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Gowans
(07-09-2013, 07:05 PM)
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On the new beta points are gone and everyone is pound value.

400 points (3.40) games are now 4.49 - 1.09 / 32%Increase
800 points (6.80) games are now 8.99 - 2.19 / 32% Increase
1200 points (10.40) games are now 11.99 - 1.56 / 15% Increase
1600 points (13.60) games are now at 14.99 - 1.39 / 10% Increase



The unified world wide price system of points are gone.
Prices are now online with PSN & Steam that were always more expensive that XBLA.

However they have done it in such a lazy way that the some games are priced more as the 8.99 games tend to be tweaked to 6/7.99 on PSN/Syram I.e Magic the gathering.

AS OF NOW:
$5 = 3.37 (+ 20% VAT = 4.04 )
$10 = 6.73 (+ 20% VAT = 8.08 )
$15 = 10.09 (+ 20% VAT = 12.10 )
$20 = 13.45 (+ 20% VAT = 16.14 )

Euro Prices
400 Microsoft Points (€4.80) = €4.99
800 Microsoft Points (€9.60) = €9.99
1200 Microsoft Points (€14.40) = €14.99
1600 Microsoft Points (€19.20) = €19.99



UPDATE

Microsoft fixing ‘incorrect game pricing’ for the Xbox Live beta

“We are aware that select regions experienced some incorrect game title pricing in the Xbox Live beta,” a Microsoft spokesperson told GamesBeat. “This was an unintended error that we are in the process of fixing. We’ll be reimbursing impacted beta participants for the difference in what was paid and what the price will be after the update is available to all members.”

Originally Posted by CrunchinJelly

I've got the final prices:

400 point games are now 3.49
800 point games are now 6.99
1200 point games are now 9.99
1600 point games are now 13.49

Last edited by Gowans; 07-11-2013 at 04:07 PM.
Wario64
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(07-09-2013, 07:06 PM)
The beta is out?
Diddy Kong
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(07-09-2013, 07:07 PM)
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Stay schemin Microsoft
Gowans
(07-09-2013, 07:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

The beta is out?

It's rolling out now.

Worst one yet just from this :(
BibiMaghoo
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(07-09-2013, 07:08 PM)
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{people scream for points back}

That is a shame, though I guess someone was going to end up paying more. Why not the UK? We pay more for many things.
Wario64
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(07-09-2013, 07:08 PM)
Technically this NDA info keke
RibbedHero
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(07-09-2013, 07:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gowans

On the new beta points are gone and everyone is pound value.

400 points (3.40) games are now 4.49
800 points (6.80) games are now 8.99
1200 points (10.40) games are now 11.99
1600 points (13.60) games are now at 14.99

SO 9 for a $10 game now? Or will the US prices (and other regions) go up too?

Absolutely disgraceful price gouging from MS.
Samurai_Heart
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(07-09-2013, 07:10 PM)
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When they convert our MSP to pound sterlings will they be using the same conversion rate? _
Nags
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(07-09-2013, 07:10 PM)
Surely a mistake?
If not... whoa man.
Gowans
(07-09-2013, 07:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Technically this NDA info keke

Worttg breaking the NDA for ifXbox.com didn't exist beta users would be paying more.

When it rolls out to all, we'll all be over here :(


Ps it now means XBLA is online with steam and PSN over here, XBLA was always cheaper thanks to the one world wide price point of points.
Steverulez
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(07-09-2013, 07:11 PM)
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Shit like this happens when people whine about points, still in utter disbelief people didn't like the points system.

And now we're getting fucked for it.
Gucci Messiah
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(07-09-2013, 07:11 PM)
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Scumbag Microsoft
Leflus
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(07-09-2013, 07:11 PM)
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You guys wanted PSN-style prices, and now you have them.

Congrats, dickheads.

MS points were awesome.
Slightly Live
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(07-09-2013, 07:12 PM)
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Another reason to abandon the MS ship after this generation.

Us UK folks don't need more of these foul practices.
R dott B
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(07-09-2013, 07:12 PM)
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That was unexpected lol.
Afrikan
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(07-09-2013, 07:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Leflus

You guys wanted PSN-style prices, and now you have them.

Congrats, dickheads.

Whaaat? Are you serious with that?
SJRB
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(07-09-2013, 07:13 PM)
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That's a pretty hefty increase, especially the 800 points is shameless.
Gowans
(07-09-2013, 07:13 PM)
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Always been a fan of points,

Get them cheap
One world wide price point
Etc.

You only need to look at games on Demand pricing differences when they broke it and PSN to see we had it good.
statham
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(07-09-2013, 07:13 PM)
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I'll miss the points, good going internet.
Cynar
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(07-09-2013, 07:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Steverulez

Shit like this happens when people whine about points, still in utter disbelief people didn't like the points system.

And now we're getting fucked for it.

Yup. You could sometimes find sales on points cards. Now you won't be able to. It really sucks and I'm disappointed but the louder group won. :(
dreamghost
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(07-09-2013, 07:13 PM)
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They gotta make up all that money there going to lose on the xbone somewhere. :/
CrunchinJelly
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(07-09-2013, 07:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Afrikan

Whaaat? Are you serious with that?

These new prices bring Arcade games in line with the prices on PSN.

Games on XBLA have always been cheaper than PSN for UK folks because of points.
Kandrick
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(07-09-2013, 07:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Steverulez

Shit like this happens when people whine about points, still in utter disbelief people didn't like the points system.

And now we're getting fucked for it.

Points were great, tons of promotions to get free points, i got over 500 dollars worth of free points thanks to them. And they are usually on sale a lot.

But people kept whining about points so... enjoy!
phosphor112
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(07-09-2013, 07:13 PM)
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Fuck off MS.

