Most of us hate virtual currencies, myself included, they never seem to add up the way you want them to and there’s always a few virtually unusable points left over in the end, just enough to make you consider buying more right? Except that you probably don’t because you need to buy a preset amount that’s more than what you need. This is all very bad and the big question is, what’s wrong with the currencies we already have?
Microsoft has apparently been thinking about this and thankfully will likely be switching over to a gift card system that uses cash instead of virtual currency like Xbox Points. It’s also highly likely that this change won’t just be for Xbox users, it will also be applied to the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store as well.
Many other companies use a standard cash based gift card system and it works out quite well, Microsoft’s gift card and cash based system should be just as successful. It will help tie together Microsoft’s marketplace and hopefully make it a more appealing place to shop.