Since the Xbox Live Deal of the Week program’s humble inception in March 2011 (with Frogger on sale), the program has become quite popular with deal hunting gamers. Perhaps I should say had become, because the deals of the week unceremoniously stopped coming after the August 8 late Marketplace update.
We theorized that Microsoft’s Xbox Live gaming division might have been too busy gearing up for Windows Phone 8 to bother with poor little WP7 games any more. Whether or not that played a factor, the program just might be back! Sally’s Salon Luxury Edition from Game House is now $2.99, down from $4.99.
But is Sally’s Salon actually on sale, or has it received a permanent price cut? Sally’s Spa, the sequel to Salon, has been out since August 9 and costs only $2.99. Spa’s price may be due to either its smaller amount or levels compared to Salon or a desire to match the iOS version’s pricing. Point is: Sally’s Spa business might have been impacting her Salon business, if you catch my drift. In which case, Sally, I mean Game House could have chosen to drop the price of Sally’s Salon in order to keep it selling.
Sally’s Salon is a time management game in which players help Sally keep her customers happy by shuffling them between the various stations at a salon. Juggling the needs of a multitude of a room full of disparate customers is both challenging and fun – arguably more so than Sally’s Spa, which ratchets up the difficulty a bit. See our full review for more details of Salon life.
We’ve contacted both Microsoft and Game House and will update when we find out the exact nature of Sally’s Salon Luxury Edition’s new lower price. Just in case it’s temporary, you might not want to put off downloading it this week.
Update: The issue has been settled - see this article.