Microsoft Points are a necessary purchase for anyone to purchase content from Microsoft's Xbox, Zune, and Windows marketplaces. Since, the points were launched, the global financial crisis has shifted the balance of financial power. Microsoft Points maintain a consistent ratio of "80 points per US dollar". Due to currency fluctuations in other regions, the value of Microsoft Points in foreign territories may change.
As seen in the graph, the one who's benefiting from currency increases is "only Microsoft" – taking up to 25% more than the original launch Points.
Below is the most accurate conversion to the date of publication: