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Xbox 360 Arcade now shipping with 512MB memory

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Jun 2009 2:04 User comments (15)

Xbox 360 Arcade now shipping with 512MB memory Microsoft has confirmed that they are now shipping a Jasper-based Xbox 360 Arcade units with 512MB of on-board flash memory, a double from the current 256MB.
"The Xbox 360 system software uses some of the included 512MB memory; less storage will be available to users. Additional storage (sold separately) may be needed for game saves, Xbox LIVE Arcade games, content downloads, personal file storage, and additional enhanced functionality. A hard drive is recommended for LIVE, and is required for some features," said the press statement. "We want to offer consumers a bit more memory at the same low price so they can enjoy more experiences on Xbox LIVE."

It is still unclear whether the new units are shipping worldwide of just in Europe, but we will keep you updated.

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15 user comments

119.6.2009 2:26

I donno, I think the Arcade bundle is stupid. Yea the 360 is $200 but it pretty much requires a HDD. Buying an Arcade bundle and then a HDD later on ends up costing more money then just going with the Premium in the first place...

219.6.2009 3:37

wow, walmart in canada is selling xbox arcade bundles for 150 starting friday the 19th, thats pretty sweet.

319.6.2009 5:54

Holy smokes 512 mb... So I'd have to delete COD WAW map pack 1 to install map pack 2.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Jun 2009 @ 8:16

No time for Leap frog!!!

419.6.2009 6:04

How cheap is microsoft? 4GB of flash is under $10 through retail channels, probably less than half of that to a company like microsoft...yet they only provide 512MB?

519.6.2009 14:50

Originally posted by KillerBug:
How cheap is microsoft? 4GB of flash is under $10 through retail channels, probably less than half of that to a company like microsoft...yet they only provide 512MB?
My thoughts exactly. All their storage units for the 360 are too small and overpriced.

620.6.2009 3:57

I hope the average consumer doesn't fall for this late April Fools joke..

720.6.2009 17:39
atomicxl
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Originally posted by Morreale:
I donno, I think the Arcade bundle is stupid. Yea the 360 is $200 but it pretty much requires a HDD. Buying an Arcade bundle and then a HDD later on ends up costing more money then just going with the Premium in the first place...
MS sells 20GB HDD for like $30. $230 < $300.
60 GB HDD w/Headset and 3 Months of live for $90 $290 < $300
You can buy that used for $80... $280 < $300
You can buy a 120 GB HDD brand new from Amazon $120. Total price is $320.. so for $20 more you can double the hard drive size.
You can buy a new 120GB HDD from a reseller on Amazon for $80-$90 $290 < $300.
You can buy a 120 GB HDD used on Amazon for under $80. $280 < $300.

I don't know what math you used to come out with the figure that buying an Arcade and a HDD seperately is more expensive than buying a premium. The Arcade is the ultimate system. If you aren't afraid of the internet, you can save some major money. You can basically make an Elite for the price of a Premium.
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820.6.2009 22:21

Changing the Flash Ram Amount makes no sense...Unless there will be a little something extra for the New Xbox OS to chew on but older units would lack this ability.

Whatever it is, its not needed to operate as a whole.


the flash ram for older boxes is not accessible nor would it be in this case. unless they use 256MB for the OS, and 256MB for game saves how ever this would introduce some issues for instance you could Flash this space then dump it to a file ex.(PSP>A)this could be reloaded back into flash to hack the console. it could also brick the console if the data in these area becomes corrupted, and trigger the automated ban system.

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920.6.2009 23:44

The real question is, can these arcade consoles on sale this week be modded?

I wanna buy one but only if it can be modded cause many of my friend's end up swapping their chewed up games (by their 360s) with rental copies every few months, and I ain't haven' that lol

1022.6.2009 0:26

Quote:
Originally posted by Morreale:
I donno, I think the Arcade bundle is stupid. Yea the 360 is $200 but it pretty much requires a HDD. Buying an Arcade bundle and then a HDD later on ends up costing more money then just going with the Premium in the first place...
MS sells 20GB HDD for like $30. $230 < $300.
60 GB HDD w/Headset and 3 Months of live for $90 $290 < $300
You can buy that used for $80... $280 < $300
You can buy a 120 GB HDD brand new from Amazon $120. Total price is $320.. so for $20 more you can double the hard drive size.
You can buy a new 120GB HDD from a reseller on Amazon for $80-$90 $290 < $300.
You can buy a 120 GB HDD used on Amazon for under $80. $280 < $300.

I don't know what math you used to come out with the figure that buying an Arcade and a HDD seperately is more expensive than buying a premium. The Arcade is the ultimate system. If you aren't afraid of the internet, you can save some major money. You can basically make an Elite for the price of a Premium.
I agree! I bought my arcade for $216 (tax in California sucks) and bought an elite hdd and memory card combo for $80 online.

113.7.2009 19:07

Pretty straightforward to hack a WD scorpio (BEVS series) for your X360.

1229.7.2009 3:45

i got the xbox 360 arcade, the new one (JASPER) like a month ago, and a friend of mine upgraded his xbox pro to a elite HD so he sold me his original 20 gb HD for like 25$, beat that.....

also the new xbox arcade runs nxe, which is comparatively faster then the the other versions, i have tested the loading of the games my self, and in pro, u cant run all games without a HD, in arcade u can, so i really think arcade is a better buy..........

1329.7.2009 5:45

Originally posted by alirocks:
i got the xbox 360 arcade, the new one (JASPER) like a month ago, and a friend of mine upgraded his xbox pro to a elite HD so he sold me his original 20 gb HD for like 25$, beat that.....

also the new xbox arcade runs nxe, which is comparatively faster then the the other versions, i have tested the loading of the games my self, and in pro, u cant run all games without a HD, in arcade u can, so i really think arcade is a better buy..........
"Beat that...". Okay :)

Now buy a 120 gb WD Scorpio (type BEVS) HDD... Hack it and then install it into that caddy you got off you mate.

You can fit about 12+ games on it now.

PS: If you can't get hold of a 120gb Scorpio (we can't seem to buy them anymore)- that's ok just use a 160gb. But the X360 will only see 120gb. When MS bring out a 160gb HDD you could always rehack it with the new signature. You may not have to use the BEVS models (it's part of the model number) BUT you will have to double-check that to make sure.

Regards.

1429.7.2009 10:51

yeah i was reading about that and planning to do that too, and i didnt really seem like spending any money on the xbox since i just got a new graphic card for my PC, and i have a spare 2.5 inch sony vaio 120 gb HD lying around, but i cant seem be able to hack that yet, lol..... but i will put a bigger HD soon

1530.7.2009 5:12

Originally posted by alirocks:
yeah i was reading about that and planning to do that too, and i didnt really seem like spending any money on the xbox since i just got a new graphic card for my PC, and i have a spare 2.5 inch sony vaio 120 gb HD lying around, but i cant seem be able to hack that yet, lol..... but i will put a bigger HD soon
You can try that Sony 120gig but the hack is only for the Scorpio drives as far as I know alirocks. And possibly only for the BEVS ones too. Also, it took a perusal of about three or four sites that eventually completely revealed to me how to go about it, as I had to hex-edit the app (but that's not hard) so it would find the drive.

Perhaps if I find time I will post a step by step article here detailing the best way to go about it basically compiling all the bits of info I found into one place.

Cheers, good gaming.

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