For Xbox gamers and enthusiasts in India, a recent development is set to make transactions smoother and more convenient. Microsoft has reportedly introduced the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) payment option on the Xbox Store, offering users an alternative to the traditional Credit or Debit card payment methods. This new addition not only simplifies the purchase process but extends to renewing or acquiring Xbox Game Pass subscriptions using the UPI payment mode.
Breaking Down the UPI Advantage for Xbox Store Purchases
Traditionally, gamers had to navigate the process of entering Credit or Debit card details, including the card number, CVV, and expiry date, when making purchases on the Xbox Store. However, with the inclusion of the UPI payment option, users can now streamline their transactions by simply adding their Virtual Payment Address (VPA) number.
Expanding UPI Access to Game Pass Subscriptions
The benefits of this update extend beyond game purchases, as users can also leverage the UPI payment mode to subscribe or renew Xbox Game Pass subscriptions. This move aligns with the broader trend of integrating digital payment solutions into various facets of online services, offering users flexibility and choice.
Exclusive Offer for PhonePe Users
According to reports from Indiatimes, PhonePe users can now access special offers for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The 1-month subscription is priced at Rs 549, while the 3-month plan comes at Rs 1,649. Additionally, PhonePe users can avail the Xbox Game Pass Console and PC Game Pass for 3 months at Rs 1,049.
Expectations for Other Platforms
While PhonePe has taken the lead in integrating UPI payments with Xbox subscriptions, other popular digital payment platforms such as Paytm and Google Pay are anticipated to follow suit. Microsoft already offers Xbox Live on Paytm, hinting at the potential for expanding UPI accessibility across a broader spectrum of services.