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access_time July 11, 2013 at 3:40 PM in Microsoft by Peter Whitehead

Microsoft admits that beta test price hike was “an unintended error”

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Microsoft have admitted that the Xbox 360 dashboard beta testers have been subjected to a price hike that is, “an unintended error.”

After the news yesterday that beta testers had found their Microsoft points converted into real currency, only to see that it had been set an expiration date, it became apparent that the prices shown for purchases were more than they should have been. As MCV reported, titles that had previously cost 1600 MSP were now costing £14.99. Pre-update 1600 MSP had only cost £13.60.

Today MCV reported that Microsoft had issued a statement to them saying, “This was an unintended error that we are in the process of fixing. We’ll be reimbursing impacted beta participants for the difference in what was paid and what the price will be after the update is available to all members.” They also reminded users that these kind of problems are exactly that which beta testing are designed to find.

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