Xbox LIVE Marketplace Holiday Offers

We are heading into the Holiday shopping season, and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace has some deals that just went live and will be available until Monday November 26th.*

Last week I posted the Xbox Black Friday deals that will be available at our national retail partners, so be sure to check that list out as well.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter as I’ll be posting additional sales I come across, especially on Friday when things really get in to full swing.

I’ve created an Excel spreadsheet of the deals and embedded it here as Excel Web App. This will allow you to perform basic sorting and filtering functions on the list directly in your browser by just clicking on the down arrow in each column header. If you have Excel installed, you can also click the download link (on the bottom black bar) and download the sheet directly. If you want to embed this sheet on your site, feel free to do so that way when if I have to update it, you won’t have to do anything to have accurate information.

 

* Content availability may vary by region

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Melton/574790934 Steve Melton

    Not anywhere close to as strong as in previous years, but hey, hopefully someone else will find a lot of good in the list. Grateful for sales either way.

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    • http://twitter.com/ENich1 E.Nich

      I bought some games, for me is a good list.

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  • http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?u=324759 Tylerh1701

    Hi Major. Should we keep an eye out for any one-day sales on Black Friday or Cyber Monday on the Xbox Marketplace? I remember last year I got Beyond Good & Evil for 240msp! Thanks.🙂

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    • NewfieJG

      Unfortunately these are the sales

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    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      Yup…I’ll have a post on Friday for BF deals and Monday for CM deals.

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      • RampageDeluxe

        Awesome, I was hoping to hear that.

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      • http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?u=324759 Tylerh1701

        Awesome, thank you!

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      • http://twitter.com/ahleungtt Henry Leung

        You mean xbox live deals or other stores’ deals? For us living outside US, other stores’ deals are meaningless.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/manuel.aranda.142687 Manuel Aranda

        I really hope the BF and CM deals are better than this. Not saying these are bad mind you, I picked up 2 for me and 2 for my bro from this sale so it’s pretty good imo, just hoping for better deals on the one day sales🙂

        Oh and Major, I noticed Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage Collection isn’t on the list, but it is on sale on the dashboard at 400 msp. Might want to update that.

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      • Z4M0

        Thanks for the info. I’ll be holding till we know what’s on the table to decide what do buy.

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  • Hugoku

    I hope this list is not final.
    Might get Spelunky and the Monster World collection. Other than that It’s a bit dissapointing..

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    • mcmax3000

      The list is probably final for the week long sales, but they normally do one day deals on Friday, and Monday, so good chance there will be additional stuff then.

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      • Hugoku

        Hopefully I’ll get a chance to check them out. I have historically been bad at keeping up with thanksgiving sales.

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    • Z4M0

      ^THIS …and I am Alive (this week’s DOTW)

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  • mcmax3000

    Some good stuff in there (Rock Band Blitz is a steal for 600 MSP), but anything I want in that list, I already have.

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  • http://twitter.com/Jawby Nick

    Booooo… C’mon Microsoft. You can do better than this.

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  • http://twitter.com/TenaciousG_ James.

    not a single thing i want. again

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    • http://twitter.com/Tjoeb123 Tyler Beale

      Yeah. I was hoping Sonic Adventure 2 would be on sale here as well, like it is on the competition.

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      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin

        Might have something to do with it selling very well every week since release, maybe it’s not been selling so well on PSN? That’s no excuse though.

        Also the SVC Wonder Boy and Alex Kidd sales have been bettered on PSN as the games are available separately on there (more trophychievements, grr) and all of those games have been one of your American dollars each recently so those collections really should have been 240 MSP here.

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    • http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?u=324759 Tylerh1701

      I think Spelunky and Rock Band Blitz are both good first time sales, as well as the SVC collections. Not sure exactly what you were looking for, but this sale isn’t too bad to me…

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    • http://twitter.com/JoeyBVCR Joey

      The ones that could interest me…. already bought and played…. Minecraft and Tony Hawk HD please

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  • http://twitter.com/korahn Eric Starr

    If i didn’t already own Blitz, that would be an automatic grab for me. As it stands though – nothing else has my attention from this sale.

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  • Calum Young

    @MajorNelson give us something better on sale.

