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Xbox One Sale Roundup: January 30th, 2018

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Beanpotter
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Beanpotter
Posted on 01 February 18 at 11:11
laugh Definitely the latter but there may be some truth in it...
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KenH2k4
483,428
KenH2k4
Posted on 01 February 18 at 12:50
HolyHalfDead said:
KenH2k4 said:
matdan said:
Can't find any of these 360 sales, heard that the recent batch of BC titles were on sale however I don't see them anywhere,
They had them listed on the Xbox sale page but never dropped the price. Now they've updated the page and took them off. Split/Second should also be free by now, so I don't know what's going on.
The 360 store staff have transitioned into the XB1 team, except for one person who has to keep the lights on and they are obviously on leave this week.
I thought maybe they just forgot their password and failed too many times and got locked out, but I guess that makes sense :)
Allgorhythm
256,532
Allgorhythm
Posted on 01 February 18 at 16:04
SneezeSomeMilk said:
HolyHalfDead said:
The 360 store staff have transitioned into the XB1 team, except for one person who has to keep the lights on and they are obviously on leave this week.
Wow. True story or speculation?
It's always been one store. laugh

On a more serious note, although Microsoft is definitely phasing out the 360 and it shows; there are a couple of things to be considered.

First, the 360 was primarily oriented towards physical games. So, there always has been less emphasis on the digital games. In contrast, Microsoft would like digital to be the medium of choice for the X1. So, more care is taken to ensure that discounts on the physical side.

Second, the 360 games are much older than the X1 games. Most of them have already been substantially discounted. For example, the regular price of Fallout 3 is 14.99 USD which is 25% less expensive than the 30 Jan Fallout 4 sales price. Note that Fallout 3 is not only backwards compatible on the X1 but is an X1X enhanced title.
Anima Pura
265,969
Anima Pura
Posted on 01 February 18 at 16:10
Old(er) titles going on sale and MS slowly phasing out the 360 are two different things. It's just that the publishers of those games don't feel they would benefit from a sale for some reason. It's kinda the same situation with what games go BC. If the publisher doesn't want to or isn't interested, the game doesn't become backwards compatible.

The 360 is 12 years old, they've even stopped producing it. That affects hardware, not how well or bad they handle sales.

I agree though that a big portion of the 360 catalog should be on sale at some point, but at the same time most BC games have been on sale or are cheap nowadays from the get-go.
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KenH2k4
483,428
KenH2k4
Posted on 02 February 18 at 22:24
The 360 sale is live!
Julz D 01
401,327
Julz D 01
Posted on 02 February 18 at 23:41
KenH2k4 said:
The 360 sale is live!
Took them long enough lol
KawiNinjaRider7
Posted on 03 February 18 at 04:22
KenH2k4 said:
The 360 sale is live!
Better late than never I guess lol, I'll probably pick up both Spec Ops: the Line and The Darkness II for $6 each (USD).
matdan
677,103
matdan
Posted on 03 February 18 at 06:08
KenH2k4 said:
The 360 sale is live!
What is in the sale?
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Living Legends
Posted on 03 February 18 at 16:26
matdan said:
KenH2k4 said:
The 360 sale is live!
What is in the sale?
Here you go
https://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/deals-with-gold
HolyHalfDead
460,625
HolyHalfDead
Posted on 03 February 18 at 17:53, Edited on 03 February 18 at 18:02 by HolyHalfDead
Allgorhythm said:
It's always been one store. laugh
Sorry, I can’t tell if you are joking, but the Xbox 360 store is very separate to the Xbox One store.

http://marketplace.xbox.com (360) has no concept of sale length, cannot display XBL Free discounts, needs your account to be in the same region as the store

http://microsoft.com (XB1/W10) is the total opposite
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HolyHalfDead
460,625
HolyHalfDead
Posted on 03 February 18 at 17:57, Edited on 03 February 18 at 17:58 by HolyHalfDead
Living Legends said:
matdan said:
KenH2k4 said:
The 360 sale is live!
What is in the sale?
Here you go
https://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/deals-with-gold
That list shows two sales - DwG and Anime month week 1.

https://www.xbox.com/promotions/sales/anime-month
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