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The Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale offers crazy-low Games on Demand prices

Halo Reach

Many console gamers out there are abuzz about the Playstation 4 right now, and an official announcement of the next Xbox probably won’t happen until April. How can Microsoft maintain the Xbox hype? Why, by announcing a big sale of course!

The Ultimate Game Sale starts today and runs through March 4th. 15 different Games on Demand titles have their prices slashed to $3-5 for the duration of the sale (discount varies by region). There will be daily sales every day too. In fact, three Halo games are on sale for ten bucks apiece today – awesome prices if you’re looking to get into the series.

Read on for more Ultimate Game Sale and Xbox 360 Deal of the Week details!

Ultimate Game Sale Persistent Offers February 26-March 4

Note: This sale applies to multiple regions, but the prices are unique to each region.

Ultimate Game Sale Daily Offers for Tuesday, February 26

Halo Wars

Might I recommend all three ten dollar games? Halo Wars in particular is a fine real-time strategy spin on the series from the creators of the Age of Empires series. We’ll be discussing it again in my final ‘How Microsoft can save Xbox Games for Windows Phone’ article.

Deal of the Week February 26-March 4

Gears of War 3

These offers are open to Xbox Live Gold members only.

  • Gear of War 3 Season Pass - 1200 Points
  • Gear of War 3 RAAM’s Shadow - 600 Points
  • Gear of War 3 Horde Command Pack - 400 Points
  • Gear of War 3 Fenix Rising - 400 Points
  • Gear of War 3 Forces of Nature - 400 Points
  • Gear of War 2 All Fronts Collection - 400 Points
  • Gear of War 3 Kryll Shield - 160 Points
  • Gear of War 3 Berserker Pet - 120 Points
  • Gear of War 3 Jack Avatar Prop - 120 Points
  • Gear of War 3 Armored Kantus Mask - 80 Points
  • Gear of War 3 Boomshield - 160 Points

That reminds me, I really need to beat Gears of War 3 before Judgment comes out on March 19! Hey, at least I completed Wave 50 on Horde Mode for once.

Deal of the Week March 5-11

NiGHTS
Nights: Into Dreams (XBLA)

  • NiGHTS: into dreams - 400 Points
  • Sonic the Fighters - 160 Points
  • Fighting Vipers - 160 Points
  • Virtua Fighter 2 - 160 Points
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown - 400 Points
  • Karateka - 400 Points
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – 800 Points

Shopping time

What do you think of the Ultimate Game Sale selection so far, awesome readers? Leave a comment and let us know what games you’ll be buying.

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Nice prices, I'll pickup a few.

abhilashch says:

I checked out halo 4 . It says it's $39.99

SonOfJewel says:

Your sure right! That's the only title I was going too buy

jhornberger says:

Me too. It's been a while since I have purchased an xbox game.  This was going to do it for me too.

Z10YkakPES says:

Amazong was selling for that price before Christmas.

I just got it from Amazon for $29 overnight delivery.

You are listing Halo 4 for the wrong price.

Paul Acevedo says:

Thanks guys. Fixed.

AAAAWWWWW FUCCCKKK YYEEEAHHHH!!!!

Tahiti Bob says:

Typo, Halo 4 isn't $9.99 ;)

I'm getting Grid,bioshock,dirt 2 :)

Element D says:

I agree with those picks, must have!!!!!

I already have Halo 3 ,4 and I have all gears of war so

DHX says:

Did you mean... "crazy-low prices on Games on Demand"?

Paul Acevedo says:

Nope. MS calls digital versions of retail titles Games on Demand.

DHX says:

Yep, knew that. I guess the preposition "on" is what kinda threw me, lol

Skeet1981 says:

This US only?

Smg-Uk says:

I would like to know this as well ?

Paul Acevedo says:

Worldwide but prices vary by region.

Myggen82 says:

Offers are up in Norway also now.

mitixx says:

Nope, also in Italy. As they stated some prices vary: here halo 4 is 30€ and dirt2 is 10€... still the normal conversion $->€ is 1:1.

LaNiQuE says:

Isn't Oblivion (9.99) and Skyrim (39.99) on sale also?

IceDree says:

Wait,  what about Max Payne 3 & Red Dead Redempition ? Weren't they on the list Major Nilson tweeted a few days ago ?

Paul Acevedo says:

Those games will be one day sales. We don't have each individual day's prices yet.

TonyDedrick says:

I was ready to pick up Halo 4 for $9.99. I am not at all a FPS fan. But my co-worker keeps bugging me to get the game so he can have a friend to play the game with. 

If he means for Xbox LIVE, I'll play with him. Tell him to send a friend request to Lil Frier, if he really needs someone to play with.

busngabb says:

Some very old and irrelevant games on that list. A nice time to pick some of them up if you've missed them. This is something they have needed to do for a long time now and need to fix for the next gen Xbox. Games on demand shouldn't be at top dollar prices, it should be cheaper, both as an incentive to purchase without giving margin away to retailers and also because the costs of selling like that must be cheaper.

poddie says:

"irrelevant"?? Strange word... what makes a game irrelevant? Certainly not being older...

