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Buy Xbox Live games, through Amazon, in cash

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Apr 2009 13:57 User comments (4)

Buy Xbox Live games, through Amazon, in cash Amazon has announced the launch of its Xbox Live store which will allow users to purchase Xbox Live games for cash, cutting out the need to purchase Microsoft Points cards.
There are over 100 games available currently, and Amazon is the first retailer to sell XBL games outside of Microsoft. You can however, purchase Microsoft Points cards through the Amazon store, if you are more comfortable with that method.

After making a purchase at the Amazon store, a download code will appear in your Xbox 360's "Your Games & Software Library" where you can use it to download the game.

"With the overwhelming success of our existing Xbox LIVE Marketplace, it is clear that the 17 million active and engaged members of the Xbox LIVE community enjoy digital access to entertainment content,"
added Xbox Live general manager Christina DeRosa. "Now we're happy to be extending our storefront to, a cutting-edge online retailer who is helping make digital distribution more mainstream."

You can check the store here: Amazon Xbox Live Store Beta

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4 user comments

19.4.2009 14:19

It's about time.

29.4.2009 15:02

this is a step in the right direction but xbox live is still complete BS

the new call of duty maps are 800 points which is 10 dollars but yet the smallest amount of points I can buy is 1000 for $12.50 or whatever it is, this is a complete ripoff and just another way to show how microsoft is a bunch of big money grubbing bastards. They need to put game ad-ons galore on this amazon site for the exact price then I will be happy

310.4.2009 12:26

Any specific way to get the purchases made through Amazon onto the Xbox?

420.4.2009 15:17

Originally posted by xblade132:
Any specific way to get the purchases made through Amazon onto the Xbox?
It says it in the article. Amazon will be given access to your XBL account to put the code for the game/addon you bought on it. When you login to Live next time it will show under your games as available to download.

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