Xbox Live 1600 Points Card

Xbox 360 - MPN: 56P00001
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Redeem points through the Xbox LIVE Marketplace to crank your favorite games up a notch with add-ons like new songs, maps, levels and more. You also can download HD movies or TV shows for an instant movie night or pick up and play arcade games the whole family will love.
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Device Type Xbox Live Card
User Reviews
microsolft points
5 Star Review     

Strengths: great to have

Weakness: once u pay for it u cant get ur money back on it

its fun to be able to get games and moives and music with them so get them today later

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WAY overpriced!
1 Star Review   By LorePWrotten on Home Depot - Feb 20, 2009   

Here's a dollar to point conversion for Microsoft points. $1 = 80 points $5 = 400 points $10 = 800 points $20 = 1600 points Unless you've got a gift card you're trying to finish off there's no reason to get this batch of 1600 points at 150% cost.

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Currency for Xbox Live Marketplace
5 Star Review   By member bunty7 - Jun 12, 2007   

Strengths: Good for some great stuff

Xbox live points are the official currency for buying anything at Xbox Live market place. This prepaid card system is much better than providing the credit card info on Xbox Live. There is some real cool stuff that one can purchase using these points. It include arcade games, picture packs, themes & even movies & television shows. One can also buy downloadable content for games like new maps & expansion packs. With constant exciting editions to the Xbox live library - this points card is a must buy

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XBOX Live 1600 points card
4 Star Review   By member goengland - May 30, 2007   

Strengths: Don't need to give Microsoft your CC number.

Weakness: Too pricy for 1600 points, may be 2400 points for same price then worth it..

A much more convenient way to buy online content such as xbox live arcade games, movies, music, etc through xbox live market place, without having to actually purchase the content online and handed out your CC number to Microsoft.

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Extend the life of your games
4 Star Review   By member mchenoweth16 - May 29, 2007   

Strengths: Numerous downloads to enjoy

This is a good idea from XBox. Many games have additional multiplayer maps or single player missions and content that can be bought using Live points. The points will not expire and stay on your account. A good purchase for someone looking to make their games last longer.

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Xbox Live 1600 points card
5 Star Review   By member mj_f - May 24, 2007   

Strengths: Use to purchase Xbox Live Arcade games and other downloadable content on your Xbox 360

Weakness: Have to enter lengthy code, not really a big deal though

XBox Live 1600 points cards (which retail for $20) are used to purchase downloadable content on the Xbox 360. This includes Xbox Live Arcade games, downloadable content for regular 360 games (like new maps and expansions), and for renting movies (for download). The cards are a fairly easy and convenient way of adding points (except for the need to get one at a store). The advantage they have is the potential to get them on sale or cheaper via coupon or promotion. Thus there is the potential of getting Xbox Live content at cheaper than the typical retail pricing, which is always nice. Contrast this to the Sony Playstation 3 store where you can only purchase content via credit card directly on the site - thus meaning you will never be able to get content cheaper unless they drop the prices online, which is unlikely for most things.

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XBOX live points
4 Star Review   By member ssimp12626 - Apr 21, 2007   

Strengths: redeem points for online content

Weakness: pain to type in code with controller

Xbox live points make it easier and more convenient to buy online content and xbox live arcade games. Using a points card can be more secure than having to provide a credit card to purchase points through the xbox live market place. If you are going to download new content buy a couple cards from a local retailer and use them when you need them.

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The Only Way to Go
3 Star Review   By member WeaponX2099 - Apr 20, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to find, Cheaper than Wii points

Weakness: Have to scratch lightly or Card is useless

Since there is no alternative, to buy stuff like Movies, TV shows, and extra things on the X-Box marketplace you need X-Live points. Brilliant for Microsoft, kinda sucks for gamers. But since you need it, $15-20 bucks isn't that bad. You Can use the Live points on Zune Marketplace and vice-versa.

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Xbox Live's currency.
5 Star Review   By member jbcrum - Mar 28, 2007   

Strengths: Point-based system is superior to cash.

Weakness: Set denominations require you to purchase more than you may want.

Most of the criticism of these point-based cards is unfounded and a bit limited in foresight. As opposed to cash, you can frequently find these cards at retailers on special where the discounted price will lower the cost in real money in respect to the the number of points purchased. As a result, this lowers all of the prices for game expansions, movie rentals, or even themes and pictures (if you buy those sorts of things). I am definitely happy Microsoft went with the point system and look forward to continued purchases at a discount.

