Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Microsoft Xbox 360 USB Drives

I have been reading for the past little while now that Microsoft will be creating its own USB drive so people can have their own personal mobile save point. Which sounds like a good enough idea.

Although the external only goes up to a maximum of 16Gigs which doesn't seem like a lot. But its better than 0 Gigs.

What doesn't make sense is the pricing. A 8 Gig will go for $39.99 and a 16 Gig will for $69.99.

Does this not strike anyone else has a strange marketing plo? I can get the same 16 Gig USB(depending on where I shop) between $30-$40.

The reasoning they say its that price is because it offers a hassle free plug and play. Where other USB may have to be configured so that your Xbox will recognize it.

This hassle that they are talking about is no hassle at at. For someone like myself who is Tech-retarded, I am still able to config a USB drive to the format needed. This isn't rocket science, infact this is the equivalent of changing a light bulb.

Its Microsoft taking advantage of naive consumers and raping them for everything they got. Now I am just going to sit back and wait for Sony to do something equally has stupid.


Jay MacEachern said...

Actually Sony didn't follow suit and all drives plugged in require proper folder format to be read. You simply need to create 4 folders with CAPS titles. I honestly can't believe they are charging that much for them. Will most likely end up suffering the same fate as their WiFi attachment.