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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Kahanamoku wrote on Jan 24, 2012, 19:37:
So I'm a$$uming they will move to a model similar to iTunes? $0.80 for something in america, and sell it also for $17.00 in Australia

Yep. Australia is just a red-headed bastard step-child that everyone likes to take turns having their way with. I remember reading up on the "actual" reason AU's game prices were so absurd, but it sounded more likely that Publisher's just think they can get away with in in the AU, so they do. Easy to be an asshole when everyone else is too.
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