With the Xbox One looming over the horizon, Microsoft is slowly but surely treating Xbox fans with changes and improvements. It appears that Microsoft has changed the Xbox Live Marketplace name to Xbox Games Store. This can be seen on the Xbox homepage.
When Joystiq’s Sinan Kubba went to confirm this change, a Microsoft spokesperson told him, “That’s right, [Xbox Live Marketplace] is now called the Xbox Games Store, and will sit alongside the Xbox Music Store and Xbox Video Store. This is to make it easier for consumers to find content both on Xbox 360 today and Xbox One when it launches in November.”
The new name is also similar to the other stores that Xbox has, such as the Xbox Music Store and the Xbox Video Store. Microsoft has been using the Xbox Live Marketplace name for nearly eight years, so this change is welcome. Do you like the new name?Further reading: Microsoft, Xbox