This Week’s Deals with Gold

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 26 May 2014 unless otherwise indicated.

Xbox One

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Killer Instinct Ultra Edition (already own Combo Breaker)* add-on 50%
Killer Instinct Ultra Edition (don’t own Combo Breaker)* add-on 12%
FIFA 14* Xbox One game 40%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. These Xbox One deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.

Xbox 360 Deals with Gold

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Ridge Racer Unbounded Games on Demand 75%
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Games on Demand 66%
Tales of Vesperia Games on Demand 50%
Soul Calibur V Games on Demand 66%
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon – Advanced Edition Games on Demand 66%
Soul Calibur II HD Arcade 50%
Enslaved Games on Demand 66%
Armored Core – Verdict Day Games on Demand 66%
Eternal Sonata Games on Demand 66%
Beautiful Katamari Games on Demand 66%
Power Rangers Super Samurai Games on Demand 50%
FIFA 14* Games on Demand 40%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
*FIFA 14 and Killer Instinct discounts are valid now through 2 June 2014.

Comments

  • Mike Glynn

    Wow, this is what ive been waiting for all morning…….fail

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  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    ew……

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  • Nick King

    I got Fifa 14 free with my Day One Edition Xbox One, thanks but no thanks. I was going to buy the digital version of Wolfenstein today as well, it said login to see your price….. £54.99. It’s £39.99 for the disc version.

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    • Ed Harrison

      Not this again! Same happened with Titanfall – the digital copy was £54.99 whereas retail vendors were selling it for not much over £30 if I recall correctly. Publishers have got to stop actively punishing those of us who want to “go digital”…

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      • evilfangs .

        I think it’s due to Sony and Microsoft taking a cut of the game when sold on digital. Digital games on steam never seem to be stupid prices like we see on consoles and the publishers can set prices for both steam and console versions.

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      • A. J.

        Retailers take a cut as well, in addition to manufacturing, warehousing, and shipping costs. Over all digital should be cheaper. And on top of that, it typically eliminates used game sales.

        I think the bigger issue is that Microsoft doesn’t want to anger Walmart, Bestbuy, Amazon, etc. Retail stores are where most games are purchased, and Microsoft wants to have their games proudly displayed. If they undercut the prices of retail stores, then those stores may no longer advertise the games and may stop carrying them all together.

        P.S. Steam and other online retailers do often have insanely low prices. New AAA console games rarely go below $10, while if you wait a year or two, they often go on sale for $5 on PC.

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      • mauszx

        Publisher don’t want to cut prices because retail pressure.

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      • usrev

        they take a cut on retail too, everything sold on consoles = money for the console owner. roughly $35 of the games price goes to the publisher, roughly $5-$7 goes to MS or sony. the rest is eaten up by manufacturing, retail cuts, etc. so games should cost about $40 digitally.

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      • mauszx

        Sony and MS get a bigger cut for the digital games.

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      • Pete

        Yup, annoying as hell. They really need to sort out digital pricing, however there is another way!

        Keep an eye on SimplyCDKeys and CDKeys (.com’s) for cheap vouchers. SimplyCDKeys has a £50 instant code for £40 which will knock a tenner off any digital game.

        Titanfall annoyed me, I had to give in to the disc to start with but later managed to pick up a digital copy from CDKeys for £23 … Amazon gave me £22 back for the disc🙂

        £40 is my limit for a game, £55 takes the P. What’s really annoying is that as far as I can tell most games are $60 in the US, disc or digital. That’s roughly £40… oh, wait, hang on …😦

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      • Pete

        Unfortunately I’m actually not that keen on the voucher approach either.

        While it may bring a £55 digital game down to £45 for us Microsoft probably just chalk is up as “We sold another one of them expensive ones, people must LOVE the price!”

        As such I’ve actually just bought significantly less since the new consoles came out and none at the new stupid prices… same applies to all my mates too.

