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Xbox 360 512MB memory unit to be released

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 05 Mar 2007 8:03 User comments (11)

Xbox 360 512MB memory unit to be released Microsoft Corp. has revealed that a new memory unit with a storage capacity of 512MB is to be released for the Xbox 360 gaming console. The new memory unit will be available worldwide starting on April 3rd and will cost $49.99 in North America. For a limited time, the new device will will be pre-loaded with the Xbox LIVE Arcade game "Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved" from developer Bizarre Creations Ltd.
The original memory unit available for the console, which stored 64MB of data, will drop in price from $39.99 to $29.99. Microsoft also announced that the maximum size limit for arcade games available on the Xbox Live Marketplace would rise form the current limit of 50MB to 150MB.

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11 user comments

15.3.2007 9:53
BobbyBlu
Inactive

Just keep unit priceing you customer to death M$.

25.3.2007 10:17

these prices are crazy

35.3.2007 10:34

to MS
dude...I can get a 8GB USB flash drive for 90$

45.3.2007 13:20

Thats why I am glad Nintendo went to Standard SD Cards for memory and storage. Got a 2GB one for $14.99 for my game saves and virtual console games.

55.3.2007 13:27

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Thats why I am glad Nintendo went to Standard SD Cards for memory and storage. Got a 2GB one for $14.99 for my game saves and virtual console games.

.......I can see they want to stop "pricey" but all it will take is someone to hack the frimware or make a device to fool the 360 into dumping data onto it....

65.3.2007 13:43

so true...thank goodness for those talented 14 year olds in the Netherlands :D

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Mar 2007 @ 13:44

75.3.2007 15:14

Still not worth it. 512MB memory unit: $50 VS 20GB(13 usable GB)HDD $100. If they wan't my money, MS should begin talking about a 120GB HDD. And still, I can manage just fine with the current unit.

85.3.2007 16:08
hughjars
Inactive

I don't think this is instead of a new and much bigger HDD - I think this is really intended to be most useful to 'core' system users.

AFAIK the 120/150/200gb (who knows exactly what it'll be?) HDD is still coming soon - probably when they lauch the all-in-one 'media' black XBox 360 (which is said to have the 65nm cooler and more efficient chip, the quiet DVD drive, an HDMI socket and the big HDD).

BTW & just out of interest how does this compare in price and spec with the PS3 offerings?

....forget that, I've just looked.
You need an adaptor if you're using PS2 saved data and a PS2 card and the rest is Sony memory sticks, which are indeed a little cheaper but not exactly loads.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Mar 2007 @ 14:43

95.3.2007 16:44

I'll buy xbox 360 when i see 5TB.

106.3.2007 10:19

Good luck with that. The ToC alone would kill seek times, even on next gen systems.

116.3.2007 10:38

I'll buy a 360 when it a 120GB HD new CPU/mobo and maybe HDMI :P

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