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Rumor: Microsoft Dropping Microsoft Points System

Xbox 360 owners have been confused and annoyed by the Microsoft Points currency setup since the system launched -- or at least I have. If a new rumor is to be believed, though, this frustrating extra bit of calculation for every Xbox Live purchase may be going away very soon.

Inside Mobile Apps reports that the Microsoft Points system will cease to exist by the end of 2012 according to "a source with knowledge of the company's decision." Supposedly the system will be replaced with the sane alternative of using actual cash transactions based on the region the console is set to.

We'll update this story if we're able to hear anything solid from Microsoft or another source. Personally speaking, though, this is one Xbox Live change I would happily get behind.

[via Kotaku]

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