Japanese gamers can buy MS Points via cell phone now
It seems like Japan is always on the bleeding edge of technology. They always tend to get many of the best games and gadgets well before the rest of the world. Despite the fact that the Xbox 360 isn’t doing very well in Japan, they have a new way to buy points for the console; via cell phone.
If you live in Japan and use DoCoMo as your phone provider, you can purchase additional points or Gold Membership service by simply using an application on their mobile phone. The charges are added to your monthly bill, allowing you to bypass going to the store for a card, or handing over your credit card info to Microsoft. I would definitely go for this option if it were made available in the US. Unfortunately, there have been no announcements regarding such a launch.