Microsoft has confirmed its new Xbox LIVE pricing structure applies to the US only. We contacted MS to find out if and when the new system would arrive in Europe and were told that Microsoft has no further plans to extend the policy beyond the US.
So have they had the correct price slash too?
What price slash are you speaking of?
Come on! :P 400 is better than 500!
Yeah that's cute. I need 100 points to get what I want not 400.
Well that sucks... poor Europeans again.
Disappointing. It's not as if European users are less pissed-off than Americans. Come on MS, do the right thing.
Oh for God's sake.
i still haven't bought anything off live, and it's mainly down to the points system of having to buy x amount of points in order to buy somethign and then having points left over. when i buy something on steam or on psn i get debited for the exact amount!
Yup, I hate the LIVE system in Europe. Just designed to squeeze as much cash out of the consumer as possible.
how do you manage that? whenever i go to buy from PSN i still have have to add specific amounts to my PSN wallet. Which ends up having funds left over same as live.
If you want to buy a game on the PSN that costs $5.99... You can add exactly $5.99 to your "wallet" and pay exact. If you want to put $10 that's your choice. You don't have to have 'left over funds' if you don't want to on PSN. Big difference when your only options is increments of 400 MS points o Live.
That's not exactly true Danny Dan. The minimum amount to credit the PSN Wallet is £5.00 So if anything costs less than that, small amounts of cash are left over. It's no biggie compared to MS and Nintendo's points systems and to be honest I find Nintendo the worst of the bunch.
MS and Sony tend to leave the EU out of alot of content...
Yeah they certainly do... thanks again guys.
It is pretty tough for any company to bring content to the EU due the taxes and other restrictions imposed on the companies for doing so. Don't you guys have a VAT of some sort? Is it true that the average tax payer over there is paying about 65 to 70 percent of their income in taxes?
That is partially true. It depends on the country, but in Norway for instance you got 25% sales tax on a lot of products. Since it is baked into the price you are not always aware of it. Income tax is pretty high as well. I would say they are a social mecca!!!
Not suprised as most company's think US is the world and nothing exists outside there borders.
I only buy point cards so this is no issue for me. Does suck for those who buy them off the service though. Now if only Microsoft would restock the damn cards in my city. They are out of stock everywhere atm!
what sucks even more is the current pricing for canadian hardware. paying $10-$30 premium for products even when the exchange rate is so even is fuc&in lame. but i guess thats not MS' fault. the AUS gamers know what im talking about.
Does "US" only include Canada?
u can get some awesome deals on points in uk, i just bough 2100 for £4 other day using a discount code and the week before that i got some for £6 from using a code. u dont get discount when using your own CC
Hey dont forget about us Aussies!! hahaha
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