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  • http://twitter.com/worlan Worlan

    I want buy Dead Island Game, but i get a great “ERROR, Esta oferta no es válida en tu región.”(ERROR, This offer is not available in your region.) Well is very common message here. #xboxlivechile D:

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    • http://twitter.com/Dorwrath Ω Jalil Purtow Ω

      If you live in America you can get Dead Island GOTY edition for $10 at Best Buy Friday

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      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Melton/574790934 Steve Melton

        If the error is not in English it’s likely they don’t live in the United States…

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      • http://twitter.com/ProfessorAnatil Professor Anatil

        What Steve Melton said as well as the last line of the message indicates they are in Chile “#xboxlivechile D:”

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  • http://twitter.com/FireEmblem6 Anthony Brantley

    Was really hoping to see Minecraft on here!

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    • http://twitter.com/JoeyBVCR Joey

      And Tony Hawk HD too

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      • TheGlobalizer

        Wouldn’t be surprised to see them in the Christmas week deals. They seem to like to put Summer of Arcade on sale during that week.

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      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin

        Not to mention this Summer of Arcade was the worst in years…

        …purely speaking in terms of sales, of course!

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  • http://twitter.com/Chunky_2336 Adrian Torres

    Still waiting for Banjo and kazooie to go on sale. Please make that happen this x-mas Major Nelson!

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  • http://twitter.com/MykeJayy Michael J

    Deals for the Scratch n Match app.

    Metal Slug XX
    Worms: Ultimate Mayhem
    Worms 2: Armageddon

    All half off.

    Might pick up the Sega Vintage collections at half off, seems fair enough at that price.

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    • http://twitter.com/Nitramuse Nitramuse

      What is this Scratch and Match you speak of?

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      • ungeheier

        It’s in the sales app. Might be US only.

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      • http://twitter.com/Nitramuse Nitramuse

        Really? Even such kind of things are US only? Sucks.. we don’t even have Rewards in the Netherlands… sucks to be a small country, I guess…
        Major, while I’m at it, can you tell me (or tell us) if and when Rewards and this Scratch and Match stuff comes to the Netherlands?

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  • Dre

    Does any one knows when there is going to be a free gold weekend?

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    • Lee Rayson

      i dont know but i can do you one better, msg my gamertag DarkGin87 and ill give you the 14 day code i got with halo 4

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  • Lee Rayson

    id say this is pretty decent

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    • http://twitter.com/GreenMistt Miller

      of course you would.

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      • Lee Rayson

        Well for me it is, darksiders dlc, dead island dlc, a few games i want to pick up

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      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin

        Oh yeah it’s definitely not as bad as is being implied but it could and should be better.

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      • Lee Rayson

        Of course there always room for improvement, could put a few arcade games at 200 msp but for now im happy

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  • http://twitter.com/ProtagonistZero Bryan K

    There should be better Games on Demand deals!

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    • ungeheier

      Games on Demand should have games the same day, or even before the Disc based versions are released. THEN they should also be $20 cheaper (at least) than the Disc based versions. I’d buy more games that way, thats for sure.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/chris.grub.5 Chris Grub

        It would make swallowing the cost of those season passes a lot easier too.

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      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin

        Or we could go back to when content wasn’t held back during development to sell separately later but I guess that’s a little too much to ask!

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      • http://www.facebook.com/chris.grub.5 Chris Grub

        I’m all for DLC, just make sure the community gets at least 6 weeks with the game and takes input from the people playing the game as to what they’d like to see.

        Everyone would be much happier and DLC would sell much more.

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      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin

        Hear hear. I mean that twenty dollar undercut at launch is probably asking for too much but digital versions having parity releasing alongside their retail counterparts is already being done over at Valve HQ, Sony Towers and Chez Nintendo so it’s not that big an ask is it, Microsoft?

        Downloadable games should cost less than at retail because they cost
        less to make and release and are worth less to the consumer as you’ve
        managed to sell them a product that you still technically own. Are ungeheier and I the only ones seeing this?

        Throwing in DLC with a digital purchase wouldn’t hurt either and would make downloading a retail game a more attractive proposition. Of course then you’d need to offer greater storage capacity at prices that aren’t ridiculous!

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    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin

      You’ve got to laugh. Microsoft made a big song and dance about Games on Demand making them the first console retailer to offer full retail games for download and
      since then every rival has not only caught up but often surpassed them.

