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why cant microsoft upgade the 360?

#1Yankees1990Posted 12/13/2012 9:14:16 PM
Why cant microsoft upgrade the 360s ram to 1GB instead of the standard 512mB ram?
#2KnifegashPosted 12/13/2012 9:19:46 PM
That's hardly the only thing it needs upgrading.
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#3L0ZPosted 12/13/2012 9:23:12 PM
because it is a waste. any game requiring 1GB would be guaranteed to be a flop and sell poorly even if it were Halo 5 or Call of Duty 10. people are not going to rebuy a current gen console marketed as the next gen console
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#4knightimexPosted 12/13/2012 9:24:21 PM
They are upgrading 360.

it's called Xbox 720\Xbox8\Xbox\Durango etc..
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#5crimsonclaw111Posted 12/13/2012 9:46:30 PM
Because Sega tried the same thing with the Genesis and they just about killed themselves.
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#6Sniper_BrosefPosted 12/13/2012 9:47:43 PM
crimsonclaw111 posted...
Because Sega tried the same thing with the Genesis and they just about killed themselves.


that wasnt their problem...
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#7_S0FTButtCheeksPosted 12/13/2012 10:10:59 PM
I don't see why you can't just download more ram
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#8BudWisenheimerPosted 12/13/2012 10:24:16 PM
_S0FTButtCheeks posted...
I don't see why you can't just download more ram



Wow that's a blast from the past.

#9googlerPosted 12/13/2012 10:27:18 PM
crimsonclaw111 posted...
Because Sega tried the same thing with the Genesis and they just about killed themselves.


they did it with Saturn by letting players use an insertable ram cartridge and it was ****Ing awesome. It did things with fighting games playstation never ever did
#10randomweirdoPosted 12/13/2012 11:02:34 PM
_S0FTButtCheeks posted...
I don't see why you can't just download more ram


Because RAM is hardware, not software.

RAM is a lot like your desk. The bigger it is, the easier it is to do stuff on it and the easier it is to do multiple tasks on it. While you can try to be more organized, that only goes so far before you just need to buy a bigger desk to replace your current one.

While they could technically make something to plug in to add RAM, relying on additional accessories to make games work doesn't tend to work well. Console owners like the ease of being able to just put in a game and it works without having to buy additional stuff for it like you would with a PC.