As we have noted before, Microsoft recently made moves to rename the Windows Store to the Microsoft Store. In a further push at this initiative, the company is now listing “Microsoft Gift Cards” in place of Windows Store gift cards on the shopping portion Microsoft Rewards dashboard.
According to the listing, The Microsoft Gift Cards can be used to buy games, devices, and more at Microsoft Store online (not retail store,) on Windows and on Xbox. More specifically, it can also be used towards popular games, apps, add-ons, blockbuster movies, TV shows, music, and devices like Xbox controllers, headsets, and more. This is a bit different from the previous listing for Windows Store gift cards, which had no mention of devices or Microsoft Store online.
It’s great to see that Microsoft is making things more consistent by updating Microsoft Rewards to reflect the change in the naming of the Windows Store. Although there is still a listing for Xbox Digital Gift card, there is now one store for everything physical and digital across all Microsoft platforms, which makes things less confusing for consumers.Further reading: Microsoft, Microsoft Rewards, Microsoft Store, Windows Store