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Official Xbox 360 Flash Drives Now Shipping – Do They Hint at a Slim?

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If you’re the sort who just has to have officially licensed peripherals and paraphernalia, then you’ll be rather happy to know that Sandisk has started shipping the ridiculously overpriced Xbox 360 Flash Drive.

What reasons are there to get this premier, high-priced drive over other suitable ones?

Well..this one’s black, is adorned with the Xbox 360 logo and is apparently pretty fast – but other than that? Not a damned thing.

The drives will be available in two variants, pre-configured for use on an Xbox 360; an 8gb and a 16gb – priced at $35 (R268) and $70 (R536) respectively. Thankfully this time around Microsoft isn’t locking out other manufacturers drives, so if your generic one is fast enough, it’ll work just fine.

More interesting than that though is the choice of colour scheme.

While the Elite has recently been made the de facto SKU for the “core” gamer, the majority of Xboxes are all white, as are the peripherals. Does the fact that this thing’s black portent a new black Xbox 360 slim, likely bundled with Natal – one that’ll ship without the memory card slots seen on current models? Microsoft is likely pretty aware that most people like their stuff to match – so I reckon that’s a pretty damned likely scenario.

Last Updated: May 6, 2010

14 Comments

  1. Bobby Kotick delivers a superkick to the shin

    May 6, 2010 at 13:58

    You’re so funny Mr. Microsoft with your funny ideas about wanting me to pay 2005AD prices for my flashdrives. What’s that Mr. Microsoft? You still think it’s 2005? You’re such a joker Mr. Microsoft. :sleeping:

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    • Bobby Kotick is doing weights

      May 6, 2010 at 14:08

      If you know that you’re a greedy, hated and despised company (and worse that your customer base is fully aware of it as well), why not take advantage of it(from a marketing perspective) and bundle that overpriced little flashdrive with a jar of vaseline.

      If they did that, I’d actually buy it because it would be a bold move and utterly hilarious. I’d actually keep it sealed and display it on my bookshelf. 😆

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      • Geoff

        May 6, 2010 at 14:12

        *LOL*

        I’d actually buy that too.

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      • SlippyMadFrog

        May 6, 2010 at 15:10

        “I’d actually keep it sealed and display it on my bookshelf”
        Don’t lie, we all know you’ll use it.

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  2. mitas

    May 6, 2010 at 13:58

    slim yes please !!!!! just make sure its made properly and well thought through and not rushed…..

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  3. WitWolfyZA

    May 6, 2010 at 14:22

    what a crappy way to make money. YO MS its just a little too late add a feature like this. I mean I give the 360 a year more to go … MAX.. longer then that is just redonculous …Not too mention keeping the DVD disc making manufacturers in business.

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    • talk2jad

      May 7, 2010 at 09:31

      MS have probably planned some of these new changes from day one of development. Staggering new features over time is one way to keep people excited and sales up, it a marketing ploy that has been around from the begining of time. If people keep buying, then MS have done the right thing (from a business point of view anyway)

      “redonculous” nice word i didn’t know, thanks :biggrin:

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      • WitWolfyZA

        May 7, 2010 at 10:51

        Yawn…. Still a rip off! seriously the 360 wouldve of sold beter at first if the feature was out of the box… some one must of missed the memo… I remember paying R600 back in 2007 for a freaking 64mb memory card… How stupid I was 😎

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  4. SlippyMadFrog

    May 6, 2010 at 15:12

    I was under the impression that R268 for an 8gb flash drive is pretty descent. :blink:

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  5. Al360

    May 6, 2010 at 15:49

    dude a 8gb flash is 140 these days
    and 16gb is 270 so …..

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  6. nazcanlines

    May 6, 2010 at 18:22

    correct me if im wrong, but im sure for around the price of the 16gb flash you can actually get an xbox hard drive off ebay?

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    • WitWolfyZA

      May 7, 2010 at 10:51

      whats it with you and ebay… seriously! 😆

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      • talk2jad

        May 7, 2010 at 15:24

        I saw BTGames are selling at 250GB (pretty sure it was a 250GB and not a 120 GB) for R999.

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  7. Al360

    May 7, 2010 at 15:52

    thats still insane like their wifi adapters :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

    Reply

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