want to test your luck.

          • Jason Lafitte

            I don’t really care anymore, if they want to ban me and take away my 1000s of dollars of xbox spending and direct it to sony, be my guest.

          • ryder4life22187

            Sony is better anyway. Never realized that until last year when the ban’s started and I went out and bought the GTA5 ps3 bundle. Sony console has way more exclusive’s that MS could only dream about.

          • Jason Lafitte

            to be honest, I have never played a sony product since the playstation 2. I have a win 8 laptop, win 8 tablet, win 8 phone, and xbox 360. 1000s and 1000s of dollars spent on microsoft.

          • ryder4life22187

            I was never a fan of Sony before. When the PS1 was out I was playing Sega Saturn. When the PS2 was out I played gamecube, but i did get the PS1 and PS2 shortly after though, as I just couldn’t game on their platforms. But MS turned me away from their products, as I used to be an avid seller of their consoles at work and would recommend them to anyone.

          • Some guy

            Sony has way more exclusive that came out after 2010.
            Before that, MS actually cared and made a lot of exclusives.
            same for XBLA while ps3 had no games, 600$ price and a terrible CEO.

          • ryder4life22187

            I agree with that statement. Now only MS cares is about TV stuff and apps. I’d like to see them return to what they once were. But I feel they took the sony approach this time. Sony got cocky with the PS2 and figured nothing could touch the PS3 when it came out and look what happened. Took em years to recover and now seem to be heading in the right direction. MS on the other hand grew off the success of the 360 and Live and figured for the XB1 they could lock down the console with DRM and always online. Even though Sony was right with them on this MS was the only one willing to enact it to the fullest and still doesn’t seem to care about games.

        • Some Person

          No, Microsoft considered that Marketplace Fraud (which is against the ToU) and guess what? It is fraud.

          • ryder4life22187

            It’s actually no different then if I moved out of my region and changed my region to another. Shouldn’t be people’s fault that MS screwed up their own marketplace with free games. The marketplace has had free games on accident for years and they did nothing about it, while last year it happened again and they finally did something about it which was BS.

          • Some Person

            It’s actually significantly different. One is you legally moving to another region the other is you willfully and knowingly lying (legal fraud) in an attempt to gain access to something you would not normally be able to.

            Get off your high horse because frankly Microsoft could have filed criminal charges against all those people. I wish they would have. Criminals should be punished regardless of how “victim-less” a crime may be.

          • ryder4life22187

            For starters it would never hold up in court. You’d get the handful of people that DL the games from their own ISP. Then you’d get the others that steal internet from their neighbors, as well as the ones that got a game or two that the court wouldn’t care about cause it’s not high enough dollar value to be considered to get heard in court. So ya to bad MS didn’t go after the criminals so we could see them on the news and internet with people going to court for having data transfered on the ISP without them knowing even what a 360 was.

          • Some Person

            Self-entitled logic from a child. I’m not wasting time with morons who think they are above the law.

          • ryder4life22187

            Never said we or are above the law. You just need to know actually how the court system works. Let’s say guy over here DL that 10 dollar game, and you think the court will hear it nope not a chance in H***

          • http://www.kevin-fell.co.uk/ Kevin Fell

            It doesn’t matter how you cut it fraud is fraud. Because it’s easy doesn’t make it acceptable.

          • ryder4life22187

            So banning peoples accounts and xbox’s was the answer when MS made the error then.

          • http://www.kevin-fell.co.uk/ Kevin Fell

            My opinion is irrelevant. They executed options available to them outlined in the their terms of service which everyone has to agree to prior to using the service.

          • Some guy

            Nobody is going to say it was a legit way to get games but it was their mistakes and they should have just dealt with it.
            It’s like for The elter bugs online, they got warned a long time about duping items and did nothing about it.
            Then it got out of control and banned everyone before fixing it.

    • http://www.kevin-fell.co.uk/ Kevin Fell

      Nail on the head.

  • mauszx

    This again?

  • Peter

    wow nba again so soon after ms call us all surprised and mystified

    Also its what 50 compared to amazon’s 45 for a hard copy?

    Yeah MS way to utterly meet our expectations of you that we have grown to become used to from you.

  • Spazicle

    Don’t worry guys. If you’re not happy with this weeks deals, rest assured. Next week we’ll see a real triple A title like COD Ghosts go on sale for $40! Isn’t that great?!

    • Rick

      NO…lol

  • Some Person

    Woot! The NBA 2K14 “Bling Packs” are on sale again! It’s been at least 4 or 5 weeks since I last had the opportunity to waste $40 on digital in-game jewelry that lets me inflate my stats to the point where if others want to compete against me they also need to spend $40 on the same money-sink!

    April 29th, 2014: Call of Duty: Ghosts on sale, 33% off.
    May 6th, 2014: Bully on sale, $4.00

    • Jason Lafitte

      knowing microsoft bully will be one of the free games with gold next month. a 20$ value!!!!!!!!

  • Peter

    wow? really!!! and this cod will be more expensive than what i can pay on amazon or anywhere else right? I SURE HOPE SO!

  • Brad

    You all really need to change the title to “Deal with it!” Gold…

    • renslo689

      haha now that is gold

  • Peter

    cod they will miraculously will still overcharge for (minus those 2 days awhile back when they did a rare thing and priced it lower with TR). Guess they were hoping with 2 days would be short enough so maybe most gamers would be asleep and not notice.

    bully is worth it but at that price they pretty much have liquidated it and are just trying to get a few bucks off it.

  • amnesiac

    Wow! MS is really doing a good job at making me regret buying a Xbox one. Are they trying to push me to Sony?

    • Michael Košut

      What are tou talking about? We have games, apps and updates. Sony have just HYPE. Now look back and you will see that we had sale for Thief and Lara, Halo, Lococycle, Crimson Dragon and everything was for Xbox One. It’s just a beginning omg, they need to wait for more games. And Gold games are coming too. Be patient a little.

      • ryder4life22187

        wow sony doesn’t just have Hype. Nearly all the games that are on Sonys store have been on sale or free.

  • digitallife

    Guys, if you aren’t happy with the deals get on Twitter and let phil know directly. He said he wants to really be involved, let’s put that to the test.

    • mauszx

      Well, let’s spam the heck out of him until he answers.

      • digitallife

        I’m sure if he gets enough tweets he’ll respond

        • mauszx

          Well, he hasn’t yet.

  • dibils

    17% discount on X1? come on 2K you can do better, i would have bought it if it was 50% off, atleast for the UK market you could have made it 50%

 
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