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Microsoft kills off Xbox Points for cash and gift cards, works on Windows and Windows Phone too

Microsoft kills off Xbox Points for cash and gift cards

According to a new report, Microsoft is killing off its Xbox Points system for cash and gift cards. The Xbox Points system has been used mainly for the Xbox console, but this new system involving cash and gift cards will work across a few of the company’s platforms.

Microsoft is making this shift away from virtual currency for physical cash and gift cards, a move that has been “a long time coming” according to a report by The Verge. This new system is similar to how Apple offers its iTunes vouchers. “The new gift cards will be offered in a similar way to Apple’s iTunes vouchers, allowing Xbox owners to purchase true currency to be used to download content. We’re told that normal cash transactions, using credit and debit cards, will also be supported,” the report states.

This new cash and gift card system works across various marketplaces, including the Windows Store, Windows Phone Store, and Xbox. Microsoft is planning on unveiling this new system around the time of the E3 entertainment expo, with a launch later this year. Microsoft may even launch this new system during the launch of the next-generation Xbox console.

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