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      • Rupert Oldcorn

        Shh, don’t tell people about SimplyCDKeys, they keep getting sold out on gift cards I want less people to be aware not more😉

        That plus xbox rewards and XBox One sales are how I’m remaining digitial only.

        Bought BF4, ACIV and Titanfall at full price. Thief, TR and Ryse all discounted.

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  • rhooper

    12%?
    Can we consider this a discount?

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  • Some guy

    The only new deal here is Enslaved.
    Tales of Vesperia, Saban’s Power Rangers Super Samurai, Eternal Sonata and SOULCALIBUR II were already on sale for cheaper.
    Well, at least it’s not COD Ghost I guess.

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      Nick Saban’s Power Rangers. Roll Tide.

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  • Shiftymorgan

    Had a look in th uk store and these havent changed yet? its a bit weird its this late

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  • Dalibor Kollár

    looking forward to some 50% discounts on Forza5 add-ons

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    • mcmax3000

      I’d probably jump on that. I’ve gone back, and forth on getting the Forza 5 DLC, and haven’t pulled the trigger, but with that kind of discount, I would.

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      • http://www.pathofdestruction.us/forums Xtowers

        I’m the same. If I could get a discount on the car pass I’d be all over it. As it is, though, I can’t fork up $50.

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  • Some guy

    Beautiful Katamari (2007): 24,99 $
    Armored Core – Verdict Day (2013): 19,99 $

    Someone explain me how MS decide price for those games and then go to MS to explain them how stupid it is.

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      a lot of us have been doing that for years. they don’t listen until they absolutely have to like with the kinect less x1 situation though they make it seem as Phil Spencer is the savior. it was a loss of money i am betting.

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      • beardyman3218

        How exactly are they losing money? Xbox ones were not sold at a loss and there selling really well, just because ps4 is selling more doesnt mean Xbox isn’t selling well. Back on topic anyway, the pricing of digital games is determined by publishers and they usually go with rrp its console wide. But someone I don’t know who but someone needs too look into how and why publishers are selling digital games which are cheaper to distribute are so highly priced.

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    • Michael Burden

      Cheapest new listing for Beautiful Katamari on Amazon is $17.93 plus $5.95 shipping, so they are in the ball park on that one (used price at Gamestop is still $19.99). Plan on getting this as that is the cheapest I have seen it available outside of used prices, and most places the used price is still higher than this sale price or it is in poor shape.

      It’s not so much Microsoft setting that price but rather them (or more realistically Namco) reacting to the free market price. Age of a game is not always the determining factor in price and all games are not equal. AC:VD was a HORRIBLE game that sold badly whereas Beautiful Katamari was not and has a good following in its niche.

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    • beardyman3218

      Katamari is extremely hard to buy in the UK (disc version) I did see a copy of it in retail for £23. Ms don’t decide the price publishers do but ms has said they are trying to reduce the cost of digital games. They need to at least price match retail, if they undercut retail there will be a lot of stores closing.

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  • Deante Morgan

    Inb4 someone complains that “everyone is complaining and being ungrateful, we don’t have to get deals guys”. I’d rather have no deals than crappy deals, now as for this week…it’s meh. If you like Namco fighters and random jrpgs then sure this may interest you, but this is far from the Microsoft Studios sale and the sale the week after that…those were great

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    • usrev

      the tales series is hardly a random jrpg, it’s probably the biggest one next to pokemon and final fantasy.

      eternal sonata was pretty decent as well and both iirc are xbox exclusives (unless you speak japanese)

      but. yea most these sales are bad.

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  • Shakeslikecrazy

    Good list but ugh, the European version of Tales of Vesperia is not discounted. Really wanted that game.
    Enslaved will be mine also.

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  • JackPackage

    Terrible deals and a poor selection of games.

    Eternal Sonata & Tales of Vesperia are still £11.99 and £19.99 respectively, in the UK. That isn’t a DEAL at all.

