Microsoft ups Xbox 360 memory card to 512MB

Microsoft is expanding its Xbox 360 Memory Unit. With worldwide availability scheduled 3 April, a 512MB version will provide greater game storage than the existing 64MB unit.

Microsoft ups Xbox 360 memory card to 512MB

The increase follows Microsoft expanding the official size limit – from 50MB to 150MB – of Xbox LIVE Arcade games. The Arcade is its Xbox online-game download library.

The new unit will have a RRP $49.99 in the US, but no UK pricing has yet been confirmed. For a limited time, it will be pre-loaded with Bizarre Creations’ Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. Note that the original 64MB Memory Unit will drop in price from $39.99 to $29.99 (it costs £24.99 in the UK).

‘The new size limit offers developers increased flexibility and continued opportunities for innovative game development, while also ensuring that the millions of gamers on Xbox LIVE can continue to easily access, download and play all Xbox LIVE Arcade games on Xbox 360,’ said the product unit manager for Xbox LIVE Arcade, Chris Early.

‘Our focus is on continuing to provide developers with an environment that allows for the creation of cost-efficient games and that nurtures an artistic and creative approach to game development.’

You can find more details on Xbox LIVE Arcade here.

In the same announcement, Microsoft listed the Xbox LIVE Arcade games it will be showcasing at GDC this week: Boom Boom Rocket (EA and Bizarre Creations), 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures (Sierra Online and Wanako Games), Eets: Chowdown (Klei Entertainment), Jetpac Refuelled (Rare) and Pinball FX (ZEN Studios).

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