Microsoft New Xbox Live Pricing Structure
Microsoft New Xbox Live Pricing Structure – Microsoft’s popular online gaming platform, XBox Live, has updated and made changes to their pricing structure. Microsoft previously allowed users to buy XBox points (which allow the users to purchase content online. That content is not limited to games but also includes movies, TV shows, wallpapers, and other add ons for your XBox console.) in increments of 500 points at a time. Well, this was a problem for many of the users because often times the games were sold in increments of 400 points. For example, many of the oldest games that are available on XBox Live cost 400 points. Slightly newer games may cost the user 800 XBox Live Points, while the highest quality games and content usually cost the user either 1200, or 1600 XBox Live points.
“Beginning April 7, 2010, people in the U.S. are able to purchase Microsoft Points in increments of 400 on XBox Live. We made these changes based on the feedback from the XBox LIVE community, and are confident they’ll be happy with these new offerings.”
The change is reportedly only going to affect those users who live in U.S. territories. The pricing changes first took affect for some users just a few days ago. This will be a welcome change for many users who have been forced to buy points in odd amounts since the XBox Live platform first launched several years ago. Microsoft’s reasoning, that their change was based on feedback from the community, seems to make sense. Microsoft was recently sued over the pricing structure in January, and the court document stated that the methods were “fraud, breach of contract, negligence, unjust enrichment, and unfair business practices.”
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