    Why are you seemingly not concerned with generating money? I don’t understand. Can somebody please educated me as to why there are so many dead games on demand, that will not sell at their current price and why their owners are so reticent to actually generate revenue by reducing them to a reasonable discount? I seriously do not understand, is it some sort of tax loophole type deal, whereby they can save more money by making less money? I am absolutely stumped here.

    There are thousands of old/average and forgotten games on demand that will never sell at their current price. Why aren’t companies willing to discount these games to the £3.74/$4.99 price point and sell potentially thousands of copies, at no cost to themselves?

    I genuinely don’t understand. What is the purpose of Gold subscriptions any more? Online gaming is dead now, Netflix no longer requires a Gold sub and these deals are just awful, every week.

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    • Some guy

      “Our most loyal members get the best rewards of all, like up to 3% back on purchases in Xbox stores.”
      We also get a nice number next to our GT name.
      But yea, the only reason I used to have gold was for the deals, got many great games that way but now there’s no reason as publisher sales are better and don’t require to be gold.

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      • m1nh0ca

        I used to be Gold for 5 years. Since December I am not and, guess what?
        I really don’t miss it…

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      • Bush

        almost 8 years myself. only renewed it for Netflix which i wont have to do next month. after the paywall update i dont think il be gold until Halo5 hits and only if it is good at that.

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      • xbox1rules23

        you’re dumb

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      • Bush

        why? i play multiplayer on the computer and use the 360 as a media device. other than Netflix gold has no value for me.

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      • mauszx

        maybe because you can use netflix on every other device, ps3, bluray, smarttv, roko and all those things.

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      • Bush

        which i have a 360 for….

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      • mauszx

        I get that, but what people are saying is that you don’t need that reason to have the Gold, since you can use netflix in any other device without paying 60 extra dollars a year.

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      • Professor Oak

        Netflix is on PC……… so…. gold it worthless to you?

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      • Bush

        and the xbox is my media device… PC for gaming at its station. xbox is under the tv for media. and yes other than Netflix gold is worthless.

        maybe if they pushed some good first party games the last few years instead of Kinectware it might have some value.

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      • m1nh0ca

        Ok. Justify.

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      • Bush

        hey i can afford it. of course i can appreciate online greatness that is why i play on the ps4 and pc. xbox is for media since its all about CoD the last few years with nothing worth playing online. i bet what you wrote won’t get past the mod either.

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      • mauszx

        No arrow in the knee joke?

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      • m1nh0ca

        I had to resist…😉

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    • xbox1rules23

      online gaming is NOT dead. also these deals are amazing. costs so little for us in the US. $5

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    • mauszx

      Most of the time, sales are a way to make games to start selling again, microsoft talks with the companies and the companies agree to a price, after that you have your Deal of the week.

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  • Marcus Roof

    Enslaved at $5 is fair deal on a decent title…

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    • Beano

      Or, you could buy the physical copy for $5 or so, and save yourself some way-more valuable HD space??!?

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      • http://youtube.com/oxdestroxo DGYT

        And have it laser scratch or wear and tear over time? No thanks , man.

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    • Sigognac

      Enslaved is indeed a quality action and adventure game, colorful and well achieved. One of the best in its genre.
      This said, effectively, the disc edition can be found for less than 10 $ new some times, making it a great value too.

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  • Beluvius

    12 % discount? Are you serious?. This is an insult to us customers. Sometimes I have the feeling you think your customers are stupid and can be fooled that easily.

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  • Jorge Garza

    All I ask Microsoft is to not give us Lococycle as GWG program in July. Please give us something better! Hell I prefer Just Dance 2014 than Lococycle, at least my girlfriend would enjoy it!

    Who am I kidding? We all know they will give us Lococycle in July…

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    • Slam_Shot_Sam

      I’d choose Lococycle over Just Dance.

      Lococycle would be good for me actually, as it’s one of just a few XBO games I don’t already own.

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      • Gabriel House

        Well, you technically still won’t own it if it comes to GWG.

