This Week’s Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sale

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 18 May 2015.

Xbox One

v:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
o:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
x:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
.shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}

–>     

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Saints Row IV:  Re-elected  Xbox One Game 25%
Saints Row IV: Re-elected & Gat out of Hell Xbox One Game 33%
Saints Row Gat out of Hell  Xbox One Game 33%
Destiny Digital Guardian Edition Xbox One Game 33%
Destiny* Xbox One Game 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

*Valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

Xbox 360

        

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell Games On Demand 33%
Saints Row IV Games On Demand 67%
Saints Row: The Third Games On Demand 67%
Destiny Games On Demand 50%
Gears Judgment Lost Relics DLC Pack  Add-On 67%
Gears Judgment Call to Arms DLC Pack  Add-On 60%
Gears Judgment Total Skin Pack Add-On 60%
Gears Judgment Epic Weapon Skin Pack Add-On 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

–>

Comments

  • Ryan

    “Deals” . Atleast, the over-priced Destiny pass could’ve been on sale.

    Like

    • Burnt Offering

      That one isn’t likely with “House of Wolves” releasing next week. To be honest, with “Destiny” I don’t see them letting the expansions go on sale because anyone that the game hooks will pay for the expensive expansions to have more to do than the regular daily grind. It makes sense to run the game at 50% off right now (funny that the discount is for silver members too since the game requires gold) so that it matches the retail disk price. They draw new players in and promote the expansions to them.

      Like

      • XbKnight

        It’s because this weeks discounts are just free publicity for destiny, that’s all. They want new players of course, but more important they want the regular and last players to return to the game,

        Like

      • Burnt Offering

        No, not more importantly. Old, returning players will only cough up money on the expansion/pass. New customers (the important ones) will be buying the initial games and the expansions/pass. And if Bungie released the expansion pass on sale before all of the DLC was released, those old/returning players that already purchased it would be rightfully livid.

        Like

      • XbKnight

        You are wrong, past players are the majority and of course the ones who got interestered in the first place by the game. They are very important, all experts say the same (read the critics in magazines and web pages). They want both, new and past players. And you will see they are gonna discount the season pass, just not know because of the new dlc, they don’t want to make it look “cheap” but later.

        Like

      • Burnt Offering

        You don’t seem to have a very strong grasp on retail. Past players (current customers) have already given their money to the developer/publisher/retailer for the game. New customer are always… repeat always… the priority because they have not. A current customer is not going to provide as much potential income as a new customer (a current owner is not going to purchase the game a second time).

        Current players are important for a game like Destiny’s future of course. A MMO (they can call it a shared shooter, but it is a MMO in essence) relies on a player base to keep the game functional. But that is not where the money is because they have already bought the game (and a large portion already own the expansion pass) and “important” always lies where the new money is, and that is new customers who will need to spend money to pick up the game, the expansions, and also serve to keep the player base full of fresh faces to keep the existing customers that were willing to continue to play the game happy.

        Look at it simply. An old customer, if they didn’t purchase the expansion already (which according to Activision a very large percentage of Destiny players already have it), could currently spend $35 on content and have everything so far. A new customer would spend in the area of $65. Which do you think an business that wants to make money (all of them) is going to veiw as the “most important?”

        Like

    • XbKnight

      Later, right now they want just publicity for their new dlc and of course they want players to return to the game. But they will discount it, you will see.

      Like

  • Alexander Barker

    Well, I’m happier. I wish the Digital Guardian Edition was at least 40% off, but I’ll probably pick it up anyways. Two weeks of decent deals, keep it up!

    Like

  • Erick Illescas

    Deals.

    Like

  • Steve Belli

    Seriously, so tired of the same games over and over again. Rockstar one week, 2K another, Saints Row another, Ubisoft the next week….

    Can you PLEASE tell someone to put some arcade games on sale. Like a “Best of Xbox Live Arcade” sale. There are so many XBLA games, especially on 360, that haven’t been on sale for years and a few that have never seen a sale.

    A lot of those games can’t be selling more than a few copies a week at this point. So why not have a sale on them?

    Like

    • GWG4LIFE

      Put Mark of The Ninja on sale plzzzzzzzz!!!

