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GDC: Xbox 360 gets official memory boost

Microsoft confirms it will launch a new 512MB Memory Unit for 360 as it increases the size of Xbox Live Arcade games

A new 512MB Memory Unit has been confirmed by Microsoft for launch in April.

The original 64MB Memory Unit will now drop in price from $39.99 (£20) to $29.99 (£15). All this has been done because Microsoft has officially upped the size limit for its Xbox Live Arcade games from 50 MB to 150 MB.

The new 512MB Memory Unit will go for $49.99 (£29.99) and be available worldwide from April 3. The new MU will also come pre-loaded with the awesome XBLA title Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved from developer Bizarre Creations for a limited time.