Xbox Live Games on Demand Priced

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Next week’s Xbox Live update brings the console numerous new features, one of them being a digital distribution channel for retail games. Microsoft have now given ballpark pricing for games included in the service; the downloadable games will set you back between 1600 and 2400 MS points. What’s that in real world currency?

Based off the current pricing for 2100 UK point cards from Evogames and MSpoints, games will set you back between R175 and R285, which isn’t bad at all – until you factor in the premium bandwidth costs we have to endure. The fact that many of these games can be picked up for cheap coupled with the ridiculous pricing of larger hard drives for the system leads me to believe the  the Games on Demand service won’t be a popular option for South Africans – that is if it’s even available to us, of course.

Hit the jump for a list of the Launch Games on Demand titles, so you can see exactly what you won’t be downloading on August 11th.

  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Call of Duty 2
  • Prey
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis
  • Fight Night Round 3
  • SEGA Rally
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Test Drive: Unlimited
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Mass Effect
  • Tomb Raider: Legend
  • Meet The Robinsons
  • Viva Piñata
  • MX vs. ATV Untamed
  • Viva Piñata 2: Trouble in Paradise
  • Need for Speed Carbon
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Source : Joystiq

Last Updated: August 6, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • janrik

    You can also buy it with your credit card and paypal…

    so actually rather cheap then.

  • bokka1

    “the downloadable games will set you back between 1600 and 24000 MS points.”

    24000 points seems a bit excessive for a game:D

  • haha, well spotted. Fixed!

  • krYtHan

    That list looks like heaven compared to the Japanese one.

    Idolmaster Live 4 U
    Viva Pinata
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted
    Perfect Dark Zero
    Bullet Witch
    Fight Night: Round 3
    Rainbow Six: Vegas


  • Nothing wrong with viva Pinata! ^_^

  • krYtHan

    Damn you and your eternal optimism! That list looks like something that Germany would be proud of. Where are the games that will turn me into a reject of society? :angry:

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