XBLA sale knocks 50% off SSFII HD Remix, South Park

Rocket Riot, Lumines Live, Defense Grid, Mad Tracks, Age of Booty, Schizoid, and Wallace & Gromit Episode 1 all half off; Track & Field discounted by 40%.

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Given that it's April 1st, many game companies are playing April Fools' pranks by posting fictional items. Not Microsoft. Today, director of Xbox Live programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced that Microsoft is lopping half the price off nine Xbox Live Arcade titles through April 7. A 10th will be discounted by 40 percent.

Super Street Fighter II HD Remix is 53% off until April 7.

The titles on sale range the gamut from Capcom's retro-redux Super Street Fighter II HD Remix, now 560 Microsoft Points ($7), to DoubleSix's South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play, now 400 Microsoft Points ($5). Other titles cheapened by 50 percent include Hidden Path's Defense Grid, LOAD Inc.'s Mad Tracks, Certain Affinity's Age of Booty, and Codeglue's Rocket Riot. Q Entertainment's Lumines Live, which was criticized for being overpriced when released, also got a half-off haircut and now costs just MSP400 ($5). A full list of discounted games with links to Xbox Live Marketplace is below.

Title

Regular Price

Discounted Price

Save

South Park 800 400 50%
Super Street Fighter II HD Remix 1200 560 53%
Defense Grid 800 400 50%
Rocket Riot 800 400 50%
Mad Tracks 800 400 50%
Track & Field 400 240 40%
Lumines Live 800 400 50%
Age of Booty 800 400 50%
Schizoid 800 400 50%
Wallace & Gromit episode 1 800 400 50%

Discussion

41 comments
The_Dragon_Born
The_Dragon_Born

I bought old school games like Perfect Dark on live but I won't buy avatar items. Ever. LOL! The actual thought of giving my money to microsoft for garbage like avatar items?! lol! There I go laughing again...

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

I bought Age of Booty and Defense Grid. Played both last night and well worth the 400 points each.

XanderZane
XanderZane

Guess I'll get Track and Field, South Park, Age of Booty and SSF2HD Remix. Some decent deals. Some of these games were over priced, but not all of them. $10 for Age of Booty and South Park isn't bad. Even $5 for Track & Field isn't too bad. This is the price structure on all 3 systems, so I'm not sure why people are complaining about it now. Sony had their sale day as well, but it was only off 2-3 days. I have yet to buy anything off of Wii's Virtual Console store. I thought most of their games were overpriced though.

Io_ACE_oI
Io_ACE_oI

@GOR_TAK "The "discounted price" should have always been the regular price. The entire arcade pricing structure has been raping consumers from day 1." I agree with what you are saying BUT until people stop paying for overpriced arcade titles then we will not see these prices fall anytime soon. I just picked up three of the listed titles. I think $5 is a great price and I would buy so many more games if they were only $5. Now if the prices for the Gameroom games would drop as well. I can't see spending $5 on old Atari games. I will pick up 1-2 that I have strong love for but that will be all. And lets not get started on the pricing of Avatar items!! lol

shabulia
shabulia

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix is one of the best Live titles. It's a steal at that price!

mrklorox
mrklorox

Finally getting SF2HDR. edit: wow these graphics are much worse than I expected.

Gamesmasterx
Gamesmasterx

See now I'd be happy if they never put up a discount, it is irritating to buy a game, and then a week later... well, you get the point. Should either be always this low, or to have a definite permanent price drop sometime after release.

GOR_TAK
GOR_TAK

The "discounted price" should have always been the regular price. The entire arcade pricing structure has been raping consumers from day 1.

strategyking92
strategyking92

just nabbed call of booty (lol) and rocket riot. Track and field is looking pretty tempting.. achievements wise, for that price. It makes absolutely zero sense why some games haven't been permanently, or even temporarily discounted more often though.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

At $5 I might just get Defense Grid.

Dmitheon
Dmitheon

Side Note: 560 = $7, 400 = $5, 240 = $3. Age of Booty is a cute real time strategy game. Defense Grid is a must if you like Tower Defense games.

comb5
comb5

Of course. Lumines goes down to $5 after I already spent the 400 points I had. Anger.

buft
buft

i almost bought HD remix yesterday thank god i waited got it toay for a lot less

beprice3
beprice3

@ luffy11234 Im on PSN everyday and have not seen SF 2 for 5 bucks or the others. And the only ones that go on sale mostly are the exclusives like calling all cars etc. Live has Constantly had games go on sale more often so no Sony has NOT been doing this for a while.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

SSF2HD... man that's a good price for an amazing game. I think they should've tossed Mega Man 9 up there since 10 was just released...

luffy11234
luffy11234

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beprice3
beprice3

I'm going to JJnyg24's house.

JJnyg24
JJnyg24

I bought a 1600 point card from 7-11 Tuesday to get the Stimulus Map Pack and returned it because Xbox Live wasnt accepting it at the time. They gave me my $20 back but the 1600 points was later added to my account, so I got the map for free and just downloaded South Park Tower Defense with the leftover points. My $20 will actually be going to something useful.... a 24-pack of Yuengling and a bag of Doritos

beprice3
beprice3

@ Chico_Azteca And all together cheaper. lol 15 dollars for 5 maps.

gamer082009
gamer082009

I don't really do allot of Arcade games, so meh! Only one in recent memory worth purchasing is Shadow Complex. gg btw.

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

instead of getting the dam MW2 maps i'll get Street Fighter and South Park

tony382
tony382

Ehh...the only one that interests me is Track & Field.

monson21502
monson21502

nice. i got a few extra points left because the arcade games i was willing to buy were slim to none

Blargsman
Blargsman

This information is legit. Major Nelson posted this info on his blog about a week or two ago. It would be extremely lame if he set up for an April Fool's joke in advance... I was never interested in Super Street Fighter II HD - but I really feel for those who paid $15 for it! Honestly not worth THAT much... but I'm not all that into fighting games. Definitely getting Let's Go Tower Defense Play! I've been waiting on that to be discounted for a while and $5 seems like an extraordinary deal.

Xplode_77
Xplode_77

hmmm its April 1st..... idk???

beprice3
beprice3

atopp399 its not. If you had live you would know that.

leapfrog91
leapfrog91

If you have someone to play with, try Schizoid! It's a steal at that price, one of the best co-op games ever.

echoside
echoside

Nope no joke. Bought Mad Tracks earlier :d

L3371CEMAN
L3371CEMAN

Wish i hadnt paid 1200 msp for Super street fighter 2 HD remix 2 WEEKS AGO

atopp399
atopp399

Lol, April Fools. This is M$ after all!

goyo_nemesis_89
goyo_nemesis_89

Super Street Fighter II HD Remix... i love Street Fighter!!!!!!!!!!

beprice3
beprice3

I was debating getting SF II HD. Debate over.

JaxxRaxor
JaxxRaxor

LOL this sounds like a joke to me. Microsoft actually cutting prices? :-D

swamptick
swamptick

Another example of Microsoft getting it right. Kudos.