      Like

      • Matthew Bunton

        That is already well worth it’s asking price.

        Like

      • Ryan Davis

        That doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have a sale.

        Like

      • Matthew Bunton

        Agreed and I never said it shouldn’t.

        Like

      • ImTheMetalLord

        It was at one point. You missed it.

        Like

    • Deadly000

      No, thank you, Arcade games are rubbish, if you want to get the games you want, pay full price and stop whining!

      Like

      • Steve Belli

        Almost all retail game can be found for the sale prices (or less) on XBL anyway. It’s the arcade games you can’t get on sale.

        Like

      • Deadly000

        Not for me anyways!

        Like

      • Pickleofwar

        “arcade games are rubbish”
        No, just no

        Like

      • Deadly000

        Yes, just yes!

        Like

      • Pickleofwar

        No, what’s wrong with Arcade games?

        Like

      • Deadly000

        They are small, and have no replayability at all, but not every game, but there are a little amount of these games that have lots of stuff to do!

        Like

      • Pickleofwar

        They can provide unique and interesting experience you won’t ever see in AAA releases. The experience is what matters, the scale of the game doesn’t.

        Like

      • Deadly000

        The experience? HA HA

        Like

    • slasaru

      Even Microsoft first party were almost never on sale and there’s a bunch of games: Kameo, Banjo, PGR series, Perfect Dark Zero, Viva Pinata… never played the last two.

      Like

      • Michael Burden

        Kameo is only $10, the first Banjo game has been on sale several times (Tooie has not seen many sales though). Viva Piñata Trouble in Paradise was a GwG a few months back and I believe the original may have been on sale about then as well (it has been on sale though, a few times).

        As for Perfect Dark Zero or the PGR games – well they aren’t available on Games on Demand so obviously cannot be put on sale.

        Like

      • ImTheMetalLord

        I got Perfect Dark Zero digital copy so I’m surprised it’s not available anymore. PGR games have never been available that way however.

        Like

      • Michael Burden

        I was mistaken about Perfect Dark – it didn’t show up in my first search for some reason. I will correct my post above.

        Like

      • ImTheMetalLord

        Ahhhhh OK! I didn’t go look…..I just assumed it was taken down. I got it on sale for less than $5 I’m sure….to lazy to go look it up as far as when and the exact amount but I remember something like that.

        Like

      • Steve Belli

        Good point

        Like

    • Logan

      preach, brotha

      Like

    • Pickleofwar

      I haven’t seen Saints Row in a while and I’m happy its on sale, got it Tuesday and love it.

      Like

  • ElektroDragon

    Blaaaaarrrghhgack!

    Like

  • Sebastien Fleury

    pffff…. Every tuesday, i hope the escapists, shadow warrior, pneuma…. But always Activision, ubi….

    Like

    • Michael Burden

      Always Activision???? You do realize they as a publisher have fewer games on sale than ANY other publisher in the console space. They also keep the prices higher longer than any other publisher on the market.

      Like

      • Sebastien Fleury

        It’s true. But they’re not alone. Ubisoft and 2K games do the same. Their games are cheaper in stores or on amazon. Deals of the week are not deals.

        Like

  • http://www.zylam-marex-themes.webs.com Zylam Marex

    Anyone up for getting the Gears Judgement dlc achievements? Let me know!

    Like

    • Mauno

      Don’t buy the GoW:J dlc if you want all achievements! You need to buy VIP pass to complete them because you don’t get all the skins and maps you need with the dlc packs.

      Like

      • http://www.zylam-marex-themes.webs.com Zylam Marex

        Thanks for letting me know but I think you may be incorrect. I just bought both DLC’s and all you need is the UIR skin, gold skin for character and weapons and the ward MP map, all of which I can access now with buying these two DLC’s. You are right in saying the vip pass has more skins and maps however I think for achievements these two packs are fine. I’ll double check.

        Like

      • Mauno

        Ok. I hope I’m wrong on this one. My info is based on what I have read on Gears of War and trueachievements forums. Do you have Car 13 skin too?

