The Xbox LIVE Ultimate Game Sale

I wanted to let you know that starting February 26, 2013 and running through March 4, 2013, over 60 Xbox 360 Games on Demand titles will be on sale up to 75% off with some as much as 85% off for the “Xbox Ultimate Game Sale”*

Each day, a different set of titles will be on sale, so be sure to follow me on Twitter where I’ll announce what that day’s special offer.  The Ultimate Game Sale only occurs once a year so you won’t want to miss it

Some of the titles you can expect to see on sale:

Assassins Creed
Assassins Creed 2
Batman Arkham Asylum
Batman Arkham city
Bioshock
Borderlands
Borderlands 2
Brotherhood (Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood)
Call of Juarez
Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Code Veronica
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements
Dead Island
Dirt 2
Dishonored
El Shaddai Ascension of the Metatron
Fable III
Fallout 3
Fallout 3 New Vegas
GRID
Halo 3
Halo 4
Halo Reach
Halo Wars
Kane & Lynch Dead Men
Left for Dead 2
Max Payne 3
Metal Gear Solid HD
Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat vs. DCU
Orange Box
Portal 2
Raccoon City
Rainbow Six Vegas
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 6
Red Dead Redemption
Revelations (Assassin’s Creed Revelations)
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution
Street Fighter IV
Street Fighter X Tekken
Super Streetfighter IV Arcade Edition
TC’s H.A.W.X.
Tekken 6
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
The Darkness
The King of Fighters XIII
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Tomb Raider Legend
Virtua Fighter 5
World at War (Call of Duty: World at War)

*Content availability and pricing may vary by region

Again, follow me on twitter so you don’t miss any of the deals.

Comments

  • TheRequiem95

    Ladies and gentlemen, here is your confirmation that the next Xbox will not play your old digital content. Buyers beware.

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    • lagrew

      thats ok as long as my gamerscore transfers im fine. Ill keep my old box plugged in.

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  • http://twitter.com/leonardomarinho Leonardo Marinho

    They announce a big sale and all you guys do is complain about something we don’t even know if is gonna exist (no backwards compatibility). Seriously, gamers like you are worst than the choices Microsoft has made during the end of the generation.

    If you don’t want to don’t buy it. If you think its not gonna work on your new console don’t buy it. All you do is complain like a bunch of frustrated morons.

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    • Sanglant

      you’re the moron expecting we should all be good little slaves and be grateful for something offered to us? WAFL. what you call a big sale is what most call everyday prices at Gamestop. if your satisfied with GOD pricing, you’re not simply in the minority, you’re on a very small island with a very small population.

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      • Nick Peck

        GoD , Movies on demand, music.. ect is a convenience and you usually pay for it in one way or another. I notice on psn that when a game isn’t on sale, it costs exactly the same as XBL GoD service, as does nintendos eshop. None of those are any cheaper other than for random sales.

        I agree that ALL digital sales should be a small % cheaper than retail but that’s across the board as all digital services aren’t as cheap as they should be.

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      • Sanglant

        PSN is free. PSN+ gets free and discounted content. thanks again for coming out with a flawed and irrelevant argument.

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      • Knives_and_Faux

        For the nth time, there is no free content on PSN+. The games are leased, stop subscribing to PSN+ and the ‘free games’ go with it.

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  • http://twitter.com/redcon redcon

    Such negativity here! Thank you Major for the list, I look forward to picking up a few of these games.

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    • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

      The negativity is justified because there is a concern of B/C with our digital games, DLC and other purchases. As you can see Nintendo and Sony both dropped the ball on this stating that none of their digital purchases are transfering over to their next gen consoles. I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to support a corporation that would do that to their install base.

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      • http://twitter.com/AGRawrisBored AGRawr is Bored

        Because Sony and Nintendo both dropped the ball, that is more reason for Microsoft to make sure BC is possible. And when i buy a game, i expect it to work on the system i buy it on, nothing more than that, if it does, awesome, if it doesn’t, oh well, it never said it would.

