EA's Post-Christmas Sale Gives You 800 MS Points

EA's running an online holiday special for the Xbox 360 beginning Christmas that takes a quick cost-benefit analysis to figure out, but as it returns you 800 Microsoft Points might be worth considering.

The offer: Buy any three titles from this list and you get 800 Microsoft points back. Now, some of these are full $US19.99 titles. But if you get a new hard drive or Christmas cash and want to lay out the price of a new game to get three, you can consider the points back to be like a gift card. And many stores run that kind of special.

If you want to know the bare minimum you can spend to still qualify, that would be buying up both Mass Effect downloads, plus the Dragon Age: Origins DLC (or Madden AFL Legacy Pack), for 1360 points. You then get 800 back, effectively making the cost 560 points, or the entire package for $US7. Naturally, given the units in which Microsoft points are sold, your actual cash outlay may vary here.

The special runs from December 25 to January 31.

Xbox Live Holiday Discounts [Electronic Arts news]


Comments

    I wonder if it's valid here...

      Exactly what I was wondering. Any news, David? (or would you prefer Dave? Or Mr. Wildgoose?)

    Not many worthwhile deals there unless you want the DLC. in which case it would finally give budget gamers an excuse to use the marketplace

    I would like to do that, but EA haven't produced enough good Xbox Live titles to get. I would get Battlefield and Madden arcade but there isn't anything else that i would consider buying.

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