Xbox LIVE Ultimate Game Sale starts today

We kick off the “Xbox LIVE Ultimate Game Sale” today. Each day between now and March 4th, well have different Games On Demand titles on-sale. Below are the offers for today:

Ultimate Game Sale 1-Day Offers Standard Price Discount Price Savings % Off
Halo 3 $29.99 $9.99 $20.00 67%
Halo 4  $59.99 $39.99 $20.00 33%
Halo: Reach $29.99 $9.99 $20.00 67%
Halo Wars $29.99 $9.99 $20.00 67%

Note: If you don’t see the discounted price, try again later as the price drops are rolling out.

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  • TheFamous1

    Or you can get Halo 4 for $35 on Amazon with free shipping – and… wait for it…… it’s tangible.

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    • http://twitter.com/dibils dibils

      well if you care about physical copy you wouldnt buy digital anyway. but just $5 extra for the convenience is pretty good.

      if you bought it on amazon right now you would play it in 2 days, if you buy it on GoD now you would be playing it today

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      • barry hansen

        Not if u’ve got crappy broadband u won’t be

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      • http://twitter.com/dibils dibils

        if you got a crappy broadband GoD or any digital content isnt for you anyway

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      • Russell Gorall

        Neither is DLC to an aging console.

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      • Russell Gorall

        And then you have the game tied to an almost dead console’s hard drive, and it has about as much value to the consumers that bought it as a, cough, Halo 4 game.

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      • http://twitter.com/F0REM4N Jay Foreman

        Why would you assume we wont get to keep our digital library on the next generation? We will certainly be using the same Live accounts and MS knows this is a huge part of customer retention.

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      • Russell Gorall

        Microsoft has told you all these will translate to the next console? I didn’t know that.

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      • http://twitter.com/moldyclay Brandon Dutko

        Because Sony isn’t letting you keep your digital library. Nintendo does, but most assume Microsoft will follow Sony’s example and not Nintendo’s.

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      • http://twitter.com/dibils dibils

        for 1 – you can not know whether that will be the case, 2 – not sure about others but when the next xbox comes i have no intention to play last gen games

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      • Russell Gorall

        For one… you too can’t know that won’t be the case. Just like me, which is why I stated it as MS has no info on what is going to be done with all this DLC.

        For two… if you have no intention of playing last gen games you kind of made my point. These are titles tied to an almost dead console that should be permanently price slashed.

        Any more questions let me know.

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      • http://twitter.com/F0REM4N Jay Foreman

        You actually didn’t state that MS has no info. You DECLARED that these games will be tied to a (almost dead console’s) dead hard drive.

        1. So why buy any games in any format? (even though the new console is at least almost a year off, I guess a year it too short a time to finish a game for you?)

        2. How are they tied to a dead consoles hard drive, when I can just transfer the rights to the new console?

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      • http://www.facebook.com/TheTimWelsh Timothy Welsh

        You make it sound like your console is going to stop working once the next Xbox comes out. They only just recently stopped supporting the PS2.

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      • BrianRommel

        I doubt most Xbox 360 owners will buy the new console within the first year or two of it’s launch, So unless Microsoft disallows people to play the games already on their hardrive I son’t think it’s a problem.

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      • dools

        “$5 extra for the convenience is pretty good”

        No it’s not.Digital copies should never be more expensive than new physical copies.Attitudes like this are how companies get away with ripping people off

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      • http://twitter.com/dibils dibils

        that would undermine the retailers. retailers that sell their consoles and games, where majority of the sales are made.

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      • Russell Gorall

        If it undermines the retailers why have retail games available digitally at all?

        You are basically saying that Microsoft has to have high prices no matter what, which is an extremely odd thinking for a consumer. Would you prefer they actually have deals that increase the price of products?

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      • http://twitter.com/dibils dibils

        they are available digitally cause its a new technology and MS cant be left behind, having the game available for same price or higher then retailers is not undermining, its competition.

        i dont expect digital to be cheaper until retailers are not selling enough games.

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      • http://twitter.com/moldyclay Brandon Dutko

        Digital copies even existing undermines the retailer for the very reason you defend the high price. Convenience.

        And Steam gets away with essentially giving digital games away, so why’s that fine but not on consoles?

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      • http://twitter.com/dibils dibils

        cause PC games cant be returned… and every PC user has big HDDs, the structure is there for EVERY PC user to be able to use digital download. if you use PC there is no reason to not buy digital, since you cant return the game anyway

        Consoles are a totally different ball game

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      • http://twitter.com/csdxMKii Mysteriously Unnamed

        so you can return these xbox digital copies then? If not why can’t they be as cheap as PC copies?

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      • http://twitter.com/dibils dibils

        as i said, undermining the retailers😐 right now its competitively priced, if digital was £20 but retailers had it for £30, thats when the problems would start. not only do retailers lose out on sales but they lose out on possible pre-owned sales which are the most profitable section for them

        the only advantage of digital on consoles is convenience, and thats how it will stay until retailers are not used by the majority which is YEEEEEARS away

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  • http://twitter.com/akaFenikkusu Mario Pendleton マリオ

    Welp, I’m already looking ahead to see what will be on sale Wednesday.