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      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        Let’s hope MS does the right thing.. the ball is in their court now.

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      • Ary

        they have the money to make it happen regardless of the excuses.

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      • Nick Peck

        I agree. However I will say this, sony is coming off a drastically different animal that was the ps3 so getting all of the ps2/3 games working on the ps4 could only really work via the streaming system they hope to have in place.

        The Xbox 360 and the next Xbox will be on the same type of architecture for the most part so I don’t see it being impossible. However, I don’t really care for disc games, but it would be nice to have GoD and XBLA games work on the next system. But even if not, no biggie as I plan on keeping one of my 3 360’s so it’s all good.

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      • Ary

        U have a point however I WANT MORE TIME OF ONLNIE COOP PVP SUPPORT FOR MY OLD GAMES ON MY OLD CONSOLE NOT TO WEAR OFF SO QUICK JUST BECAUSE UR TRYING TO FORCE ME INTO BUYING A NEW ONE I dont rly care about atm.

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      • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

        I don’t really think B/C is any more relevant on digital purchases than with physical disks.

        You’d buy discounted physical games if the price is right, but you wouldn’t buy discounted games digitally, because the potential lack of backwards compatiblity is outrageous. That doesn’t make sense, because the end result is the same: If the new console is not BC, you will need to keep your 360 if you want to keep playing them.

        That being said, I think Microsoft REALLY wants to offer backwards compatibility (just like sony would want to), it’s a huge selling point, and they can keep making profit of those “old” games.

        Unfortunately, it needs to be technically possible. The 360 has a powerpc architecture, the new xbox is rumored to have an x86 processor. I know too little about emulation, but I did hear powerpc emulation is pretty slow. I guess we will have to wait until the official announcement to know if the engineers at Microsoft can work around this or not.

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      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        Well to be honest Boe2, I disagree with you about the relevancy of digital purchases over physical disks. If anything I feel that digital purchases are much more important than physical disks when it comes to being B/C. Let me explain why. Physical disks don’t require a license to play (atleast not yet) while digital titles do. Physical disks can also be played completely offline. While digital games can be played offline if you are playing them on the same console you downloaded them on, if our consoles break down, we need to go through the hassle of using the license transfer tool to be able to use our XBLA games or any other bit of content offline.
        I guess what I’m trying to say is, there are more loopholes and DRM hassles when it comes to digital games and the licenses that come with them (one for your Microsoft/GT account and another tied to the serial number of the original console you downloaded them on) than there are when we are dealing with physical disks.
        My argument on why I think B/C is even more important for digital games than physical disks is due to the facts of:
        1. What if our older consoles break, hardware or hdd and they are out of production? If the games arn’t playable on the next gen system we are basically screwed.
        2. When Digital Distribution finally takes over and everything is downloaded and digital only there needs to be some provisions that take place that protect the consumers’s content.
        3. Because of these two reasons alone, all digital purchases should be B/C with furture interations of any particular console brand.
        I also wanted to say, I don’t sell my old consoles or games but the days are far gone when consoles last forever. My NES, SNES, SMS, Genesis, TurboGraphix 16, etc all still work but it’s because there are no moving parts inside those older consoles. Nowadays consoles have spinning fans, hdd’s, and disk drives which can all break down faster.
        My point is, Consoles don’t last forever anymore, and that means that all the money I’ve invested into my video game collections could be worthless on a whim unless I wanted to buy a new console 2nd hand when they are no longer in production.

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  • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

    Dear Major Nelson,

    Could you please give us some insight on whether or not our digital content will carry over to the next gen xbox? Many of us are concerned about this since both Sony and Nintendo have already done this and we are reluctant to purchase anything else without knowing.
    Please reply,
    Thank You..

