Rumour: Microsoft to Scrap Microsoft Points

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The Microsoft Points system is set to be scrapped, according to a report by Inside Mobile Apps.

The system, which replaces real currency with Microsoft Points and is employed across Xbox Live and a number of other Microsoft marketplaces, will be ditched by the end of the year.

According to the report, Microsoft will switch to real currency for all marketplace transactions across XBLM, Zune Marketplace, Games for Windows Live and Windows Phone 7. You can currently only use real money on a select few items across those services.

We've asked Microsoft for confirmation. Don't expect anything more than a "we don't respond to rumour or speculation" though.


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