How to Add Microsoft Points With a Credit Card

Microsoft Points are used to purchase games, expansion packs and novelty items for your Xbox 360 avatar. This system allows parents to buy the points and then let children spend them as they like in the onboard Xbox 360 marketplace. Add Microsoft Points with a credit card to provide currency for these console-based purchases.

Steps

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    Turn on your Xbox 360 and set your television to the appropriate channel or input setting.
    • The television setting will depend upon the type of connection you have for your Xbox 360, such as component cable, S-video or DVI.
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    Sign in to your Xbox Live account.
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    Use the console controller to browse to the "My Xbox" menu.
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    Move the cursor one step to the right to highlight the account name. The account avatar and gamer score should be visible.
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    Press the green button labeled "A" on the controller.
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    Scroll to the right to the Account Management window, move the cursor down once to the "Add Microsoft Points" menu selection and press the green A button.
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    Review the options for purchasing Microsoft Points.
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    Select the option you wish to purchase and press the green A button.
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    Enter a payment option including the credit card type, number, expiration date and billing ZIP code.
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    Confirm your purchase by moving the highlighted cursor over the "Confirm Purchase" menu item and pressing the A button.

Tips

  • You can also buy disposable gaming cards from retail stores that provide Microsoft Points.
  • You must be signed into the Xbox Live account that will be using the Microsoft Points when you purchase them. If you need to purchase points for more than one account, log into each and make smaller, ​individual Microsoft Points purchases.

Warnings

  • Anyone using that profile on the Xbox 360 console will have access to the points after you purchase them. Make sure that all household members are aware of any rules you make concerning Xbox 360 use and the spending of available points.

Things You'll Need

  • Xbox 360 Console
  • Xbox Live account
  • Major Credit Card
  • Internet access

Article Info

Categories: PC Games