Microsoft Points to be culled with release of new Xbox console – rumor

Wednesday, 15th May 2013 13:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft will announce Microsoft Points will be culled with the release of its next Xbox console, according to a report.

The Verge states that sources familiar with the matter said Points will be replaced with a new gift card system, similar to iTunes vouchers.

Regular transactions such as credit and debit cards will also be supported, and the new system will span all of Microsoft systems such as its Windows Store, Phone Store, and Xbox Live.

Rumors have stated for what seems eons now that Microsoft had been planning to revamp or kill of it’s points systems, and The Verge expects the new to be revealed at E3 in June.



  1. FrankWhite

    Please be true, I am so sick of the points.

    Also, please be backwards compatible and work offline.

    ::holds breath::

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Deacon

    Never liked the points system. Hassle.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DeVitowned

    Welcome to 2003, Microsoft.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Beta

    If this is true, THANK YOU. An utterly pointless idea in the first place :P

    #4 2 years ago
  5. monkeygourmet

    But I LOVe having 40pts hanging over so I can buy a pair of socks for my avatar!!! :/

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Moonwalker1982

    Not too sure if this is good news people. Don’t know about you, but i can always buy points for a very low price in webstores here. This is going to eliminate that.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. RandomTiger

    Being able to buy points in batches that match game prices would be a good first step.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. dizzygear

    Its about bloody time.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. deathm00n

    @4 I don’t see the point of your post :P

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Deacon

    @6 – or get conned by a perfectly legitimate looking one – as has happened to a lot of people.

    I think it’s a good thing to cut out the middle man. Keep things safe and simple.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Beta

    @9 :D

    #11 2 years ago
  12. GameStunts

    Scrap points – check.

    Scrap LIVE subscription and arbitrary withholding of demos and services… your move Microsoft.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. NocturnalB

    Thank goodness. Everyone already said how i feel about it. Can’t stand using the points, and like #5 said it’s fucking annoying to have 30/40/50 points left over that unless coupled with another refill card are useless unless your avatars socks need a change.

    Worse for me though is it’s a 45 minute drive to the nearest GameStop for me since i live in scenic BumFuck-Nowhereville. (i recently turned my phone into a hotspot)

    #13 2 years ago
  14. ALaWi_xX

    There is many positives in this step …

    #14 2 years ago
  15. sg1974

    A pointless idea? Not at all. Carefully designed to draw your attention away from how much money you are paying.

    #15 2 years ago

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