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XBL Countdown to 2016 Sale - December 22nd

  • Posted on 22 December 15 at 13:31Permalink
    4 dollars = 6 euros, makes sense.
  • Posted on 22 December 15 at 13:43, Edited on 22 December 15 at 13:48 by PainfulLegacyPermalink
    Weekly and daily sale both suck so far, nothing worth buying. More dlc and season passes needed to be added to these sales and not digital versions of newer games which are still more expensive than physical copies sold in stores/online.
  • AhayzoAhayzo661,235
    Posted on 22 December 15 at 14:10Permalink
    $24 for NFS? Now we're talkin'
  • LvxLvx228,642
    Posted on 22 December 15 at 14:23Permalink
    That Peggle Bundle's dollar-to-euro conversion is outrageous.
    How on earth does US$15.00 translate to €25.00?! $15 would be €13,69...
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    Posted on 22 December 15 at 14:29Permalink
    Been done with hot pursuit for years minus 3 dlc packs. Refuse to pay 6.99 for each pack.
    Obtained the shadows rushed me.
  • Posted on 22 December 15 at 14:34, Edited on 22 December 15 at 14:35 by xPut Name HerexPermalink
    Blame Essence said:That Peggle Bundle's dollar-to-euro conversion is outrageous.
    How on earth does US$15.00 translate to €25.00?! $15 would be €13,69...
    It's not as simple as converting currency to currency. There are additional fees associated with doing business in the UK on both a consumer (the VAT, which isn't included in the displayed USA price as each state has a separate "sales tax" here and thus that price is shown on the confirmation of payment screen) and corporate level (notably EA's chief studios and its publishing operation are situated outside the UK/EU, so if they want to use the money earned in the UK/EU for their development/publishing operations in North America, they have to pay a significant tariff on the money they are moving out of the UK/EU). For additional factors, see the following article: http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2015/09/30/why-you-pay-what-you-pay-...

    Further more fleshed out examples on the topic I've written (since it comes up a lot laugh):
    XBL Black Friday Sale Kicks Off
    XBL Sale Roundup: October 6th, 2015
    XBL Sale Roundup: September 29th, 2015
  • LvxLvx228,642
    Posted on 22 December 15 at 15:23Permalink
    xPut Name Herex said:Blame Essence said:That Peggle Bundle's dollar-to-euro conversion is outrageous.
    How on earth does US$15.00 translate to €25.00?! $15 would be €13,69...
    It's not as simple as converting currency to currency. There are additional fees associated with doing business in the UK on both a consumer (the VAT, which isn't included in the displayed USA price as each state has a separate "sales tax" here and thus that price is shown on the confirmation of payment screen) and corporate level (notably EA's chief studios and its publishing operation are situated outside the UK/EU, so if they want to use the money earned in the UK/EU for their development/publishing operations in North America, they have to pay a significant tariff on the money they are moving out of the UK/EU). For additional factors, see the following article: http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2015/09/30/why-you-pay-what-you-pay-...

    Further more fleshed out examples on the topic I've written (since it comes up a lot laugh):
    XBL Black Friday Sale Kicks Off
    XBL Sale Roundup: October 6th, 2015
    XBL Sale Roundup: September 29th, 2015
    Interesting read, makes sense. Still unfortunate that the customer ends up paying the price for all these taxes though. Buying second-hand discs will probably always be the cheapest way to go, if one doesn't mind not playing a game on day one.
  • SoupaBuoySoupaBuoy423,101
    Posted on 22 December 15 at 16:15Permalink
    Bought Peggle with the DLC during the Black Friday sales and Garden Warfare is EA Access-able...

    Think I'll wait to look at the other sales when I get online later.
  • Posted on 22 December 15 at 16:50Permalink
    I can't believe the vast amount of shit on sale and I'm not interested in any of it lame
  • Posted on 22 December 15 at 16:55Permalink
    Hoping for Darksiders 2 deathinitive edition, Resident Evil Revelations 2, Dishonored remastered and maybe Shadow Jago to make it into the daily sales... just wishful thinking but... Blazblue?? XD
  • Apocalypse KaneApocalypse Kane1,185,698
    Posted on 22 December 15 at 16:59Permalink
    BALD ELVIS said:Had £51 on xbox.......................................still have £51 on xbox.Hehehe! laugh
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  • NO1KEVNO1KEV1,850,473
    Posted on 22 December 15 at 17:18, Edited on 22 December 15 at 17:51 by dropK1CK ninJAPermalink
    I wana know when the CANDY CANE the season pass for Minecraft story mode will be on sale for the 360?! Its on sale AGAIN for the xbox1 in the BIG weekly countdown list!
  • QuickMythrilQuickMythril732,731
    Posted on 22 December 15 at 17:27, Edited on 22 December 15 at 17:51 by dropK1CK ninJAPermalink
    NO1KEV said:I wana know when the CANDY CANE the season pass for Minecraft story mode will be on sale for the 360?! Its on sale AGAIN for the xbox1 in the BIG weekly countdown list!just get a used copy of the season pass disc.

