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The switch brings the Xbox digital store in line with Microsoft's other digital marketplaces, such as the Xbox Video Store, Xbox Music Store and Windows Store. Earlier this week, Microsoft provided an Xbox 360 update that turned Microsoft Points into real money, which has been used for a while on the company's other online stores.
In the case of New Zealand, all child accounts were banned from downloading any marketplace content in mid-June. As of October 15, 2010[update] these are still locked from downloading anything apart from software updates and user-created content, no matter what the rating.
In late 2009, the Video Marketplace was replaced by the Zune Video Marketplace, and later accompanied by a Zune Music Marketplace. Both marketplaces were replaced by the Xbox Music and Xbox Video services in late 2012.
Seemingly for licensing reasons, certain games aren't available to purchase directly from the store on modern consoles, so you have to use a workaround and access the old Xbox 360 marketplace. You can do this on an actual Xbox 360 if you want to (the easiest method), or you can navigate to the old marketplace on an internet browser instead.
If you want to find a different game, try searching \"[Game Name] Xbox 360 marketplace\" in Google. Make sure it's part of the Xbox One & Xbox Series XS backwards compatibility list before attempting to purchase it though. If you can't find what you're looking for, it most likely no longer exists on the marketplace in any form due to licensing issues.
I can't buy anything on X360 marketplace. When I put something in the shopping cart and click 'buy' it takes me to the main MS site. I'm left with looking for discs on auction sites where games like the FEAR and Max Payne trilogy already cost around $50-60 per game. It's nuts.
I want to get Ridge Racer 6 but it's impossible. You can't buy games on the USA marketplace if your region is UK. You can get games from UK and EU but not from other continents. I tried with Ridge Racer 6 and the Silent Hill games.
I get the marketplace. Get the game but no option to buy. Says game not available separately. Have been trying on and off for months, tried everything, every browser and nothing. Time to give up. @fraser
@themightyant I seriously doubt that Microsoft are doing this on purpose. They would kill the marketplace website if they could but they can't until they stop supporting Xbox 360, which is nice of them. Besides, they have moved the Xbox and Xbox 360 games to the new website that works fine and to the Xbox One and Series S/X stores except for those games that are delisted somewhere or didn't get the permission for whatever reason.
I managed to do this to get the Orange Box for my Series S. Took a few goes. I had to access the US marketplace to add a payment card, then try and buy it via the US (I'm a UK owner). It took about 5 attempts across different browsers but suddenly worked with no obvious reason as to why. Orange Box 14.99. Seemed reasonable
@joey302 Think I bought FEAR3 when it reappeared a few weeks ago off the old marketplace on my pc as it was slightly cheaper there than on Xbox.com; it showed up in my purchase history on 360 & re downloaded it from thereDoing a search on the 360 games tile section also tends to show up games & if you can install themThe old marketplace on the 360 has seemed very shaky for the last few years with some stuff I have bought asking me to rebuy it, especially OG Xbox games - Black, Crimson Skies, Gauntlet etc
The several months-late Xbox 360 autumn Dashboard update is now live, and with DivX codec support also being added, the Xbox 360 console (opens in new tab) can now claim to be the one of the strongest media hubs on the market. That puts it out in front of Sony's PlayStation 3, which has yet to receive DivX support or a full-blown video-on-demand service.
While the new video store will be delivered in today's dashboard update, the store will actually go live on 11 December. Presumably that's to allow Microsoft (opens in new tab) time to iron out any bugs that might be found in the update.
While movie downloads are currently a niche business venture for most studios and media companies, many analysts think it'll be big business in the future. \"As Hollywood turns its attention towards selling digital copies of its blockbuster movies, the delivery of movie content over the open internet has become a key battleground for a broad range of service providers,\" says Arash Amel, a senior analyst at Screen Digest.
Screen Digest predicts that the total European movie download market will be worth 249m by 2012, up from 12m in 2007. \"The Xbox Live Marketplace Video Store, as the first multi-territory hardware-based online movie delivery service in Europe, is expected to be a European market leader for movie downloads,\" he said.
In Microsoft-managed countries, Microsoft acts as an Agent of the Publisher/Developer. Microsoft assumes responsibility for managing End Customer Taxation, including calculating, collecting and/or remitting certain taxes. For Commercial Marketplace, this may also include validating the business status of end customers by obtaining tax registration numbers or exemption certificates. Microsoft manages End Customer Taxation through either local affiliates or remote affiliates that are registered locally. For sales to customers in the United States, Microsoft, as a marketplace facilitator, is responsible for calculating, collecting and/or remitting sales tax and sellers use tax to the applicable tax authority. This includes all jurisdictions that impose sales tax except U.S. territories. Microsoft invoices under Microsoft's registration number. Microsoft includes any taxes collected from end customers on Microsoft's tax return.
You can register for your developer account and submit apps to the Microsoft Store if you live or operate a business in a supported country or region. The Azure program is available to developers who live or operate a business in a supported country or region.
With a developer account, you can submit apps and games to Microsoft marketplaces, including the Microsoft Store. Note that you'll need to confirm your payout and tax info before you can charge money for products you publish.
In a recent statement, Microsoft has announced that it will no longer be selling PC via the Xbox.com marketplace after August 22nd. Of course, you can still play any titles previously purchased through Games for Windows Live, and the service will still continue to operate. However, whether third party titles that are available on the service will continue to be sold, along with any of their DLC, is up to the respective publishers.
Xbox Live's video marketplace has been expanding steadily since its launch, and is about to get even bigger as TV shows and movies from the likes of A&E, Paramount Pictures, ADV Films, and National Geographic get added to the roster. Paramount will be offering its movies in hi-def while Warner Bros. will be releasing direct-to-video movies exclusively in high definition on XBL the same day they're available on DVD. Downloads on Live have increased--hold on to your pants--400% since it started offering TV shows and movies. That is a hell of a lot of South Park and CSI, people. 59ce067264