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#1 tylerh1701

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

Here is a list of all the current and upcoming Xbox Live Marketplace Sales for the USA. This includes the Deal of the Week, KINECT Central sale item(s), and any other 3rd-party sales or promotions. We have also included the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade releases in the 2nd post. Most sales are for one week. Feel free to post if you see anything not listed here.

Please note:

  • All known sales and information on sales are in the OP. Major Nelson usually updates us with new sales information every other Tuesday. When offers are validated by Moderators, it will be added to the OP as time permits.
  • ALL OFFERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE! No information within this thread can or should be construed as accurate (or still valid), therefore ...
  • Always verify Xbox Live Marketplace prices before your purchase!
  • Some sales are intended for GOLD MEMBERS ONLY, as noted within each section.
  • Spend wisely, have fun, and enjoy!

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XBOX Live (Gold) Deal of the Week
GOLD MEMBERS ONLY ... neither a 48hr GOLD trial nor free GOLD weekends will give you the sale price. You must
either be a paying Individual/Family subscriber or within a console-activated "1 month complimentary GOLD trial" account.

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7/2 - 7/8 ... Borderlands DLC

 

7/9 - 7/15 ... Dishonored and Metal Gear Rising DLC and More

  • Dishonored Games on Demand - Price Unknown
    • DLC - The Knife of Dunwall - 400 MSP (50% off)
    • DLC - Dunwall City Trials - 200 MSP (50% off)
    • DLC - Void Walkers Arsenal - 160 MSP (50% off)
  • Metal Gear Rising Revengeance DLC
    • Jetstream - 400 MSP (50% off)
    • Raiden Custom Body - 80 MSP (50% off)
    • Bladewolf  - 320 MSP (43% off)
  • XBLA - Battle: Los Angeles - 400 MSP (50% off)
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XBox "Games with Gold" Promotion 
GOLD MEMBERS ONLY ... neither a 48hr GOLD trial nor free GOLD weekends will give you the FREE price. You must
either be a paying Individual/Family subscriber or within a console-activated "1 month complimentary GOLD trial" account.

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  • Confirmed as future free games: Halo 3

 

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Sales & Specials: Open to Everyone!
NOTE ... if the start & end dates are not well-defined, ACT FAST! since these
"sales" could end anytime. However, they may also be permanent markdowns.

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Ultimate Game One Day Sales:

 

7/2 ... Day One:

 

7/3 ... Day Two:

 

7/4 ... Day Three:

 

7/5 ... Day Four: (will last through 7/7)

 

7/2 - 7/8 ... Ultimate Games Persistent Sales:

* =  Want to Buy Games On Demand Using Microsoft Points? 

 
Kinect Central sales

 

7/2 - ??? ... Unannounced Rocksmith DLC Markdowns

 

7/2 - ??? ... Other Unannounced Markdowns

 

7/2 - 7/8 ... Robocop and Fast and Furious Avatar Sale

  • Please check the avatar store on your Xbox 360 for more information

 

7/9 - 7/15 ... Just Dance 4

  • Price and content unknown

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Monthly Marketplace Markdowns
Announced ... as confirmed on the Xbox 360's own dashboard, or corroborated from other sources (PSN, dev/pub, etc).

Unannounced ... from Xbox.com scrapes. *These may or may not be permanent, so judge accordingly.

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Unannounced Price Drops for July:

* =  Want to Buy Games On Demand Using Microsoft Points? 



#2 tylerh1701

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

XBLA Releases Coming Soon:

 

Capsized - July 5 - 800 MSP

 

 

Summer of Arcade Begins August 7th:

(in no particular order)

 

TMNT: Out of the Shadows

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Flashback

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What do you mean by GOLD MEMBERS ONLY?
A: GOLD members are paid subscribers to Xbox Live. These deals are only available to them.

Q: I'm an XBOX LIVE FREE member, can I use a 48 hour trial to get the GOLD discount?
A: No. 48 hour codes only work for online play.

Q: What about the promotional GOLD weekends?
A: No. Those only allow online play.

Q: How long is this deal going on?
A: One week (seven days) unless otherwise noted. Most sales in the OP have start and end dates listed.

Q: I'm not seeing the sale price, what is going on?
A: If the deal is live, make sure you are logged-in to Xbox.com or your 360 with a GOLD account. Sometimes there is a disconnect between Xbox.com and the Xbox Dashboard.

Q: When do the deals go live?
A: Deal of the Week deals go live on Tuesday morning usually around 9am EST. (Monday's before 3/22/11)

Q: What about all the other sales and promos?
A: Microsoft has gotten into the habit of offering other sales and promos as well as the Deal of the Week. They are listed in this thread to reduce clutter on the Deals Forum and to help maximize your savings.

