New disc format to add a gigabyte to Xbox disc storage

Microsoft is doing whatever it can to expand the lifespan of its gaming console, and the latest move to expand the available storage on the dual layer DVD used by the console.

Currently the format uses 6.8GB out of a maximum of 7.95GB available, and the latest format, enabled by the new software that comes with the new dashboard will bring the storage up to the maximum number.

While the 14% increase is welcome, it does little to bring it up to the 50 GB supported by the Blu-ray in the PS3, and suggests Microsoft will have to be much more creative to keep their console competitive.


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