Xbox Live On Xbox One To Use Currency Instead Of Microsoft Points

By Ishaan . June 10, 2013 . 10:46am

Xbox Live on Xbox One is changing from Microsoft Points to the local currencies of different countries that it will be available in, Microsoft announced this morning.


Microsoft also announced that Xbox One will allow users in the same home to share Xbox Live Gold features. Gold memberships carry over from Xbox 360 to Xbox One.


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  • TheExile285

    why didn’t they do this from the start?

    • Because they thought it was fun to “invent” their own Currency?

    • Aoshi00

      I actually prefer MS points much more. One could often buy MS points on sale, but if it’s in $ amount, then there’s no discount. Say Darkstalkers is $15 on PSN (recently on sale for around $10), cost 1200 MS points on XBL (recently on sale for 800 pts). I usually buy MS points when they’re on sale for $1= 100 MS point, you get the game for $8 instead. Also really there’s a $10 discount on the MS store, I stocked up on the 1200 MS points ($15) for $5 each. I actually don’t like the dollar value because the Wii or PSN cards were hardly ever on sale. I actually wish the MS points would carry over to Xbox One.

      • Raltrios

        Easier to have sales on the actual merchandise, rather than sales on the money used to buy said merchandise, no?

        • Aoshi00

          But isn’t it better to have sales on both the game and the money used to buy the game? That’s a double discount there. If there’s no sales on the game, the points one uses to purchase the game is still discounted. Like Darkstalkers, even before the sales, it cost $12 or lower (1200 MS pts) for me on XBLA instead of full price $15 on PSN, so I didn’t wait for it to go on sales and yet still got it cheaper on day 1. It’s a bit disappointing the MS points don’t carry over since I still have a lot, but I have many things to buy on the 360 still. Now all PSN, e-shop, & new Xbox Live use real currency, meaning the cards would hardly go on sale. It’s like buying discounted movie tickets in bulk, you know you would use them eventually, why not save more.

          • mirumu

            I find cards for PSN and iTunes, etc are often on sale. It happens regularly enough that I tend to only buy them on sale. I admit I haven’t seen it so much with Nintendo’s eShop cards though.

          • Aoshi00

            I see iTunes cards sometimes are 20% off too, but the stores charge me tax for it, and I get taxed again when buying on iTunes.. PSN cards are on sale sometimes but rarely, like they hardly sell a $50 card for $40. But MS point cards get discounted quite often from many online and retail stores.

    • artemisthemp

      Because it’s harder to rip off ppl, when they can see example $10 instead of 800 Microsoft points.

      Note: I don’t know the $ = MS, so this is just a example.

  • Is XBL basic still not free? Then I’m still not getting an Xbox.

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