Rumor: Microsoft phasing out its virtual points currency

By Jos
Jan 24, 2012
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  1. Microsoft's Xbox Live point system has been widely criticized by users for being confusing and difficult to convert into real prices. They allow users to purchase content on the Xbox…

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  2. SantistaUSA

    SantistaUSA Newcomer, in training Posts: 48   +8

    I sure hope so, microsoft points is horrible, I decided to not buy anything else until they change to a regular currency system.
  3. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TechSpot Guru Posts: 632   +116

    Yes I've considered buying things in the past but was turned away by having to convert my money to these points and then buying whatever it is with points. Seemed ridiculous to me.
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,493   +304

    FINALLY! Now i will actually consider buying stuff on xbox live :)
  5. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    "users often have to purchase more than they actually require at a particular time. This means they'll have left over points after their purchase but most likely not enough to buy something else."

    so true...

    now i just have to find a way to somehow spend the rest of what i have left... probably on some rock band songs and get rid of those pointless points.
  6. Timonius

    Timonius TechSpot Booster Posts: 578   +32

    hmmm... I 'might' just make purchases on Games for Windows Live providing they can compete on price points.
  7. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 186

    that avatar on the card looks kind of HURP
  8. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TechSpot Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    I say good reddens. Give use real prices and stop making us have points that hang there and we never can pay exact given the quantity of points offered.
  9. DanUK

    DanUK TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 189   +7

    At last! Points were a nuisance. My card never worked on for buying them (it's just a normal visa) so if ever I wanted something I needed to go to a shop to get one of the physical scratch cards :/
  10. lol i bet microsuck made some money off the peices of "blocks" people paid for and couldnt use. Id be willing to be thats why it even exists


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