Why can't XBL be like steam?

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Why can't XBL be like steam where you can purchase newly released games online with M$ points, or through credit card transactions??

It just makes it that much easier and efficient and probably rack in more revenue from the game.

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 2 Applies to:

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Why can't XBL be like steam where you can purchase newly released games online with M$ points, or through credit card transactions??

It just makes it that much easier and efficient and probably rack in more revenue from the game.

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While Steam might be the standard for digital game distribution today, many forget that when it launched back in 2003 it was nothing but a pile of hot air and it stayed that way for years.  Steam was a horrible service for long, long while and it took Valve a good bit of effort to make it into what it is today.

So, having said that, hopefully the Xbox LIVE Marketplace will improve over time.

And having said that, while you can't purchase most new releases for a few months off of Games on Demand, you can purchase games via a Credit Card on either the Marketplace or the web site here.

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Unfortunately new retail games CAN'T be purchased over Xbox in the same manner as on Steam. What kingXrated meant was that you can purchase anything that is available on the Marketplace directly from this site then the transation will automatically be transfered to the Xbox account (on the console) that did the purchase upon powering up the console and singing in to that said account. BTW, good point. Gamers should have the option of buying new retail games via the Xbox Marketplace.

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sometimes, yes

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seriously? even newly released ones ???

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You can purchase games off the Xbox website, it will send the downloads to your console.

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