Games on Demand: Saints Row and Rockstar Table Tennis

Content: Saints Row
Price: Price varies by region
Availability: Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, North America, Singapore and Taiwan
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual”. Join the 3rd Street Saints in their battle for control of Stilwater in the 1st urban open world game for the Xbox 360! Offering extensive character customization, 13 unique pick up activities, 4 story lines, and a sprawling city that’s unlocked from the start, Saints Row is the next evolutionary step in open world gaming. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.


 



 

 
Content: Rockstar Table Tennis
Price: 2000 Microsoft Points
Availability: Japan
Dash Text: このゲームの取扱説明書をダウンロードするには、http://marketplace.xbox.com でゲームを探し、[取扱説明書] を選択してください。 「Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis」は、グランド・セフト・オートシリーズ、Midnight Club シリーズなどを手がけたクリエイター達による、次世代機用ゲームの第一弾。 Rockstar San Diego が制作する Table Tennis は、Xbox 360 の驚異のパワーと、次世代ゲーム機専用にデザインされたアドバンスド・ゲームエンジンが融合。ハードウェアの能力をフルに引き出した Table Tennis は、美しいビジュアルと、なめらかで自然な動きが直感的なゲーム性と相まって、緊張感みなぎる現実の卓球選手権試合さながらの熾烈なゲームが展開します。 このアイテムの払い戻しはありません。詳しくは http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts をご覧ください。

 
 
 
 
 
 

Comments

  • Parm Mann

    Rockstar Table Tennis is an outstanding game! Might have to pick it up again, it’s one of the very best local multiplayer games on the Xbox 360 (in my opinion).

    I wouldn’t get it via Games on Demand, mind you. I’m all for digital distribution, but Rockstar Table Tennis is available for under £5 here in the UK.

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  • Ai Kago

    Please do not buy this stuff.

    If you do, your basically saying its ok to charge over the top prices for games you can buy second hand for half the price. If you buy them second hand you have the option of installing them to the HDD or running from the disc. You also have the option to sell them on again if you so wish.

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  • metallicorphan

    i think Rockstars table tennis was already up for UK,£19.99 like the rest of the titles

    i bought it as a 2 for £20 deal when it was first released back in 2006

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  • Kandrick

    Overpriced, and some regions getting shafted with no new games. Why i am not surprised ?

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  • StammyFi

    Lower the prices!

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  • JeffRand

    Major, I think the box art is wrong. It should be the original Saints Row. Also, the marketplace is showing the price as 2400 points not 3000.

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  • MyJewlzHurt

    I agress WAYYYY overprcied. Also when I click on the Saints Row link I am taken to Saints Row 2….anyone else have that issue? Which one are they trying to sell and promote, Saints Row 1 or 2???? another MS SNAFU

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  • MACPH1ST0

    The box art and both links are for Saint’s Row 2, but it’s the first Saint’s Row that’s in Games on Demand now. Also since they’re both $30 each(wtf?), then shouldn’t their point values both be 2400 points? Not sure why only the Japan availability is listed for Table Tennis when it’s available in the US marketplace too.

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  • Drunk Ste

    Like all games on the UK marketplace Table Tennis is £20, I picket up Table Tennis new for £4 back in 2007. It was released as a budget priced game back in 2006 and could be picked up for £20-£25 so it seems pretty stupid having it at the same price as everything else. Mind you compared to the stupidity of the Avatar Marketplace pricing it almost seems like a good deal.

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  • SixtyeightState

    Too bad Rockstar Table Tennis is only available to Japan. That was a great game!

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  • erichsouza76

    Just wondering if those games are being well received by the general user. For me, the prices aren’t that reasonable but anyhow, maybe it’s just me…go figure.
    But 3000MSP por SR1? That would be like what? USD35.00?
    Just got SR2 Collector’s Edition for USD 39.90 from somewhere else.
    What a GREAT deal on SR1, huh??? LOL

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  • faultrd

    Prices are ridiculous, have a word with yourselves.

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  • Danowat32

    Digital downloads at nearly 4x the price of a physical copy, BOO YAH…………weeeeoooooo ONLY ON XBOX360.

    Do the XBLA team think we are all mental or something?, or are they just living in some parallel universe where people think paying 4x the price for a digital copy is a good deal?

