Could Microsoft Be Ditching the MS Points System?

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With the Xbox 360 dashboard update apparently due for the end of this month, it could transpire that Microsoft is considering eschewing its Microsoft Points system, if the Windows 8 Xbox Video Store is any sort of an indication of things to come.

According to The Verge, purchases using actual money are available on prototype versions of the Windows 8 Xbox Video Store, while previous betas have stuck with the old MS Points system. With Microsoft always looking to keep its platforms unified under the 'Xbox' brand, it could be that Microsoft is planning to shift to using real money on Xbox 360.

Windows 8 launches on 26th October, meaning that the latest Xbox 360 dashboard update could also be arriving sometime around that date. Will the Microsoft Points system be ditched? You'll have to keep an eye on the XBL Marketplace to find out. The Xbox 360 dashboard update will also be adding Internet Explorer, Xbox Music and a host of other new features.

[Via OXM | Thanks, O0mix0O]


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