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Xbox 360 => Xbox LIVE Marketplace & Service => Topic started by: GamerMan316 on January 20, 2010, 12:44:03 PM

Title: MS never meant XBL Points to "mislead"
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 20, 2010, 12:44:03 PM
Title: Re: MS never meant XBL Points to "mislead"
Post by: nCogNeato on January 20, 2010, 03:54:51 PM
"How can we be more transparent and let people see it in actual dollars? You've got to think that we have one service that we're offering around the world. The nice thing about Points is that no matter if you're on the JPY or the EUR or the USD - something that's 200 Points is 200 Points everywhere around the world."

"There's more technical complexities to being able to put local prices in," he added. "You have to do that for every product in every country and you then have to deal with currency fluctuations. So there's some challenges to that, but we absolutely did it with the Games On Demand, response has been good and absolutely it's something we're looking at doing."

I know people like to complain about "real money", but I've always agreed with the Big Picture purpose of Microsoft Points.  A universal currency that can be used in every country.  Instead of changing the price of each individual item across regions, you simply change the price of the Microsoft Points themselves.

Much more efficient way to market internationally.  Sony's PSN Store's content doesn't come close to the amount of individual items for purchase on XBL Marketplace.  In a year or so once Sony has more to offer in their Store, it's going to be a nightmare trying to keep pricing for everything equal across borders.

Title: Re: MS never meant XBL Points to "mislead"
Post by: NeuroticSarge on January 21, 2010, 12:27:14 PM
They do seem to have increased the 'price ' of everything lately.
What used to be 800 msp now seems to be 1200msp.
Title: Re: MS never meant XBL Points to "mislead"
Post by: Failed on January 22, 2010, 05:15:00 AM
Title: Re: MS never meant XBL Points to "mislead"
Post by: Lukehi on January 22, 2010, 05:17:26 AM
Title: Re: MS never meant XBL Points to "mislead"
Post by: Failed on January 22, 2010, 05:19:36 AM
That's true Luke, games like Battlefield, Splosion Man and Trials HD are great examples of the quality available on LIVE.
Title: Re: MS never meant XBL Points to "mislead"
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 22, 2010, 05:26:58 AM
That's true Luke, games like Battlefield, Splosion Man and Trials HD are great examples of the quality available on LIVE.

Shadow Complex too  :)
Title: Re: MS never meant XBL Points to "mislead"
Post by: NeuroticSarge on January 22, 2010, 12:30:21 PM
That's true Luke, games like Battlefield, Splosion Man and Trials HD are great examples of the quality available on LIVE.

Ooh,let's play battlefield again! :o
Title: Re: MS never meant XBL Points to "mislead"
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 24, 2010, 06:44:28 AM