    EDIT: just realized episode 4 is supposed to be out, i'm more upset by how i have to wait a week before the achievements are live. i really want to play it right away, but i really don't want to have to play it twice for the achievements, so i'm torn.
  • Posted on 22 December 15 at 17:29Permalink
    FrozenFireStone said:4 dollars = 6 euros, makes sense.Oh.... LOL!!! I get it! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!! It's funny because in reality, it makes no sense! (Thank you, Google currency converter.)
  • Patriot65108Patriot65108611,190
    Posted on 22 December 15 at 17:47Permalink
    TheMaize said:But there IS a Christmas countdown..... and the weekly sales are also a lot bigger than this post says... most of the prices just aren't live yet.

    Above is just the sales for today
    I was able to see all the sale prices last night (I'm in Arizona) at around 9 pm.
    The weekly deals are decent except for the AAA games, those are crap. Destiny Taken King Legendary for $40?! You can get the disc on Amazon for $30 now. So yeah, physical editions can be purchased for same or lower prices than what we see as Microsoft's "sale" prices. Except for Lego titles.
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  • Linkx41Linkx4165,624
    Posted on 22 December 15 at 19:08Permalink
    That Minecraft: Story Mode sale also extends to the Windows 10 version.
    Xbox One is a pile of dog poop, hooray for Windows 10!
  • DarzlatDarzlat129,286
    Posted on 22 December 15 at 19:19Permalink
    Only $24 for an awesome game
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  • troyoytroyoy633,512
    Posted on 22 December 15 at 19:37Permalink
    MontyTP said:No hot pursuit dlc on sale? :(I see they love to give us a great price on a game but have dlc at full retail. They pull this crap all the time.
    I have 9 usa 360`s set up, 4 pal 360`s, 3 japan 360`s and 2 xboxones set up and the girlfriend calls me crazy.
  • Posted on 22 December 15 at 20:24, Edited on 22 December 15 at 20:41 by triplewitchingPermalink
    troyoy said:MontyTP said:No hot pursuit dlc on sale? :(I see they love to give us a great price on a game but have dlc at full retail. They pull this crap all the time.This is the new normal for game pricing, especially used. Its strange, because DLC is usually the weakest part of a game. Its as if you could buy a movie DVD for $3, but the commentary track was $10 and you had to download it ! I have a theory, that this pricing model is what Free2Play has wrought.

    IMO, DLC is for the 'Whales', the type of players that will drop $99.99 on crystals for a phone game. Some players are just not price sensitive, so it just makes sense for companies to have these crappy bits of extra gameplay just sitting out there for way more than a used copy, and just scoop up this bonus cash. I was watching an episode of Mad Money recently, and they had the CEO of a game company on it ( I think it was Take Two) And he was saying that their good earnings surprise was all do to DLC 'credits' downloads for sports games. Those ridiculous 'superteams' modes, or whatever they call them, are making huge money for game companies, and 'smoothing out' their earnings between the big releases, and this is the company that owns GTA, so it would take a LOT of bonus earnings to 'move the needle' there !

    Most of us don't give a flip about 'card packs' in sports games, but its pretty clearly the Free2Play model injecting itself into sports games (which are 50% of all games), and this is 'spilling over' into DLC pricing for real games, so we end up dealing with it.

    DLC just isn't for us, the Gamers, because its pretty meh on the gameplay front, and WAY overpriced. The only problem is our weird point obsession means that we get upset that we are 'missing' some points. The purists out there don't make it easy, by constantly arguing that games are not complete unless you include DLC, which leads back to complaints about it being overpriced, but there is no solution, because of the way game corporations make money.
    Your financial solution
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