The online retailer Amazon makes its currency “Coins” now German Kindle users. The already introduced in the U.S. in the summer of artificial currency to the customer are available as an additional option to pay approximately in Amazon’s app store is available. Virtual currencies are to a breakthrough.
all owners of a Kindle Fire get to Start a starting balance of 500 coins with a value of five euros, the company said on Friday. With the currency users of e-book readers can buy, for example, apps and games.
already introduced in the U.S. in the summer of artificial currency to the customer are available as an additional option to pay approximately in Amazon’s app store is available. Games and apps that are paid with coins, Amazon delivers with a discount of up to ten percent.
users without credit cards
For developers of apps that pay was with Coins another way to increase their sales, Amazon said. In the U.S., have shown that developers since the launch of the currency already experienced a significant upswing. Coins stood them free of charge. Developers would continue to receive their share of 70 percent of the proceeds.
The advantage of artificial currencies is controversial. Microsoft had approximately abolished in August its currency “points” as part of a system upgrade to its Xbox 360 game console. Since then paid back in national currency for online content and movies from the shops of the Platform Xbox Live with real money. Industry observers then welcomed the move, as the direct payment go easier and faster. Only users who have no credit card, had benefited from it. Microsoft offers since special credit cards.