'Community feedback' led to Xbox 360 point purchase amounts


Microsoft recently changed the purchase amounts for the points used to purchase items on the Xbox 360, noting fan feedback had led them to change the denominations to 5-dollar increments.

A few days ago, Xbox Live users noticed that the Microsoft Points purchase amounts in the Xbox Marketplace had changed. Instead of selling the console currency in increments of 500 Points ($6.25), the points have now changed to a system in which customers can buy them in 400 Point-increments ($5). The new purchase amounts will allow players to procure points in a manner that they can purchase most Xbox Live Arcade games without having any left over Microsoft Points.

When asked about the reasoning for the change, a Microsoft representative had the following statement: "We made this changes based on feedback from the Xbox LIVE community, and are confident they?ll be happy with these new offerings."

Microsoft was sued over the former Microsoft Points pricing structure in January, with the court document stating the methods were "fraud, breach of contract, negligence, unjust enrichment, and unfair business practices."

This story, "'Community feedback' led to Xbox 360 point purchase amounts" was originally published by GamePro.

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