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XBOX Live Microsoft Money
4 Star Review   By member greggworldwide - Mar 7, 2007   

Strengths: Secure, & not giving Microsoft your CC number.

Weakness: Pain to enter number with controller!!! Point conversion ratio created to confuse you on what you are spending. The (purchasable) additional game content should be FREE!

1600 points = $20, will get you 2 alright games. Should be about half as expensive if they really want to give us a deal on them. As we did already purchase the console. One of these cards will get you started but not too far. Oh and you may end up with points left over. No option to cash it out either, must just buy more...

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Product Details
Description
Redeem points through the Xbox LIVE Marketplace to crank your favorite games up a notch with add-ons like new songs, maps, levels and more. You also can download HD movies or TV shows for an instant movie night or pick up and play arcade games the whole family will love.
Quick Glance
Device Type Xbox Live Card
Summary
Product Title Xbox Live 1600 Points Card
Manufacturer Microsoft
Lowest Price $28.99 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 4.3 | 14 Reviews
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Additional Specifications
L1 Cache Size: 256 kB
Included Devices: Cooling Fan, Heat Sink
Processor Class: AMD Athlon 64 X2
Bus Speed: 1 GHz
Warranty Information: 3 Year Limited Warranty
SKU: D56P00001
Point Value: 1600 Point
Description: Xbox Live Points 1600 Points
Included Fan Type: ATX
Number of Processor Cores: 2
L2 Cache Size: 2 MB
Software Name: Xbox Live
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Processor Features: AMD 3DNow! Professional Technology + SSE2 Instructions, AMD® 3DNow!(TM) Technology, Dual Core
Brand Name: Microsoft
AMD Model: 4800+
Processor Socket: AMD® Socket 939
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User Reviews
microsolft points
5 Star Review     

Strengths: great to have

Weakness: once u pay for it u cant get ur money back on it

its fun to be able to get games and moives and music with them so get them today later

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WAY overpriced!
1 Star Review   By LorePWrotten on Home Depot - Feb 20, 2009   

Here's a dollar to point conversion for Microsoft points. $1 = 80 points $5 = 400 points $10 = 800 points $20 = 1600 points Unless you've got a gift card you're trying to finish off there's no reason to get this batch of 1600 points at 150% cost.

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Currency for Xbox Live Marketplace
5 Star Review   By member bunty7 - Jun 12, 2007   

Strengths: Good for some great stuff

Xbox live points are the official currency for buying anything at Xbox Live market place. This prepaid card system is much better than providing the credit card info on Xbox Live. There is some real cool stuff that one can purchase using these points. It include arcade games, picture packs, themes & even movies & television shows. One can also buy downloadable content for games like new maps & expansion packs. With constant exciting editions to the Xbox live library - this points card is a must buy

0% of readers found this review helpful.

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XBOX Live 1600 points card
4 Star Review   By member goengland - May 30, 2007   

Strengths: Don't need to give Microsoft your CC number.

Weakness: Too pricy for 1600 points, may be 2400 points for same price then worth it..

A much more convenient way to buy online content such as xbox live arcade games, movies, music, etc through xbox live market place, without having to actually purchase the content online and handed out your CC number to Microsoft.

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Extend the life of your games
4 Star Review   By member mchenoweth16 - May 29, 2007   

Strengths: Numerous downloads to enjoy

This is a good idea from XBox. Many games have additional multiplayer maps or single player missions and content that can be bought using Live points. The points will not expire and stay on your account. A good purchase for someone looking to make their games last longer.

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Xbox Live 1600 points card
5 Star Review   By member mj_f - May 24, 2007   

Strengths: Use to purchase Xbox Live Arcade games and other downloadable content on your Xbox 360

Weakness: Have to enter lengthy code, not really a big deal though

XBox Live 1600 points cards (which retail for $20) are used to purchase downloadable content on the Xbox 360. This includes Xbox Live Arcade games, downloadable content for regular 360 games (like new maps and expansions), and for renting movies (for download). The cards are a fairly easy and convenient way of adding points (except for the need to get one at a store). The advantage they have is the potential to get them on sale or cheaper via coupon or promotion. Thus there is the potential of getting Xbox Live content at cheaper than the typical retail pricing, which is always nice. Contrast this to the Sony Playstation 3 store where you can only purchase content via credit card directly on the site - thus meaning you will never be able to get content cheaper unless they drop the prices online, which is unlikely for most things.

