Never Mind: Microsoft Points Will Remain For Xbox

Lame. Remember a few days ago when it was confirmed that Microsoft Points were being phased out of Windows 8 transactions? And remember how everyone immediately hoped that this meant the end of that stupid system on XBOX 360? Yeah, sorry, but no.

A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge that for some stupid reason, the idiotic fake-currency system in which you purchase fake currency with real currency but can’t just use real currency to buy the thing you’re trying to purchase with fake currency will remain for console gamers. “Microsoft Points continue to be the currency for purchasing content for the Xbox 360 console,” the spokesperson said, confirming that Microsoft is run by people who don’t understand what ‘shut up and take my money!” means.

I assume it’s because Microsoft takes a cut from MS Point-sales, except they could do the same thing with real world money via a small fee. So maybe someone in Redmond just loves the concept.

Via Eurogamer.

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1 Comment on Never Mind: Microsoft Points Will Remain For Xbox

Geoff Hearsed

On October 11, 2012 at 1:40 am

I have mixed feelings about the points anyway, it is totally redundant using your credit card/Paypal on Xbox Live just to purchase points so I wish they’d at least allow you to CHOOSE between paying directly by card/Paypal or with points. But I disagree with ending the system entirely, simply because it’s cool sometimes to get a discount deal on eBay and buy more points than they’re technically worth. It’s still a damn site better than the Wii’s vacuous system.