New 360 Arcades Get 256MB Internal Storage

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As hinted at in our ennui-bustin' Thanksgiving Rumor Roundup Microsoft have confirmed that the new batch of 'Jasper' Xbox 360 Arcade boxes will come with internal flash storage.

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Speaking to Xbox 360 Fanboy, a Microsoft spokeschap said, "We can confirm that we are moving to internal memory for the Xbox 360 Arcade. The physical internal memory is the same size as the previous external memory units - 256MB"

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Arcade users can now look forward to saving games right out of the box - and maybe even a few Avatar costumes if they are lucky - before having to cough up for some external storage.

Microsoft confirms 256MB internal storage in Xbox 360 Arcade units [X3F]

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Myself, I don't see the point. I have a Core version, and when I had to send my old Core in for the ol' RRoD, I liked the idea of having my saves and gamer info saved onto my 64MB card (too paranoid to keep 'em on the HD, lest the HD fail too).

This way, if someone doesn't buy a card or an HD, and they have to send the system in for repairs, then they may lose all their info if MS sends 'em a refurb or a new replacement.

('Course, I have double protection, since I also use one of those XChange 360 devices to keep the card itself backed up; this new way, you can't even do THAT.)