Saturday, August 30, 2014
Microsoft Points Are Here To Stay

Microsoft Points Are Here To Stay

Rumor had it that Microsoft intended to shut down the Microsoft Points system to start using real currency in lieu, however Redmond’s confirmed that the points system is here to stay on Xbox Live, but will be phased out on Windows 8.

Microsoft confirmed the news in a statement to The Verge:

“Microsoft Points continue to be the currency for purchasing content for the Xbox 360 console,” a Microsoft spokesperson told the site.

Would you rather use real currency on Xbox Live? Let’s hear your thoughts.

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  • TheGrimOfDeath

    Why not use real currency? I have a friend and he is pissed of everytime because of the stupid MS points.

  • Christos Chatzisavvas

    I could be your friend, I have purchased stuff with MSP once or twice only. The stupid amounts of points available on pre-paid cards always leaves unusable change in my wallet, and I can’t do anything unless I get another card — which is what they want, but I ain’t doing them any favors. I never use my CC online, and if this MSP system goes on, I’ll never buy any DLC.

  • nick

    yea its really frustrating having to buy M$ points, every time i buy a game i have to purchase more points than i need so not only am i wasting money for this time, but ill also be wasting money for next time as well.
    wish M$ would just drop this BS and go to normal currency!
    or at least let people add as many points as they want, not this stupid preset BS so you end up buying more than you need.
    ive had like 300 points sitting in my account looking pretty ever since trials evolution came out!