Xbox 360 flash drive upgrade with Fall Update not a happy accident, says Microsoft

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 9 November 2012 18:48 GMT

Xbox 360’s flash drive was updated from 16GB to 32GB with the Fall 2012 update, and according to Microsoft, the upgrade was intentional and not some lucky side effect of the update process. “The more our customers use their profile and download digital content, the larger the file size necessary to store that content and move it between consoles gets,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Joystiq. “Therefore we increased the size of the memory to enable our customers to take more of their Xbox profile with them on the go.” Joystiq initially contacted Microsoft to confirm the storage increase was not something which would be reversed at a later date. The Fall Update started rolling out October 15.

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