For its Gold members, Xbox Live Marketplace cuts up to 80% off a selection of game downloads as part of its Deals of the Week. That puts many titles at the lowest prices we've seen, beating the prices of physical copies found elsewhere. Deal ends March 17. Some best bets, which are below the lowest total prices we could find for shipped versions from Amazon:
For Xbox LIVE Gold members only, Xbox Games offers downloads of Soul Calibur V for Xbox 360 for $3.74. That's $6 under our August mention of a physical copy and the lowest price we've seen. (It's also $19 under the best price we could find for a physical copy elsewhere.)
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Wii U for $24.99. Opt for in-store pickup to dodge the $2.99 shipping fee. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the best price we've seen for any of these versions. (It's also $4 under the best price we could find for any version elsewhere.) Deal ends today.
Dell Home offers Titanfall for Xbox One (pictured), Xbox 360, or Windows bundled with a $25 Dell eGift Card for $59.99 with free shipping. (The gift card is added in-cart.) Provided you use the credit, that's tied with last week's mention as the lowest total price we could find, this time by $25. (For further comparison, we also saw it for the same price with a $26 Kmart credit last week.)
Amazon offers its Prime members Angry Birds Star Wars for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 for $9.99 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, it adds $4.98.) That's $10 under our December mention and the lowest total price we could find for either platform by at least $16.
Newegg offers a $20 Microsoft Gift Card for free with purchase of a select video game or console. Assuming you'll use the gift card, that leaves many of these items at the lowest total prices we could find. Most bag free shipping. (Otherwise, shipping adds $3.99.) Eligible items include Batman: Arkham Origins for Xbox 360, Injustice: Gods Among Us for Xbox 360, and the Xbox 360 4GB console.
GameStop offers BandFuse: Rock Legends for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 for $29.99. Apply coupon code "SAVER" to bag free shipping. That's $10 under our January mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a price low now by at least $32.) It includes a 1/4" guitar cable and requires a real guitar (not included).
Newegg discounts a selection of video games for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, as listed below. Plus, all orders qualify for free shipping. That puts each at the lowest total price we could find by at least $8. The deals:
Newegg offers pre-orders of Titanfall for Xbox One, Xbox 360, or PC bundled with a $10 Newegg Gift Card for $59.99 with free shipping. Assuming you use the gift card, that's the lowest total price we could find for each platform by $10, although we saw the PC version for $2 less last month. The game is scheduled for release on March 11.
Microsoft Store offers Assassin's Creed III for Xbox 360 for $15.52 with free shipping. That's $4 under our mention from last fall and the lowest total price we've seen for a new copy of this game. (It's a current price low by $8.)
Gearbox Software via Twitter offers SHiFT Codes that unlock the Krieg Loverpalooza Skin for use on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, or Mac versions of Borderlands 2 for free. That's the best such deal we've seen since last week, when we saw a different set of codes. The codes:
Newegg offers the Capcom Essentials Pack for Xbox 360 for $29.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $5, outside of the price below. It includes Resident Evil 6, Super Street Fighter 4, Devil May Cry 4, Dead Rising 2, and Mega Man 10. A branded bag is also included.
GameStop offers used copies of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 for $1.99 plus $3.50 for shipping. That's $5 below our December mention of a new game and about a buck below the lowest total price we could find for a used copy of this first-person shooter.