This week brings us into the month of April, and aside from all the tomfoolery yesterday, today begins a fresh slate of deals and discounts for Xbox Live and PSN members. Make sure your PlayStation and Microsoft accounts are full, because there’s some great stuff happening this time around. I’d say that’s enough of an intro, so let’s get to the sales, shall we?
Microsoft Studios Sale: This week, Microsoft is rebounding from the Xbox Live Spring Sale with a publisher sale packed with great savings. A number of titles and content packs are going for more 50% off. Here’s the breakdown:
- Castle Crashers-800 Microsoft Points
- Deadlight– 600 Microsoft Points
- Dust: An Elysian Tale– 600 Microsoft Points
- Forza Horizon December IGN Car Pack– 400 Microsoft Points
- Full House Poker– 400 Microsoft Points
- Hydro Thunder– 600 Microsoft Points
- Hydrophobia– 200 Microsoft Points
- Ilomilo– 400 Microsoft Points
- Magic the Gathering: 2013– 400 Microsoft Points
- Magic the Gathering: 2013 Expansion Pack– 200 Microsoft Points
- Mark of the Ninja– 600 Microsoft Points
- Nike+ Kinect Training (Games on Demand)- $29.99
- Nike+ Kinect Training: Upper Body and Core Pack– 200 Microsoft Points
- Pinball FX Classic Pack– 400 Microsoft Points
- Pinball FX Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles Pack– 400 Microsoft Points
- Pinball FX Zombies Table– 120 Microsoft Points
- Trials Evolution– 800 Microsoft Points
- Trials HD– 400 Microsoft Points
- Trials: Origin of Pain Pack– 200 Microsoft Points
- World of Keflings– 400 Microsoft Points
Xbox Games for Windows Phone Sale: Microsoft has also included Xbox games for compatible with their Windows phones in their publisher sale this week. For those of you looking to take your Xbox Arcade experience on the go, here are the deals:
- geoDefense– $0.99
- Gerbil Physics– $0.99
- Hydro Thunder Go– $2.99
- Ilomilo– $2.99
- Rocket Riot– $2.99
- Zombies (on teh ph0ne)– $0.99
Games for Windows Sale: Additionally, for those looking to pick up some Xbox games on their Windows 8 laptop/desktop, Microsoft has got you covered.
- 4 Elements II– $1.49
- Hydro Thunder Hurricane– $4.99
- Ilomilo+– $2.99
- Rocket Riot 3D– $2.99
- Royal Envoy 2– $1.99
- Zombies!!!– $2.99
Free for PS+ Members This Month: A new month brings a new list of free downloads for PS+ subscribers. As always, be sure to check the official PlayStation blog for updates as these titles will roll out on a weekly basis and are subject to change. As it stands, here are the free games you’ll be able to pick up this month:
- Demon’s Souls (PS3)
- Malicious (PS3)
- Labyrinth Legends (PS3)
- SOULCALIBUR: Broken Destiny (PSP, Supported on PS Vita)
- Zombie Tycoon 2 (PS3 and PS Vita – Cross-Buy and Cross-Play)
PSN Sale: While the following deals will be further discounted for PS+ members, they’re also on sale for general PSN users as well.
Rainbow Moon Sale: Rainbow Moon is a strategy-RPG (tactical turn-based battles) developed by the indie team at SideQuest Studios. Both the game and its soundtrack are available at a discount.
- Rainbow Moon– $9.99 (PSN), $7.99 (PS+)
- Rainbow Moon Melodies– $1.99 (PSN), $1.59 (PS+)
- Rainbow Moon Premium Bundle– $10.99 (PSN), $8.79 (PS+)
Söldner-X Sale (PS3)- This stylized shoot-em’-up combines fast-paced, frenetic action with HD visuals to create an adrenaline-pumping experience like no other.
- Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer– $3.99 (PSN), $3.19 (PS+)
- Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer Soundtrack– $1.99 (PSN), $1.59 (PS+)
- Söldner-X2: Final Prototype– $4.99 (PSN), $3.99 (PS+)
- Söldner-X2: Final Prototype Soundtrack– $1.99 (PSN), $1.59 (PS+)
- Söldner-X2: Final Prototype Complete Bundle– $6.99 (PSN), $5.59 (PS+)
- Söldner-X2: Final Prototype and Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer Bundle– $7.99 (PSN), $6.39 (PS+)
The Walking Dead Sale: The arcade phenomenon from TellTale Games is on sale for PSN gamers. Take advantage of the opportunity to pick up the award-winning title while the discounts last.
- The Walking Dead Season Pass (PS3)- $14.99 (PSN), $10.49 (PS+)
- The Walking Dead Individual Episodes (2 – 5)- $3.99 (PSN), $2.99 (PS+)
Alright, that’s going to wrap up the list of deals for this week. Be sure to check back next Tuesday for more great sales and discounts on all your favorite Xbox Live and PlayStation Network content.
Do any of these deals strike your fancy? Which arcade titles would you like to see on sale next week? How many of you are considering becoming a PlayStation Plus member just because of the insane amount of free downloads Sony has been offering lately? Share your thoughts in the usual place.