Online retailer Amazon has decided to stop selling Xbox Live Arcade games via its website, ending a partnership which began only 16 months ago in April, 2009.

Previously, the site had offered redeemable codes for purchase, allowing customers to pay for XBLA titles in national currency rather than with the publisher's proprietary Microsoft Points.

The companies had both trumpeted the announcement of the partnership, with Amazon's vice president of Video Games and Software, Greg Hart, claiming that: "PC gamers have enjoyed the convenience of digital downloads on Amazon.com for some time. Now Amazon.com and Microsoft are bringing that same level of convenience to platform gamers by expanding the reach of the Xbox Live digital platform to millions of Amazon customers"

Amazon continues to sell the Points for the service themselves, as well as membership for Xbox LIVE. Download codes are also still on sale for both WiiWare and PSN titles.

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