        Like

      • http://www.zylam-marex-themes.webs.com Zylam Marex

        Yup I’m on the game right now, I have terminal and ward, i have boneyard, lost city, checkout and museum. I have car 13, UIR and gold character and I have gold weapon skins. I’ve got everything needed for achievements and all I’ve done is bought the two packs here. I’m not sure why people are saying you cannot get the without vip. If you go to Xbox achievements and read the guide it shows both packs with 250 score each. Gears has 1500 total, which leaves no score for Vip achievements.

        Like

      • HR5171A

        Do you got access to the VIP-only playlists as well?

        Like

      • http://www.zylam-marex-themes.webs.com Zylam Marex

        No, I don’t and someone has pointed out that I won’t be able to get gold.skin execution because muesum isn’t in rotation for non vip. It’s alrite, just one 30 gamer score achievement is un obtainable, can’t really complain for 10 dollars.

        Like

      • http://www.zylam-marex-themes.webs.com Zylam Marex

        Also who knows maybe they will add museum to rotation, they did change special event to count once every day just before gears j became free.

        Like

      • Peter

        Also GOW collection has been pretty much confirmed as coming to x1. So no point grabbing this last minute cash grab by the developer if you plan on getting it. Probably have all the dlc..

        Like

      • http://www.zylam-marex-themes.webs.com Zylam Marex

        I’m looking forward to such a thing, but I’m not entirely convinced at all that there’s a remaster coming and even if there is one I doubt Judgement will be part of it. Maybe DLC.

        Like

  • Legion

    I at least clicked the links of the Gears Judgment DLC to check price since I got the game for free (I love the Games With Gold program!).

    Everyone, go buy Saints Row so that in a few years I can get it at 75 percent off:)

    Like

  • Stoneysilence

    Looked at the Judgement DLC but it’s all MP and skins garbage. I don’t play MP in general. Oh well, I spent too much last week anyway. Gives me a week to not be tempted to buy anything.

    Like

  • cortez

    Seriously only 33% discount for Gat Out Of Hell! like anybody would pay that much for it. it’s a Saints Row game and like NBA 2K its on deals with gold like clockwork. i will be back in 2 months when DeepSilver decides to sell this game at 50% off.

    Like

  • XbKnight

    No destiny’s season pass discount? Too bad … I already have the game but I am not gonna pay full for the old dlcs.

    Like

    • Burnt Offering

      Bungie has a hard enough time defending the expansions as they are, why would they insult those who have purchased the season pass already by putting it on sale before all of the DLC has even released? TBH, if you are holding out for Destiny expansion sales, it will most likely be in vain because they are moving more and more towards leaving players without the DLC behind. When companies move that way, they usually don’t discount the extras, they discount the original game that has physical market that declines to push the necessary digital content at full price.

      Like

      • XbKnight

        That really sounds good, but for a game that have lost almost 3/4 of its players it is a bad, there are a lot of good new games to play instead. So I will wait, they are gonna discount them, you will see. I really don’t care know and in the next months less because there are better games. This week discounts GwG a is just free publicity for their new dlc pack that’s all.

        Like

      • Burnt Offering

        I agree, they will likely discount them at some point; but it won’t be until everyone who is willing to pay full price for the expansions have done so. It was a few months back that Bungie reported that an average of 16 million players put in three or more hours a day, so they still have a ton of money on the table.

        Like

      • XbKnight

        Just wait a little longer and they are gonna discount the season pass, no hurries I have a ton of other good and excellent games to play.

        Like

      • Cygnil

        The guardian edition is on sale also, so I dont see the problem.

        Like

      • Burnt Offering

        The Digital Guardian version is pretty much the same price as buying the season pass at full price (there was a $5 discount for buying that version over buy them separately that carries over) and the discounted digital version. If it didn’t matter, then why didn’t they just price the expansion pass at $30 instead of $35 initially? Because it does matter. In both cases the small discount is to entice new customers.

        Like

      • XbKnight

        It is just because no company sells its “dlcs” cheap before they have wasted a lot of money in plubicity because of the new content. They are using the newcomers, it is just business. Wait a lil longer and the season pass in gonna be in discount so you can play again and you will want to buy the new content full price, but first the ones who are gonna pay full price for everything (old and new dlcs). Have a good day

        Like

      • Burnt Offering

        We are in agreement, just wording it differently it appears. Thank you and you enjoy your day as well.