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    • redboxer

      Nintendo Wii purchases carry over to the Wii U through Wii Mode. I have a Wii U. Also, hey check it out, a Nintendo link I found in 2 seconds on Google that shows this.

      https://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wiiu/en_na/system_system_transfer.jsp?menu=how_to&submenu=wup-transfer-ht-content

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      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        Thanks so much for the reply bro! You just made me want to buy a WiiU! with that link! This is good news!

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      • Nick Peck

        I don’t have any wii games other than the games I have been getting off of their site with my “coins” from doing the game surveys. So far I got Mario Kart 64 and Paper Mario for free 😀 Can’t wait to for the full VC store to hit the Wii U.

        The next Xbox and Wii U for me this next gen (and of course my Halo 4 360, not getting rid of that one).

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  • http://www.facebook.com/chazthieret Charlie Thieret

    Minecraft. Hours of endless game play, plus countless maps between my friends and I!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/hodr1 Hod Real

    gonna get a few things here…

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  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.baufeld Robert Baufeld

    Oh man… I was so looking foreward to see crysis 1 on sale 😦

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  • chiron69

    If Microsoft had removed a zero from each XBLive title, my gues is that they would sell ten times more DLC&games. Then they would have made more money, and ten times more people would be happy. (Yes, I am serious.) 😉 I recently purchased Tiger Woods 13 on DVD, when it was on sale on XBLive, for about a third (!) of the DLC-“sale” price, with a DVD,a cover, and an online code aswell. Very unenvironmentalfriendly (say it ten times in repeat fast) ;-). I also did the same for earlier releases, most are half the price or lower when purchasing DVD’s instead of DLC. This is crazy!
    Maybe it’s time for Microsoft to take a look at their pricing policy?
    If they follow through with their “Always connected, no used games-thinking”, I will have to wsitch to PS4 (ouch) for the first time in my life. I’ve owned at least one Xbox at a time, since it launched around ten years ago. I’d hate to switch platform now.

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    • http://twitter.com/toohats toohats

      I agree, and if they watch how the prices drop on used games, and match a similar
      price, more people would buy new games. Then the programmers/ game developers
      would make more money too, to make more games. Everybody Wins!

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      • lagrew

        this is why they want to block used games. dont know if it will happen this gen but it will eventually. They want a higher profit margin, after all this is a buisness. Although i still agree about the price of GOD. I have been noticing they are actually changing the price a bit. For example a copy of dead space used at gamestop is 19.99 on GOD its 14.99

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  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.broshar Chris Broshar

    I see all these comments about backwards compatibility. I agree that backwards compatibility should be a function of the new system. As one post stated games are made to run on specific hardware. I think it’s time we get one game format. It works for tv’s, blu ray,cd’s etc.. It would make our lives so much easier and we would save alot of $$$$$$!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

    honestly i do not care about backwards compat. i just want some better deals of the week for being a gold member. i have had so many systems in my life that i am used to upgrading. lol its not like my sega cd games will work on my xbox 360. that would be awesome though. then again, maybe not. most of them suck. when this new system comes out i will have played all of the games i wanted to on the old system. i am ready to upgrade. life is short.

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    • lagrew

      yea i agree i just want a NEW system. got the bug bad after the sony announcement .Back in the day we never complained if the old stuff didn’t work on a new system. In fact it was expected that it wouldn’t. After all you purchased a NEW system. lol..

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ejstarr Eric Starr

    All these people complaining about backwards compatibility. However did we game before the PS2? I still have my NES and SNES. as for this list, not seeing anything that interests me that I don’t already have. Not to say there won’t be something that pops up.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.simon.1800 Joe Simon

    720 backward compatibility is not an issue since, as an Xbox Live always required machine, the 720 is a doorstop other than when M$ loans you the use of their console. All you will ever own is a very expensive doorstop. This works for M$ since they have always only wanted users who rely on Gold features and have no use for single player gamers. Fortunately the PS4 is reported to be a more powerful console than the 720, so it all works out, but I will miss the 360 controller.