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    • http://twitter.com/thedarkfenix ian musgrove

      right there with you on that one, feel a little disapointed so far.

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  • http://twitter.com/ShawnJSpencer Shawn Spencer

    Not biting on any of these…

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  • http://twitter.com/KingHippoz KingHippoz

    Damn i wanted the batmans and bioshock first!

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  • JuanCabrera

    Halo: Wars seems like a good deal. But I already beat the campaign and who knows how many people are still playing it.

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  • DaxterZA

    Very good prices! But I already have these titles, will be patient for Dishonored and Bioishock:-)

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    • http://twitter.com/dibils dibils

      yeah i am waiting to see how much Dishonored is

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    • Russell Gorall

      You can get BioShock free with BioShock Infinite on PS3. Dishonored’s price will probably be about, wait for it, retail.

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  • ElanGabriel

    Major, @thefamous1:disqus has a point… We all welcome discounts, but if you’re calling it “The Ultimate Sale”, you should at least check the price of the item on Earth’s biggest store….
    Also, you have about 60 titles on that list, wouldn’t it be much better to save these deals as “Deals of the week” ? (In addition to the other DOTW, that is).

    Instead of one mega sale, take those 60 titles, and offer them one title per week – throughout the year. Much better, IMO, for gold members reward.

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    • m1nh0ca

      The case is: this is just marketing and not charity.

      Silver members may buy some of those cheap games and get interested in paying for the Gold. Gold people will buy because they are cheaper.

      I’m a Gold Member myself and I know we don’t get nice deals… but, at least, more people will be playing online the same games as we do, giving a little more value for what we payed for.

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      • ElanGabriel

        You’re right – marketing. Gold members gets a big title for up to 19.99$ every week. Most will be 9.99$. That’s marketing.

        Why would Silver members upgrade to gold because of this sale ? MP with the new games ? I don’t think so, silver members aren’t that much into MP to begin with… They would get gold or move to PS that has free MP if they did.

        People love sales. Offer a good sale every week, and people will be happy. Live Gold today isn’t about MP as before anyway…It’s about enhanced Xbox experience.

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      • Russell Gorall

        You have a weird sense of marketing.

        Also, your ultimate hope as a Gold subscriber is that other people also pay for the service for some reason also so it adds more value?

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      • http://twitter.com/herbertsnow herbertsnow

        I would never pay for Gold membership

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  • http://twitter.com/dragoon_893 Chad

    Day by day sales are not the way to go. They’re dumb. Offer up all the games at discount for once, for all of the days, and I guarantee you will get more sales.

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    • http://twitter.com/Nitramuse Nitramuse

      I agree…

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    • http://twitter.com/jrock3x8 Jason Williams

      you obviously don’t work in retail

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      • ranhalt

        Agreed. This guy has no idea what he’s talking about. He can’t separate his preferences from business strategy. He wants everyone to just accommodate him.

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      • Russell Gorall

        When you expect little, you get little.

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      • Russell Gorall

        Ultimate Bill Gates Statement.

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      • http://twitter.com/Audest_Oggust Jordon Sandoval

        I agree, I would love to take advantage of Halo: Reach as it’s the only one from that list I don’t own, and I’d also love to take advantage of tomorrow’s sales, but I don’t get paid until Thursday.

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      • http://twitter.com/StupidMunkie Charles Annunziato

        there actually smart, in retail, you bring them in with the sales, and sell them other stuff they don’t need at full price! That is what retail is all about!

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    • dools

      Daily sales seem to work pretty well for Steam

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    • ranhalt

      Your guarantee doesn’t mean much on the internet.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/alfredo.cuvi Alfredo Cuvi

      Mr. MBA speaks!

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    • http://twitter.com/dragoon_893 Chad

      My reasoning for this is: Say someone gets paid Friday, but wants a game on sale Monday. Microsoft loses a sale there.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Vegemite98 Andrew Kite

    Great sale Halo Wars went from $59.95 to $69.95. WTG!!!! instant buy!!

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  • http://www.consouls.com Slim

    I like GoD sales and it’s nice but 10$ in the US is(not) 9£ in the UK (about 13.6$), and you can get a physical copy for 9.85£ in shopto and other retails :

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    • m1nh0ca

      Those price conversions really suck…

      Microsoft thinks that dollar, euro and pound are the same.

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      • http://twitter.com/5tubborn Emrah D.

        clearly they ignore it as America matters to them, the rest of the world not.

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    • http://twitter.com/thedarkfenix ian musgrove

      I would love to buy more games off GoD, but the prices are still so high, even when there on sale they dont compare to hard copies, would be nice to see the games on GoD to come down in price as their hard copy counterparts do.

