Microsoft to start $10 hits program

Popular Xbox titles to sell for $9.99; Microsoft confirms 16 participating games in program's "first wave."

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Greatest Hits, Player's Choice, Platinum Hits… Whatever the program is called, each current-generation system has a discount program where older, popular games see their shelf lives extended, usually with the help of $20 price tags. While the discounting usually stops there, Microsoft today announced a new Best of Platinum Hits program that will push the price of admission for 16 of its 100-plus Platinum Hits titles down to $9.99. The new prices are set to take effect this month.

The "first wave" of games in the program follows:

Counterstrike - Microsoft Game Studios
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - Bethesda Softworks
Enter the Matrix - Atari
Fuzion Frenzy - Microsoft Game Studios
MechAssault - Microsoft Game Studios
Project Gotham Racing 2 - Microsoft Game Studios
Shrek 2 - Activision
Soul Calibur II - Namco
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon - Ubisoft
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder - Ubisoft
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3 - Ubisoft
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow - Ubisoft
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - Ubisoft
Tony Hawk's Underground - Activision
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 - Activision
True Crime: Streets of LA - Activision

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ChiefFreeman

Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, Soul Caliber 2 and Morrowwind were all great deals. The rest of those games stunk.

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Zoso_UK

All pretty decent games specially PGR2 and Rainbow.

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SilV3RSix

Everyone should check out Rainbow Six 3. Best when served with a helping of XBox LIVE.

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mattxavier

I'm a pc gamer but I'm a bit impressed.

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Fauij

fuzion frenzy should be free since it was one of the first games on xbox

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bossjimbob

I need to get me some Counter-Strike, now that it's backwards compatible and all.

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mat2g

Good for CS, PGR2 and SCII. All others, mehhh...

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peeweeshift

hopefully this list gets eexpanded by end of year so i can go on a christmas xbox gaming spree

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funnyguy21

till you know it G.R.A.W. will be 9.99

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TheCritic9392

Fuzion Frenzy....? For $10!?!?! Bill Gates must be going nuts!

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chrisdojo

that's a pretty weak list..... but selling games for $10 is always good.

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soulknight63133

I agree RX, Soul Calibur II can hold it's own against any fighting game to date. Spawn is awsome in M$ version of this game.

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RX-78GP02A

I'm gonna slap the taste out of everyone that is COMPLAINING about 10 dollar new games!!! There are some good titles. Splinter Cell Pandora Tommorow..10 bucks. That game is barely worse than Chaos Theory, its a great deal. Elder Scrolls III gameplay was TERRIBLE!! The fighting was so horrid. Enter the Matrix was decent. 10 bucks is a good price for these games. I already have SC II. But for 10 bucks, ALL MUST BUY SOUL CALIBUR II, 10 bucks for SC II is one of the greatest deals in gaming history.

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BurningChrome

Spacewolrder-that was funny as h-e-double hockey sticks!!! LMAO!

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Drudaddy

this may be there stragedy for the xbox360 some of these may be BC for the xbox360 soon,(some are already anyways) so people who dont have these games which are all good hits can possibly play them in HD someday

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sidd67

what a waste

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spaceworlder

Splinter Cell 1 & 2 for $10 each? If I owned an X-Box I'd be all over this stuff like a PS2 fan on androgynous RPG characters.

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skitzocyko

Hey hoe about Fusion Frenzy on the 360!!

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prfctvrs

This is an interesting move made by microsoft. Drawing new gamers or "CHEAP" gamers could be the driving force but another possible motive could be the Used Game market. Companies hate the used games are being sold and traded. Most of these games are being offered used for around this price ( and lower). If you had the choice of buying this game used for $5 or a brand new unopened version for $10, many will grab the new one (except the "CHEAP" gamers ;D ). This move will in no way stop the used game market but it the time frame that it takes a game to go from $59.99 to $9.99 could be shortened, it definitely could start eating into it.

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Reetesh

Wow $10 is ultimatel CHEAP many ppl who ont own a Xbox will surely want to Buy some Now:D an hen games like HALO and Ninja Gaiden ome for that Cheap i dont know WHAT will happen:P

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trancejeremy

Circuit City often liquidates unsold video games for cheap, and frankly, they've started doing it to most of their Xbox games. Morrowind better be the game of the year edition, because that was only $30 when released, and the regular version is buggy.

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KiLLer_ba

Looks like a great list

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gunslingercid

please let morrowind be the edition with the expansions...

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o_sausage

cool

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dkpunk

Wow nice move MS... Great list of games for cheap. Used copies should be dirt cheap. Long live Fusion Frenzy! What an underrated game.

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chibi-acer

LOL...Fusion Frenzy. I'm all for cheap games, so this sounds like a good idea to me. I still pay $30 for good GBA remakes of SNES games, so $10 classic Xbox games seems like a good deal.

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thefjk

Nice work M$, Keep it up!

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Kayrod29

Dude this is to attract people new to gaming. They want them to have a good affordable start. Geez. .....

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gAmEmAn69

I knew that I wasn't seeing things in Circuit City the other day when I saw that Pandora Tomorrow and even Max Payne 2 (Which isn't listed), have hit the $10 price tag.

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ophion

Sign me up for four copies of Tony Clancy's Rainbow Underground post-haste!

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Gmex

nice

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rokkuman09

cool

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i_love_my_ds

shrek 2 is in the best of the platinum hits? these people dont know anything about games.

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gonzalezj1

Hmm... I always did want to get into Morrowind...

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metalmario_64

Too bad most of them suck.

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Riddler

Anyone know if The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind works on the 360?

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mezonesxbox

WOW!! this is great!! I love these games! 9.99 what a deal!

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mickel_darmawan

who care.

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ArmoredAshes

It would be so much better if they just got the next batch of emulator games out...

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paradyme777

Wow, cheap games...too bad I have a 360 now and won't be purchasing previous generation games...

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dodgyd55

this is a really good idea. for those ppl who have 360's and just dont have enough money to get more than 1 game at a time or there isn't any good games out at the moment sorta thing.............and counter strike did anybody here buy that S*** on console

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wackoss

For those who bad mouthed Shrek 2, have you guys played the game? It was actually pretty good. Simple yes but had a lot of variety and the multiplayer was fun.

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Sandman100

Who cares.

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hush404

Fushion frenzy and shreck 2!??? but no HALO!? LMAO LMAO LMAO!!!!

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ninjacat11

Yes!!!! More people will buy Soul Calibur 2 now!! And what's more is that some games (Soul Calibur 2, Splinter Cell, THUG, MechAssault) actually fit the pricing. And I agree with wolfie on his statement. It is nice to offer some good titles to the monetarily-challenged. But I don't know why they nixed Halo off the list.

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Munkwunk

Wow. If I didn't already own Morrowind and Soul Calibur 2, now would be the time to get htem. I suppose all of those weird people who bought the PS2 or Gamecube versions of SC2 now have a good excuse to try out the Xbox version (and see just how bad-ass Spawn can be). $10 isn't exactly a lifetime commitment.

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xraystar

9.99 for a game? Fry's has been doing this already. Morrowind 9.99 @ Fry's 19.99 @ Gamestop

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drangel_jam

that's it!?

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99skylinegtr

sweeeet

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Biggs6575

Just one I was about to buy the halo triple pack to use on my 360 they come out with this, guess Ill wait.

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