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    • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

      You talk about “informed gamers”, yet there is NO information about 720. Heck, the used games thing has NO source at all and has been lingering around for 10 years(!) now.

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      • Nick Peck

        Man, that was a nice smack down there. Joe, foot in mouth much? lol :).
        Sony doing a tiered psn for ps4, the next Xbox wont be online only (good thing rumors are facts for you /rollseyes), like the “free” games you get on psn+ that WONT work on the ps4?, again, the specs for both systems are almost identical and we will see what MS adds and or upgrades when they announce.

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  • GERMIN4T0R

    GOD are overpriced, the games listed no doubt will be cheaper online to buy.

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  • GERMIN4T0R

    Halo 3 can be picked up for less than £4 these days, no doubt the GOD version will cost £14.99

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Rodriguez/1603357004 Chris Rodriguez

    I just bought orange box for $20 last night >_< can I get some kind of points or something as compensation? This sucks

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    • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

      So, how long should Microsoft wait for you to buy a game before they are allowed to discount a 6 year old game?

      El Shaddai has been on my “will play if discounted enough” list on a while. Since these are only “some” of the games, I’m hoping for Catherine as well, never dared to buy it at full price.

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    • Superman64

      You paid $20 for 5 good games in one. You already got a deal.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/antonio.galindo.9 Antonio Galindo

    Thanks, and lets hope MS can match or drop prices

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  • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

    Discounting Tales of Vesperia would be nice. Then people could be tempted to invest in a jrpg that is actually FUN and non-linear instead of that final fantasy “walk from cutscene A to cutscene B” nonsense.

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    • Ary

      Xbox woldent have any competition from gamestop if they focused their deals on arcade games only . ANd even less if u consider most only have xbox only so they only compete against themselvs on arcade downloads

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  • http://www.facebook.com/yurifsantos Yuri Figueiredo Santos

    “I will play the console with higher specs”. Yeah, thats all about games, high specs on console. Not fun or gameplay. Its all about graphics. And those one said they are CORE GAMERS. Please, you guys are the most casual one. Core gamers play what they like, and just that. They like good games, not good graphics. Enough said.

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  • Nick Peck

    Nice, thanks!

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  • Ary

    Im suprised no one has thought of this… I know i can keep plaing old games on the soon to be old console, THE PROBLEM IS I WONT BE ABLE TO PLAY PLAY THEM ONLINE (pvp coop) BECAUSE MICROSOFT WILL TRY TO FORCE ME TO MOVE TO THE NEW CONSLE TO PLAY ONLINE (once they stop support for the current xbox360) SOLUTION: let me redownload them again for free on new console or keep support on the old console for many more years (warcraft 3 pc and diablo2 for example are free to play games that still can be played online after hundred of years)

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    • Ary

      Wold like to see the logic behind 3 thumbs down I got. post a reply u spinless fool.

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      • Knives_and_Faux

        Learn to spell you twat.

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  • http://twitter.com/Flyers_Suck_75 Seed_Of_Filth71

    I don’t plan on getting the next xbox if the rumors are true regarding used games,so I will be getting as much as I can on this sale.360 still has hundreds of games I have yet to play.

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  • GERMIN4T0R

    75% off so they might just be match online/instore prices LOL.

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    • http://twitter.com/KingHippoz KingHippoz

      Yeah but I like games on my hard drive.

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  • Nick Peck

    So keep your 360? Not sure about you, but I buy new systems to play NEW games on it.

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    • lagrew

      just a bunch of whiners. NO SPECS have been released in fact the existence of said machine hasn’t even been announced. so please calm down lol..

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  • ryder4life22187

    Would be nice if there was a price point on these games. But i bet there hoping some idiot will go out and spend sum money on a couple of 4000 points cards anyway.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/manuanibal.puig Manu Puentes

    It will be global?

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