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Xbox Countdown Sale 2021 now live

  • DemianDemian867,921
    Posted on 18 December 21 at 17:30
    I just bought the yakuza bundle and mk11+injustice2, :)
  • iMikeZeroiMikeZero677,397
    Posted on 18 December 21 at 17:47
    I’m glad I skipped the last Dark Souls sale and got Dark Souls 3 for 75% this time around.
  • xPut Name HerexxPut Name Herex1,273,530
    Posted on 18 December 21 at 18:37
    Just got back from Disney World, so naturally felt the need to buy another Kingdom Hearts game laugh
  • zanatenica1zanatenica1138,642
    Posted on 18 December 21 at 21:50
    Thanks to this sale I was able to grab Castlevania Advance Collection and complete my Castlevania Library on Xbox. Aside from that, this is just a carbon copy of the same discounted games we've seen like a thousand times in the past. Looking forward for a New Year sale.
  • DubstepEdgelordDubstepEdgelord2,061,377
    Posted on 18 December 21 at 22:10
    I see you xbox, pulling a sneaky and waiting to put the Yakuza win 10 games on sale after my disappointment settled in.
    DubstepEdgelord
  • DubstepEdgelordDubstepEdgelord2,061,377
    Posted on 18 December 21 at 23:31
    With that being said, I wonder if any other games snuck their way on to this sale.
    DubstepEdgelord
  • XI AlphaMale IXXI AlphaMale IX1,038,881
  • MrZombieChickenMrZombieChicken1,115,163
    Posted on 19 December 21 at 02:07
    TymanTheLong said:
    ThreeHaddock62 said:
    Shulamm said:
    Wow nice. Now I'm not allowed to redeem my rewards points for money to buy in the store...
    IDK if this is what's effecting you, but I found out last year there is actually a limit as to how many you can redeem per year. I'm currently sitting on 600K points I can't use until Jan 1st.
    I’ve redeemed 500k points in a year before, if there’s a limit it’s gotta be above that. If you’ve gone above that and still have 600k points either you’ve saved them for years or you’re using multiple accounts and gifting them (most years 550k is the rough upper limit). I really hope it’s the former because the latter is not cool and will tank this program for everyone.
    You can't gift points anymore
    This space for rent.
  • BigTymer2047BigTymer20471,018,484
    Posted on 19 December 21 at 03:38
    I really wish these big sales had more variety. They have incredible deals for sure. I am not knocking that. But I either own or have access to everything I want or it's too new and the sales aren't that great. Might still end up picking up the Dark Pictures collection. That ought to take care of my rewards point punch card as well.
  • Posted on 19 December 21 at 04:17
    TymanTheLong said:
    ThreeHaddock62 said:
    Shulamm said:
    Wow nice. Now I'm not allowed to redeem my rewards points for money to buy in the store...
    IDK if this is what's effecting you, but I found out last year there is actually a limit as to how many you can redeem per year. I'm currently sitting on 600K points I can't use until Jan 1st.
    I’ve redeemed 500k points in a year before, if there’s a limit it’s gotta be above that. If you’ve gone above that and still have 600k points either you’ve saved them for years or you’re using multiple accounts and gifting them (most years 550k is the rough upper limit). I really hope it’s the former because the latter is not cool and will tank this program for everyone.
    I believe the limit is 500-550K. While I do have one dummy account, it's email is the back up email for my main account so I've never redeemed one point with my dummy account. I had a lot of points saved up from the year earlier, so I hit my limit in Feb/March or so...all points I have are just my accumulation since. All 620K or so I have, I've earned this year. So, neither the former nor the latter...I just end up with a lot of points (Look at my games list....I have a shit ton and most are digital purchases)
    Hola
  • rhollidayrholliday265,085
    Posted on 19 December 21 at 04:58
    vegansound said:
    rholliday said:
    vegansound said:
    MattiasAnderson said:
    vegansound said:
    NutriWhip said:
    Another non-standard sale without any notifications. Continuing on my crusade to get this fixed.

    Wishlist notifications
    Yea, I'm the author of this thread. We always have to wait a few hours for the wishlist notification to appear, that's strange. It wasn't so, a time ago. 'Luckily' TA has a more powerful server now... but not for that apparently.

    Otherwise yes, always the same games at the same prices. So nothing for me. Shame on Microsoft to be as lazy about that.
    Yes, I only use my wishlist to find games on sale that I know I want. Too many games to plow through like this. Would be great if ALL sales would work for the wish list games on sale thing.
    I also suggested in the past to do like Steam, being able to hide unwanted/already owned games from the sales lists, so it would be muuuuuuuuch easier to see what's left............. but no valid answer yet, and it's been months...

    'Not interested' games filter
    It might be a little more effort than wishlisting, but I set up price tracking for games I’m interested in. I get email notifications immediately and there’s also a “priced tracked only” checkbox on the filter.
    That's a way to go around the problem, but it's not solving it. And your solution might be frustrating as if you set up a price alert at $5 and the game goes discounted at $5.5, you wouldn't know about that. If the wishlist notification would work, you could say 'okay, I can do the effort to take it at $5.50'. But with your method, for a few difference of price, you could miss any deal.
    You can set a price tracker for “any change” if you want. And also use the filter in the sale search to see everything even if you have thresholds set. I hadn’t even noticed the wishlist to be honest.
  • Posted on 19 December 21 at 06:24
    are there seriously ZERO non back compat 360 games on sale?
    microsoft really neglects them hard. the past 20 sales have had at most like 8 nonBC games.
    i've been wanting Eternal Sonata for like 5 years, especially now that i know the DS1 composer did the soundtrack. The game is $15 normall, but has been $3.74 many times, but none of them were in the last 2 years

    they should really do more 360 games on sale. Just because less people care about them doesn't mean they're unwanted
  • Vok 250Vok 250332,589
    Posted on 19 December 21 at 08:54
    2 days later and still no wishlist notification. A filter for "on wishlist" would solve this no? Seems odd that it doesn't exist already.
  • Don NielsonDon Nielson524,395
    Posted on 19 December 21 at 15:14
    I'm still waiting for an easiest completion article about this sale.
  • SeitzzSeitzz1,044,252
    Posted on 19 December 21 at 15:15
    Didn't think I'd find anything and it ended up so, til another sale I suppose
  • Posted on 19 December 21 at 18:05
    Not a looker in the bunch.
    GremlinLord615-Why not follow me on: Twitch, Youtube, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram. Always willing if you're nice.
  • GameplatoGameplato150,292
    Posted on 19 December 21 at 23:07
    Shoutout to the person who compiled this list. It’s no small feat.
    — Gameplato
  • King CrepesKing Crepes341,712
    Posted on 20 December 21 at 10:23
    Anyone else got a message from Xbox about getting 5 months Game Pass for console for free?
  • MrZombieChickenMrZombieChicken1,115,163
    Posted on 21 December 21 at 00:34
    King Crepes said:
    Anyone else got a message from Xbox about getting 5 months Game Pass for console for free?
    Only Live Gold members I believe.
    This space for rent.
  • EazyE2285EazyE2285634,909
    Posted on 21 December 21 at 00:56
    Usually all over any sale with points as it has something I want. None of these are worth getting $4 back in points
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