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Ecosystems can be a pain whenever a new platform arrives. For instance, when the Wii U launched, gamers weren't able to recover their Points from the old Wii marketplace and move it over directly to the Wii U (barring a workaround of buying something on WiiWare and performing a mass system transfer). But with [url="http://www.destructoid.com/xbox-one-releases-in-november-499-confirmed-255827.phtml"]the Xbox One[/url], your Microsoft Points [url="http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/12/banked-microsoft-points-on-xbox-one-conversion/"]will instantly convert[/url] into an "equal or greater" value when the new straight-cash system is rolled out.[/color]
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Actually, [url="http://www.destructoid.com/microsoft-finally-ditching-ms-points-for-local-currencies-255846.phtml"]whenever the transition takes place[/url] later this Fall, regardless whether you own an Xbox One or not you'll get your money back in the new currency (and it looks like you have a year to spend the converted cash). That's good news for 360 owners out there who have no interest in an Xbox One -- which is basically everyone at this point. I'm just glad this is happening on both platforms, and the 360 isn't relegated to antiquated banana bucks.[/color]
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Because after all, Microsoft says you should [url="http://www.destructoid.com/microsoft-can-t-get-online-buy-an-xbox-360--256130.phtml"]probably think about buying a 360 anyways[/url].[/color][color=#333333]
[url="http://support.xbox.com/en-US/billing-and-subscriptions/account-management/microsoft-points-retire-faq"]Microsoft Account[/url] [Xbox.com via [url="http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/10/microsoft-points-are-out-on-xbox-one/"]Joystiq[/url]][/color]
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[url="http://www.destructoid.com/your-microsoft-points-will-painlessly-convert-to-cash-256187.phtml"]http://www.destructoid.com/your-microsoft-points-will-painlessly-convert-to-cash-256187.phtml[/url][/color]


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This is a good news I guess...

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I don't like point systems, I find them to be deceptive. If something costs $5.00 I pay $5.00. I don't like putting $25 in and getting X points which I use to buy products at Y. There is no need to confuse things except to confuse customers.

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Yeah, I just hope you don't have to apply cash to your account in multiples of something, say something costs

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I saw somebody say that MSP's actually make things cheaper. I don't know how that was worked out, or if that is a country specific thing.

Anybody have views on that?

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[quote name='DARKFiB3R' timestamp='1371129891' post='595756604']
I saw somebody say that MSP's actually make things cheaper. I don't know how that was worked out, or if that is a country specific thing.

Anybody have views on that?
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Cheaper in that you can buy points cards on sale for less than what MS sells at normally. Sale with how you buy Live Gold for less. Now I expect they'll have cash cards to, but what are we talking about in that respect? A $10 card for what, $8?

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Yeah, I just hope you don't have to apply cash to your account in multiples of something, say something costs

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[quote name='DARKFiB3R' timestamp='1371129891' post='595756604']
I saw somebody say that MSP's actually make things cheaper. I don't know how that was worked out, or if that is a country specific thing.

Anybody have views on that?
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I once bought a 1600MSP card(i.e $20) on sale for $15 or something like that.

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Sometimes I see iTunes music cards for sale cheaper than the card's value, too

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