    I’ll take some of what they are smoking please:)

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  • MrT820

    HOW MUCH?!?

    I bought Saints Row just over 2 years ago for £15 (just under $25 at todays rates), and its currently available for under £10 (SR2 is under £15). As for Table Tennis, as others have said, its been available for £5 for quite a while.

    These Games on Demand prices are ridiculous and will only gather a very small number of sales from people who don’t realise that the actual boxed copy of the game is cheaper in every single case.

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  • GriffGB

    I’m just echoing what most people are saying. Why the hiked up prices for old games that retail at a fraction of the cost?

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  • Danowat32

    I reckon the party line that would be towed in reference to the prices would be…..

    “Well they are a fraction of the recommended retail price”

    Which of course is true in most cases, however, I can’t remember the last time I paid anywhere near close to a recommended retail price.

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  • A Place for Us

    Until digital downloads are on par, below prices of retail games (hey – some new games are cheaper than this service!), I see no reason to make use of a service.

    Adjust the prices – Assassin’s Creed – £19.99? It was like £8 new on Play.com not too long ago. Pretty much the same can be said for the rest.

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  • tabicat

    I agree with everyone else. These prices are ridiculous. Only a fool would spend MORE money for a DRM-encumbered product. Don’t buy these games! You get a better product and a lower price if you buy a used copy from Amazon.com or eBay.

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  • wolfzero01

    3000 pts for Saints Row, what a joke when you can find that game elsewhere for around $5. they must think all Live members are morons to pay those prices. Please who ever is in charge of Games On Demand wake up & realize that these prices are outrageous.

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  • Thief000

    I don’t want to sound awful here Major, but you do realise that you posted the boxart for Saints Row 2, where the game is clearly Saints Row 1?

    Please MS, bring these games to Europe too, as well as BioShock. Pretty please…

    Here in The Netherlands all the games are 2400MSP (around 30€), which I find somewhat reasonable and I may want to purhcase a few of the titles that I don’t yet have.

    On a personal note: One thing I think is a bit weird though is that the new Marketplace defaults to Credit Card use as opposed to buying with points for GoD. Pressing Y shows the other way, I know from this week’s show.
    I think it should default the other way around (In Europe most of us buy with point cards from my experience). Or, even better, it should show both prices at once with both options on the same screen. That will make the whole process more obvious than it is now.

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  • Thief000

    Oops my mistake. The game is SR2. The title is wrong though…sorry😉

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  • BustedChain

    Microsoft: Please fire your economists and hire some people that are more customer oriented and customer focused. These prices are ridiculous and the only way I could see them being justified is by a supply/demand/price curve that shows that fewer copies sold at an OUTRAGEOUS price is somehow “better” than more copies sold at a lower price to more people. The difference between those two is that the first one is designed to squeeze every last freaking penny out of people. The second is designed to get the game out there to as many people as possible and provide them incentive to buy the games on demand.

    As a gamer and as a customer, the second option is far better where the first option makes me think that Microsoft feels that gamers are stupid and are willing to pay outrageous prices. Maybe some are, but is that really the group of “gamers” that you want to cater to? Lovely.

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  • Danowat32

    I’d actually be very interested see hear just what the XBLA team expect their demographic to be, and if that demographic was the result of a decent level of market research, or the musings of 1000 monkeys handcuffed to a 1000 typewriters.

    I just don’t know who these GoD’s will appeal to.

    Sure, they’d appeal to a large number of people if they were competitively priced, but they aren’t.

    Sure, having the ability to download a game there and then is a good thing, but 99% of online suppliers offer next day delivery, I can’t imagine people can’t wait one day to get a game.

    Then there is the HDD space issue, with the largest HDD being 120GB, space is a premium, plus they are bloody expensive, so you are limited their.

    Can someone offer any advantages with the GoD system at all?, I am struggling with the concept here, it smacks of a massive, massive fail.

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  • Lynch182

    http://www.play.com/Games/Xbox360/4-/918089/Table-Tennis/Product.html?ptsl=1&ob=Price&fb=0

    enough said, i can get 7 copies of table tennis for the price microsoft charge hahaha, no chance.

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  • Major Nelson

    I updated the links. Pro Tip: Don’t build a blog post at 3am with a lot of links!

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