Year-end download sales for Xbox 360 and PlayStation consoles

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Not to be left behind by the deep discounts enjoyed by PC gamers at this time of year, Sony and Microsoft have announced sales for downloadable games on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PSP.

Xbox LIVE's Countdown to New Year's Eve features daily deals as well ten titles on continuous discount. Included among the ten are top Xbox 360 games Super Meat Boy, Castle Crashers, Banjo Tooie, Toy Soldiers, and well-polished board game conversions Risk: Factions and Carcassonne. Those interested in Super Meat Boy might like to keep the Steam Network website bookmarked in case the PC version reappears in the sale there.

PlayStation Europe have sixty titles crammed into a bumper Festive Sale running from December 22 to January 5. There's plenty to choose from with particular highlights spanning from the family-friendly Blue Toad Murder Files and Ferrari: The Race Experience, to stunt-em-up Joe Danger, both DeathSpank games, Lara Croft, the PSP version of Toy Story 3, and the very recent and most excellent Pac-Man Championship Edition DX.

PlayStation North America partner SEGA heads up seasonal discounts there, and among the offers they share some of Europe's deals - After Burner Climax (also discounted on Xbox LIVE), Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, and PSP cult favorite Valkyria Chronicles 2.