I noticed this and was wondering the same thing because I Pre-ordered it there to get the GT350-R (this was before I knew that the pre-order cars were just tuned and not the car itself) But I’m wondering if its worth it to save the $20 and get it there or get the digital version which is more convenient and is also a “play anywhere” game.
After speaking with multiple phone representatives and someone on Microsoft chat I have verified that the $79 version on the Microsoft store is the physical disc only for the Xbox and does not support play anywhere. If you want play anywhere you have to order the digital version for $99.
so what happened to getting people to go digital, i jump on board and throwing money into the account for the ultimate digital and now it’s 20 dollars less for the disk. PLUS a 10 dollar gift card… UGH
They’re doing it to compete with stores like Best Buy & Amazon who have been doing promotions and deals where you can get new games for $20 less. The Best Buy one requires a yearly fee, but Amazon is just there for everyone. They’re discounts on physical discs only as well. So this pricing is probably separate from the whole play anywhere stuff. Just business.
Ok. 1st I wanna say for some reason i singed into my account and it gave me this elvishsatyr one. thats why i have no forza stats. Add my reall account 2 play with me: superkollin7. Anyway: its cheaper on microsoft store because: 1: its a disc. 2: its not play anywhere.
On alot of games yes they far to dear than disc version, there is only forza I buy on digital, for me to buy all games from store they have to be cheaper than disc, otherwise might as well carry on buying disc and save my money that I can put towards another game.
I spoke with a Microsoft store representative and they said its guaranteed release day delivery. I used a student discount and they give you a $10 gift card, so I basically got a $100 game for $75 (with tax) and if you count the $10 card it comes out to the normal edition price $65. I’m pretty sure all the ultimate edition physicals include the steel book case. I highly recommend it lol.
US and Canada has a steelbook version, I know Gamestop has it ) I ordered the physical ultimate edition which is the version that has it) and here in Canada its $129.99 In not sure what the price is in USA…