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REPORT: Xbox 360 To Keep Redeemable Codes After Ditching Microsoft Points

Matt Gardner
Microsoft, Microsoft Points, Xbox 360, Xbox Live

REPORT: Xbox 360 To Keep Redeemable Codes After Ditching Microsoft Points

Remember how we reported that Microsoft were allegedly thinking about getting rid of their Microsoft Points scheme by this year? Well it seems that another source has added to this rumour, suggesting to Eurogamer that consumers will "still be able to use redeemable codes to buy DLC and other products after Microsoft phases out Microsoft Points".

EG's source source suggested that the action was being taken as part of a "profit driven decision" on Microsoft's part, with the new system appearing to be a "better spinner" for the company.

Yesterday's report from Inside Mobile Apps, suggested that after the MS Points scheme is phased out, all transactions will be based on the region set on the purchasing account, with "real money" used to purchase all content, presumably directly. As the site notes, this would put Microsoft alongside Apple and Google in the way they conduct online transactions.

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Tsung  Jan. 26, 2012 at 09:52

Oh No, in the past getting my CC details off my Xbox was a pain in the bottom. Now I understand they have made it easier to do but I am still reluctant to give Microsoft my CC details.

I sometimes take my Xbox to Lan Parties, where several people play on it (maybe I'm around to supervise, maybe I'm not). So Microsoft listen to me, I want to be able to password protect any purchase, so I have to enter a Password before a purchase is made. Password protecting my live account is not enough as I don't want to have to enter a password every time I use the console.

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