Weekend Console Download Deals for Mar. 17: Crisis Core, Forspoken, Dead Space, and more

Spring is around the corner and that means it’s a good time to find a copious amount of game sales. You won’t have to look very hard to find something heavily discounted for either PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo. Specifically, all three major console makers are offering some of the best games from Square Enix, which includes a first-time discount on Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion for Switch and Xbox. We had nothing but good things to say about this in our review back in December and if you want to be prepared for the next chapter in the FF7 Remake saga, you should probably check this out. Or, if you like good games, you should check this out.

Elsewhere, and staying on the Square Enix beat, PlayStation has a first-time discount on Forspoken. Xbox is offering one of the first sales on the Dead Space remake, albeit on the Deluxe Edition. Nintendo still has a handful of Mario games on sale, which is a rarity, but shoppers can also find a handful of third-party publisher promos happening right now from the likes of 2K, WB Games, Capcom, Ubisoft, and more.

Here’s our selection of this weekend’s console deals:


The following games are a part of Xbox Games with Gold/Deals with Gold. An Xbox Live Gold Subscription is required to receive these discounts.

The following deals are available to all Xbox users. Xbox Live Gold members may be eligible for additional discounts.

  • EA Publisher Sale
  • Square Enix Publisher Sale
  • Publisher Spotlight Series
  • Capcom Publisher Sale


The following deals are available to all users. PlayStation Plus members may be eligible for additional discounts.

  • Borderlands 3 Next-Level Edition [PS5/PS4] – $8.39 (88% off)
  • Weekend Offer
  • Capcom Publisher Sale
  • Essential Picks
  • Remasters & Retro Sale
  • Games Under $20 Sale

The following deals are available only to PlayStation Plus members.

Nintendo Switch

  • MAR10 Day Sale (Wave 1)
  • Warner Bros. Games Sale
  • Capcom Publisher Sale
  • Ubisoft Spring Sale
  • 2K Publisher Sale
  • Activision Blizzard Publisher Sale
  • Jackbox Games Spring Sale
  • Square Enix Winter Sale
  • Tinykin – $19.99 (20% off)
  • Time on Frog Island – $8.49 (66% off)
  • Arise: A Simple Story Definitive Edition – $4.99 (75% off)

If you’ve found any deals we might have missed or there’s a specific one you wish to highlight, be sure to join the conversation and let us know in the comments.

Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can’t enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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