Joystiq was told by Microsoft,”We are aware that select regions experienced some incorrect game title pricing in the Xbox Live beta. This was an unintended error that we are in the process of fixing.” Beta users affected by the incorrect prices will be reimbursed “after the update is available to all members.”
Microsoft has finally said that with the next dashboard update, Microsoft Points (Xbox Currency) will be a thing of the past. This is a change that has been long awaited. There was no point for the points anyway. (see what I did there?) But of course in true Microsoft fashion, with this kernel of good news, comes a wave of bad.
According to UK beta testers the new update will devalue the points you now have. For example, 1200 Microsoft Points cost £9.99 in Britain, but with the new system in place, games previously priced at 1200 Points will be priced at £11.99. And with that,the points you have now will not convert into the new pricing system. So spend your points, because the imminent future will turn your 1200 Microsoft points into £9.99.
In turn this new change will significantly devalue your saved up points, and most certainly piss a lot of people off. This has only been seen in the UK, but with Microsoft coming off as a greedy corporation, expect to see this in most territories.
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