Shocker: The official Xbox 360 flash drive is overpriced

Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming, but the official SanDisk Xbox 360 flash drive cost $40 — for 8GB. Yeah, that’s a little expensive considering 8GB can be had for less than half of that. Thankfully Microsoft actually did something pro-consumer for a change and is allowing any ol’ flash drive up to 32GB work the same way.

Of course the SanDisk drive comes pre-configured and with one month of LIVE service, but it is only supposed to take a few steps to format and configure a flash drive. So do yourself a favor and don’t spend your hard-earned cake on this $40 flash drive. [Gamestop via Gizmodo]