Microsoft doubles Xbox 360 USB Flash drive storage limit

Microsoft launched its latest Xbox 360 dashboard update a few weeks ago and the company made a big deal out of many of its additional features at the time, including its new Internet Explorer web browser. Now, a previously unannounced improvement that was included in the update has now been confirmed by Microsoft.

Joystiq reports that the amount of USB flash drive storage that can be used via an Xbox 360 console has been increased to 32 GB as a result of the new dashboard update. The previous limit was 16 GB, which Microsoft put into effect in 2010. In a statement, Microsoft said:

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. Therefore we increased the size of the memory to enable our customers to take more of their Xbox profile with them on the go.

Microsoft has indeed provided more files that require more storage via the Xbox 360 console, particularly downloadable games and HD quality videos. When the console first launched in 2005, Microsoft used memory cards for gamer profiles and portable storage that had between 64 and 512 MB of space.

Source: Joystiq | Image via Microsoft

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