Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Microsoft pushing Xbox 360 update allowing Xbox Live purchases with real money (update: too soon)

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
August 9, 2013
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Remember when Microsoft said that you could soon buy Xbox Live content using real money? Well, check your Xbox 360: following an update to one of our consoles, we're now seeing content available in local currency. It's unclear at this stage how many gamers are seeing the change, although Microsoft has already mentioned that the next update will flip the switch. We've reached out to the company for confirmation of the rollout. If you get the update as well, don't worry about your account balance -- as Microsoft mentioned before, any existing points will be converted to their cash equivalent.

Update: Microsoft says that real money purchases are still limited to beta program participants, and you'll have to wait until the fall to see the currency change -- false alarm, folks.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Roku’s new $129 soundbar offers Dolby Audio and 4K streaming

Roku’s new $129 soundbar offers Dolby Audio and 4K streaming

View
Xbox Series X first look: Fast, powerful and quiet

Xbox Series X first look: Fast, powerful and quiet

View
Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft's OS history

Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft's OS history

View
NASA wants ideas for keeping Moon missions powered in the dark

NASA wants ideas for keeping Moon missions powered in the dark

View
Dell updated its 13-inch XPS laptops with 11th-gen Intel CPUs

Dell updated its 13-inch XPS laptops with 11th-gen Intel CPUs

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr