Microsoft is rumored to kill the Xbox Points and introduce a money and gift card system similar to iTunes.
I never understood why companies introduce points or any other virtual system. It is just a pain for consumers and has no advantage. Most recently Amazon introduced Amazon Coins for Kindle Fire tablet users. I do not think we need that. BitCoin is a different story, it has its own market.
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In any case The Verge reports that Microsoft is killing points according to their sources at the Redmond company.
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The new system is supposed to work similar to the iTunes gift card system. The new system will work across all Microsoft marketplaces including Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.