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No data transfer cable included with new 360

Friday, 18th June 2010 13:29 GMT By Joe Anderson

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Microsoft has confirmed that when the new Xbox 360 model launches next month that it will not include a data transfer kit.

This follows after retailer Game suggested that “the new Xbox will have a data migration kit so getting all that gaming goodness out of your old hard drive will be a breeze”.

However this is not the case, as told to MCV by Microsoft.

“The article incorrectly reports that the Xbox 360 250GB console comes with the Data Migration Kit. In fact, the Data Migration Kit will be available as a separate retail product on 16th July (ERP £14.99), and not included with the console.”

Users with the latest firmware can transfer data using a USB memory stick, although memory on these devices is fairly limited.

The new Xbox 360 250Gb launches on July 16.

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  1. Blerk

    I figured they wouldn’t include it for free after they said it was going to become a boxed product. Who exactly would be buying one if they bundled it with the new machine? Silly GAME.

    The cable’s going to be practically useless if you’re planning to trade in anyway, isn’t it? Your old machine would be gone by the time you got the new one. USB sticks for your saves and redownloading any DLC would seem to be the only option in that case.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. JonFE

    It would be nice if the one I got with my 120Gb could be used instead, but I doubt it will recognize the higher 250Gb capacity.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work. The ones people got for their 60gb machines worked with the 120gb ones.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. JonFE

    IIRC, some people were reporting that the HDD capacities recognized by the software depends on its version, i.e. early versions of the accompanying software could only transfer between 20Gb and 120Gb, while newer versions would add the 60Gb into the mix.

    #4 4 years ago