Duffau says:

MS relies on its partners for most everything. While I understand the devs and publishers will still get their cut, MS would be competing with their retail partners if they undercut them and that would be bad business. Also, games go on sale when they get old, not when they're recent. These games are old and don't sell at top dollar prices already; this is just an additional sale.

Zeroplanetz says:

i was excited till i saw what games they were. i usually wait for games to become cheap anyways cause 60 on new is just well should never be for a game that you lose interest in. but non of these games am i curious to play. so i will continue to have patience and wait and see.

renegadedvdr says:

I will be getting a few of these. Thanks Microsoft.

navidee says:

Perfect timing as my DVD drive no longer reads discs on my Xbox! Ill be buying El Shadadai or whatever its called.

navidee says:

Is halo wars worth $10? Not into halo, but a halo rts has my interest...

Talbot690 says:

Yes its worth 10 but id like to know if it comes with the dlc.. If so its worth 20 imo

spacedvest says:

I don't think DLC is included in any of the downloadable titles.

TechsUK says:

Halo wars is brilliant. Pretty much best cut scenes ever, given its age. Really well designed. Nice campaign

navidee says:

Thanks guys. I just might pick it up tonight when I get home.

AaronZ88 says:

All future games should be digital downloads, that way we could see deals like this more often. PS4 FTW!!!

I disagree, as I like having the physical versions of games to take to another person's house. Otherwise, you have the whole "which licenses work on which consoles?" issues that are annoying.

busngabb says:

You have that anyway as most big games can only be used online by the account that registers the online pass.

ricsip says:

I have bad news for you: both Sony and MS wants to eradicate the conecpt of 2nd hand gaming via online activation and all kind of inventions coming from satan. So even a physical disk is in your hand (if there still will be such a distribution method in the future), it wont guarantee you anything. Sad, but every signs suggests this direction.

ladydias says:

I heard about this and hope they aren't foolish enough to go through with it. I used to work at Game Stop and the overwhelming majority of our customers got new games because they were able to defray costs by trading in the old ones. I'm still holding a wait and see attitude for the next console generation.

Jombib says:

Retailers have shot themselves in the foot by pushing secondhand games. Profit is kept by retailers and none goes to the industry. Industry was bound to fight back its just taken this long for digital distribution to catch up. Secondhand should have stayed the realm of small specialist stores and away from major retail.

ladydias says:

Hate to break it to you but there isn't a single retail game store that could stay in business if they only ever sold new games. It's all fine and good to want the industry to be healthy but trying to cut out used games will hurt it far more than help it. Not only that but what suggestion do you have for people who want to get rid of their old games? They could just as easily sell them online, as is their right, and that money wouldn't go to the industry either. I buy both used and new games but I prefer used for certain games because I have the option to return it if I don't like it.

jamsjordn says:

The way I interpreted that rumour was that each disc would have an activation code in it and must be connected to the internet sp that only one copy of that disc could be played at once. Dropping piracy not reselling.

CJ Thunder says:

The next question is can I play these on my next Xbox in 9 months?

Talbot690 says:

Halo 3 and reach are 19.99 in canada halo wars 14.99, dirt2 2.99 grid 9.99 canada prices most the other games are the same

snailium says:

but i keep getting error message saying "Your purchase cannot be completed at this time. Please try again."

snailium says:

Finally I bought some on my phone...
 
If you are using MS points, here is the price for me.
- Dirt 2: 200 MSP
- HAWX: 360 MSP
- GRAW: 360 MSP
- GRAW2: 440 MSP (don't know why it is more than GRAW, as both of them have $4.99 tag)

Mystictrust says:

"Note: There is currently a system issue regarding MS Points showing the incorrect price. The team is working on it. So if you want to purchase via points, you should wait for the prices to match up."
 
Of course, it's already been resoled by now, but that's why you paid $1 more in points.

link68759 says:

Is this a new weekly thing, to compete with steam's midweek madness sales? Or just a random don't-look-at-Sony sale.

Anyone know if Halo Wars has all the included DLC; game of the year edition?

Talbot690 says:

I too would like to know this

TechsUK says:

I doubt it has the dlc. Tonnes in it anyway. I just picked it up as my disc is scratched a bit, and my hdd install is gone.

Paul Acevedo says:

It does not include the DLC.

bitemeblinky says:

What's up with this second batch of deal of the week games. Do those start next week even though they're titled as this week?

Paul Acevedo says:

Copy-and-paste error. Thanks for catching that.

I got 10mb per second so this will take a looooong while lol

Mine is even worse. Barely 1 MBPS :'(

dalogrus says:

For me the message is that this offer is not available in my region, and those that are cost x3 the listed price lol.
Way to go MSFT.

Skeet1981 says:

Just bought Halo Wars, Dirt, HAWX, Grid and Halo Wars. Toying with the idea of Tomb Raider too....

spacedvest says:

Tempted to get The Darkness, heard good things about it. Everyone should get Bioshock if you don't already have it.

dubie v2 says:

I already have all the Halo games, and I am saving my money for Destiny!!! THE RETURN OF BUNGIE IS UPON US!