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Mar
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Update: The sale is now live in the US (link).

It's been [almost] a year since Google rebranded the Android Market as the Google Play Store, and to celebrate, the big G is planning on kicking off a bunch of content sales all over the world. And in some parts of the world, where today is tomorrow (eg, March 6th), the sale has already begun. Our Australian readers will be happy to know that the Play Store's big 1-year bash is well on its way - various movies, books, apps, and games are all on sale at low, low prices.

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If you're in Australia, here are the URLs to the various sale pages (these links are for Australia only for now).

The main sale page URL should work for all regions starting tomorrow (March 6th), the others may not. Here's what we're seeing so far in the Australian promo, though.

Movies: buy for under $5, rent for $0.99. We're guessing that it's still going to be movies under $5 when it's American dollars, too, and probably under 5 Euros in Europe. Same goes for rentals ($0.99) - Google's done these sorts of movie sales before. Expect the actual films available to vary by region.

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Books: buy for under $5. The book selection doesn't seem to be anything particularly special, but under $5 for an e-book is definitely still a deal. As with movies, expect the selection to vary regionally.

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Apps / Games: 50% off. The showing for apps and games on the Australian Play Store so far has been pretty meager. We're hoping the selection will grow, or alternate over the next few days (if the sale goes on longer than 24 hours), because most of the few titles here have been on sale previously.

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Some apps are also offering savings on in-app purchases, like Royal Revolt or The Sims FreePlay.

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Anyway, be on the lookout for these deals starting tomorrow (if, you're in Australia, right now).

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Guest

    Heads up! All your play store links are dead from my end.

    EDIT: I totally missed the spot saying that they would be dead. Ignore me. I don't know how to delete comments.

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      need to register to delete comments

  • https://twitter.com/SoFloEasycore SoFloEasycore

    Looks like Square-Enix has already dropped Final Fantasy Dimensions to $9.99 (50% off) for the sale, here in the U.S.

    • Elias

      Still a stupid price

  • xnifex

    I swear if HD Widgets goes on sale I'm going to go crazy. Just bought that yesterday.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001157582796 Chris Ward

      There was an article somewhere that says how to get a return after the 15 min window. Just google it, I'm sure your phone has a google search! ;)

      • xnifex

        won't work if I bought it yesterday. Oh well, it was only $2.

  • http://twitter.com/ithehappy Saurav Ghosh

    Lol, I'd like to see Tapatalk and Nova launcher in this list!

    • ltredbeard

      I wouldnt mind seeing Apex

    • eraserhead12

      nothing really worth downloading here, all the 'special promotions' are just advertisements--e.g. the "gyft" credit, 10% off hotels.com, etc. EA games always has $.99 sales, so 50% isn't anything special.

  • http://www.facebook.com/HenriqueMelissopoulos Henrique Melissopoulos

    Just the Mains Sale Page works here in Brazil. I think it'll be a "regional sale". In the main page we have:

    Fancy Gift Card
    "Sound City" free rent
    "Royal Revolt" 50% off
    "Miguel Torga - Miura" free ebook
    "Yumby Smash" we can play with Android mascot :p

    March 05, 19:41 PM in Brazil

    • kabelux

      Hi, do you know how to use fancy gift card?

  • angel

    I wish market enabler still worked, last time offers were different depending on country so thanks to it I was able to take more apps with 75% discount.

    • JG

      Would it be possible to access other country's Play Store web portals using Tor or some other proxy service? Or maybe using the free VPN app that AP reviewed not too long ago?

  • FadyMahfouz

    Pretty sure this won't be available in Egypt. We're doomed in every friggin way.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii
  • http://twitter.com/nagi603 Nagy Balázs András

    It's live in Hungary! (well, the main page is, the others are not yet)

    aaaand it is quite different of course, movies/music/ebooks not being available here: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/30982752/promotion_2013_play_birthday.jpg

  • Matt Dunavant

    cant believe its been a year already, who knows what Google is going to roll out in the next one. happy birthday to us awesome discounts!

  • Aviatora

    So this isn't available in NZ? We can't buy books, movies, or music anyway, but still no birthday discounts for us at?

    • http://twitter.com/nagi603 Nagy Balázs András

      Most likely it will be like with Hungary (also nothing except apps): some token (partially useless) apps and game in-app purchase discounts.

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