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Microsoft Points are Officially Dead with Xbox 360 Update

by Joey Davidson | August 26, 2013August 26, 2013 7:53 am PST

Xbox 360 Points now Money

Fire up your Xbox 360 today, and you’ll be greeted with a new update (if you’re connected to the internet, of course). The update officially removes Microsoft Points from the Xbox experience.

We’re usingĀ real money now, folks.

Why is this good news? We won’t be buying currency in order to buy games. If a game costs, say, $17, the only way you could buy it previously was buy scoring Points in odd increments. You’d wind up with more Points than you need almost every single time. From here on out, you’ll see something for $17 and spend exactly $17 to get it.


What about your current Point total? After you install the update, Microsoft will guide you through a few menus when you try to make a new purchase. There, they’ll explain that points have now been changed into local currency. In my case, my spare 310 Points total was converted to $4.00.

Are you glad this update finally happened? Happy to see Microsoft Points go the way of the dodo?

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...