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GAME to sell XBL content in-store

Wednesday, 9th February 2011 10:39 GMT By Johnny Cullen

GAME is to start selling Xbox Live content from its stores in a trial that begun yesterday.

The retailer will sell 30 games and other pieces of downloadable content in 40 stores around the UK.

The content will come in card-form with codes. You’ll also be able to trade-in old titles for re-useable Reward Card points.

The lowest-priced item that’s currently available in the scheme is £3.40 for Worms, Mythic Map Pack for Halo 3 and the World Class Car Pack for Forza 3.

The most expensive item is at £10.20 for a majority of XBLA titles like Castle Crashers, Limbo, Portal: Still Alive, Shadow Complex, Super Meat Boy and more.

There’s also other forms of DLC on the bill, like both Alan Wake DLC eps for under a fiver.

EG has a full list through here.

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  1. FabioPal


    You’ll also be able to trade-in old titles for re-useable Reward Card points.

    This could be interesting.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Not particularly interesting unless they start doing “sales”. It’s cheaper to buy cut-price points cards and do it that way.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. McLovin85

    “You’ll also be able to trade-in old titles for re-useable Reward Card points.”

    Stupid question but does he mean old titles i.e. physical disc titles or does he mean old titles from XBLA? Would be interesting if we started seeing a second hand market for XBLA games.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Aimless

    @3 Physical disk titles. The XBLA games are simply decorated one-use scratch cards, all the article is saying is that you can use store credit/Reward Card points to pay for them, just like anything else in store.

    Anyway, I think this is a smart move on Microsoft’s part. It’s of no use to me but it helps raise the profile of XBLA and gives digital releases another dose of exposure.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. FabioPal

    Yeah, I think that the main reason is to give visibility to xbla titles.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. McLovin85

    @4 Thought so. Good point about them doing this to increase the exposure of some of the digital games. God knows some of them deserve it as there are titles on XBLA and PSN that are far better than some of the stuff released at retail.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. back_up

    nobody buys on ripped off service so they are selling it on stores

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Zurtech

    Nice idea, be nice if they did this for Steam and PSN too.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    It’s no real use if it doesn’t actually compete with Live pricing.

    #9 3 years ago