We’re headed into the final week of April, and with it the last great deals and sales for the month. Both Xbox Live and PSN have some great goodies for your perusal this week, but that’s not all. Today happens to be a special Gold Box deal day on Amazon, so all throughout the day there will be new sales popping up on games and related accessories. Furthermore, with the Wii U’s Spring Update rolling out this week, and the at-long-last launch of the Virtual Console, this will be the final week of Deals Roundup as you know it. From here on out, Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network will be sharing the spotlight with the Wii U, so any great deals from Nintendo’s eShop or Virtual Console will be listed here as well. Alright, on to the good stuff. Here are this week’s deals:
Xbox Live Deal of the Week (Exclusive to Gold Subscribers):
- Carcasonne– 400 Microsoft Points (50% off)
- Catan– 320 Microsoft Points (60% off)
- From Dust– 480 Microsoft Points (60% off)
- Peggle– 320 Microsoft Points (60% off)
- Peggle Nights– 160 Microsoft Points (60% off)
- Plants vs. Zombies– 600 Microsoft Points (50% off)
- Quantum Conundrum– 480 Microsoft Points (60% off)
- Rock of Ages– 320 Microsoft Points (60% off)
- Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix– 320 Microsoft Points (60% off)
Xbox Live Sales and Specials:
- Kinect Central: Kinect Party – Full Unlock– 320 Microsoft Points (60% off)
Additionally, the Games on Demand section will be updated this week to include Dark Sector, Dragon Ball Z for Kinect, and Soul Calibur V.
PS+ Free Game of the Week: Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny
As revealed by the official PlayStation Blog, Broken Destiny is now free to download for PS+ subscribers. The latest portable entry in the Soul Calibur franchise comes packed with all the features you’d expect out of a console version with the added luxury of playing anytime, anywhere. Originally releasing for the PSP, Broken Destiny is supported on the PS Vita, so there won’t be any compatibility issues. For those who missed out last week, now until April 30 is your last chance to pick up Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (PS Vita) as part of the Instant Game Collection as well.
PSN Spring Fever Sale: Spring Fever is in full swing, and the PSN has some great Arcade and DLC downloads to take advantage of, including a huge Resident Evil franchise sale. These deals are so good, it’s scar… I hate myself. Anyway, here’s the list of discounted prices:
- Resident Evil 2 (PS one Classic)- $2.99 (PSN), $2.09 (PS+)
- Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS one Classic)- $2.99 (PSN), $2.09 (PS+)
- Resident Evil 4 (PS3)- $13.99 (PSN), $9.79 (PS+)
- Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition (PS3)- $20.99 (PSN),$14.69 (PS+)
- Resident Evil 6 (PS3)- $20.99 (PSN), $14.69 (PS+)
- Resident Evil Code: Veronica X (PS3)- $13.99 (PSN), $9.79 (PS+)
- Resident Evil Director’s Cut (PS one Classic)- $4.99 (PSN), $3.49 (PS+)
- Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City (PS3)- $27.99 (PSN), $19.59 (PS+)
- Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles (PS3)- $10.49 (PSN), $7.34 (PS+)
- Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles (PS3)- $10.49 (PSN), $7.34 (PS+)
As for the discount on Arcade titles, this week features Thomas Was Alone, an original puzzle-platformer that is reminiscent of the title Sound Shapes in regards to it’s minimalist approach.
- Thomas Was Alone (PS3 and PS Vita with Cross-buy Enabled)- $9.99 (PSN), $7.99 (PS+)
Shifting gears, here’s a look at the Amazon Gold Box deals ongoing throughout today. First is the Deal of the Day, a persistent sale that will continue while supplies last. That will be followed by the full list of lightning deals which will rotate every couple hours. For the sake of knowledge, I’ll include the previous lightning deals that have already expired as part of the list. For the deals that have not yet been announced, Amazon provides a single clue as to their identity, which I’ll include in place of the game’s title.
Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day:
- God of War Ascension– $39.99
- God of War Legacy Bundle– $279.99
The Legacy Bundle includes a 500GB limited edition garnet red PS3 console and controller, plus all six God of War games. Packaged inside is God of War Ascension and the God of War Saga, which collects God of War 1-3, Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta.
Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals:
- 3:00AM EST: Gears of War: Judgement– $34.99 (Expired)
- 8:00AM EST: Halo 4– $29.99 (Expired)
- 10:00AM EST: Hitman: Absolution– $18.99 (Sold Out)
- 12:00PM EST: “Team up to take down the Necromorph threat.” (Dead Space 3)- Price TBA (Currently $41.99 on Xbox 360)
- 2:00PM EST: “Envelop yourself in a richly detailed, 3D sound field as your favorite video games spring to life!” (Surround Sound system of some sort. Yay, alliteration!)- Price TBA
- 4:00PM EST: “Give yourself an audio advantage!” (Perhaps a Turtle Beach or similar headset)- Price TBA
- 6:00PM EST: “What choices will you make to escape alive?” (With all the survival-horror games out these days, I really can’t even guess.)- Price TBA
- 8:00PM EST: “Race on some of the best driving roads in the world” (Obviously a racing title.)- Price TBA
- 10:00PM EST: “Put 13 great sports at your fingertips!” (sports collection)- Price TBA
- 12:00AM EST: “Experience the LEGO The Lord of the Rings heroes come to life in an all new way!” (I think you folks can figure this one out.)- Price TBA (Currently $27.19 for Xbox 360)
That will do it for this week’s edition of Deals Roundup. Be sure to check back next week to see the updated evolution of this weekly segment, as it will include an extra dose of Nintendo deals as well.
Which of these deals are you most excited for? What game or DLC would you most like to see get the discount treatment next week? Share your thoughts in the comments section.