Sony’s Flash Sale vs. Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale — Which is Better?

Sony Flash Sale vs Microsoft Ultimate Game Sale

Sony Flash Sale vs Microsoft Ultimate Game Sale

Hot on the heels of the Steam Summer Sale, both Microsoft and Sony have two big sales underway for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Both have some great deals, but which one is better? Let’s take a look.

Sony’s Flash Sale has dozens of PlayStation 1 and PSN titles for the low, low cost of 99 cents a pop. Here is the full list:

Sony Entertainment Network’s Flash Sale (7/11-7/13)

  • Worms Revolution
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Papo & Yo
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD
  • The Cave
  • Machinarium
  • Tekken 2
  • Malicious
  • Urban Trial Freestyle
  • Dino Crisis
  • Dino Crisis 2
  • Velocity Ultra
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • Dyad
  • Legend of Dragoon
  • Twisted Metal: Black
  • Wild Arms
  • Wild Arms 2
  • Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
  • Syphon Filter
  • Syphon Filter 2
  • Syphon Filter 3
  • Virtua Fighter 2

Microsoft, not one to be outdone, has a sale of their very own. Dubbed the “Ultimate Game Sale,” they have slashed the prices on XBLA titles, games on demand, and game add-ons. The price varies from title to title, so check www.xbox.com for specific pricing.

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale (7/8-7/14)

  • Serious Sam 3 BFE: Jewel of the Nile – 66%
  • Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter – 66%
  • Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter – 66%
  • Serious Sam Double D XXL – 66%
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dragonborn – 67%
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Hearthfire – 67%
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dawnguard – 67%
  • Halo 4 War Games Map Pass – 50%
  • WWE 2K14 Season Pass – 50%
  • Gears of War 3 Season Pass – 50%
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass – 40%
  • Sensible World of Soccer – 66%
  • The Walking Dead Season 2 Season Pass – 50%
  • Street Fighter X Tekken – 75%
  • Skyrim – 67%
  • Dishonored – 67%
  • Amazing Spiderman 2 – 33%
  • Portal 2 – 67%
  • Child of Eden – 67%
  • Silent Hill: HD – 67%
  • Pac Man Museum – 50%
  • BloodRayne Betrayal – 50%
  • Trials Evolution – 66%
  • Ducktales – 66%
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 50%
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – 67%
  • Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 – 50%
  • Trials Fusion – 33%
  • Darksiders II – 75%
  • FIFA World Cup – 60%
  • Fallout 3 – 67%
  • Skate 2 – 75%
  • Devil May Cry 4 – 75%
  • Fight Night Champion – 75%
  • Deus Ex Human Revolution – 67%
  • MX vs ATV Reflex – 75%
  • Walking Dead 400 Days – 50%
  • Walking Dead Episode 5: No Time Left -50%
  • Walking Dead Episode 4: Around Every Corner – 50%
  • Walking Dead Episode 3: Long Road Ahead – 50%
  • Walking Dead Episode 2: Starved For Help – 50%
  • Lara Croft: Guardian of Light – 75%
  • Stuntman: Ignition – 67%
  • Gears of War 3 – 75%
  • Fallout New Vegas – 67%

Please note that there are also 24 hour deals happening daily. You can find out more at www.majornelson.com.

So which one is better? My opinion (which is worth about a cup of coffee these days) is that Microsoft has the advantage. Between the larger quantity of games, the more recent titles, and the sheer number of games on demand, it makes opening my wallet a little wider worth it.

Which one will you be sinking your hedge fund into? Let us know in the comments.