In 6 or 7 years MS never made sales like this with Xboxlive...
Except for every year....
I haven't seen them offer hit retail games for $5 before.
They've been dropping games & DLC down to $5 or less in the Sales & Specials + app every week for the last year, there's always been a Christmas sale every year, and an after Christmas sale too.
That means this sale has NOTHING to do with M$ dropping 360 BC on the 720. --- "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin
Yeah they are warming us up for the days when every game stays priced at $60 for 3-4 years before price drops happen unlike now where retailer and used game competition keeps games going on sale within a few months in many cases.
In 6 or 7 years MS never made sales like this with Xboxlive... So I have a feeling this is because they will announce the 720 soon and a new Xboxlive service. So these games will not work on the new console and if your 360 breaks you will never have a chance to replay them ever again... That's my gut.
Of course it's your gut reaction. We can tell you didn't put any thought into it. --- Psalm 137:9 Happy is the one who takes your babies and smashes them against the rocks