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Xbox 360 Flash Drives: $40 for 8GB, $70 for 16GB

Microsoft's Major Nelson did say you can use any 1GB+ flash drive you like, but he also said Microsoft would partnering with SanDisk to bring out official, pre-configured Xbox-branded flash drives that would be available in May.

Well GameStop has one of these extra special, Xbox 360-brand flash drives listed on its website and it should come as no surprise that they're a little overpriced. Though they do come with a month free Xbox Live Gold membership, it's still hard to see many people paying $40 for an 8GB flash drive. If you want to use the maximum allowed space per drive, you'll have to pay $70 for the 16GB option.

  • OvrClkr
    Ok this aint funny anymore, first we get news that MS is going to start selling 250Gb drives for 130.00$ shipped and now we have overpriced thumb-drives to add to this scenario? Trying to get more users to subscribe to something that should be free anyways is not the best route. If MS was a poor company that could really use the funds then I would understand…

    I am amazed at the fact that you can use "any" thumbdrive, well at least 1 good thing came out of this whole ordeal..

    Whats next? An SSD that you can drop into your exsisting 360 for only 499.99$ !!
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  • dman3k
    Why would anyone one want to pay this much for an 8GB usb key? You gotta be a brand lurker.
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  • SlickyFats
    I'll just wait for my local Fry's to have another big sale on flash drives. Got a 3 pack of 8Gb last time for $30.
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  • enderwiggen
    OvrClkrOk this aint funny anymore, first we get news that MS is going to start selling 250Gb drives for 130.00$ shipped and now we have overpriced thumb-drives to add to this scenario? Trying to get more users to subscribe to something that should be free anyways is not the best route. If MS was a poor company that could really use the funds then I would understand…I am amazed at the fact that you can use "any" thumbdrive, well at least 1 good thing came out of this whole ordeal..Whats next? An SSD that you can drop into your exsisting 360 for only 499.99$ !!SSD's cost that anyways
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  • Frag Mortuus
    Well they didnt become one of the most profitable business' in the world by giving stuff away!
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  • Grims
    Frag MortuusWell they didnt become one of the most profitable business' in the world by giving stuff away!
    Google did.
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  • Marco925
    Ewwww..... i can get flash drives for half that price, even lower.
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  • vant
    Switch Microsoft to Apple and you would have a very different comment section.
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  • OvrClkr
    9193635 said:
    SSD's cost that anyways

    of course they do silly, but this time you get only 80Gb :lol:


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  • cscott_it
    vantSwitch Microsoft to Apple and you would have a very different comment section.
    Switch a gaming console to a computer/phone and then you may have a point.
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