Microsoft appears to have just made a pretty big deal with Amazon. Now, you can purchase arcade games, and possibly map packs in the future, on Amazon. Amazon will then give you a coupon that you redeem like Microsoft Points or Xbox Live Gold Cards. This is pretty big, especially for different people. If you are like me and have several hundred dollars in your Amazon Gift Card account you can finally put it to use.
This is a pretty big move for Microsoft. It is a huge step over both Sony and Nintendo because the market is going to be expanded past those who are simply browsing the scattered marketplace and don’t have access to Microsoft Points. There is now a big, managable marketplace for gamers to get their games. It’s much easier than the marketplace, and a lot faster than the online marketplace.