It is a fact that licensed Microsoft accessories for the Xbox 360 are unreasonably expensive. One of these products though, the 16GB flash drive, just received a price drop.
Xbox It only does everything! EDIT: Well I tried DWeezy91, but in less than a minute I was already shot down.
Wow thats an awesome deal, 60 bucks for 16 gbs! /s
An unreasonably priced accessory gets a slightly less unreasonable price. Whoop-de-doo. At least it's SOMEWHAT better than those ridiculous memory cards.
Sorry to hear that, dude. I'll give you an agree, even though this is a price drop and not an Xbox feature (I never said everyone else would agree with you). Try it on an article talking about features on the 360 next time. On Topic - It's just a $10 drop to the price of a game, which is a lot, but maybe it'll go down in the holiday season. You can't use any old USB Drive anymore, can you?
This kinda sucks considering i just bought a kingston 16GB for that price.
whats everything? Halo?
Xbox, it only does everything* *Some restrictions to online service, and three red rings of death may apply.
Rofl Really good comment. On topic, well, Microsoft changes prices of stuff when they fail to force users to adopt it. These last months, the gold subscription is officially on sale. I wonder what that mean? No so much gold users after all? I am so sad, microsoft does not change their point of view about the online and proprietary overpriced devices... I have a 360 since 2007, dozens of games i want to try online but i refuse to pay a tax to use my internet connection twice. But obviously, they are weak people that can not prevent themselves to follow their "friends" and buy expensive stuff from Microsoft, including online tax, and be proud of it. I played 4 months free on the live (with coupons), and for me, there was no reason to pay for that since 2007, and there is even less, now, in 2010.
It only charges for everything... Edit: (yeah, know its a bad thing to say - but come on! $60 for a freaking flash drive? )
You can spend 60 for a 250 GB external hard drive...
@rdgneoz3 hell you can pay 90$ for a western digital 2TB external hd
Well it does partys, something that PS3 still doesnt do, so i guess that counts for something?
But is it worth all of that money you have to spend on memory and the ability to play online? Your call..
Hows playstation plus?
its cool, im atm playing my FREE Littlebigplanet and my FREE Wipeout HD
first of all T9X69, that joke is soo funny im on the floor crying, no really. Second, i love the idea of saving games onto a usb drive ps- xbox 360 it only does midcore stuff
Actually if they make a $149 360S add a cheap 16GB USB Drive and you have a pretty good deal. Especially if you're primarily a causal gamer (XBLA).
If you haven't noticed all the old consoles for 360 have gone down around $50, going for a bargain, and these are the ones that don't red ring.. This is a waste of money, in my opinion there must be some sort of special feature for the USB
No it doesent. Can it play BLU Ray . I don't this so . And the PS3 can use any sized and brand Flash Drive since day one .
lol. hello mods?
just buy a generic 16Gb usb stick. @spawn king, how often do you change the PS3 hard drive? Thats a terrible argument, it can use any hard drive etc. The only issue with that, how would you ever fill up a ps3 hard drive since their isnt any hard drive installs? @independent_charles, you say the ps3 hasnt been hacked and games havent been modded. Well 1 guy has done it on modern warfare 2 check the link: http://www.youtube.com/watc... Video doesnt lie, before you tell me that its been edited.
oh really? wow some people are so deluded
I don't know. Is kinda cool that all of the Xbox's save utilities are removable.
Since n64 nothing cool about it.
You have to buy a proprietary flash drive as well? That's lame as hell.
any flash drive (or External HDD for that matter) works. MS and SanDisk are just trying to rip people off. It takes less than a minute for the xbox to configure a flash drive (at least it did for my 2 gig one)
yep, I suggest to just buy a low brand flash drive.It works
yah they had a bunch of 2 gb flash drives at the checkout at a target for like 2 bucks so i bought like 5 haha.
still expensive... meh
$60 for a 16 GB flash drive?! Hahaha
That's what I'm saying $60 whoopi doo I can get a game for that price. heh
other companies have gotten away with charging $25 for 8mb for a decade now....just sayin'.
Yeah, but flash memory was a shit-load more expensive back then, even though the PS2 memory cards were grossly overpriced.
Things were different a decade ago. Hell, a PS3 was $600 in 2006. Not anymore. Why? Because things get cheaper, smaller, more efficient, etc.
Well mine doesn't get cheaper, nor smaller...but definitely more efficient.
"Things were different a decade ago" How much does Sony charge for 8MB today? http://www.gamestop.com/Cat... http://www.amazon.com/PlayS...
Because they don't produce 8 MB cards anymore, therefore they are expensive.
That's not a USB Drive.. Those don't get made smaller, cheaper or more efficient (they're meant to fit the console). And I love how you missed these: http://www.gamestop.com/Cat... http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-... http://www.gamestop.com/Cat... Was it because they were made by your "awesome" console manufacturer?
So, you're going to spin it by saying it's not a flash drive? It's still flash memory, regardless of how it's encased. I never said the MS drive wasn't expensive. I was simply pointing out the double standard (as was DizzleK). So many people here are determined to hate on anything MS does that they forget that their favorite "awesome" console manufacturer has been doing, and still does, the same thing. Would you agree that both MS & Sony are ripping people off with the price of their flash memory? The MS drives have been on the market for just a few months - Sony has been selling theirs for a decade now.
