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Real-Money Prices Appearing on Xbox Live Was a Mistake

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Posted on August 9, 2012 AT 06:35am

Microsoft has said that the recent real-money prices that appeared on the Xbox Live Marketplace were simply an error in the system.

In a statement made to GameIndustry.biz the platform holder blamed a glitch in the system for the appearance of the prices, and stated that it has no immediate plans to phase out Microsoft Points. “Yesterday, a few avatar items appeared with an option to purchase with local currency, instead of Microsoft Points.”

“This display error doesn’t signal a change in payment options, but rather an error in how the offers were configured in our services which resulted in an inconsistent experience. It is in the process of being resolved.”

I think that Microsoft will wait until the next-generation of consoles to phase out Microsoft Points, they are a needless currency and the sooner they are replaced by real-money prices the better, in my opinion.

Are you happy to keep Microsoft Points? Leave your thoughts below.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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