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Sally's Salon Luxury Edition gets cheaper. Could the DOTW be back?

Sally's Salon lead

Since the Xbox Live Deal of the Week program’s humble inception in March 2011 (with Frogger on sale), the program has become quite popular with deal hunting gamers. Perhaps I should say had become, because the deals of the week unceremoniously stopped coming after the August 8 late Marketplace update.

We theorized that Microsoft’s Xbox Live gaming division might have been too busy gearing up for Windows Phone 8 to bother with poor little WP7 games any more. Whether or not that played a factor, the program just might be back! Sally’s Salon Luxury Edition from Game House is now $2.99, down from $4.99.

Sally's Salon LEBut is Sally’s Salon actually on sale, or has it received a permanent price cut? Sally’s Spa, the sequel to Salon, has been out since August 9 and costs only $2.99. Spa’s price may be due to either its smaller amount or levels compared to Salon or a desire to match the iOS version’s pricing. Point is: Sally’s Spa business might have been impacting her Salon business, if you catch my drift. In which case, Sally, I mean Game House could have chosen to drop the price of Sally’s Salon in order to keep it selling.

Sally’s Salon is a time management game in which players help Sally keep her customers happy by shuffling them between the various stations at a salon. Juggling the needs of a multitude of a room full of disparate customers is both challenging and fun – arguably more so than Sally’s Spa, which ratchets up the difficulty a bit. See our full review for more details of Salon life.

We’ve contacted both Microsoft and Game House and will update when we find out the exact nature of Sally’s Salon Luxury Edition’s new lower price. Just in case it’s temporary, you might not want to put off downloading it this week.

Update: The issue has been settled - see this article.

Sally’s Salon Luxury Edition Marketplace link        Sally’s Spa Marketplace link

QR: Sally's Salon LE                QR: Sally's Spa

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elisaur says:

Lol I just bought it for full price a couple days ago.

Ah what the heck. Great game.

tylerh1701 says:

Hope DotW is back and this isn't just a price drop.
 
Anyways, the game wasn't really for me, but there's a ton of content here for $3.

LMAO ... Game is so generically bad that it is DOTW in record breaking time.

tylerh1701 says:

This is the first one, not the one that was just released a couple weeks ago.

My apologies...either way... Tired of the same gameplay just rehashes in ten different graphical masks. Hopefully WP8 brings original games.

spacedvest says:

Yeah I hope this is a DOTW too, there are many games I was going to eventually buy if they ever went on sale.

Curtieson says:

To the deal hunters out there, check out the new "Sales + Specials" app on your Xbox 360.  Each day there is a new chance to win a free game PLUS a new XBLA game on sale.  The hope is the idea goes very well and it is pushed to the WP XBL marketplace at some point.  After being on a spending hiatus for nearly a year that "Sales + Specials" app got me to buy 3 new games.

tylerh1701 says:

That would be an awesome phone app!

Nakazul says:

Not available in Sweden :'(

MastrMeatWad says:

That would be a great app for wp!

GLOCKGLOCK says:

Probably just a price drop, but hope it means the DotW is returning.
 
I already own the game and I recommend it.  2.99 is a fair price.

MastrMeatWad says:

Decent game, no complaints. I hope dotw is back, and price drops start coming every month like on the Xbox 360 game marketplace. Always an arcade game, games on demand, gets a price cut. Would be cool to see that for wp.

Sally Salon LE is much better than her SPA.

aubreyq says:

I installed the trial version before seeing this blog post. I thought $2.99 was the price it always had and was telling others that I'm waiting for the price to come down, hahaha!

DavidinCT says:

Didn't Sally start at $2.99 on release(opening sale) ? At least that is what I paid for it....
 
I saw this and thought oh, no $0.99 ? I guess not, that is where it should be priced
 
If you liked the first Sally, this one is much the same but a little harder...

Paul Acevedo says:

Come on David... Read the article. :-P

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