October 13, 2008

NXE to use 128MB of Space, Microsoft to offer "Solutions" UPDATE

Microsoft has update Xbox.com with a site for those of you who are having storage problems and have the arcade unit. Eligible owners that do not have the required room can get either a refurbished 20GB Hard Drive for $19.99 or a free 512MB card.

Here is how to find out if you are eligible:
*Head over to the NXE Support page and enter your console's ID number and serial number

To find your serial number and ID:

Each Xbox 360 console has a unique, 12-digit serial number and a separate 12-digit Console ID . The Console Serial Number and Console ID are both located in the System Information area of the Xbox 360 Dashboard:

  1. Turn on your Xbox 360 Console
  2. Scroll right to the System area. This may also be System Settings depending on your version of the dash
  3. Select Console Settings
  4. Select System Info
  5. Write down your Console Serial Number and Console ID

The new Xbox experience is set to launch November 19th and looks to be all good for launch, but a few people had a bit of a question with the space requirements. Xbox 360 Fanboy is reporting that Microsoft will offer solutions for those gamers without enough space to store the download. Major Nelson explained the issue in a bit more depth:

"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 xbox.com for more details in the coming weeks."

As to what these solutions will be, we will just have to wait and see. (Lower HD prices please!)

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