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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.
And good lord! Anyone pay attention to that balance up there? 4,294,967,136? Nice of Bill Gates to show us his account.
I think they should just add in an exact point to dollar system.
can't say that I'd miss this system. so I don't!
It would be less confusing if they dropped points. I've always been annoyed how the points have don't match up to real money (ex. 1600 Microsoft Points=$20, but 2000 Wii Points=$20). Still, I think points would better protect against piracy. Xbox Live wouldn't want a PSN meltdown, would it?
They should keep the point system the way it is because it is the simplest way to buy and use the points and droping the system will make all more complicated
I dont find the point system confusing it doesnt take a genius to understand it. But i would like them do==to do away with them.
I Hope this is true.. Microsoft.. Make my life more easy
Is it really that confusing? Don't worry i will answer: No!
Thank god, I hope this is true
Thank god, I hope this is true.
If anything. microsoft should reward their customers. For ten years we have paid many dues for game content etc, in support of microsoft. i think for at least 1 12 month gold membership, all dlc and content shud be included as a package deal. They raised the membership cost and we followed. Tts only right that be able to experience more for what we pay for.
Agreed. I've never really understood the whole Microsoft Point system, or why in the world they would use it for some things and not others. If you buy a Game on Demand from them the transaction shows up in US dollars. But when I download an XBL title it's Microsoft Points. Ridiculous. Just make it the amount in currency specific to whatever region.
Yeah the points system is a bit stupid but if they switch over I heard that all point u currently have will be useless after that.
I hope this happens. I'm tired of buying points and then only using a fraction while the rest just sit there for my next purchase.
SKIP ALL THIS WHEN IS ONLINE GAMEING GOING TO BE FREE I KNOW ALL ADD-ONS COME TO 360 FIRST BECAUSE WE PAY BUT SERIOUSLY IM TIRED OF PAYING FOR LIVE GOLD
One thing I gotta ask: If they get rid of MS points, could you store real money in your account as you would MS points?
I REALLY hope that they don't do away with pre-paid card though. I don't have a credit card, nor would I ever WANT to input the info on Xbox's site, I have heard many stories where they charge people with out getting permission to do so. I also don't see what is so hard about the Points system, anyone to DUMB to do the quite simple math and convert them to $ amounts should not be online where they can spend REAL money. If they are to dumb to know that 400pts is $5.00 maybe they should not be gaming, but learning...