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September 1, 2013

Microsoft changes name from Xbox Live Marketplace to Xbox Game Store in the UK


Following the recent switch from its esoteric points system to real local currency for digital purchases, Microsoft has now decided to change the name of where you’ll spend that money. It seems that Microsoft are intent on sweeping away the old and bringing in the new even if it’s not really needed, more like change for change’s sake!

What we used to know as the Xbox Live Marketplace is now the Xbox Game Store. It’s a simple change but all the Xbox users know Xbox Live Marketplace. The odd,thing here is that in the US the web storefront reads “Xbox Games,” but in the UK it reads “Xbox Game Store”. So not only have they changed the name but gave it different titles. Whatever the thinking many users will get use to the name change. Microsoft seems intent on erasing the Xbox brand’s rough edges before launching the One this November. 


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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini