Xbox fans in India, get ready for some good news! The Microsoft Store on Xbox consoles is finally embracing India’s favourite digital payment method – the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). This move is a game-changer for gamers who have been limited to credit or debit card payments (VISA and Mastercard) for their marketplace purchases.
What to know? A tweet from Xbox India on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) spilled the beans: UPI is now an option for buying games on Xbox. But don’t rush just yet – Microsoft is rolling out this feature in stages, so it’ll reach all users gradually over the next few days.
Now, while Microsoft hasn’t officially announced this update, Benzinga India can confirm the payment option is being rolled out. Brands usually keep quiet about such additions, but given UPI’s popularity, we might hear from Microsoft soon. For now, Xbox gamers can look forward to an easier way to snag the latest titles on Xbox Game Pass.
Why it matters: This move by Xbox is significant, especially since rivals like PlayStation and Steam haven’t added UPI yet. It shows Xbox’s commitment to the Indian gaming market, responding to the specific needs of local gamers.
Earlier this year, as per IGN, Xbox conducted a survey where users highlighted payment difficulties and requested more options like Wallets, Paytm, UPI, and PayPal. Arjun Varma, the Global Expansion Incubator Manager at Xbox Gaming, hinted at IGDC 2022 that they’re taking this feedback seriously. So, Xbox is not just listening; they’re acting, making gaming purchases a whole lot smoother for its Indian community.
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