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XBOX live points
4 Star Review   By member ssimp12626 - Apr 21, 2007   

Strengths: redeem points for online content

Weakness: pain to type in code with controller

Xbox live points make it easier and more convenient to buy online content and xbox live arcade games. Using a points card can be more secure than having to provide a credit card to purchase points through the xbox live market place. If you are going to download new content buy a couple cards from a local retailer and use them when you need them.

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The Only Way to Go
3 Star Review   By member WeaponX2099 - Apr 20, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to find, Cheaper than Wii points

Weakness: Have to scratch lightly or Card is useless

Since there is no alternative, to buy stuff like Movies, TV shows, and extra things on the X-Box marketplace you need X-Live points. Brilliant for Microsoft, kinda sucks for gamers. But since you need it, $15-20 bucks isn't that bad. You Can use the Live points on Zune Marketplace and vice-versa.

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Xbox Live's currency.
5 Star Review   By member jbcrum - Mar 28, 2007   

Strengths: Point-based system is superior to cash.

Weakness: Set denominations require you to purchase more than you may want.

Most of the criticism of these point-based cards is unfounded and a bit limited in foresight. As opposed to cash, you can frequently find these cards at retailers on special where the discounted price will lower the cost in real money in respect to the the number of points purchased. As a result, this lowers all of the prices for game expansions, movie rentals, or even themes and pictures (if you buy those sorts of things). I am definitely happy Microsoft went with the point system and look forward to continued purchases at a discount.

50% of readers found this review helpful.

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XBOX Live Microsoft Money
4 Star Review   By member greggworldwide - Mar 7, 2007   

Strengths: Secure, & not giving Microsoft your CC number.

Weakness: Pain to enter number with controller!!! Point conversion ratio created to confuse you on what you are spending. The (purchasable) additional game content should be FREE!

1600 points = $20, will get you 2 alright games. Should be about half as expensive if they really want to give us a deal on them. As we did already purchase the console. One of these cards will get you started but not too far. Oh and you may end up with points left over. No option to cash it out either, must just buy more...

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Convenient way to get your Xbox Live Marketplace stuff.
5 Star Review   By member sp00ge - Mar 3, 2007   

Strengths: Convenient, more secure

Weakness: Entering the numbers with the controller

As said in title, this makes purchasing Marketplace points much easier and secure. This is very ideal for those like myself who prefer not to use their credit card on Xbox live. Points can be used to purchase everything from new items for your character to bonus levels to TV shows and High Definition movies.

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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Does what it does
5 Star Review   By member Rig85 - Mar 2, 2007   

Strengths: Allows you to purchase additional game content.

Weakness: Point structure is a tad cumbersome.

This baby allows you to purchase game additions. These could be new levels, characters, maps, weapons, songs, etc. That's basically all there is to it. One thing I should mention is that the point structure is a little bizarre. When you've bought what you wanted you may have some points left over. But, it may be a strange amount, like 40 points. And since the smallest items are usually 100 points, you are basically stuck with that 40 points sitting in your account. Besides that little quip, these are just fine.

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Declaring War on Dollar Bills
5 Star Review   By member Bullettime - Feb 25, 2007   

They say you can never have too much money. Likewise, you can never have enough Xbox Live points, the currency used to purchase content through Xbox Marketplace. As any Xbox 360 fan undoubtedly already knows, Marketplace is the gateway to games (in the form of demos and arcade games), movies, pictures, and more. Of course, most of these things cost money, which is where these dandy "points" come into play. Sixteen hundred points is equivalent to $20, and while it won't get you very far, it will let you get your feet wet. Just make sure you find the best deal, because it's criminal to pay more than $20 (before applicable tax/shipping) to acquire them.

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Its 1600 points for XBOX Live Marketplace
5 Star Review   By member JDreborn - Feb 17, 2007   

Strengths: Its the XBOX Live Marketplace currency.

Weakness: Weird denomination of numbers so that Microsoft ends up with a free loan since you can't spend all in one go without buying more points. Great business tactic on MS part but bad for the consumer.

1600 points for XBOX Live marketplace is the currency used to purchase downloadable content, movie rentals, TV shows, XBOX Live Arcade games, themes, gamerpics, etc. on XBOX 360. I prefer picking up a 1600 point card than purchasing the points directly from MS on the Live Marketplace. There are lots of great deals at stores that will sell them for $5-$15 dollars cheaper than buying them online. For example using Pricegrabber.com to search for these deals. I give 1600 point card 5 stars since it usually ends up saving me money and getting me some digital goodness from the XBOX Live marketplace. Just remember this card can only be used to purchase items on a XBOX 360 at the moment.

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