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Xbox One Sale Roundup: December 8th, 2020

  • FreshAspekFreshAspek522,286
    Posted on 09 December 20 at 01:44
    nightw0lf said:
    FreshAspek said:
    nightw0lf said:
    yaboyipso said:
    Are we not separating the 360 games anymore?

    This is confusing.
    As of a few months ago, Microsoft treats anything that can run on the Xbox One (or Series X|S) as a regular Xbox store entry, whether it's an OG, 360, One, or Series game. Since TA's sales articles are generated from a Microsoft source, the BC games are now automatically included in TA's list, too. TA didn't change it, Microsoft did.

    IMO, it's not that big of a deal.
    The deal and problem is that TA appears to have stopped posting the non-BC sales for 360.
    1. That's not what the original poster asked about. My response was to his question.

    2. Microsoft hasn't listed any non-BC 360 deals yet (nothing on xbox.com or majornelson.com). What are you expecting TA to post?
    1. It's still relevant as recent developments have led to increased confusion. And you don't know for sure that he wasn't asking about the point I made. TA recently was separating the 360 game sales between 2 posts - those that were BC and those that were non-BC. Starting last week, they never posted the non-BC sales. I understand Microsoft was late to post them, but TA never issued an update or otherwise made a separate post. Here we are on week 2, with no separate post even though sales have already gone live. Your point is valid, but is old news. Even when TA started combining BC games with the Xbox 1 posts, there was still a separate post for non-BC until 2 weeks ago.

    2. Microsoft has posted non-BC deals already.... I was expecting TA to post said deals... see the link a couple posts above yours: https://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/gold#dealswithgold. Apparently they weren't live when the user posted the link, but they appear live now.
  • nightw0lfnightw0lf979,529
    Posted on 09 December 20 at 02:06
    FreshAspek said:
    nightw0lf said:
    1. That's not what the original poster asked about. My response was to his question.

    2. Microsoft hasn't listed any non-BC 360 deals yet (nothing on xbox.com or majornelson.com). What are you expecting TA to post?
    1. It's still relevant as recent developments have led to increased confusion. And you don't know for sure that he wasn't asking about the point I made. TA recently was separating the 360 game sales between 2 posts - those that were BC and those that were non-BC. Starting last week, they never posted the non-BC sales. I understand Microsoft was late to post them, but TA never issued an update or otherwise made a separate post. Here we are on week 2, with no separate post even though sales have already gone live. Your point is valid, but is old news. Even when TA started combining BC games with the Xbox 1 posts, there was still a separate post for non-BC until 2 weeks ago.
    He asked about separating 360 and One lists, with this being a combined list. I explained why it's combined. My response is valid and correct. And no, it's not old news - week to week, people still ask why there are 360 games in the list.

    That response stands, but now I'll respond to your alternate topic...

    2. Microsoft has posted non-BC deals already.... I was expecting TA to post said deals... see the link a couple posts above yours: https://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/gold#dealswithgold. Apparently they weren't live when the user posted the link, but they appear live now.
    I had already looked at Deals with Gold on xbox.com before I responded. With the exception of "Final Exam", everything there is BC and is already included in this list.

    TA's sales articles are generated automatically. Long gone are the days where TA staff painstakingly assembled the list from a web page. If the Microsoft source for 360 non-BC games hasn't been populated, there's not going to be a TA article. With the various store changes Microsoft is making, it's quite possible that source isn't getting updated or isn't available anymore.

    Regardless of the why, it's not the "problem" you make it out to be. It's not a big deal.
  • yaboyipsoyaboyipso50,224
    Posted on 09 December 20 at 06:42
    nightw0lf said:
    FreshAspek said:
    nightw0lf said:
    1. That's not what the original poster asked about. My response was to his question.

    2. Microsoft hasn't listed any non-BC 360 deals yet (nothing on xbox.com or majornelson.com). What are you expecting TA to post?
    1. It's still relevant as recent developments have led to increased confusion. And you don't know for sure that he wasn't asking about the point I made. TA recently was separating the 360 game sales between 2 posts - those that were BC and those that were non-BC. Starting last week, they never posted the non-BC sales. I understand Microsoft was late to post them, but TA never issued an update or otherwise made a separate post. Here we are on week 2, with no separate post even though sales have already gone live. Your point is valid, but is old news. Even when TA started combining BC games with the Xbox 1 posts, there was still a separate post for non-BC until 2 weeks ago.
    He asked about separating 360 and One lists, with this being a combined list. I explained why it's combined. My response is valid and correct. And no, it's not old news - week to week, people still ask why there are 360 games in the list.

    That response stands, but now I'll respond to your alternate topic...

    2. Microsoft has posted non-BC deals already.... I was expecting TA to post said deals... see the link a couple posts above yours: https://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/gold#dealswithgold. Apparently they weren't live when the user posted the link, but they appear live now.
    I had already looked at Deals with Gold on xbox.com before I responded. With the exception of "Final Exam", everything there is BC and is already included in this list.

    TA's sales articles are generated automatically. Long gone are the days where TA staff painstakingly assembled the list from a web page. If the Microsoft source for 360 non-BC games hasn't been populated, there's not going to be a TA article. With the various store changes Microsoft is making, it's quite possible that source isn't getting updated or isn't available anymore.

    Regardless of the why, it's not the "problem" you make it out to be. It's not a big deal.
    Actually i WAS speaking about NON BC 360 games and yes it is a big deal for me at least.

    I check every week here for them, the last week they weren't here. That was the best way to separate BC sales from non BC sales.

