New MS Points pricing structure is US-only for the time being

Thursday, 15th April 2010 19:49 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Microsoft has confirmed that its new pricing structure for MS Points is for the US only at this time.

According to a MS spokesperson speaking with IncGamers, there’s nothing to announce at this time regarding and extension of the pricing outside the US.

“We are offering Microsoft Points in increments of 400 on Xbox LIVE in the US only, and we have nothing further to announce at this time,” Inc was told.

“We’re always listening to the Xbox LIVE community for feedback and looking at ways to evolve Xbox LIVE.”

Last week, several outlets were reporting on the quiet change, where MS Point increments were being sold in 400 increments numbers instead of 500.

Surely, it will it extend elsewhere once it proves to be a success in the US. It only makes sense.



  1. JPickford

    What’s the criteria for it to prove itself a success? Slightly less points sold?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    I have no idea, but isn’t that the way it usually goes? It launches in one place as a test market before heading elsewhere or do I live in an alternate reality or something and just made that bit up?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Benjo1981

    Sounds about right. They’ll test it in the US to gather data regarding the implications of the new amounts (i.e whether it does cause less ‘wastage’, whether it reduces the overall revenue etc) and then, given that they’re satisfied, will launch it elsewhere.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    I actually like the thought of living in an alternate reality better. :)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Freek

    It’s not progress untill they stop trying to obscure the price of things and drop the MS points system. Still one area PSN is way better in.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. NoxNoctisUmbra

    How about not some stupid Microsoft points system but Money system just like PSN uses? Somehow on PSN I never have left over money, with Microsoft points, you pay more then you need.

    #6 5 years ago

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