UPDATE 2/2/2023: The Xbox 360 Marketplace will be shutting down according to an Xbox Support article. The article in question currently links to the titles that are being delisted on the 7th of February, but when you search for “Xbox 360 Marketplace” on the Xbox Support website, you are greeted with this:
It has not been confirmed by Microsoft yet if this is truly happening, but it would still be wise to get whatever it is you want off the 360 Marketplace just in case.
UPDATE: A Microsoft spokesperson has told Gematsu that the delistings will affect the Xbox 360 Marketplace only and that any purchaseable title current on the Xbox One and Series store will remain. Full quote and source below:
“Beginning on February 7, 2023, a limited set of games, add-ons, and in-game content will no longer be purchasable in select markets via the Xbox 360 Store,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Gematsu. “These titles will no longer be purchasable on the Xbox 360 Store only, and titles that are available to be purchased on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Stores will remain purchasable. You will still be able to play discs or previously downloaded games on your Xbox 360 and modern consoles if they are backwards compatible titles. For more information on the games impacted in your region, visit here.”
ORIGINAL STORY: Xbox Support has issued a notice for the Xbox 360 marketplace regarding several game delistings across all supported Live regions. This includes a number of titles from Assassin’s Creed, some Star Wars, DAYTONA, Jet Set Radio, and more. And while this update is regarding the Xbox 360 store, it will very likely also impact availability on the Xbox One and Series storefront, so it’s a good idea to look through the list(s) and buy anything you’ve been holding off.
The delistings will occur on the 7th of February, 2023. You can click here to go to the Xbox Support page regarding the removals.
Beginning on February 7, 2023, a limited set of games, add-ons, and in-game content will no longer be purchasable in select markets via the Xbox 360 Store,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Gematsu. “These titles will no longer be purchasable on the Xbox 360 Store only, and titles that are available to be purchased on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Stores will remain purchasable.
I am copying and pasting a comment from Reddit user u/Sascha2022 that lists the games that are not going to be purchasable in the future:
List of games that will be removed from the xbox 360 marketplace and aren`t available to digitally purchase as backwards compatible games, as native versions or as remasters on xbox one and xbox series x/s:
Blood of the Werewolf
Final Fight: DblImpact (Available in Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle)
Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
Jet Set Radio
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
Mutant Blobs Attack
Prince of Persia (2008)
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
The Orange Box
All these games are backwards compatible on xbox one or xbox series x/s, but you have to purchase them digitally before they get delisted on the xbox 360 marketplace or use the original disc to play them.
Personally I’m going to finally get RUSE, Orange Box, Prince of Persia, Jet Set Radio and Spelunky.
I bought most of these games when they were on sale years back and redeemed others when they were GWG. I haven’t been able to buy anything from the 360 Marketplace I think from 2020 or 2021 because my purchases don’t work, luckily they moved the OG Xbox and 360 to the new storefront so it didn’t bother me too much. Looks like I need to buy The Orange Box and maybe Skate 2 and the Left 4 Dead games. I’ll try again with my laptop this weekend.