Today's Call of Duty Xbox LIVE Ultimate Game sale is hardly a sale at all
I'm beginning to think Microsoft doesn't understand how to handle sales. Day four of the Xbox LIVE Ultimate Game Sale sees a slew of Call of Duty titles discounted. Though I'm hard-pressed to call it a "sale." It's more like an adjustment to where these games should cost -- and even then it's overpriced.
The list of CoD titles dates all the way back to Call of Duty 2, a game that released in 2005. The standard price for this Game on Demand is a whopping $19.99. The new discounted offering is $9.99. Even that's steep for this game. Seriously, a seven year old game still commanding that type of price? Especially when we've had several new iterations since then. Heck, Black Ops 2 is just $40 more at its original price.
The history of Call of Duty games can be purchased anywhere from 17% to 67% off, though the overpriced standard price hardly makes the sale noticeable. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the most recent CoD title, is probably your best value at $49.99, a $10 discount from its original price. Anyway, if you feel like splurging on some out-of-date first-person shooters, below are today's sales.
|Ultimate Game Sale Offers for today||Standard Price||Discount Price||Savings||% Off|
|Call of Duty: World at War||$19.99||$9.99||$10.00||50%|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops||$49.99||$19.99||$30.00||60%|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops II||$59.99||$49.99||$10.00||17%|
|Call of Duty 2||$19.99||$9.99||$10.00||50%|
|Call of Duty 3||$19.99||$9.99||$10.00||50%|
|Modern Warfare 2||$29.99||$9.99||$20.00||67%|
|Modern Warfare 3||$59.99||$29.99||$30.00||50%|