Massive Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Sale Begins

The old is new again in Microsoft's latest sale.

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The Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Super Sale has begun.

As announced previously, more than 275 backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games are discounted as part of the sale by up to 75 percent. Posted on Major Nelson's blog, some of the deals include Red Dead Redemption ($12), Call of Duty: Black Ops II ($20), Grand Theft Auto IV ($10), Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (free right now with Games With Gold), Battlefield: Bad Company 2 ($5), Skate 3 ($5),Gears of War 3 ($5), and so, so many more.

Go to Major Nelson's blog to see all the deals.

The Super Sale is running alongside this week's lineup of regular deals. On Xbox One, Destiny: The Collection is down to $39 (on the same week as Destiny 2's gameplay reveal), while Final Fantasy XV is discounted to $36. Additionally, Mirror's Edge Catalyst is on sale for only $6.60.

Are you going to pick up any backwards-compatible games in the new sale? Let us know in the comments below!

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elmarine2064

Picked up Bad Company 2 for $5! What a steal!

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ultramanjones

Hellz yeah! Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is an all time classic for multiplayer. (Here's hoping all multiplayer capabilities are supported)

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Bubba_666

I'll never have another XB1. I'm not buying a current gen console for BC. That's just lame. And that's all the XB1 is, is a glorified 360. And my 360 is still going strong. ;o) with my PS4. :)

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Daveof89

@bubba_666: By your logic, PS4 is just a glorified ps3..

Your loss. I'm happy to own all of the current gen.

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JesterOfBass

A BC sale this "massive" and STILL no sale for Bayonetta?

Shame on you, Microsoft.

Luckily I picked up the PC version so I don't have to care anymore. But still. Shame.

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Pyrosa

@jesterofbass: Microsoft does not dictate what goes on sale, nor the pricing.

Same for PS, Google, Apple, and Steam's storefronts.

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JesterOfBass

@Pyrosa: Balls. Yeah you're right actually. Excuse me while I redirect my misplaced morning anger.

Shame on you, SEGA.

lol

....then again I can't Sega shame.....they brought Bayonetta and soon Vanquish to PC.....

Dammit. Nevermind.

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jablocanas

Picked up Call of Juarez: Gunslinger and Catherine for < $9. Sweet pricing for 22hrs of content for both :)

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CraigTL

paying 20 bucks for BWC COD black ops II. no thanks.

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sdzald

Ok lets say you were like me back in the day, I had a HUGE collection of movies on VHS. Of course along came CD's and Blue Rays. I sure wish Sony would give me CD copies of all those VHS movies I own. :)

Then we come to the people flaming MS for giving us BC games, stating why buy a new generation console to play 'old' games? I guess the old saying "you can't please all the people all the time" is true LOL

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Daveof89

@sdzald: Then you get sony remastering everything and everyone runs out and pays full price for the same game with slightly better visuals.

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tinoush

@sdzald: you pay and buy a blue ray because you get better image quality then you had on vhs before. There is a value to that. With BC you get exactly the same game with same image quality. Not complaining just my statement.

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sdzald

@tinoush:

Yea but what if my VHS player no longer works? What if I want to watch one of those old movies? The only choice I would have would be to either find a replacement VHS recorder or buy the movie again in CD format.

Its EXACTLY the same thing when it comes to my old 360 games. Many of them are still fun to play and drag out every now and again. MS has given me the ability to do just that without having to buy an old 360 console or hope I can buy a remastered version. How is that suppose to be a bad thing like so many of you MS haters are claiming?

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chiefwiggum16

Look at all the assholes here bitching about a sale. You losers are such a joke it's disgusting.

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RestatBonfire

@chiefwiggum16: i need to poop

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chiefwiggum16

They really need to add the prices on the store because it's like pulling teeth sifting through them on the console.

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Bubba_666

This is why I own a 360 and a PS4 so no thank you. 😐

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Bubba_666

@bubba_666: I'm saying I don't NEED nor want another XB1. I have all the 360 games i want ON 360, and yes I just got Dead Space II for 6.49. I'm not buying a current gen console for BC. That's just lame. And that's all the XB1 is, is a glorified 360.

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King_Pazuzu

@bubba_666: You do realize this sale also applies if you own a 360?

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dlCHIEF58

@bubba_666: BC games are also available on the 360 at the same prices. So you say you don't like sales then.

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chiefwiggum16

@bubba_666: And if you had an xbox one all these games would carry over and not be a sluggish mess like they are on the 360

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Archangel3371

A lot of great stuff for great prices here. I already have most of what I want already but much if that is on discs so I may get a few of these again just to have the digital versions as well.

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Pyrosa

@Archangel3371: I just did exactly that for Dead Space 3. I want to play through as the other guy; my friend was player 2 the first time.

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pork7

''Backwards Compatibility'' is completely an incorrect term to use for this article. They are simply SELLING old code.

If I download a game from Steam that is 4 years old with a new PC, does that make it B/C????

