Still using Xbox 360 marketplace? Microsoft has bad news

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Key notes

  • Starting February 7, Microsoft stops selling several games and add-ons in select regions on Xbox 360.
  • Fans have been speculating for weeks, and although the popular reports suggest its total shutdown, Microsoft will not be fully cutting the support from Xbox 360 marketplace.
  • We will provide you with a list of titles that won't be purchasable on Xbox 360 marketplace. 
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Microsoft will stop providing purchase option for a number of game titles and add-ons in a few selected territories on the Xbox 360 marketplace as of February 7.

That means, several items will not be available for purchase, but for those who’d acquired them before, there’s always an option to re-download them. 

Is Microsoft shutting down Xbox 360 marketplace?

Contrary to popular reports, however, Microsoft is not shutting down the marketplace for good, but rather stopping the distribution of several game titles. 

Previously, fans were worried after a message from Microsoft encouraging them to purchase any 360 games or DLC by May 2023 because they’ll put an end to the Xbox 360 marketplace over the course of the year.

In a statement to Gematsu, however, a Microsoft spokesperson says that the message was an error. 

As a reminder, beginning on February 7, 2023, a limited set of games, add-ons, and in-game content will no longer be purchasable in select markets via the Xbox 360 stores.

The list of items that will not be available on the marketplace

The list varies from one region to another, but in the United States, these titles will be removed from the Xbox 360 marketplace.

Aegis WingLeft 4 Dead
Assassin’s Creed BrotherhoodLeft 4 Dead 2
Assassin’s Creed® IIILIMBO
Assassin’s Creed® IVLost Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed® Liberation HDMass Effect 2
Blood of the WerewolfMONOPOLY DEAL
Blue DragonMutant Blobs Attack
Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareOutpost Kaloki X
Call of Duty: GhostsPeggle ® 2
Castle CrashersPhantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
Cloning ClydePrince of Persia
Counter-Strike: GOR.U.S.E.
Dark Souls™Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
Darksiders IISkate 2
DAYTONA USASouth Park™: The Stick of Truth™
Defense GridSpelunky
Eets: ChowdownSplinterCellConviction
Far Cry® 2Star Wars Battlefront
Final Fight: DblImpactStar Wars KOTOR 2
Iron BrigadeThe Orange Box
Jeremy McGrath’s OffroadThe Raven Episode 1
Jet Set RadioThe Witcher 2

If you’re re-downloading previously purchased titles from the Xbox 360 marketplace, here are some tricks you can do to speed up the download process from the Xbox app.

Have you purchased or planned to buy any of these 360 titles? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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