Microsoft Dropping MS Points?

Microsoft is planning on dropping its MS Points virtual currency by the end of the year, reports Inside Mobile Apps, quoting an anonymous "source with knowledge of the company’s decision." They say this will affect online sales through Windows Phone, the Zune marketplace, and Xbox LIVE. Word is: "By the end of 2012, all transactions will be based on the region set on the purchasing account and real money will be used to purchase all Windows Phone content. The move puts the Windows Phone Marketplace in line with the purchasing practices used in the App Store and the Android Market." Thanks IndustryGamers.
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Jan 24, 2012, 09:41
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Re: Microsoft Dropping MS Points? Jan 24, 2012, 09:41
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Windows Phone only uses MS Points for in-app purchases. Apps are listed in dollar amounts, and charges go right to your credit card, not to your point total.

In-app purchases are MS Points, which I didn't realize as I don't have any programs that do in-app purchases, I don't think.

Nice to see the system go. I get the ease of currency exchange on the back end, but this is harder for the consumer, not easier, and it's like stupid tokens at your local arcade. No one liked that and everyone knew it was designed to screw them. Especially MSPoints, with the 4:5 conversion rate. 800 points = $10? Stupid.
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