Xbox Ultimate Game Sale is Now Live

Posted on July 5, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One with 0 Comments

Xbox Ultimate Game Sale is Now Live

Xbox is no stranger to hyperbole, but this is actually a really big sale, with over 250 deals on Xbox One and Xbox 360 game titles and over 30 offers for PC games. Dubbed the Ultimate Game Sale, it runs for one week, from today through July 11.

“Save up to 40 to 60 percent on Xbox games, with some titles at more than 60 percent off,” Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb explains. “If you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, you can save up to an additional 10 percent.”

One amusing side note: Microsoft had its “biggest Xbox game sale” last December, and then had what I called an “amazing” Xbox One game sale in February. So it’s probably fair to say that there’s never any reason to pay full price for an Xbox game, unless of course you need to have it on the day of release.

Anyway. Since there are over 250 Xbox games on sale, I won’t bother to cut and paste the complete list, which you can find on the Major Nelson blog. But it may be worth pointing out some of the better deals:

Xbox One

Call of Duty: Ghosts – 60 percent off (67 percent off for Xbox Live Gold members)

Evolve – 60 percent off (67 percent off for Xbox Live Gold members)

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – 67 percent off (75 percent off for Xbox Live Gold members)

Wolfenstein: The New Order – 67 percent off (75 percent off for Xbox Live Gold members)

Xbox 360

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 65 percent off (75 percent off for Xbox Live Gold members)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider Anniversary – 65 percent off (75 percent off for Xbox Live Gold members)

Saints Row IV – 65 percent off (75 percent off for Xbox Live Gold members)

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition – 75 percent off (85 percent off for Xbox Live Gold members)

Windows PC

You can find the complete list of PC games on sale at the Microsoft Store online. This isn’t as dramatic, of course, but there are a few good deals to call out:

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10 – $19.99, normally $29.99

Sheltered – $10.49, normally $14.99

The Escapists: The Walking Dead – $9.99, normally $19.99

Game on.