US retailers GameStop, has listed details of the official Xbox 360 USB Drives which it claims will start shipping from April 6th. This is the same date that the dash update will hit consoles connected to Xbox LIVE for a USB Memory enabling patch that will allow gamers to save games and DLC on ‘ANY’ compatible USB memory device.
The official Xbox 360 branded USB device will come pre-loaded with the update and is guaranteed to work on all Xbox 360 consoles, whilst other USB devices will need to be plugged into the console for a compatibility check. Further more, the update will allow 2 USB devices up to 16GB each plugged into the console as Microsoft have now discontinued production of their own Memory Cards and HDD’s under 250GB.
Carry your game with the SanDisk Xbox 360 USB Flash Drive. Now you can take your profile anywhere you want to play. Arcade console owners can take full advantage of Xbox LIVE to connect with friends and competitors in the on-line world by downloading games, player content, music and video.
The pre-configured Xbox 360 USB Flash Drive by SanDisk provides not only a seamless experience, but also comes with a 1 month Xbox LIVE Gold membership. Just plug it in, experience all that Xbox LIVE has to offer, and take your game saves and gamertag with you wherever you go.
Anyone wishing to purchase the official Xbox 360 USB device by SanDisk can choose between the 8GB version for $39.99 or the 16GB version for $69.99. The average price for a non Xbox 360 branded SanDisk 16GB USB device is $30.00.
That sure is an expensive 1 month of included Xbox LIVE Gold membership!