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  • http://kevinmurphy.wordpress.com murph

    $6 Rock Band Blitz = 25 DLC songs for Rock Band 3, even if you hate the game (which is pretty fun!)

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    • http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?u=324759 Tylerh1701

      600 MSP = $7.50, in the US anyway.

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      • http://kevinmurphy.wordpress.com murph

        Ooops, I knew that. My MS Math Skills are off today. Still a good deal😉

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      • http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?u=324759 Tylerh1701

        Yes it is. It’s the one game I’m buying from this sale. (I already have Spelunky and South Park, otherwise I would have bought them as well.)

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  • Ian Jentzsch

    Why does “The Sacrifice” never go on sale for the original Left 4 Dead?

    And this has never been cleared up for me, could I buy it for L4D2 and it will work with the original game?

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    • http://www.facebook.com/pwc327 Phil W. Czyzewicz III

      Unfortunately Left 4 Dead 2’s The Sacrifice won’t work for the original game…

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    • http://twitter.com/MKTheory John Doe

      That makes me mad too. Microsoft clearly has proven countless of times in the past that they don’t care about the first game. Their has been so many times where they kept putting L4D2 content on sale, but never did the same for L4D1. They just had a L4D2 sale during shocktober. C’mon!!!!

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    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin

      Better question is why do any of L4D1+2’s DLCs carry a price tag at all when they are free on Steam?

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  • Volitar Prime

    That is a great price for RB Blitz. I am really tempted to get the Sega Vintage packs but wish that the Streets of Rage one was included.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Toni-Kuhalampi/825090472 Toni Kuhalampi

      It seems that Streets of Rage is included but not on Major Nelson’s list. The price is 400MSP and I found it out on WPCentral (great site, btw!).

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      • Volitar Prime

        Thanks!

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  • Russell Gorall

    Seems like you just really want people to follow you on Twitter.

    If you are selling stuff to us, it really isn’t my job to make it easier for you.

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    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      I want to make it EASIER for people to stay connected to what is going on. Twitter is the easiest way. Got a better idea?

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      • ungeheier

        Call me… Maybe?

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      • http://twitter.com/ProfessorAnatil Professor Anatil

        While I’m more of a PS3 gamer (far more RPGs, which is all I play), Major Nelson is one of the great things about the 360. The most identifiable representative between the MS company and the gamers. The PS3 has a whole team which makes it easier I’m sure but having that one guy you can identify as being it is a nice touch on MS’s part. The fact that Major Nelson acts just like a regular gamer and has no problems talking with the gamers helps too.

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      • http://twitter.com/siteuntitled Site Untitled

        IMHO, nothing beats RSS – but you already have a feed so…

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      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin

        Russell’s a silly sausage, but since you’re asking how about a greater dashboard presence?

        If the Xbox Live team wants to stick huge adverts on my opening screen they could at least be useful. I’d like shortcuts to what’s new and what’s on sale right there as soon as I sign on I can immediately see what’s on the menu, what flavour it is and how much it costs.

        Quite often there’s been content discounted that I wouldn’t have known about if I hadn’t been browsing either on here, on CAG or on TrueAchievements, almost as if the discount is being “hidden”, and that’s just not cricket.

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  • http://twitter.com/TrashMKX Trash

    lol at all the crybabies!!

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    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin

      ;~;

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  • http://www.facebook.com/episodejap.episodejap Episodejap Episodekr Episodetw

    these sales are pathetic

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    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin

      I disagree, but will say they could and should be better. I’d give them a C+, maybe a B-.

      Of course they should be an A+. maybe even an S if we use gamer logic, every week… or stuff could just not come out grossly overpriced.

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  • http://twitter.com/ChicoEdge Chico Edge

    I picked up Daytona USA and I’m eyeing some of those Sega Vintage Collections. I wish I knew what XBL’s sale for Black Friday will be.

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  • RampageDeluxe

    The On demand games on sale are still more than in store price.

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  • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es | sE ekuL

    Thanks for the work Major. Can you please add a column for content type? I would like to sort the avatar items away from the actual games and DLC.

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    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin

      Or hide them? ;D

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  • http://twitter.com/Prdingo eLbiChaN

    Awesome, finally i can get the L4D stuff on offer, i’ve bee waiting patiently up until shocktober deals which i thought was surprising they didn’t have any L4D stuff on sale, whats that saying about being patient? =D

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