Microsoft Points Go Away
Posted by Terra Nova [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 June 2013, 11:03 am
Edward CastronovaMicrosoft announced that it is retiring its virtual currency, Microsoft Points. This follows Facebook abandoning Facebook credits. Companies are trying to figure when and where it makes sense to have your own currency. The thing about a rewards-type currency, such as Microsoft Points, is that it adds a click to the buying process. Put in your credit card, buy Points, buy games (or movies or whatever). MS is saying, why not have it be just: Put in your credit card, buy games. What after all is the point of having the virtual currency in there? Perhaps we are laready moving...

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