Microsoft to Offer 'Storage Solutions' for New Xbox Experience

Some Xbox 360 owners will not have the necessary amount of memory to fully enjoy the New Xbox Experience, but Microsoft said it plans to offer those customers solutions.

by James Brightman on Friday, October 10, 2008

Microsoft to Offer 'Storage Solutions' for New Xbox Experience

Microsoft's soon-to-be-launched dashboard overhaul (the New Xbox Experience) has gotten many Xbox owners excited, but some users who purchased the Arcade SKU without a hard drive simply won't have enough memory to take advantage of all the new features in the New Xbox Experience, which requires 128MB of free space. Ironically, purchasers of the Arcade model are exactly the mass market audience that Microsoft is trying to target with the streamlined New Xbox Experience.

Microsoft said it would be offering "storage solutions" to those owners who don't have the required memory, but the company would not provide exact details at this time.

Here's the full statement from Microsoft:

"The New Xbox Experience will require 128MB of free space. A hard drive is recommended for the optimal experience, to take advantage of some new features, and to be able to enjoy the great movies, TV shows and games available on Xbox LIVE. While we expect the majority of consumers to download the New Xbox Experience without a problem, a small percentage of Xbox 360 owners do not have enough memory to accommodate the update. To help ensure all Xbox LIVE members are able to download the New Xbox Experience and enjoy its new features, Microsoft will be offering storage solutions to the Xbox LIVE community. We are not sharing details of this offering yet. Be sure to check"

Thanks to Joystiq for the tip via GameDaily

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