Xbox 360 Marketplace Closing Over The Next Year, May 2023 Deadline For Purchases [UPDATED]

    UPDATE – Microsoft released a statement clarifying the situation surrounding the Xbox 360 Marketplace. The company claims the closure message was posted in error and the marketplace will not close in May 2023.

    Microsoft spokesperson sends statement to Gematsu
    Source: Gematsu

    Microsoft has confirmed that it will be shutting down the Xbox 360 Marketplace over the next year, and players must purchase Xbox 360 games and DLC soon.

    An Xbox 360 Marketplace update listing is now present in the official Xbox Support search page, revealing that Microsoft is closing down the storefront. Additionally, Microsoft encourages players to purchase any Xbox 360 games and DLC before May 2023. The notice implies that the ability to purchase content from Xbox 360 Marketplace will cease in roughly three month’s time. All Xbox 360 games that are backwards compatible on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S should still be available on the consoles’ respective storefronts.(Thanks, Wario64).

    Previously, Microsoft published a notice about 46 Xbox 360 games being delisted from the storefront. These games include Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, and Far Cry 2. When a user clicks the new Xbox 360 Marketplace update article in the support search page, the full list of affected games may be read after selected a country. 

    Games that have been delisted and are unavailable for purchase will be prompted with an “Error 8007C223” message. Microsoft encourages Xbox 360 players to find a physical copy of the game if the digital version is unavailable. Additionally, the company reminds players that games may be redownloaded by visiting Download History in Account menu under Settings. 

    Here’s the full list of affected games in the U.S. Xbox 360 Marketplace thus far:

    • Aegis Wing
    • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
    • Assassin’s Creed III
    • Assassin’s Creed IV
    • Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
    • Blood of the Werewolf
    • Blue Dragon
    • Breakdown
    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
    • Call of Duty: Ghosts
    • Castle Crashers
    • Cloning Clyde
    • Counter-Strike: GO
    • Dark Souls
    • Darksiders II
    • Defense Grid
    • Eets: Chowdown
    • Far Cry 2
    • Final Fight: Double Impact
    • Iron Brigade
    • Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
    • Jet Set Radio
    • Left 4 Dead
    • Left 4 Dead 2
    • LIMBO
    • Lost Odyssey
    • Mass Effect 2
    • Mutant Blobs Attack
    • N+
    • Outpost Kaloki X
    • Peggle  2
    • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
    • Prince of Persia
    • R.U.S.E.
    • Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
    • Skate 2
    • South Park: The Stick of Truth
    • Spelunky
    • Splinter Cell Conviction
    • Star Wars Battlefront
    • Star Wars KOTOR 2
    • The Orange Box
    • The Raven Episode 1
    • The Witcher 2
    Soul Kiwami
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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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