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MS now offering disc replacement

Ever broken a disc through no fault of your own and been bummed at the thought of having to buy a new one? Well that might still be problem if the game wasn’t published by Microsoft, but for those that were, MS are now offering a replacement disc service, where you get a brand new disc for the same game. Pretty handy if you have indeed busted a few.

There are a lot of conditions though. The games have to be published by Microsoft, and at the moment they are:

  • Crackdown
  • Fuzion Frenzy 2
  • Gears Of War
  • Halo 2
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Ninety Nine Nights
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Project Gotham Racing 3
  • Viva Piñata
  • Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Vol. 1

Interesting that Halo 2 is in the list. Such a popular game probably needs replacing after a lot of usage.

This also isn’t a free service. The charges depend what country you’re in obviously, and you can only pay with a valid credit card, which is a bit annoying, and is also non-refundable. The pricing details are:

Country Price Currency
Brazil 41.58 BRL
Canada 23.50 CAD
Chile 11700 CLP
Colombia 47250 COP
Europe 15.00 EUR
Mexico 223 MXN
UK 10.00 GBP
US 20.00 USD

(If you are in the Asia-Pacific region, you will have to call 360 support for details and instructions.)

All his idea?

All the prices work out as exactly the same to your own, so at the current exchange rate, $20 does equal £10 (to the nearest pound), for example, so no-one is being ripped off either way. For whatever reason you have to be 18 years or older to be included in the program, and the Terms and Conditions also state that this is a limited time offer, subject to change at any time, so if you have a broken disc published by Microsoft, hurry up already and send it off! One final thing, 90% of the disc has to be sent back to Microsoft; what the hell do people do to their discs?!

Read all the details about the program here, which only applies to countries where the 360 is legally sold. It’s a pretty good week then should you have a 360 that needs replacing and a broken disc!

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Or if it’s just scratched you could take it to Blockbuster and they’ll repair it for £2. In the UK anyway. Even repairs those awful laser burns that the 360 does so well.

Comment by scott on 2007-04-04 22:50:51 | Reply

yeah it takes a layer off and becomes more dangerous and prone to breaking. This is a WHOLE new disc

Comment by TwoSilverClowns on 2007-04-04 22:53:14 | Reply

lol Im just laughing the columbian currency lol $23.50=47250 thats just insane!

Comment by steve perry on 2007-04-04 23:15:28 | Reply

Sometimes I find myself waking up in the middle of the night laughing, especially about Columbian currency.

Comment by J1980 on 2007-04-04 23:11:53 | Reply

I got Need for Speed most wanted replaced by EA for £10 with their disc replacement service cos I had the game for more than 90 days. otherwise it would have been free.

Comment by The_Glovner on 2007-04-05 18:23:45 | Reply



Surley not? Has there been a collection of snowballs in hell for sometime now that I didn’t know about? Perhaps the experiments into flying pigs have had some success?

Comment by Try this... on 2007-04-05 01:06:33 | Reply

Scratched up games…go to gamespot buy the same one and replace it, take it back and get a refund. End of story. It would also help if you take care of your disks.

Comment by Brunasty on 2007-04-05 07:28:08 | Reply

They sell new Halo2 disks for 24.99 no waiting for shipping I’d understand for the 360 games, that is pretty cool, also many big box stores Circuit city/ Best Buy sell disk insurance (like 5 bucks) that covers against scratches, breaks, anything. Plus, you only have to bring it back to the store.

Comment by H1tchman on 2007-04-05 09:10:53 | Reply

Its quite a clever way of Microsoft making more money really. I’m sure the cost of a disc is probably less than £1. Good service though.

Comment by audiolab on 2007-04-07 20:10:00 | Reply

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