        Like

      • XbKnight

        It seems so, thanks

        Like

      • Pam

        Are you reading what others are writing or are you having trouble understanding them?

        Like

      • XbKnight

        No, do you?

        Like

      • Pam

        I can read perfectly fine. I was just wondering if you understand that you are just repeating what the person you are replying to is saying in the first place.

        Like

      • XbKnight

        Good for you. We already agreed that, we are like 99% in the same thinking, we just had a little argument about that 1% but it was no big deal. Reading it is not the same as comprehension😄

        Like

      • XbKnight

        Good for you, but you are not adding anything to the conversation, you just a want to be the “troll”😄 hilarious haha practice your comprehension please

        Like

      • XbKnight

        Re-read until you understand😄

        Like

      • Pickleofwar

        Over games put season pass on sale. Its not insulting just greedy

        Like

      • Burnt Offering

        I know other games put season passes on sale, but Destiny is a very different kind of game. The Destiny expansions do a bit more than just enhancing the story (I know, a poor choice of words when talking about Destiny), a few maps, or cosmetic components. It wouldn’t make sense to throw that on sale before all the season pass DLC is released (I know of no other game that put a season pass on sale prior to all of the content being released first, except for TTG games which is basically just putting a complete game on sale). If they did it would be them shooting themselves in their foot because very few would ever pre-pay for a season pass or DLC content from them again.

        Like

      • XbKnight

        Michael is right, we will have to wait a little longer, they don’t want to make the new dlc look cheap neither they want to lose money, a lot of newcomers are gonna buy the complete “package of dlc” if they like it. It is just business logic

        Like

      • Michael Burden

        Yet they never put it on sale the week before a piece of the DLC is about to be released. No company does that. They may have it on sale before all the content is released, but never the week before a content release.

        Like

      • XbKnight

        Michael is right, we will have to wait a little longer, they don’t want to make the new dlc look cheap neither they want to lose money, a lot of newcomers are gonna buy the complete “package of dlc” if they like it. It is just business logic.

        Like

      • Pickleofwar

        Fair point but the season pass for Destiny never goes on sale

        Like

      • Michael Burden

        Well this is also only the second time the game itself had been on sale. The other thing to consider is who the publisher is: Activision. They VERY rarely put their DLC or Season Passes on sale – and never this early in a game’s lifecycle (unless it is CoD:Ghosts, and that may not have been on sale either).

        Like

  • PenKowalski

    Well, you know….

    Like

  • Mauno

    The Ebbtide wrote on Gears of War forum:

    “Black Tusk: Please Correct the DLC Sale!

    Currently, from May 12th through May 17th the DLC packs for Gears
    of War Judgment will be on sale. Unfortunately, the VIP Pass is not on
    sale. As the playlists are designed, the paid DLC do not all show up
    in the Standard Playlist (specifically Lost Relics), making it worthless
    to people buying the DLC for competitive matchmaking.

    I’m sure this was just a slight mistake, and that the VIP Pass could
    easily be adjusted to reflect the cost of the sale price of the two DLC
    packs. Hopefully this is something that can be taken care of with
    communication to Microsoft. Gears of War Judgment recently was offered
    as a free title in the Games with Gold program only a few weeks ago.
    This means that they are potentially people who will buy these packs
    during this sale, unaware of the limitations of it”

    In addition you don’t get all the skins and Museum map you need to complete the achievements in the dlc packs.

    Like

    • Antarael Dulacre

      This really has to be acknowledged!

      Like

    • http://www.zylam-marex-themes.webs.com Zylam Marex

      I have access to museum and have the gold and UIR skins which are needed for DLC and I just bought both packs.

      Like

    • http://www.zylam-marex-themes.webs.com Zylam Marex

      I’m on the game right now, I have terminal and ward, i have boneyard, lost city, checkout and museum. I have car 13, UIR and gold character and I have gold weapon skins. I’ve got everything needed for achievements and all I’ve done is bought the two packs here. I’m not sure why people are saying you cannot get the without vip. If you go to Xbox achievements and read the guide it shows both packs with 250 score each. Gears has 1500 total, which leaves no score for Vip achievements.

