Coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace


Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace* Please see the blog post I’ll make for each of these for pricing and/or regional availability and follow me on Twitter for updates.


Ring in the New Year with Activision and Electronic Arts

From January 11 through January 17, enjoy a special one-time savings of up to 50 percent on more than 25 pieces of hot Activision content including Call of Duty Map Packs, Guitar Hero Add-ons, popular Arcade titles and more! 
For details, please check your Xbox LIVE Dashboard on January 11.


Additionally, from January 18 through January 25, fans can enjoy a special one-time savings of up to 50 percent on more than 25 pieces of Electronic Arts content, including fun Arcade games and more! 
For details, please check your Xbox LIVE Dashboard on January 18.

From January 28 (12:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 a.m. PST) through January 31 (12:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 a.m. PST), all Xbox LIVE members will be able to try Xbox LIVE Gold for FREE!


Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week** :

Week of January 10 – Zombies…Back from the Dead:

Zombie Apocalypse, 400 Microsoft Points

The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, 400 Microsoft Points

Zombie Prop Avatar, 160 Microsoft Points

Week of January 17:

Plants vs. Zombies, 800 Microsoft Points

**Special pricing available for
Xbox LIVE Gold Members


Xbox Games On Demand:

January 4: Crackdown 2

January 11: Need for Speed SHIFT

January 18: Transformers: The Game

January 18: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

January 18: Dante’s Inferno


Xbox LIVE Avatar Marketplace:

January 6: New Year’s Resolution

January 6: Food Fest

January 6: Burton

January 13: Dinosaur Pets

January 13: Xbox 360 Gear


Xbox LIVE Arcade:

January 12: Zeit2 (Ubisoft) 800 Microsoft Points


*Current schedule. Subject to change. All content may not be available in all Xbox LIVE regions.



  • cliftonJONES

    FINALLY…xbox gear!


  • Kenjuan

    I’m very interested in seeing what items will go up for sale from Activision and EA. Trying not to get my hopes up though.

    And, I’m sure a free gold (weekend?) is always welcome by silver members.


  • VytautasGoods

    I whant CuldCept Saga in Xbox Games On Demand


  • juan cabrera

    I could have sworn that Crackdown 2 was on demand already. Also, it seems as if you guys are doing free live weekends every month now. You guys should put that as a feature for silver members! Play online free every last weekend of the month. Wanna play for the whole month? Go GOLD! =)


  • HeLLeVeN

    Yes!!! Was waiting for a deal on Plants vs. Zombies 🙂


  • Chicken Wyng

    I was waiting for Plants vs. Zombies to drop too. Interesting to see what other deals might pop up.


  • BeeDizz

    Oh man I see Flight Control on your recent played games. I LOVE that game on iPhone.


  • PastLife666

    Damn… I already have all those games on DOTW. Im looking forward to see the special deals for the EA tittles.


  • A Place for Us

    Crackdown 2 is really cheap at retail now.


  • The Bill Payer

    I’m excited about Dante’s Inferno but when is Ancients of Ooga going to be discounted?



    Hopefully EA will have the Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age DLC on sale again since I missed the holiday deals. 😦


  • Oatmeal25

    Saw a stack of Crackdown 2 at Blockbuster for $14 today. Much better than the $50 on XBLA Canada. The only improvements made in Crackdown 2 were the orb ping and helicopters.

    Plants vs Zombies was available for $4 during Steam’s Holiday sale. If you like PvZ try Defense Grid. Once you get over the learning curve it’s a fantastic tower defense game.


  • bullka LT

    I might be missing something but could anybody name a few good Activision Arcade games? Couldn’t remember any.

    Same with EA. What Arcade games to expect on sales?


  • JohnnieMonkey

    Hmm, January 10th is a bit lackluster isn’t it? Zombie Apocalypse and The Dishwasher have both already been DotW.


  • bullka LT

    I’ve noticed the same deal on Steam and played PvZ a lot on PC. It’s sad that MS calls it a deal by selling PvZ at 3 times bigger price than Steam.

    I must say that I had more fun with PvZ than defense grid. DG is a serious game and quit a difficult one. And PvZ – more a family game. Anyway.. I recommend both.


  • chiruno99

    When you just can’t win with Major Nelson’s readers, DISCOUNT EVERYTHING.


  • Cerberushunter

    Hey thats sounds nice Major :). But I have 2 questions.
    1. Will the EA and Activision pricing avaible in Europe/Germany?
    2. I would love to know when Back to the Future comes out on Xbox Live Arcade! I want that game so bad, on Steam its already out but I want it on my Xbox :D.


  • XboxNman

    Hey Major, I just noticed that in the games channel some of the DLC for Crackdown 2 is 50% off (280 points each I believe) as are a couple of avatar items, the agent suit and freak mask. I don’t remember seeing a blog post on your site about the discount (though it’s possible I missed it I guess), anyway seems like a good deal and one that should be on your site if it’s not there already. I’m guessing the discount is because of the launch of Crackdown 2 in GoD. Thanks for the work you do to keep us informed and up to date on all this stuff.


  • Shiaoran

    The GOOD deals shouldn’t stop. I believe you make more money with more people buying stuff cheaper (on impulse purchases, because “OMG! IT’S ON SALE ONLY TODAY!”) than fewer people buying it for the regular price, which not always match the content.

    PLEASE let this “Xbox 360 Gear” include those April Fools items! I NEED my avatar to wear a Wireless Helmet!


  • Stephan1237

    I will hate Xbox if those deals are not in my country


  • Velete

    This is like the 6th or more time Zombie Apocalypse has gone on sale, please do something about all the old nonplayed/rarely bought arcade titles instead of the same deal on the same content over and over.


  • Exu

    Well the deals of the week are a bit crap but those Activision and EA discounts sound promising.
    As an aside, it really is about time that Arcade Hits was updated. This has got to be the third or fourth time Zombie Apocalypse has been 400 points, just whack it on that and be done with it.


  • SilentHunter382


    It won’t be out till sometime after May (maybe) since the first episode is only out. The Second episode is not out till February. Microsoft won’t release it till all the episodes are released, I think.


  • Kn0kkelmann

    I don’t even think that there will be an Arcade release for BTTF. So do yourself a favor and grab it via Steam.
    Oh and you can bet your pinky that there will be some discounts on some Acti-EA-thingys even in good ol’ germany? Why not?


  • CrazyCake

    i may have enough for Plants vs Zombies haven’t played it once at all though and if call of duty classic is one of though discounted content then i may also have enough for that too.


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