Q: How do I buy Games on Demand with Xbox Points?
A: Often overlooked, GoD are by default displayed in dollars both on Xbox.com as well as on the console, but on the very-first confirmation screen of the download process is the option to use Microsoft Points in place of real-world currency.

Through the console, after first selecting to download a GoD you are greeted by a familiar gray confirmation screen that pops up displaying the size of the download as well as confirming the price. At the bottom of this gray pop-up is the instruction to press the "X button" in order to change the payment type to MSP. Pictured below with an arrow:
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On Xbox.com they've made it much more obvious, the confirmation "extra step" pop-up after clicking the download link displays a link that simply says "Use Microsoft Points" directly under the price in dollars at the top of the page.

Q: Should I have any concerns about waiting to buying something on sale?
A: After a few years of experience with Xbox LIVE, ReddJoey thinks you might want to know:
-Items can be pulled from Xbox.com with little or no notice (Games, Content, DLC)
-If you wait for an item to go on sale, it might never come (and the item(s) could be pulled)
-End dates can be flimsy. This could mean the sale is cut a bit short (RARE) or run a bit over (Happening more often). Don't count on this happening if you are on the fence. You might miss the sale.
-Consider keeping 800-1200 points on reserve for a 1-Day sale. They are rare, but you will kick yourself if you miss it

Q: What if I don't see a sale/promo listed here?
A: Post it or feel free to update the OP, as it is wikified and anyone can edit it.

Q: Are there any other links I should know about?
A: Yes.
CAG Xbox 360 Forum - Discussion on games and lots of gaming groups to join.
CAG Xbox Live Free Stuff Thread - Great thread and discussion of the free things on Xbox Live
CAG Xbox Live Subscription Thread - Great thread about the deals for Xbox Live on the dashboard
CAG Xbox Live Code Trading Thread- CAGs trading XBL codes.
CAG Xbox Live Achievement Trading & Discussion Group - A group dedicated to XBL achievements. Join up with other people who are in need of the same achievements you are.
Xbox Live Rewards- Sign up here to get "rewards"/rebates for Xbox Live purchases and other things. New offers every month, CAG discussion here.
CAG Xbox Rewards Thread - The latest updates and discussions about the Xbox Rewards program.
List of XBLA games on Wikipedia - Can be useful for sorting titles by price, but isn't always 100% up to date.
List of XBLA games that haven't been on sale (2010-Present)

Q: What are your sources?
A: Sources:
-Majornelson.com
-Xbox UK DotW
-Xbox US DotW
-Xbox JP DotW
-Spylon's Xbox Live Database
-Various Publications/Blogs

Q: Do you mind if I copy this info and post it somewhere else?
A: Not really, but please respect the hard work that the CAG Community puts into assembling these deals each week, and please mention where you got it from and not just straight copy/paste the posts.

Q: Do you have a list of the older sales?
A: Yes. I'm not sure if it includes every single sale since the beginning of Deal of the Week in 2008 & 2009, but it's pretty comprehensive up until 7/23/2012.

Q: I noticed some talk about "compilation discs?" What is that and is it cheaper?
A: Some of the content from Xbox Live has been put on retail discs. Some discs have XBLA games, others have several pieces of DLC from one game. Depending on what content you are looking for it you might want to consider looking for a retail disc. Some CAGs and ReddJoey have put together this handy list. When an item that can be found on one of these disc goes on sale, a disc vs D/L discussion will likely come up in the thread.





Thanks for the input/help:
Chrono Gear, jputahraptor, sanger, salty tbone, BudzMcGee, kburns10, typical guy, Easy Reader, mxpowar, EarthBoundX5

Q: What about the old threads?
A: Old thread links:
2010 - Part 1
2010 - Part 2
2011 - Part 1
2011 - Part 2
2012 - Part 1
2012 - Part 2
2012 - Part 3


Edited by tylerh1701, 03 July 2013 - 03:12 AM.


#3 tylerh1701

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

Impressions of Games on Sale:



#4 tylerh1701

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

K I'm done reserving. The 2nd post needs a lot of formatting work, which I'll do today. If you have any input for the title, OP, or 2nd or 3rd posts please feel free to let me know. Hope everyone is ok with this change. I think the change will be a positive for the CAG community. Thanks.

Edited by tylerh1701, 14 January 2013 - 08:37 PM.


#5 Bloomy

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

Do you want any help with the formatting for the 2nd post?

#6 INCyr

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

I'm guessing we won't know this weeks deals until they go live tomorrow. Hoping for Mass Effect/EA, but not holding my breath... *sigh*

#7 ooga

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

I love the new thread smell. :)

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#8 tylerh1701

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

Do you want any help with the formatting for the 2nd post?


I think I'll be alright, I just want to format it the same way as ReddJoey had, then update the links and copy/paste all the spoiler info.

