Beta testers for the latest Microsoft Xbox 360 dashboard are reporting today that the games are now more expensive. As a result of Microsoft finally moving towards real cash values for games (rather than the always slightly vague MSP, Microsoft Points) games – at least in the UK – will cost more.
Games that cost 400 MSP yesterday, which was around £3.20, now cost £4.49. 800 MSP games are now £8.99 from £6.80, a fair jump. 1200 MSP games are now £11.99 (from £10.20) and 1600 MSP games are now a penny under fifteen quid, a jump of about £1.40.
Quite how Microsoft are justifying such hefty rises is anyone’s guess, but we’d imagine it’s all to do with currency enchange rates, which don’t favour the pound just now. It’s also worth noting that Xbox 360 games are now broadly in line with their previously more expensive PSN equivalents.
And if you’re Canadian? Your games are now cheaper.