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  • http://twitter.com/allekpastrana Allek Pastrana

    Not really a sale Major for your hardcore Halo fans….I already have all these! Also Amazon has Halo 4 $35

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  • http://www.facebook.com/xswqaz Daniel Martinez Rgx

    halo 3 its on 39

    halo reach on 10

    the others is right

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  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.balzen Thomas Balzen

    Halo Wars isn’t showing the right price.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/Vegemite98 Andrew Kite

      The price went up by $10 in Australia,

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    • http://twitter.com/TechsUK Mark Taylor

      No Halo wars discount?

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  • http://twitter.com/whipidhinio george cridland

    Or you could have preordered it for £25 like me and lots of English and probably american gamers.

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  • relevance

    Damn dont you guys check to see if your ‘sale’ prices beat the physical market? Ive always owned ps3 and 360….sony are going from strength to strength with free games for plus members…microsoft are getting further and further behind. You need to step it up if you want to get my money next gen.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marc-Bellamy/635478311 Marc Bellamy

    Halo Wars hasn’t changed. WTF?

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    • Zach Peebles

      It’s 3:05 am, god forbid it’s not right yet, it’s not like you don’t have around 24 more hours to purchase it…

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      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marc-Bellamy/635478311 Marc Bellamy

        MN said it’s for one day, on the 25th, so I thought I was late to the party. Guess I’m early. God’s good. lol

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  • http://www.facebook.com/pavels.ahmadulins Павел Ахмадулин

    Thank you for “Ultimate sale”, major. I really appreciate this oportunity to save my budget by not buying a single title, because Amazon still has better prices (*

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    • http://twitter.com/F0REM4N Jay Foreman

      Halo Wars $19 on amazon. Also, if you can find it cheaper buy it.Problem solved.

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    • http://twitter.com/_josHaas_ ɾosɥ ɥɐɐs

      The only one of today’s deals that’s cheaper on Amazon is Halo 4. Halo 3 you can get for $7.00 used, but in what condition?

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      • http://www.facebook.com/pavels.ahmadulins Павел Ахмадулин

        Of course only game I’m looking for is Halo 4 (*

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      • BrianRommel

        Amazon has Halo Wars for les than $10? no they do not.

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  • http://twitter.com/TechsUK Mark Taylor

    Halo 4 still £5 more expensive than from amazon. If on disk I can lend it or trade it in. Despite that, I like the GoD feature, and I’d buy it this way every time if the price was permanently comparable to current retail.
    I suppose retail still promote it in stores, so Microsoft are trying to keep them sweet.
    I get the impression they’re starting chivy things up, people who buy/afford GoD are the enthusiasts who are saving up for the next XBOX.

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  • Fivezerothree

    I was wondering if it is possible to download games from the US games on Demand in Europe and also play them on a European console (PAL)
    P.S: i have and American Gamertag .

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    • http://www.facebook.com/sunny.man.7771 Sunny Man

      Games-on-Demand title usually prevent cross-region purchase, by checking your IP address.

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      • Fivezerothree

        I did a test , i can download Demos (US Marketplace) ,
        So does this mean i can buy/download the entire game ?

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      • http://www.facebook.com/sunny.man.7771 Sunny Man

        What demo is it? XBLA demo (and full game) usually allow cross-region download. It’s just the GoD titles don’t.

        Anyway, if you already decided to buy the GoD game, you can actually try buying it. In my past experience, if it doesn’t allow you to buy, it won’t accept you money / MS point. It will reject you before the money transaction is done.

        In worst case (it accepted your money but didn’t allow you to download the game), I think the xbox support should be willing to refund.

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  • Fivezerothree

    I was wondering if it is possible to download/buy games from the US games on
    Demand in Europe and also play them on a European console (PAL)
    P.S: i use American Gamertag .

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  • Guest

    I do not see any rebate. Discount rates are the same as the daily price! Halo Wars is a game so old that it was $ 5 a trade and then no one will buy.

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  • http://twitter.com/ISAMU_MkII オミナエ イサム

    No thanks, I will pass.

    There will be this week a regular DOTW of dlcs/arcade stuff, right?

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  • http://twitter.com/clixpt Ricardo

    And Why is Halo 3 ODST not on sale? Oh, it is not available on Games on Demand!!!

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  • http://twitter.com/YodaSoup Davide

    Can’t we have a planned list of the games and sales for the entire week? That would be much appreciated.

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    • ranhalt

      But terrible for business. The business is to keep us locked here to watch the sales and buy on impulse since we don’t have the time to decide what we’ll buy in advance.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

        that doesnt make sense to me with microsoftpoints involved, people have to buy the points in advanced. i dont buy points at all unless i know there is something worth buying. unless the sales are so low to eat up the points that everyone has left over 80msp or less

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

      They will never do that, because compulsive buyers are suckers.

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  • http://twitter.com/thedarkfenix ian musgrove

    Feel a little let down by the first set of discounts, well looks like i will just have to hang on till tomorrow and see what that brings

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