New Xbox System Update incompatibility!

Microsoft has confirmed today that some Xbox 360 consoles won’t be able to work with the new higher storage discs that will replace the current ones after the upcoming, mandatory firmware update. Amazingly Microsoft will replace all consoles that become unable to read retail game discs with a new Xbox 360 S with 250 GB hard drive.

“Following a recent update to our system software, we have become aware of an issue that is preventing a very small number of Xbox 360 owners from playing retail game discs. This issue manifests itself a as a unique ‘disc unreadable’ or ‘disc unsupported’ error on the screen. We are also able to detect this issue over Xbox Live and are proactively reaching out to customers that may be impacted to replace their console.”

The firmware update implements new anti-piracy measures  and this is what is causing the issues, only certain revisions will be affected. European consumers have been told to go to Microsoft’s general support page.

After the whole PSN mess that Sony have gotten into in the last month it looks like Microsoft has learnt a lesson from Sony’s mistakes and has gotten out ahead of this issue to avoid a PR nightmare!

Source: Xbox 360 Universe

GS Reporter: Matt

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