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Microsoft Points to Remain the Main Currency on Xbox Live

Posted on October 10, 2012 AT 02:49am

Microsoft has confirmed that Microsoft Points are to remain the main currency of Xbox Live despite a switch to real-money transactions in Windows 8.

Speculation regarding a switch began yesterday when it was revealed that users can now use cash to purchase game, music, and video content in the soon to be released Windows 8 operating system. The company told CVG in a statement that Microsoft Points “continue to be the currency for purchasing content for the Xbox 360 console.”

Of course this doesn’t rule out a possible change in the future.

Do you want to keep Microsoft Points? Let us know in the comments below.

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