Transition from Microsoft Points is Raising Game Prices

NaCLy AF Jul 10, 2013

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    UK Xbox gamers involved in beta-testing for the next Xbox Dashboard update are experiencing significant price hikes as a result of the transition from Microsoft Points to real currency.
    Reddit users have been chronicling the changes, observing around a 30% increase in prices on the UK Xbox marketplace. The dashboard update will convert all your existing Microsoft Points to real money, and update the pricing of everything on the Xbox marketplace. Where you can currently buy 1200 MSP for £9.99 in the UK, games previously on sale for 1200 MSP are now listed at £11.99.
    Eurogamer reports that 400 MSP games - previously around £3.20 - now cost £4.49, whereas 1600 MSP games have climbed from £13.60 to £14.99. 800 MSP games, previously £6.80, see a huge increase to £8.99.
    When the dashboard update rolls out your MSP will be converted at the existing rate, meaning that 1200 MSP will translate to £9.99 instead of £11.99 in your wallet. It looks like you might want to spend your Microsoft points before the transition to get the most out of them, at least in the UK - we don't yet know how this transition will affect the Xbox Marketplace in other countries.

    Source: IGN

    Yet again M$ finds another way to take our money :wtf:
     
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    This is from the Dashboard Beta

    Here’s a breakdown of the conversion rates:

    •400 points (£3.40 / €4.80) games are now £4.49 / €4.99

    •800 points (£6.80 / €9.60)
    games are now £8.99 / €9.99

    •1200 points (£10.40 / €14.40)
    games are now £11.99 / €14.99

    •1600 points (£13.60 / €19.20)
    games are now at £14.99 / €19.99
     

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