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Daveof89

@pork7: This is like the dumb argument that things that get thrown in with subscriptions aren't free....

Come to think of it, that's one of your schticks. Why do you make stupid arguments so often??

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MrFreehuggs

@pork7: The Xbox One has to emulate a previous (backward) generation of Xbox consoles in order to be compatible with 360 games.

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Mirimon78

@MrFreehuggs: no, it loses the bc part of it because it is nott original code from source. It is simply a DRM check. When you pop in that 360 game disc, the xb1 doesn't play from it, it authorized your xb1 to DL and install from MSFT servers the version they have. The disc is simply a key. Buying from the store online is the same thing, you are simply purchasing access to their version SINGLE version of the title.

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dlCHIEF58

@Mirimon78: Yet that digital version DOES contain the original 360/PPC code WITH the emulator wrapper included so it is STILL BC.

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Mirimon78

@dlCHIEF58: no, it's not

Not original code, modified single source accessed remotely.

Whine and cry and spin all the tales you want but actual b/c ended last gen. But you bought it, hook line and sinker like the dutiful little xbox fanatic you are.

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dlCHIEF58

@Mirimon78: Yes it is and I challenge you to find proof otherwise.

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Mirimon78

@dlCHIEF58: no, it's not. Proven by the fact that we have to DL THEIR version of the title, not our copy.

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dlCHIEF58

@Mirimon78: That is not proof of anything other than the built in limitations of the hardware. The machine is designed as to not run ANY games from the optical drive which is why you have to download the ORIGINAL title to the hard drive WITH the tuned emulation wrapper.

Care to try again?

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Mirimon78

@dlCHIEF58: download the original........

How thick can you get.

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dlCHIEF58

@Mirimon78: Pretty thick if you ask my girlfriend, but that is beside the point. LOL.

You seem to be the one displaying ignorance here and denying facts with no real proof to back it up. Come back when you have some actual facts and proof, not some weak conjecture that I have already disproved.

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Mirimon78

@dlCHIEF58: nom nom, more tears, keep them coming

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Mirimon78

@dlCHIEF58: aww, now you have to tell us stories about your "girlfriend's and how big you think your penis is... how sad.

Poor chief, your delusions are only getting worse. You haven't disproved anything and only come here with alternate facts. Don't cry to me about their lack of bc, take your fanboys years to msft and ask them, you like their fake news.

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dlCHIEF58

@Mirimon78: Ahh, since you do not have a proper defense or proof of your statements you resort to insults and poor attempts to belittle me. Sign of someone who knows they have already lost the argument.

As I said, come up with some REAL proof to back up your FALSE and uninformed statements so I can also dismantle those as well. I will gladly debate you as an adult with real facts if you are able, but I doubt you lack the capacity. Until then, kindly bugger off trollkins.

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lordstrategery

@Mirimon78: You're truly moronic. The other guy is clearly more knowledgeable. Go back to CNN.com to find more liberal buzzwords to use for your ad hominem attacks like the ignorant sheeple you are.

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Henchman216

@lordstrategery: sounds more like he's a Fox viewer especially since you're claim of using ad hominem attacks. That's clearly a conservative tactic.

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lordstrategery

@henchman216: It may seem that way, but I bet you Mirimon is not a conservative. I read the news, comments, from both sides, nearly every day, and I know who does what. As someone who has always been a liberal, I certainly woke from the bubble as soon as I realized the deception of saying nice things, but follow through with bad actions. ANTIFA, Feminism, BLM, SJWs, are all liberal groups, supported by democrats, and entirely a cancer to society. They are intolerant, violent, and bigoted.

I'm by no means a conservative, but trust me, I'm quite astute on who is doing what.

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TashunkoSapa

The last couple of times I checked I couldn't buy any BC game on X1. Support wasn't able to help me either.

A somewhat limited games library, a good deal of which is not obtainable => me moving to PC.

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Daelusca

@TashunkoSapa: Limited games library? More than 300 BC games....limited.....lol. As to purchasing BC games on X1, they are right there on the X Store on your system....yes, there is not a separate category solely for them (and why would there be?), but you can tell the BC ones by the big 360 title at the top.....my 6 year old niece picks them up all the time....just sayin.

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Mirimon78

@Daelusca: limited in relation to the 360 library, which had over 1k games (although, 554 of those were bc from OG xbox library.., so 300/~500 ain't bad...)

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TashunkoSapa

@Daelusca: I avoid writing more than 2-3 sentences in a comment because people might find it difficult to read + comprehend them, but it seems I need to reduce the word count even more...

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Rmokeefe76

@TashunkoSapa: You could reduce it to zero.

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CraigTL

@rmokeefe76: got em

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Acidic__Thought

@Daelusca: I think they're saying due to some technical issue.

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Barighm

Easily the best all around sale they've ever had. There are a lot of games on there that never go on sale or rarely do. Grabbed a bunch. Still missing a few to wrap up the 360 gen, but this sale brought the total cost WAY down.

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