Microsoft teases "ultimate" Xbox 360 sale

List of titles to be discounted next week includes Assassin's Creed III, Bulletstorm, Crysis 3, Left 4 Dead 2, and The Witcher 2.

Microsoft will launch an "Ultimate Game Sale" next week, Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced today.

Hryb listed off 32 titles in all that will be discounted during the week, though exact sale prices are being kept secret for now.

On-sale games include newer releases like Crysis 3 and Far Cry 3, as well as older games like Prey and Mass Effect.

The full list of "Ultimate Game Sale" titles is below.

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Borderlands 2
  • Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
  • Bulletstorm
  • Command and Conquer Red Alert 3
  • Crysis
  • Crysis 3
  • Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga
  • Dragon Age Origins
  • Far Cry 3
  • Far Cry Instincts Predator
  • Forza Horizon
  • Gears of War: Judgement
  • Hasbro Family Game Night 3
  • Hitman Absolution
  • Kinect Sports 2
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes
  • Lego Lord of the Rings
  • Mass Effect
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengence
  • Monopoly Streets
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Prey
  • Rockstar Table Tennis
  • The Orange Box
  • Tomb Raider
  • Witcher 2
  • WWE 13
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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thomanji
thomanji

Well, great, getting discriminated again. This fracken sale does not work in my region. Was all happy to pick-up AC3 for $15 and now it is not available in my region. Even though my credit-card is USA based they wont allow me to download. What is up with this, its a worldwide franchise.
Its time XBox goes global, MS wake up.

Midnightshade29
Midnightshade29

@thomanji Should go with a playstation, there are sales everyweek not just once a summer. and with PS+ its massive discounts and free games every week. 

thomanji
thomanji

@Midnightshade29 @thomanji Well, I am not ready for this. I have a PS3 sitting at home, I think it was on the last time about 1.5 years ago. There are plenty discounts on XB now but always what I want is not available in my region. However I did pick-up some bargains but I wanted ACIII. Maybe I will switch when the PS4 comes out. Will see what happens with this. For me it is all about my Fanatec Wheel, if it is supported I stay Xbox if not I switch PS4.

YesSheWill
YesSheWill

Heh, Why was this sale on a Tuesday? 

innocent69
innocent69

The xbots sale is only $2 off retail. Borderlands 2 which retails for $30 was on sale for $28.....a mere $2 discount off retail. The xbots were so stupid last week, to think that they were going to receive "large" discounts.

digeratiB
digeratiB

@innocent69 I'm just going to come out and say it.  You are a moron.

Borderlands 2 was on sale yesterday.  It was $9.99.  One day sales.  The author of this article was gracious enough to neglect the fact that these sales are broken up into days.  So maybe your stupidity isn't entirely your fault.  Then again it wasn't that hard for me to figure that out, and I'm just a stupid xbot.

tigress666
tigress666

So far, the only game I'm interested in (Witcher 2), has not gone on sale despite it being listed up there or alternatively what they consider a crazy good deal is ridiculous. Granted I haven't checked today but I don't consider 40 dollars a crazy good deal (I'd honestly expect that is what it's price is without a sale). Especially when I can find it used for less than 20 dollars (and I don't have to have a digital copy that I can't even sell if I decide it is a sucky game).

dmastor
dmastor

Great deals, Crazy good 

iempire68
iempire68

Some games are on sale now, like AC3, Red Dawn, Prey, etc. So maybe TR is next week.

iempire68
iempire68

Is the $29.99 the sale price for TR?

littleb75
littleb75

max payne 3. 9.99, assassins creed 3 14.99. im down, sweet buys


steelmouth
steelmouth

damn and I don't have most those games, if only this ultimate sale made it to my local store

zyxahn
zyxahn

I wish they would have given Bioshock Infinite as a free game for gold subs but do it for 1 hr or so.  Anyway I bought a bunch of Sonic games last week so have to spend more I guess :)

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

I guess i should give MS a little credit for trying. but really half these games could be had for ~$5 for years now on PC. the other half (minus the 360 exclusives(none of which are really even good enough to even bother with) ~$20 a month after they came out. GoG.com and Amazon.com's summer sales are going on right now. I'm sure steams will start this week as well.  Plus I'm sure you can get physical copies of all these xbox games on amazon even cheaper than MS is going to offer them for.

