During Microsoft’s press briefing this morning Microsoft announced that all Microsoft points are being converted to real money.
they just say the system cost 499 US
While it won't affect me, I will say this: It's about freaking time.
Great! I hate MS points. Nice to know they will be converted. Dont have to worry about spending my extras! That conference was everything Ive ever dreamed of. Im so happy right now!!!! :D
Real money, fake money....is all the same when I pay
exactly. I dont understand what the problem was.
It seemed like they were hoping their customers wouldn't realize how much they were spending.
Best thing all day so far.
I've always never understood the point system.
point systems are great for business because they can always put a small transaction fee in there and hide it, and they can make you buy certain amounts... Like you cant buy 43 points, you must buy 50 or 100 or 1000, so they get you on the small details, it is a bullsht system and goes right along with MS policies. I don't think they had a transaction fee but the points thing, yeah, who doesn't have left over odd numbers of points just sitting unused in their account?
I knew that it did not benefit consumers. But just having real currencies are better.
Y-5150 Don't listen to people with an agenda. All of his examples are plan stupid. There are never leftover points like 2 or 3. I'm sure he knows better but he's fishing for gullible people to pimp. All products are divisible by 5. And the biggest advantage of having points was that like every other gaming product, they were often on sale. So you could get a discount on money. Look at the link below. http://video-games.pricegra... See Amazon, 45.99 for $50 worth of points. No shipping and no tax. You just got $4 free. It's often cheaper than that. That canadian guy is a Sony shill. He spends his day harping on MS. And is never even remotely honest about it.
haha that's rich, i own a 360 and the points system is sht... sure you can go and search around for deals all day, but I want my money to be worth money...and my time is actually worth money. and no you can't buy just any number of points, the sales are on PACKAGES, a classic sales tactic. I don't go around doing anything.. I own a 360 and I don't like Microsoft policies and I'm not afraid to say it. it is you who is the microsoft troll, pointing out an example of how to get "free money"... riiiight and what is that "free money" good for? ONly microsoft products.
Its about time. The points were stupid and just another way for Microsoft to milk the consumer.
Yeah it's too ambiguous..
While real money point system is good, because you know what you are spending now. The problem now though is, do you ever see psn cards lower than the price value? NO, same might happen on xbox live cards and money.
That's what I don't understand. People are so afraid of having to do an extremely easy calculation that they no longer will get a discount on money. How stupid. A US retailer, Toys are US used to do a sale every year where you could get all gaming products buy two get one free. For $100 you got $150 dollars worth of points. Add sales that occur weekly and you could add even more value to your money. You could get a 1200 point game on sale for 800 points with 33% off. Add the 33% off you got on the points and you're paying a third of the price. Good job guys. Unbelievable.
Exactly, and now that the currency is in real money, you won't be seeing any of those sales anymore. +1 Bubbles by the way.
You know the biggest fail in the world. The education system.
Taken long enough.
Now when they take your money from all the fees you will know exactly how much.
it's about time they convert to real currency I see they are now giving Gold members games each month... PS+ has been doing this for over a year now. a few games looked good. but, Phantom Pain is on both systems... and I started with MGS/Kojima on Playstation, so in my view anything Metal Gear Solid related should be experienced on a Playstation brand console. other than that.. price is too much.. November seems about right... I'm already decided.. PS4 all the way.
PSN+ loans you games. Live is giving you games that will always be yours whether you have Live or not.
Except they're all old. Like, really old. PS+ games are usually new-ish.
yes games may be "loaned" unless you concurrently update your PS+ every year... which is what many people do.. and the content is so much you are downloading shit through the entire course of your subscription however any discounted games... you keep at that price forever regardless if your PS+ goes away... plus it is an OPTIONAL service... I can still connect my PS3 to the INTERNET AND PLAY MP GAMES STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX without purchasing PS+ unlike on the XBOX where you must spend another $60 to experience the online advantages... PSN is free from the gates.. plug it in and go... Xbox... "please sign up for Gold" so clearly that ALONE gives PS+ the advantages..
haha what??!!! you should work for MS pr department, you probably already do. "Live is giving you games that will always be yours..." ... which you already paid for by buying a gold account. That's what you really meant right?
Oh joecanada. You think you aren't continuing to pay for those PSN+ games. MS is giving you 24 games a year that are your forever. If you drop Live you have 24 new games. PSN+ loans you games and then takes them back if you don't continue playing for them. Canadian education. Eh.
ohhh crap nice
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