The price of games on Xbox Live will go up once the impending, in-beta-testing Xbox 360 dashboard update rolls out.This update converts existing Microsoft Points into real-world, local currency, and does so the moment you try to buy something, a tipster told us. Unfortunately, beta testers are not warned this will happen.1200 Microsoft Points converted into real money, however, no longer affords what a previously 1200MSP game now costs.Said our tipster:
- 1600MSP games are now £14.99; previously this was the equivalent of £13.60
- 1200 MSP games are now £11.99, previously £10.20
- 800 MSP games are now £8.99, an even bigger increase - previously this was £6.80
- 400 MSP games are now £4.49, previously £3.20As people have pointed out when sharing similar insights on Reddit, for example, this now brings Xbox Live prices in line with those on PSN.Having your Microsoft Points converted at the existing rate and not in relation to the new prices will no doubt rankle with the community - particularly those who've accrued piles of Microsoft Points in anticipation of the transition, hunting down good deals on store-bought Microsoft Point cards.
Microsoft was unavailable for comment this morning but I'll let you know if I hear anything back.
BRB, gonna try and spend my 4,750 Microsoft Points...