I'm guessing we won't know this weeks deals until they go live tomorrow. Hoping for Mass Effect/EA, but not holding my breath... *sigh*


Major Nelson will hopefully be posting the next 2 weeks of sales info on his blog tomorrow. But you're right, we won't know what next week holds until early tomorrow morning.

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#9 mpaullin

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

I love the new thread smell. :)


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#10 bardockkun

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

Awesome. Thanks for taking the baton of making a new thread Tyler and everyone else who edits the OP (Cornelius and Bloomy spring to mind).
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#11 Chrono Gear

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

Awesome to see a new thread for the year. I hope Reddjoey is alright with passing the torch. He hasn't had the time to maintain the thread lately and now seems like a good time to move on. He did a great job and I have no doubt Tylerh1701 (and everyone else who keeps the OP updated regularly-Bloomy and Cornelius muck about in there a bit) will serve this thread well.

#12 drawingboard

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

Anyone know if THQ will have a DLC/XBLA fire sale soon?

#13 parrothead87

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

New Thread. Thumbs up

#14 Blaster man

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

Anyone know if THQ will have a DLC/XBLA fire sale soon?


Won't happen. Ever.

#15 Alien Spider

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

Many thanks to Tyler, Cornelius, and everyone else who maintains theses deals and keeps the information up to date! I know it's a lot of work, but it's very appreciated!

#16 tylerh1701

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

Thanks for all the support, guys. :) 2nd post should be formatted to be almost exactly as ReddJoey's old FAQ, I just updated and tweaked a couple minor things. Please let me know if there's anything else anyone would like updated, otherwise, carry on as normal.

Also, the one thing I don't know how to do is change what is written on a Spoiler tag. If anyone can inform me of how to do this, I'll fix the spoiler tags in the 2nd post to properly reflect what is behind the spoiler.

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#17 Bloomy

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

The first spoiler of the second post (prior sales) can be wiped out, since they're from early 2012. There's also a little lingering "XBox Live Achie" text above the sources question.

Use customspoiler=text to have text show on the spoiler button.

http://www.cheapassg...e#customspoiler

#18 Tsel

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

Huh, I had no idea Pool Nation just released at the end of October. Is it worth picking up? I'll likely pick up Skullgirls, but I won't be sad if I forget.

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#19 biledriver

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

Man, appreciate the work but it's sad not seeing ReddJoey's name up there. We need a tribute in the OP or something. Never forget!

#20 BettercallPitPat

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

nice job, and now you get to change it all again tomorrow!

Man, appreciate the work but it's sad not seeing ReddJoey's name up there. We need a tribute in the OP or something. Never forget!


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#21 Yars

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Man, appreciate the work but it's sad not seeing ReddJoey's name up there. We need a tribute in the OP or something. Never forget!


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#22 tylerh1701

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:09 PM

The first spoiler of the second post (prior sales) can be wiped out, since they're from early 2012. There's also a little lingering "XBox Live Achie" text above the sources question.

Use customspoiler=text to have text show on the spoiler button.

http://www.cheapassg...e#customspoiler


Thanks, thanks, and thanks.

Did we just stop keeping track of the lists of DotW and sales? Do we have any info from 7/23/2012 onward? For the answer to the "list of old sales" question, I put a link to one of my Google Drive spreadsheets which has a list of sales since 2008.

Edited by tylerh1701, 14 January 2013 - 09:19 PM.

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#23 Bloomy

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

Did we just stop keeping track of the lists of DotW and sales? Do we have any info from 7/23/2012 onward?


Since the prior sales list was in the 2nd post, only Reddjoey or a mod could update it. Spylon's site would have everything if looking for a specific item. If you want to put together a chronological list, the edit history of the 2nd and 3rd 2012 topics would have them. Should be able to find the DOTW's easily enough by checking versions of the page made on Tuesdays, though some of the other deals may be harder to find without going through every version.

#24 nCogNeato

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#25 tylerh1701

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

Since the prior sales list was in the 2nd post, only Reddjoey or a mod could update it. Spylon's site would have everything if looking for a specific item. If you want to put together a chronological list, the edit history of the 2nd and 3rd 2012 topics would have them. Should be able to find the DOTW's easily enough by checking versions of the page made on Tuesdays, though some of the other deals may be harder to find without going through every version.


I didn't think to go through the Edit histories of the other 2 threads, that's a good idea if I ever feel like actually doing that.

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#26 eastx

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:01 PM

Nice job, Tyler.

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#27 tylerh1701

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

Thanks Paul.

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#28 CultureCrypt

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

I recommend adding the Xbox icon to the thread title. I know I always find this thread by scrolling through the forum list looking for that logo.

#29 tylerh1701

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

I recommend adding the Xbox icon to the thread title. I know I always find this thread by scrolling through the forum list looking for that logo.


I added the :360: icon to the icon tab, is that what you're talking about?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

I'm glad that somebody finally stepped up to the plate and made the new thread that everybody needed.


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