The holidays are a wonderful time of the year for iOS gamers looking to score a ton of great games on the cheap. Due to most games these days being either free or a buck anyway, this year's sales weren't quite as impressive as previous years, but there's still some pretty great deals to be had.
We already posted about Sega dropping the price of the Sonic games to a dollar, loads of Final Fantasy stuff on sale, a bunch of EA sales, and other random great discounts. The real place to be though, is Hoggy110's Xmas Holiday Sale 2013 Roundup Thread where every deal has been meticulously listed for your perusal. Additionally, our price drop forum even has its own threads for some of the bigger stand out sales.
This year's iTunes Connect Holiday Shutdown took place between December 21st through today, December 27th. The whole reason all of these price drops have essentially been locked in for the past week is because developers are unable to change them. With iTunes Connect down, the whole back-end that developers use to makes changes to their apps is inaccessible. That's not going to be the case very soon when the freeze is over.
If you've been putting off downloading any of the games on sale, the clock is ticking, and they'll very likely return to full price in the very near future as soon as developers can get back in to iTunes Connect.