Jankauskas369
Jankauskas369

oh please...don't tease me! i used my xbox warranties four times because i had to replace them. xbox one will be microsoft's death on console gaming...

FKlepackiFTW
FKlepackiFTW

It's funny cause out of that list I only own Mass Effect and Metal Gear Rising and am not interested in the rest a one bit. Also, Metal Gear Rising is better on PS3.

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

Nice try, but unless these are also retail sales, I'm not interested.

macca366
macca366

To anyone that's played it. Is The Witcher 2 worth getting?

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

In the whole list, there is one that I will get. - Infinite. Then there are another 2 games I may be interested depending on price - AC3 and Far Cry 3. Everything elseI either already played or have no interest. Just hope prices are good. 

SoulxReaperx366
SoulxReaperx366

Witcher 2, only thing i want I'm not already done with in that list.

isshiah
isshiah

I'm already replaying dragon age for the thousandth time, knowing I will need to do so again when DA3 arrives. This sale might tempt me do the same with the witcher 2. I love rpg stories, but damn my memory and it's badness!

theKSMM
theKSMM

Cheap digital games on the X360 might have some value to me if they could also be played on the XBOX One.  For example, I like buying cheap PSP games because that's the only way to play them on the PS Vita.  By the same token, I'm hoping my digital PS3 library will eventually be playable on the PS4.

I never buy digital from Nintendo because they won't even let you transfer games to another console (which is ridiculous).  So unless the digital XBOX 360 games are significantly cheaper than the same games on disc, I'll probably pass.

blackace
blackace

Did the sales even start yet?

Star_Skywalker
Star_Skywalker

I'm looking at Tomb Raider, Gears and WWE 13 for under $20.

obsequies
obsequies

3/4 these games have already been on steam sales

CraZkid37
CraZkid37

How good are we talking here?

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Too bad I already own Gears Judgement and Forza Horizon, the only two decent 360 exclusives in this list (who really wants to play Perfect Dark Zero or Kinect Sports 2?)

The rest are multiplats that I'd rather play on PC.

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

Crysis 1 was not on consoles how MS add it in the list???

Cashmoney007
Cashmoney007

If you have not played The Witcher 2 on PC then get it on the Xbox 360.  It is one of the best rpgs ever.

ibonedyourmom
ibonedyourmom

Or you could just buy them used likely for less than what the sale prices will be.

WeskerTeam
WeskerTeam

I wonder if Canada will also be having this ultimate game sale. There is a bunch of games here that I would be interested in.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Having 7gb remaining out of my measly 120gb hard drive pretty much cancels me out of the loop for this digital bananza!! Dayuum.

BLaverock
BLaverock

Holy sh*t, they've finally caught on! And Steam's been doing this for how long? lol

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

I'd  buy but I don't buy digital on Xbox.

Happy_Robot
Happy_Robot

If they bring Witcher 2 down to $5, I'll be picking that up.

Nibbles37
Nibbles37

Crysis 3 and Divinity II I will purchase if each are 10$ or less.

gilldominic
gilldominic

Hey, remember how we've been spending the last couple of months getting you hyped and excited for next gen?

Well now you can buy all these dated current gen titles that you probably already own or never wanted! Hooray!!!

myaliasisjames
myaliasisjames

I've been waiting for this day. They will finally beat Valve at their own game, I mean they have to because they used the words 'Ultimate Game Sale'.

StephenSays
StephenSays

Nothing better be over $19.99

Seriously who hasn't played these games yet.  This is a sale for kids(or college students) on summer break who cant afford games.

Or were busy studying, I respect that.  Keep those grades up and cheap games for the summer.  (you truly are smart) :D

Nova_Prime_85
Nova_Prime_85

alot of those titles are alrdy extremely cheap, aside from some of the newer releases

pfft, this is a PR stunt, thats all

DeusGladiorum
DeusGladiorum

Ahahaha, yea, I'd be surprised if the greedy bastards at MS decided to sell any of these at more than 30% off. Steam sales on the other hand; now that's the definition of ultimate sales.

CeZar_87
CeZar_87

Can 't wait to see what the prices are. Those are some premium titles.