Microsoft Points are like the virtual currency of Xbox and Xbox Live and allow you to buy and download items to your console. People often use Microsoft points to buy DLC (downloadable content) like maps for shooters like Call of Duty and Halo, songs for music games like Rock Band and Guitar and Dance Central as well as new levels and whole game modes e.g. Fifa Ultimate Team.The best use of Microsoft Points is probably arcade games which are like smaller versions of full retail games with a much smaller price tag and these are often better than some retail games even though they might be a tenth of the price! There are many brilliant arcade games you can buy and I have done a top ten.Top Ten Xbox Live Arcade GamesYou can also purchase themes, pictures and avatar gear and clothing among other things and it is really handy for any gamer to have a supply of Microsoft points for things like Deals of the Week and new games and DLC and can extend the life of a game dramatically!Overall Microsoft Points allow you to buy downloadable items for your console and are a virtual currency.
- Nintendo Points (on Wikipedia)
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