Today SanDisk have announced the launch of their USB Flash Drive for use with Xbox 360s.

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Here is the full press release:

May 5, 2010 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today announced that it is shipping the Xbox 360® USB Flash Drive by SanDisk for the Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console. The new drive makes it easier than ever for gamers to take their gamertags, saved game progress, map packs, Arcade game downloads and bonus content with them for fast and convenient access on another Xbox 360 console.

The Xbox 360 USB Flash Drive by SanDisk delivers the best experience on the Xbox 360 console. Pre-configured for seamless plug and play action, the drive eliminates the need to format storage or download an initial software update for an Xbox 360 console. For gamers looking to get in on the fun or for those with existing accounts who want to extend their play, a one-month Xbox LIVE Gold membership is included with purchase of the drive.

“Xbox LIVE contains a world of content for gamers to explore and download, including full-length games, movies and music,” said Shuki Nir, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Retail, SanDisk. “The Xbox 360 USB Flash Drive by SanDisk is specifically engineered to deliver a great user experience and maximum compatibility with the console, offering gamers greater freedom and flexibility in how they store, manage and enjoy their favorite files.”

“SanDisk has a proven track record of creating high-quality storage solutions,” said Ilan Spillinger, Vice President, Xbox Hardware and Technology, Microsoft.  “The Xbox 360 USB Flash Drive by SanDisk provides a great solution for gamers who need portable storage for their Xbox 360 content. Its plug and play simple.”

Pricing and Availability

The Xbox 360 USB Flash Drive by SanDisk is available now on SanDisk.com and at major retailers. The drive is available in 8 gigabyte (GB)1 and 16GB capacities, carrying suggested retail prices of £29.99 and £51.99, respectively.

The US prices are $34.99 and $69.99 respectively.

Includes these unique extras:

  • 1. Gold Membership
    One month subscription to Xbox LIVE® Gold membership included.
  • 2. Game On!
    It’s always “game on” with the Xbox 360® USB Flash Drive by SanDisk®. Carry your game with you anywhere you play.
  • 3. Hassle Free
    Preconfigured “Plug and Play” with XBOX 360®. The Xbox 360® USB Flash Drive by SanDisk® includes Xbox 360® updated software
  • 4. Take full advantage of Xbox LIVE®
    Download games, map packs, profiles, music and video.BONUS! Purchase one today from SanDisk.com and get a free lanyard.**

    (While supplies last)