Microsoft giving away a Million XBLA Points!

Unfortunately you can’t swim in them, but you can have a lot of fun with a million Microsoft Points up for grabs with the New Xbox Experience.

Microsoft are giving gamers the chance to win up to 500,000 Microsoft Points!

That’s the grand prize – 500,000 points. If you want to buy 3000 in Australia, it’ll cost you $60.

There’s plenty of other prizes in the million points prize pool. But how do you enter?

Between the 19th and 23rd of November, simply log onto Xbox LIVE and navigate to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Once you’re there, follow these steps:

Select Themes & Gamer Pictures
Select All Themes & Gamer Pictures
Select All
Select New Xbox Experience
Select NXE Download and Win Gamer Picture from the list of available content and select Confirm Download

Upon the successful completion of the Gamer Picture download, you will see a Thank You for Registering message.

You can also register via the banner ads running on the Xbox LIVE Dashboard.

Everyone who downloads the New Xbox Live Experience this week gets an automatic entry into the sweepstakes, with 46 prizes:

One Grand Prize: 500,000 Microsoft Points
Five First Prizes: 50,000 Microsoft Points
Ten Second Prizes: 10,000 Microsoft Points
Thirty Third Prizes: 5,000 Microsoft Points

You need a hard drive to get the New Xbox LIVE Experience, so if you’ve got an Xbox 360 Arcade make sure you get one.