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RIP Microsoft Points, Long Live Local Currency

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Microsoft, Microsoft Points, Xbox 360

RIP Microsoft Points, Long Live Local Currency

It's official: Microsoft has killed off Microsoft points by way of a new Xbox 360 dashboard update. The patch went live in the UK over the Bank Holiday weekend, converting Microsoft Points into £££s and changing games pricing accordingly (800MSP=£6.80).

We'll be sad to see them go, despite always having a tiny useless dribble of points at the bottom of our wallets.

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Late  Aug. 27, 2013 at 13:24

despite always having a tiny useless dribble of points at the bottom of our wallets.

Never minded having a few points spare. I resent having 96p spare :(


Edit - I don't know if it's the norm but looks like games are £x.99 - so that £x.96 I have is okay. Get used to having pennies left over though.

Last edited by Late, Aug. 27, 2013 at 13:57
vtraveller  Aug. 30, 2013 at 09:40

Crunching the numbers between the US and UK points it works out Microsoft is giving us a generous GBPUSD rate of 1.47 (current xe.net rate is 1.55).

i.e. they've either a) taken nearly 10% for the privilege of conversion or b) sell games in the UK store for 10% less than the US store .... yeah right.

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