Halo: Reach Now Available on Games On Demand, MS Takes Overpriced to a New Level

on March 17, 2011 7:00 PM

Halo: Reach Now Available on Games On Demand, MS Takes Overpriced to a New Level

There aren’t a lot of good reasons you can give explaining why you don’t already own Halo: Reach, the very well received 360 exclusive FPS from Bungie. One of the few legit reasons might be that you hate waiting for games to ship to you and you’re stranded in some desert country without a game store.

If this actually is your case, then Games-on Demand on the Xbox Marketplace has you covered. You can download the hit FPS now, although you might not be too happy about the pricing. The game will run you $50, which is a lot more than you’ll pay for a new copy at virtually any other retailer. After being confronted with accusations of being professional thieves, an MS representative had this to say:

“No one retailer has the lowest pricing for every product, and our program is about giving people 24 x 7 convenience and selection when shopping for Xbox 360 games. We’re incredibly excited about what Games on Demand means for digital distribution, and will continue to evaluate and evolve the service to meet market and consumer demands.”

So the reason you’re paying two times the going rate is because of…convenience? Either way, if your situation isn’t as specific as I described in the earlier scenario, then you might just wanna head right over to Amazon and snag a new copy for $35. Check out our review of Halo: Reach here.

[Eurogamer]

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