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FEZ. It’s only playable on Xbox 360 as it was never made backwards compatible. Actually think I’ll boot up the 360 and play it next. 

Last edited by VersusEvil - on 02 December 2023

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VersusEvil said:

FEZ. It’s only playable on Xbox 360 as it was never made backwards compatible. Actually think I’ll boot up the 360 and play it next. 

Excellent mention.

Fez is so bizarre because it's available on

-Windows, Linux, OS X

-PS3, PS4, PS Vita

-iOS

-Nintendo Switch

And of course, Xbox 360 which is the OG version. I suppose Fez isn't backwards compatible or native on the Xbox One due to licensing/financial issues. 



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 161 million (was 73 million, then 96 million, then 113 million, then 125 million, then 144 million, then 151 million, then 156 million)

PS5: 115 million (was 105 million) Xbox Series S/X: 48 million (was 60 million, then 67 million, then 57 million)

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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Wman1996 said:
Pemalite said:

If you buy from the Xbox 360 store on an Xbox 360 console there are no guarantees that everything is backwards compatible.

If you buy it on the Xbox One/Xbox Series store, then it's guaranteed to be backwards compatible.

Would have been great if Microsoft just made the entire library of games backwards compatible, but that is a pipe dream due to licensing issues.

Yes.

Another thing that's frustrating is if you buy an Xbox 360 game on the web browser, mobile app, or the subsequent consoles (One, Series X/S) I don't think it's guaranteed to show up on your download list on Xbox 360. However, the games will sometimes. 

I placed an order for an Xbox 360 E (hasn't shipped yet) but I'm very hesitant to even try buying a cheap digital game on anything else other than the Xbox 360 Store in case I can't even download it on 360. 

You can go into your purchase history on your Xbox 360 and download from there.

BasilZero said:
Pemalite said:

If you buy from the Xbox 360 store on an Xbox 360 console there are no guarantees that everything is backwards compatible.

If you buy it on the Xbox One/Xbox Series store, then it's guaranteed to be backwards compatible.

Would have been great if Microsoft just made the entire library of games backwards compatible, but that is a pipe dream due to licensing issues.

Well I dont buy from within any console store, I buy online - but ya I dont have a xbox360, only a Series S (and I buy from the Microsoft store/xbox store lol).

I wish everything was b/c - most of my games are b/c games lol

Keep in mind that same issue still exists as there is a web Xbox One/Xbox Series store and a web Xbox 360 marketplace.

See here for Xbox One/Series:
https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/all-games/#

And Xbox 360 Marketplace:
https://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games



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It had a ton of Xbla titles but not sure whats b/c.

Saboteur is a nice one to collect.






@Pemalite 

So, if I'm interpreting you correctly (which this is useful information for anyone wishing to buy games/content for Xbox 360 before the digital store closes)

-Games will appear on your download list if you use the Xbox 360 marketplace pages or of course buy them directly on the Xbox 360.

-Backward compatible games won't (or are inconsistent) appear on the Xbox 360 download list if you buy them on the newer consoles or newer webpages/apps. It's a shame if this is true, because there are some great deals sometimes. 

I also understand that you can't add redemption codes on the Xbox 360 anymore for digital or physical gift cards. 



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 161 million (was 73 million, then 96 million, then 113 million, then 125 million, then 144 million, then 151 million, then 156 million)

PS5: 115 million (was 105 million) Xbox Series S/X: 48 million (was 60 million, then 67 million, then 57 million)

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

"Let go your earthly tether, enter the void, empty and become wind." - Guru Laghima

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Wman1996 said:

@Pemalite 

-Games will appear on your download list if you use the Xbox 360 marketplace pages or of course buy them directly on the Xbox 360.

-Backward compatible games won't (or are inconsistent) appear on the Xbox 360 download list if you buy them on the newer consoles or newer webpages/apps. It's a shame if this is true, because there are some great deals sometimes. 

Correct.

When we had Games with Gold XBox 360 games (R.I.P), I always "redeemed" them on the Xbox 360 or Xbox 360 web marketplace and could push the download through next time I boot my console.

Wman1996 said:

I also understand that you can't add redemption codes on the Xbox 360 anymore for digital or physical gift cards. 

Redeeming codes on the Xbox 360 is still possible.

You need to redeem them on the console itself or on the Xbox 360 marketplace, often if you try to redeem them on an Xbox One/Series console you just get an error, they are physically two separate online stores.
Microsoft needed to market the differences better as it is confusing, but with the Xbox 360 going away it is probably irrelevant.



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I added a list to the OP. The list is pretty accurate from what I've heard.
Some other oddities I wanted to bring up outside of the OP.
Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends was never delisted from Xbox 360. It's the only digital version of the game still available, but it's a physical game too. More interesting is that it is the only way to get the DLC for the game.
Snoopy Flying Ace (a digital-only exclusive) was delisted a long time ago, but still has a free demo. There's no other official release anymore.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 161 million (was 73 million, then 96 million, then 113 million, then 125 million, then 144 million, then 151 million, then 156 million)

PS5: 115 million (was 105 million) Xbox Series S/X: 48 million (was 60 million, then 67 million, then 57 million)

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

"Let go your earthly tether, enter the void, empty and become wind." - Guru Laghima