    I missed a sale on The Outfit because the sales weren't posted here. Which upset me.
  • GT3OptionFanGT3OptionFan149,540
    Posted on 09 December 20 at 14:14
    yaboyipso said:
    I missed a sale on The Outfit because the sales weren't posted here. Which upset me.
    The Outfit has gone on sale 5 times this year: 1/28, 3/31, 7/28, 9/29, 12/1
    Judging by it's frequency, it goes on sale every 2-4 months, so you should be able to pick it up in a future sale before April.
  • GT3OptionFanGT3OptionFan149,540
    Posted on 09 December 20 at 14:21
    In case anyone is interested in the 360 historical sales data:

    Everything on has been on sale since beginning on November (Final Exam went on sale 11/3/20)

    Far Cry 3 Deluxe Bundle DLC (no achievements) and Final Exam are AT the previous best (aka usual) sales price

    Everything else is higher than previous best.
  • enracerenracer63,335
    Posted on 09 December 20 at 17:34
    This site is getting lazy with the lack of a weekly 360 update... facepalm
  • Tatl360Tatl360335,546
    Posted on 10 December 20 at 03:33
    Probably it's an auromatic routine that will not run after one day or something. They could post it when it goes live... roll
  • DeniWhiteRPGDeniWhiteRPG484,877
    Posted on 11 December 20 at 00:19
    Mafia 3 with broken achievements and crashes that's awesome deal guys!????
  • Mike731Mike731605,901
    Posted on 11 December 20 at 01:04
    GT3OptionFan said:
    In case you missed it from last week (since there was no 360 roundup post), there are a few 360 games that are still on sale from last week that will have expiring sales tomorrow:
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Here's historical data on the 360 games (now on discount):

    Games that haven't been on sale in awhile:
    - Alien Spidy (last on sale 1/24/17)
    - Anna - Extended Edition (last on sale 1/31/17)
    - Blood Knights (last on sale 1/21/19)

    LOWER than previous best:
    - Anna Extended Edition (1.99, pb 2.49 1/31/17)

    AT previous best
    - Alien Spidy
    - Blood Knights
    - Rotastic
    - Things on Wheels

    Full list of games on sale:
    - Alien Spidy
    - Anna Extended Edtion
    - Assassin's Creed
    - Blood Knights
    - Far Cry 4
    - Far Cry Classic
    - Full Spectrum Warrior
    - MX vs ATV Reflex
    - Prince of Persia The Sands of Time
    - Rotastic
    - The Outfit
    - Things on Wheels
    Lol how is blood knights on sale but the "sale price" is $5 more than it usually sells for? laugh
  • GT3OptionFanGT3OptionFan149,540
    Posted on 11 December 20 at 13:07
    Mike731 said:
    GT3OptionFan said:
    In case you missed it from last week (since there was no 360 roundup post), there are a few 360 games that are still on sale from last week that will have expiring sales tomorrow:
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Here's historical data on the 360 games (now on discount):

    Games that haven't been on sale in awhile:
    - Alien Spidy (last on sale 1/24/17)
    - Anna - Extended Edition (last on sale 1/31/17)
    - Blood Knights (last on sale 1/21/19)

    LOWER than previous best:
    - Anna Extended Edition (1.99, pb 2.49 1/31/17)

    AT previous best
    - Alien Spidy
    - Blood Knights
    - Rotastic
    - Things on Wheels

    Full list of games on sale:
    - Alien Spidy
    - Anna Extended Edtion
    - Assassin's Creed
    - Blood Knights
    - Far Cry 4
    - Far Cry Classic
    - Full Spectrum Warrior
    - MX vs ATV Reflex
    - Prince of Persia The Sands of Time
    - Rotastic
    - The Outfit
    - Things on Wheels
    Lol how is blood knights on sale but the "sale price" is $5 more than it usually sells for? laugh
    It’s no longer on sale. When I posted it Monday evening, the sale was just about to expire. It was on sale for 1.99 USD
  • Mike731Mike731605,901
    Posted on 11 December 20 at 15:47
    GT3OptionFan said:
    Mike731 said:
    GT3OptionFan said:
    In case you missed it from last week (since there was no 360 roundup post), there are a few 360 games that are still on sale from last week that will have expiring sales tomorrow:
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Here's historical data on the 360 games (now on discount):

    Games that haven't been on sale in awhile:
    - Alien Spidy (last on sale 1/24/17)
    - Anna - Extended Edition (last on sale 1/31/17)
    - Blood Knights (last on sale 1/21/19)

    LOWER than previous best:
    - Anna Extended Edition (1.99, pb 2.49 1/31/17)

    AT previous best
    - Alien Spidy
    - Blood Knights
    - Rotastic
    - Things on Wheels

    Full list of games on sale:
    - Alien Spidy
    - Anna Extended Edtion
    - Assassin's Creed
    - Blood Knights
    - Far Cry 4
    - Far Cry Classic
    - Full Spectrum Warrior
    - MX vs ATV Reflex
    - Prince of Persia The Sands of Time
    - Rotastic
    - The Outfit
    - Things on Wheels
    Lol how is blood knights on sale but the "sale price" is $5 more than it usually sells for? laugh
    It’s no longer on sale. When I posted it Monday evening, the sale was just about to expire. It was on sale for 1.99 USD
    That makes more sense, when I checked it the regular price showed $9.99 crossed out and the sale price of $14.99 next to it.
  • AzureCometAzureComet219,695
    Posted on 12 December 20 at 08:54
    Is there any way to filter the Xbox Sales page by genre?
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