Finally, it appears that Microsoft is coming to their senses and will abolish the MS live point system in favor of a regular $ price tag. According to a report from InsideMobileApps, Microsoft will abolish MS points across all services, including Windows Phone, Zune Marketplace, and Xbox Live.
The change will take affect by the end of 2012, and all prices will be based in real currency, depending on the user’s location/region. Microsoft Points have been a little scammy from the start, where the actual points are lower than the dollar amount paid, e.g. 400 MS points cost $5.