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      • ungeheier

        Youre one of the lucky people. Lococycle is trash.

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      • http://youtube.com/oxdestroxo DGYT

        Its not going to be a kinect game , I assure it. That would be like giving us a vision cam game. lol

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    • mauszx

      Don’t you worry little friend, in July you would get Fighter Within, the best experience on Kinect 2, maybe on august you will have lococycle and then Ryse, the greatest trilogy there can ever be.

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  • ƦeνoƖυtioɳ(=´ω`=)

    may have to get soul calibur 2😀

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    • Brian Eyekon Koehler

      Yea I have it its really fun but im pretty sure online is dead on it already.

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      • Professor Oak

        It’s all about the single player and local vs mode anyway

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  • Cagateybaila

    Again and again and again and again the same sales over and over.

    Metro 2033 would be a great sale. As well as Deadly Premonition, LA Noire, and other games people would buy at a 40-50% discount. Now we won’t buy these nor the others.

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    • Michael Burden

      Just because you bought them before or have no interest doesn’t mean others aren’t interested in these games. For me, this is the cheapest I’ve seen Beautiful Katamari (disc version included – Not used prices as that is not a valid/fair comparison) and plan on getting that at least.

      Also ironic you complain about these being repeat sales, then go on to request games that also have been on sale before. I know Metro 2033 has been on sale recently (as I bought it then) and am pretty sure both the others have seen sales as well.

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      • Cagateybaila

        Recently when?

        Not in the last 6 months or so. These others had been out in the last month or two.

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      • Michael Burden

        Only 2 games on that list have been on sale recently which was just over 2 months ago (Eternal Sonata & Soul Calibur V). Soul Calibur II HD and Ridge Racer Unbounded were on sale way back in February during the Ultimate Game Sale. Tales of Vesparia was back in mid-January. I can’t recall when or if I’ve ever seen Beautiful Katamari on sale. I know for a fact the Power Rangers game has never seen a sale on Live (for what it is worth). The rest either have not seen a sale or was much further back (and probably not discounted as much).

        When I got Metro 2033, it was just over a year ago but I am sure that have had it on sale once more since then. But I never said recently, I just pointed out they had been on sale when you were complaining about repeated sales. But none of them were actually on sale “in the last month or two”.

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      • http://youtube.com/oxdestroxo DGYT

        Katamari was around $3.0something last year. Metro 2033 , dlc was on sale , got the ranger pack and 100%’d that was In november of 2012 LOL so I have not seen it on sale recently. But why should it be? Metro Last Light is out so you probably wont ever see 2033 on sale again.

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      • AaronionRings

        Yes in the last 6 months or so, I’ve seen it on sale at least a couple of times. I know for definite that it was in the countdown to 2014 sale.

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  • Rick

    ARMORED CORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😄 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Prinnies

    I don’t know why people are complaining about only getting 12% discount — there doesn’t have to be a discount in the first place.

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    • Cagateybaila

      Digital copies should be less expensive than the disc ones.

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      • mcmax3000

        Yeah, that disc version of Killer Instinct is so much cheaper…

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      • http://youtube.com/oxdestroxo DGYT

        Yeah , so you can break it , and get a new one. As long as you dont get banned , theres no way to lose a digital copy, so IMO I can see why it would cost a lot more.

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      • trilogy10100 .

        If digital were cheaper then would not need to go to the store and then shops would close down and then more unemployment.

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      • Professor Oak

        No, wow

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      • mcmax3000

        My post was sarcasm. There is no disc version of Killer Instinct.

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    • vai_levar_no_cu

      there also doesnt have to be a sale

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    • Ryan Davis

      Yes there does. It’s part of our Gold subscription.

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  • Yards

    People need to stop blaming Microsoft and Sony for digital prices. They don’t set them for the games they do not publish themselves. The publishers of those games do. Add on to that the insane pressure the retailers place on them. It’s not a good idea to annoy the retailers that push hardware for Microsoft, so for the foreseeable time, the best we can hope for is price parity and better sales. Cheaper games is not likely to happen any time soon, unfortunately.

