December Marketplace release schedule and a special Holiday Deal program


We’ve got a lot of stuff coming up this month. I am happy to share the latest schedule for the Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week, Xbox LIVE Arcade and Games on Demand and more.


Xbox LIVE Deal of the week*
Week of December 14:

Lips: Coldplay Track Pack for 240 Microsoft Points

Pinball FX (Japan) for  400 Microsoft Points
December 21 through December 27:
Shadow Complex for 800 points 
Week of December 28:

The Maw for 400 Microsoft Points


Here is the schedule for the next couple of weeks for Xbox LIVE Arcade:

December 16: Alien Breed Evolution (Episode 1) for 800 Microsoft Points
December 23: Trials HD BIG PACK! for 400 points


Games on Demand:

December 15: Viva Piñata: Party Animals
December 22: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition and Devil May Cry 4
December 29: Gears of War


And of course, it’s Holiday Time…so we’ve got some special stuff lined up for you as well, starting with today’s release of Holiday items and tokidoki gear to the Avatar Marketplace. On December 24th, we’ll be releasing Disney Classic items to the Avatar Marketplace.


Finally, starting December 18th and continuing through the 31st we’ll be having a new Xbox LIVE Holiday Deal every single day. We’re not posting that schedule in advance so you’ll need to check back each day to see what the offer is. You can find out what each deal is by signing into Xbox LIVE and checking the dashboard. Plus each day, I’ll post the Holiday Daily deal to my Twitter account so you may want follow me so you can find out what the deal is even if you are not in front of your console. 

Edit: Here is the official press release

*May vary by region


  • Anonymous

    Major is there going to be a Theme for Christmas like last year you guys did?


  • CMcCon342

    Wow, Shadow Complex for $10. That is a serious deal. Best deal of the week ever?


  • Xlrking

    Finally some great deals, might need to look into a few.


  • HsitH

    Awesome deal on Shadow Complex. Question Major, What happened to Joyride? It supposed to be out this month/Q4, right?


  • Dopefish

    TodayHaloslayer, I still have that holiday theme from last year. Never deleted it. I just switched to it a couple of days ago from the Borderlands theme that was on the OXM disc a couple of issues ago.


  • Anonymous

    Looks like I may finally spend all these points I’ve been holding


  • darkdeath174

    don’t you mean devil may cry 4 😛


  • IxI unglued IxI

    Maybe they’ll release joy ride between th 18th and the 31st.


  • Sidescroll



  • Anonymous

    @Dopefish I still have mine also. It would be really cool to have a new one. I think it has 2008 on it? Or at least update the 2008 to 2009 I don’t care if its the same one. Just a nice change.



    Games on Demand would be a lot more useful if we had larger hard drives on which we could store the games…


  • Ark Hunter

    Maybe I’ll have some Christmas points to spend on Shadow Complex. (or the Trials HD pack) Not like I need anything new to play. Can we just put all new games off for a year so I can catch up? Thanks.


  • MisterBigMack

    everyone is liking this but its only rating 1 star out of 5???

    anyways…..that shadow complex deal is a brilliant price…..but saying all these price reductions now won’t that dent the sales of the games until the dates they are getting reducted?


  • ElektroDragon

    I am only interested in Alien Breed or the Holiday Deals (potentially). I either own or don’t care about anything else. Still waiting for Serious Sam HD, or more PopCap games like Bookworm. But I appreciate Major posting all this stuff early! I love advanced knowledge!


  • XandizitxU

    December 16: Alien Breed Evolution (Episode 1) for 800 Microsoft Points

    I’m really looking for that!


  • rastansaga

    How about a deal with Qix++ where you actually get the game you paid for? At the moment, you play the trial, you read the game description and “help” pages where it lists what you’ll get, but once you pay for it, it reveals “HA-HA You gotta pay more for levels 3 and 4”


  • Vegivo

    NOW this is what im TALKING ABOUT!!LOL 😀


  • broxy bear

    any news on when joy ride will be coming to the arcade ?


  • moocow21

    What about the Games On Demand for PC titles? That’s launching this month, right?


  • UNSCleric

    I might buy Shadow Complex for $10, a price it should have always been.


  • Sonakin

    ehr.. Viva Pinata: TIP is STILL downloadable (actually from the preview program)..
    it is not between games on demand, but if u go inside games>>>browse>>>viva pinata: TIP, there it is..

    well at least in Italy 😀


  • ibelievein93x

    I want Perfect Dark and Plants vs Zombies.


  • mintmate

    Ooh. Shadow complex, sounds tempting! Lots of good deals here.


  • theuglyteradon

    I’m still content with paying $15 for Shadow Complex, everybody else should take advantage of that price while you can. Hopefully we will get some great savings during the daily sales that start on the 18th!


  • Ziesel86

    Awesome work on the deals. They’ve been getting better and better.

    When are we getting the XBLA version of Earthworm Jim? I thought it was coming in Nov. and cannot find anything about it anywhere. (aside that its coming in Nov.)


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