Bu bu but they did the consumers right by taking away the DRM!!!

This is the way I see it.

MS tries to fuck me in the ass.
They then say they won't fuck me in the ass.

And I'm supposed to believe them?

It's this type of repeat shit that won't make me fall for it.
Leflus
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(07-09-2013, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Afrikan

Whaaat? Are you serious with that?

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon now costs the same on XBLA as it does on PSN.

It's a side effect of the conversion to real currency.
Certinty
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(07-09-2013, 07:15 PM)
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Great stuff.

Microsoft giving me more and more reasons only to get a PS4 next-gen, right now the probability of me getting an Xbox One within 2 years of release is 0.5%.
Hana-Bi
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(07-09-2013, 07:16 PM)
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Were those old prices official MS prices or just the cheapest price you could get MS points?
Polk
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(07-09-2013, 07:16 PM)
So 360 games are more expensive than PS3 counterparts?
MCD
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(07-09-2013, 07:16 PM)
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TAX included maybe?

Don't care really. I can at least use MS Gift cards with my Windows Phone after bitching for 3 years straight.
PSGames
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(07-09-2013, 07:16 PM)

Originally Posted by Steverulez

Shit like this happens when people whine about points, still in utter disbelief people didn't like the points system.

And now we're getting fucked for it.

Absolutely made no sense not to like points.
RibbedHero
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(07-09-2013, 07:16 PM)
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...Wait, PSN prices have always been 9 in the UK and $10 in the US? How have I not noticed this before?

Sony are the fuckers screwing us over then.
CrunchinJelly
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(07-09-2013, 07:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Polk

So 360 games are more expensive than PS3 counterparts?

No.

They are now in line with the prices on PSN. Which were more expensive than XBLA before.
Omega Rex
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(07-09-2013, 07:17 PM)
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Microsoft trying their hardest to lose next gen
Cynar
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(07-09-2013, 07:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Polk

So 360 games are more expensive than PS3 counterparts?

Same price now. They were usually cheaper thanks to points.
Leflus
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(07-09-2013, 07:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Polk

So 360 games are more expensive than PS3 counterparts?

No. They're the same price now.
Steverulez
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(07-09-2013, 07:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hana-Bi

Were those old prices official MS prices or just the cheapest price you could get MS points?

When I calculated it (in 2006) I did it off the RRP of the points, and then there was some conversion site that went up that said the same thing. Its just how its always been.
Gowans
(07-09-2013, 07:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hana-Bi

Were those old prices official MS prices or just the cheapest price you could get MS points?

Not even the cheapest. Standard from Xbox price.

http://thawtful.com/mspcalc/
harSon
(07-09-2013, 07:18 PM)
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To this day, I still have no clue as to why people constantly cried for dollar amounts over point cards.
snap0212
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(07-09-2013, 07:18 PM)

Originally Posted by Gowans

Always been a fan of points,

Get them cheap
One world wide price point
Etc.

You only need to look at games on Demand pricing differences when they broke it and PSN to see we had it good.

Both things have their up and downsides. The world wide price point this is not true. I've always been asked to pay 10 for games that were $10 in the US. PSN (at least sometimes) then offered those games for a bit less, 15$ games were not always 15.
Nags
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(07-09-2013, 07:19 PM)

Originally Posted by RibbedHero

...Wait, PSN prices have always been 9 in the UK and $10 in the US? How have I not noticed this before?

Sony are the fuckers screwing us over then.

Now it's Sony's fault.
U2NUMB
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(07-09-2013, 07:20 PM)
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Was this not always the idea of points? One "price" no matter where it is sold? People that complained really had no idea why it was done that way... easy from a promotion standpoint for sure.

It is a bummer for sure now they they will be going away.
K' Dash
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(07-09-2013, 07:21 PM)
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and people will buy their console like hot cakes.
ekim
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(07-09-2013, 07:22 PM)
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Downloading as I write. Any other changes?
PixyJunket
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(07-09-2013, 07:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Leflus

You guys wanted PSN-style prices, and now you have them.

Congrats, dickheads.

MS points were awesome.

.
airborn
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(07-09-2013, 07:22 PM)
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Euroland prices:

400 Microsoft Points (€4.80) = €4.99
800 Microsoft Points (€9.60) = €9.99
1200 Microsoft Points (€14.40) = €14.99
1600 Microsoft Points (€19.20) = €19.99

It's similar to Windows Phone where $1 equals €1, while on Windows 8 there's an actual exchange rate.
iMax
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(07-09-2013, 07:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by U2NUMB

Was this not always the idea of points? One "price" no matter where it is sold? People that complained really had no idea why it was done that way... easy from a promotion standpoint for sure.

It is a bummer for sure now they they will be going away.

The idea of points is so people always buy more than they need. They ship in increments of 1600, right? Most DLC is 1200, so most people will just buy two sets of 1600. Profit.
Sojgat
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(07-09-2013, 07:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Leflus

You guys wanted PSN-style prices, and now you have them.

Congrats, dickheads.

MS points were awesome.

.
AHA-Lambda
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(07-09-2013, 07:23 PM)
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holy shit what? O_o

when is the points switch over?
PSGames
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(07-09-2013, 07:24 PM)

Originally Posted by iMax

The idea of points is so people always buy more than they need. They ship in increments of 1600, right? Most DLC is 1200, so most people will just buy two sets of 1600. Profit.

You can buy in 400 point increments direct from the dashboard.
iMax
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(07-09-2013, 07:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by PSGames

You can buy in 400 point increments direct from the dashboard.

Yeah I know. But the general consumer buys it at the store. That's how they make their money, from residual amounts.

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