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  • Slam_Shot_Sam

    Still pretty bad. With the recent changes to GOLD and GWG coming to XBO I assumed these sales would see some sort of improvement too.

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    • xbox1rules23

      these are great sales. idiot

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      • Some guy

        If you think 12% is great that’s just your opinion man and I totally respect that.
        I don’t respect you for insulting freely though.

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      • vai_levar_no_cu

        no, moron

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      • usrev

        these says are pretty bad. also way to make 6 guest accounts to upvote yourself.

        the only thing notable for sales is tales of vesperia because even used retail it’s like $40.

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      • http://youtube.com/oxdestroxo DGYT

        I love how 2 guests upvoted you , too.

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      • drakejr

        The KI deal is not great. I already have the combo breaker edition. If I upgrade to ultra I pay another 20 bucks (so 40 total). A total stranger to the game can pick up ultra on sale for 35 total. While the effort is appreciated, that is not a great deal.

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      • shafnitz

        When I got home from work, I fired up my X1 to get in on the upgrade “deal”. I assumed that the upgrade would have a normal price of $20 or so, and that this deal was going to be 50% off that. When I saw that the special pricing is $20, I thought maybe I was missing something. So I came here and saw your comment and realized I’m not crazy.

        Assuming someone bought the Combo Breaker pack at the regular price of $20, this “deal” means they can upgrade to the Ultra for another $20, which totals the regular price of the Ultra edition. So I guess we’re supposed to be grateful that we aren’t paying $60 total for something that normally costs $40? Why are they even saying this is a deal? There should have always been an option to upgrade to Ultra $20.

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  • Gazza!!!

    If like me and you got KI free just before the X1 launched its a good deal but for everyone else its cack. Don’t forget GwG and the new sales initiative starting in June tho, could be the last we see of these sort of deals.

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  • Derek

    Ridge Racer Unbounded is still listed at $29.99 and Soul Calibur V is still listed at $14.99 for the .ca region…come on Microsoft. Unbounded was priced wrong the last time it was on sale and not fixed. Fix it this time?

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    • Some guy

      Fix it? Maybe tomorow as they fixed just cause 2 and quantum from last sale later.
      Maybe they’ll just remove it and pretend it never happened.
      I don’t understand how they keep making these mistakes though.

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    • ryder4life22187

      Last time Unbounded was on sale it was fixed as I picked it up when it was like 5 bucks.

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    • http://youtube.com/oxdestroxo DGYT

      It’s still $20 and says its 75% off. lol was it $100 on release or something?

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  • Mr&Mrs Ninja

    Does anyone on this post know whether or not we will be getting shadow jago soon? I see they added his stage but not him.

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    • mauszx

      isn’t shadow jago part of the season 2?

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      • Mr&Mrs Ninja

        Mr Ninja: nope if you go on ebay he’s available but you’ll have to buy a day 1 12month xbox live card to get it. Or you could buy him as a code only but he’s just to expensive for dlc.

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  • mauszx

    I always hope that this is going to be the day that I get a discount on every dlc of ME3, always dissapointed.

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    • fallouthirteen

      To be fair, they’ve already done sales on each piece of ME3 DLC.

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      • mauszx

        Oh no yeah, I have those, the only DLC that I don’t have is the Omega DLC I think, which is the only one that hasn’t been on sale.

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      • http://youtube.com/oxdestroxo DGYT

        Dude, they did one in december i think.

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      • mauszx

        It was only the Citadel DLC, I remember and before that they did Leviatian or something like that, but I’m pretty sure they haven’t done the Omega dlc, which is very expensive.

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  • Ryan Davis

    YES!! I’ve been waiting for Power Rangers to go on sale! $25 for a game with a 20 on Metacritic is a little steep, but $12.49 is just right!

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