PSN and Xbox Live Kick Off Digital Holiday Sales Tomorrow


The year’s big holiday sales begin tomorrow, with both Microsoft and Sony kicking things off with a week of digital deals.

Can you believe it’s already the holiday season of 2010? Once I finished lamenting how fast time flies when we’re you’re not paying attention, I also remembered that this means some amazing holiday sales have arrived as well. Starting tomorrow, Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network are starting digital sales initiatives that will hold some sweet deals on a variety of games.

Both sales will run from November 23-29. Sony is offering 15 PlayStation Network titles out of the PlayStation 3, PSP, and PSP Minis libraries that are each good for every day of the sale until it’s over. Notable inclusions are Joe Danger, Hello Games’ well received stunt/racing game, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, the franchise’s latest PSP entry, and Dissidia: Final Fantasy, a giant RPG brawl. The full list of games going on sale, and their prices, is below:

PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap – $3.49 sale price; $6.99 regular price
Top Gun – $7.49 sale price; $14.99 regular price
Gundemonium Collection – $7.49 sale price; $14.99 regular price
DeathSpank – $7.49 sale price; $14.99 regular price
Joe Danger – $7.49 sale price; $14.99 regular price

Groovin’ Blocks – $4.99 sale price; $9.99 regular price
Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake – $9.99 sale price; $19.99 regular price
Dissidia Final Fantasy – $9.99 sale price; $19.99 regular price
Dante’s Inferno – $19.99 sale price; $39.99 regular price
Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker – $19.99 sale price; $39.99 regular price

Young Thor – $2.49 sale price; $4.99 regular price
Fieldrunners – $3.49 sale price; $6.99 regular price
Hero of Sparta – $2.49 sale price; $4.99 regular price
Alien Zombie Death – $1.99 sale price; $3.99 regular price
Monopoly – $2.49 sale price; $4.99 regular price

Xbox Live’s sale will apparently work a little differently, with Microsoft saying it’s going to be offering daily deals within the same time frame. These deals will also be for a variety of Xbox Live content including original Xbox downloads, Xbox Live Arcade games, and Zune movies. Microsoft has released a partial sampling of the titles that will go on sale through November 29, and also says that gamers will want to specifically check in on Black Friday (November 26) for a special day of deals. Here’s the list:

Xbox 360 Games
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games) – 400 Microsoft Points
Halo: Combat Evolved (Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points

Xbox LIVE Arcade
Trials HD (Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points
‘Splosion Man (Microsoft Game Studios) – 160 Microsoft Points
Monkey Island: Special Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points
Madden NFL Arcade (Electronic Arts) – 400 Microsoft Points
Portal: Still Alive (Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points

Zune Movies
Clash of the Titans – 720 Microsoft Points
Sex and the City 2 – 720 Microsoft Points
Cats and Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore – 720 Microsoft Points
300 – 380 Microsoft Points

Are you ready to start spending some money on cheap games this year? I know I am.

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