Converted Microsoft Points will expire in a year

StickSkills: "During their E3 media briefing, Microsoft announced the phasing out of Microsoft Points starting this fall. What they didn’t tell you, was that the Points, after being converted to real funds, will expire."

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BadboyCivic1984d ago

Gotta love MS. They treat gamers so well

JokesOnYou1984d ago

Wow what?

“The purchased funds you deposit into your account after the transition will not expire. However, the funds we deposit into your account at the time of the transition will expire one year from the deposit date.”

Its simple...they are going to convert your current(existing) points into real money, you have a year to spend the converted money, all funds after this transition do not expire. Just spend your points and they have some great deals on point cards too.

HammadTheBeast1984d ago


In short: Spend money on current Xbox 360 things or pick up the One fast, cause the clock is ticking on your money. No more waiting, pressures on.


Foliage1984d ago (Edited 1984d ago )


I know you're a fanboy; but to still be taking the Microsoft Corporations side when they have screwed you this hard and this far... wow.

Just... wow.

They are stealing your rights; now they are literally stealing your money.

Wake the heck up!

They just had a sale on points recently; I know people with thousands upon thousands of points from MONEY they invested; which is now going to be lost a year from the conversion. That's just pathetic.

To top it off; the 360 library is completely dead; so there is nothing worth spending the money on now. They are literally goating people into the Xbox One. At least the console name now makes sense; they are going ass backwards!

rainslacker1984d ago (Edited 1984d ago )

If you paid for those MS points, and get converted, they are basically just taking the money away from you. I know it's really semantics since points aren't real money, but the consumer did spend money on them at some point. It's basically free money going into MS pocket.

So yeah..."Wow" is appropriate.

jetlian1984d ago

even now points get taken away! this isnt new. points expire always have. with dlc and dled games it shouldnt be a problem

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LackTrue4K1984d ago

wait..."so if you don't use it, you lose it?!"

Foliage1984d ago

Wrong; points gained before this conversion; which are to be converted to the new system; will have a 1 year period before expiration.

Your current or any points acquired before this conversion; will be lost a year post conversion.

Yes, they are pocketed by Microsoft. The terms are plain as day.

Godmars2901984d ago

Want to call it BS, but given that MS has been "smart" enough to sell points at drastic discounts, simply can't say such.

Though of course this also means that time on XBL will no longer be sold at discount either.

Majin-vegeta1984d ago

I feel sorry for people who have no idea whats bout to happen.

Starbucks_Fan1984d ago (Edited 1984d ago )

I'm PISSED. I bought 14 of those 1200 MS point cards when they were $5 each and was going to save a little for Xbox One if I get one in a couple years. The Xbox One is now even more worthless to me.


Gigaguy7771984d ago

Your points get converted to cash, and will stay attached to your profile. You will keep your money. Learn to read first.

HammadTheBeast1984d ago


Maybe you should. The money's gone in a year. Unless he buys the Xbox One.

Starbucks_Fan1984d ago (Edited 1984d ago )

^^ Uhh I have the money for just a year right?

Mikeyy1984d ago

Giga you need to learn to read. It clearly says the money gained from converting ms points will expire 1 year after the conversion date.

Any money added after will not expire.

Tres211984d ago

aye u wanna sell those cards 2 me then for $5 bucks im just tryin 2 help ur life

Foliage1984d ago

Sorry bots; you all need to learn to read:

"However, the funds we deposit into your account at the time of the transition will expire one year from the deposit date. "

There is no confusion there. The points DEPOSITED at the time of TRANSITION WILL EXPIRE ONE YEAR FROM THE DEPOSIT DATE.

Read that a few times; you'll get it eventually. Ask your parents to read it to you.

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webeblazing1984d ago

would it make 'scents' to convert point to real currency for them this is one of the reason i havent brought a 360 yet luvd xbox but we all knew how MS was going to do things in this industry be for real

theWB271984d ago

Watch everybody jump over this...even the people who have no intent on buying an XboxOne. I highly doubt people have a years worth of credits just sitting in their account.

Converted credits expire- New money stays for ever.
But here comes the horde to spew their hatred.

HammadTheBeast1984d ago

I know people who bought lots of points on sale in anticipation for the Xbone. But GG to them, right?

theWB271984d ago

And they can use those points to purchase the games online since they have to be installed anyway. Whats your point?

MestreRothN4G1984d ago

Now you see why they were on sale, right?

rainslacker1984d ago (Edited 1984d ago )


I'm pretty sure if I took money out of your wallet you would see the point.

I mean...ok you can accept all the DRM and the 24 hour connection because it doesn't affect the way you play games. You don't believe Kinect is a monitoring device. But this is taking money from people.

Probably won't be a big deal since most people that have points likely use them, but the end result is still the same. Whether you steal from one person or 1000, it's still just wrong.

CrossingEden1984d ago

no no screw that man, let's just pretend that everyone has 20,000 microsoft points saved up and that they will never use them ever

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