And I never said the Memory Cards weren't expensive... I was pointing out the fact that you missed the Memory Unit price. Yes, they both rip people off with Memory Cards, but MS COULD have kept 3rd party support on the Xbox 360 instead of selling expensive proprietary ones, don't you agree?
Its become apparent that you love being ripped off by microsoft.. So im just gonna let you live in your blissfully naive world..
I hope nobody buys this, i'm tired of overpriced accessories. That's why i dint bother to buy the 120GB hdd for my old 20g model. Anyway i bought the 250G MW2 bundle 360.
Only an idiot would get a 16GB flash drive for $60! Hell, I got a Kingston 16GB flash drive for BD 10! ($26)
It should be like 30. 40 MAX. Edit: Speaking of flash drives. Anyone got a link to the cheapest 16gb around?
but the walmart around my parts carries 16GB flashdrives for $39.99, I forget what brand it is though. Its not Sandisk though.
Play.com are doing 16GB for £17.49 but I guess you are not in the UK, don't know if they ship to the US http://www.play.com/Search....
Hell I bought a 4 gig at walmart for like 9 bucks.. I dont know why you would need more then a few gigs but if you want 16 gigs I guess 30 bucks is a good deal.
There are way cheaper Flash drives with that much space, but the sad thing is that people are still buying these Microsoft ones because they don't really know that you can use any flash drive or external HDD for this. I would never buy that thing, its a huge ripoff
$60 for a 16GB flashdrive? I think I just died of laughter! Screw you MS... Thats just cold. :/
Gotta pay for the paint job.
It shouldn't matter, its optional. Isn't that what everyone PS3 fanboy has been hanging on for the past few weeks?
since u get other 16gigs for like 30bucks
There's ALWAYS some companies that charge more for a product compared to others. But you won't care because u can find a cheaper alternative. Look at most pre-built computer companies. They charge an arm and a leg for certain add-ons (ie. Hard Drives) that you can get for exponentially cheaper any where else. Because its MS, and because this site is filled with fanboys, its turned into a huge deal. The fact remains, that it is optional and no one is forcing you to buy anything. When it comes down to it, MS is hurting itself, NOT you. Edit: I totally agree that MS is not the most consumer friendly company at times, but does this matter that much. Have you seen the first 7 comments. Come on. this isn't even PS3 news.
Why would you pay 60 dollars for 16 gigs? That seems kind of expensive. Then again I haven't bought a flash in a while so I really don't know how expensive that is compared to others. I would just have assume that it is quite a bit more in comparison to others because it is a Microsoft accessory. This is kind of off topic. But does anyone know what they're going to do with the harddrives for the old 360s and the memory units. Are they going to keep on selling them or just phase them out for all the silm 360 stuff?
Are you serious? Who makes these price points up?? Microsoft I can't believe you, i'm done with you, in fact I'm typing this on my APPLE Macbook pro
I just bought a 640GB hard drive off newegg for $65, smh MS
Different technology, you will always pay more for flash.
Average cost of a 16GB flash drive is $35. For $60 you should be getting hardware-based encryption or an LED display of capacity on it.
i love the fact people say xbox only does everything then you get some ps3 fandumbass laughing at them. PS3s moto is it only does everthing. The list of thing that the ps3 does do is sooooo much smaller than things it doesn't. i know im taking it far to literal but thats what every ps3 fandumbass does when a xbox fan says it only does everything
You can't complain about Sony fan-boys spamming these articles, with these comments your basically asking for it
You x360 fanboys brought this up on yourselves. You should've been here 2 years ago.
Hmmm.. what happened two years ago? I know offtopic, but I really don't know..
The x360 fanboys were everywhere and BS raigned supreme here. The media didn't help either with their FUD articles. The tables have turned now just like we said they would (any reasonable person would) and the x360 fanboys can't take their own medicine and try to play the victim-card all the time. It's funny to watch now since I was here when they were all so high and mighty. I like your nickname btw :)
Hmmm, I see. I only visit X0 and PC areas here, since I don't own PS3, so I can't tell how bad trolling is at PS3 section, or have been. So I don't have a full picture, but flaming is pretty bad here these days. No offence meaned here for anyone, just pointing my view, and doing some offtopic-conversation, heh :) And thnx, Kahvipannu is finnish, and means "Coffeepot", heh.
i was there two years ago with both consoles loving both consoles defending both consoles im not a fanboy buddy, my point is fanboys are fucking stupid and ruining gaming for everybody. now i want to do a test because i dont really care for this site due to fact i say i like a game i lose a bubble for trolling. Any way im going to say i think uncharted 2 is the worst game ever made. I do not believe this at all its a brilliant game but i want to see how many disagrees and bubbles i lose for saying that even though i then said i loved it. This is just to test fandumbass
I've been here since 06 and I can remember clear as day just how bad it was. There were mabye 3 or 4 articles a week that had anything positive to say about the ps3 the rest were fud articles that was a mix of how awesome the 360 was and how fail the ps3 was. Then you factor in how predominant the 360 fanboys were and it was almost unbearable. But we ps3 fans stood tough and all of our predictions have come to pass. Sony listened and evolved the ps3 as a platform into the awesome gaming machine it is today. God its been a long fight and one I do not wish to repeat. Here's hoping ps4 takes advantage of the lessons from this generation.