      Like

      • Mauno

        There are no separate VIP achievements. The problem is with the separate VIP and dlc playlists. Good to know you don’t have problem with the skins. Maybe there isn’t this issue anymore.

        The latest issue reported (March 2015) seems to be there is no Museum in dlc execution playlist rotation. This means you can not obtain Golden Artifacts achievement in dlc playlist.

        Like

      • http://www.zylam-marex-themes.webs.com Zylam Marex

        Yes you are correct, it appears that map isn’t in rotation for non vip, however that’s alrite, it’s just one 30G achievement out of 500, can’t really complain for 10 dollars. Who knows maybe they will fix it too.

        Like

      • Mauno

        Yep. I hope they’ll fix the dlc playlist.

        They dropped the VIP pass price 50% a moment ago.

        Like

  • Ärmätèsz

    Currently nothing I am interested in now… Saints row gat out of hell to me was pretty good but overall you can beat the game very fast… without doing any sort of mission… All you have to do is make satan upset enough and there you go.

    Like

  • Pickleofwar

    Put the Destiny Season pass 50% off, you think this would have been done by now.

    Like

  • Pickleofwar

    Saints row 4 however, pretty nice. I’ll take it.

    Like

  • KT

    SR Gat out of hell is standalone correct? I dont need to have SR IV on Xbox One to play the DLC?

    Like

    • Deadly000

      Yeah, correct!

      Like

  • Deadly000

    Nice deals, Microsoft!

    Like

  • Mike Jezz

    At least last weeks deal was pretty good (Far Cry 4).
    I’m happy that I’m saving some cash now, and just looks forward to next week.

    Like

    • Pickleofwar

      Far cry 4 is an average game though.

      Like

      • Mike Jezz

        And both Destiny and Saint’s Row are bad games. What’s your point?

        Destiny is a overhyped MMO-light grind game with no real content. Saint’s Row is just… I don’t even know what to call it. Its like watching a low budget film.

        Like

      • Pickleofwar

        Far cry 4 is a poor effort reskined from a great game, that gameplay cant sustain 2 games. Oh and the co-op is limited.
        Destiny and Saints Row are a lot more fun with friends thanks to unrestricted co op.

        Like

  • Colin McGregor

    its $5 cheaper to buy re elected and gat out of hell separate. Re Elected is $14, Gat is $14. Both combined is $33 lol

    Like

    • slasaru

      I bought the bundle for 30 USD, in my currency.

      Like

    • Michael Burden

      Re-elected is $22.49, not $14. It is more expensive if you purchase separately.

      Like

  • slasaru

    Good price for Reelected & Gat out, bought it

    Like

  • Matthew Bunton

    Why isn’t the Wolfenstein Bundle listed for £20.79?

    Last night I purchased the Wolfenstein Complete Edition which included the New Order and Old Blood for £20.79 which is a bargain considering the expansion alone is £15.00.

    I’m sure many will be interested in this offer.

    Like

    • Michael Burden

      It is $44.99 in US Xbox Store – which is cheaper than the base game alone.

      Like

      • Matthew Bunton

        Yes I know that US prices are always cheaper but to Uk gamers this is a good deal and surely a lot will still be interested.

        Like

      • Karachi King

        Wow, I just looked this up, and Australia is getting totally reemed on this one. The New Order is AU$100 (about normal digital price), but the bundle is AU$140…😦

        It’s actually 5 cents more expensive to buy the bundle than buying both games separately.
        What the hell, Microsoft?

        Like

    • Pickleofwar

      Showing as £36 for me but even at that price its a deal.

      Like

  • plintus

    I’ve got both XBOne and 360 versions of Destiny digital on release day (last September?) for the same price as you could buy cross-gen: you bought digital 360 version for $60 and got XBOne one for free for limited time, IIRC.

    “Deal”, my buttcheeks.

    Like

  • Jay Ramsey

    That’s like 6 straight weeks of weak sauce

    Like

  • Pickleofwar

    Evil Within Executioner DLC has been teased. It looks awesome.

    Like

blog comments powered by Disqus