August 11th 2009 7:03 am PT

Xbox 360 System Update now available

Moments ago, the team released a system update (aka Dash update) to all Xbox Live members. Over the next few hours – or the next time you sign into Xbox LIVE after that – you’ll receive a prompt to accept this mandatory update.  If you participated in our Preview Program, you already have the update and will not be prompted.  Hit Xbox.com for a list of what the update includes.  A couple of things to point out:

  • While you can browse and purchase Avatar items and full Xbox 360 games in the console with this update, the ability to add these items your Xbox 360 download queue from Xbox.com will be available this Thursday.
  • Xbox LIVE integration with Twitter, Facebook and Last.FM will be available later this year.
  • Zune Video Marketplace will also ship later this fall when it will replace the current Video Marketplace.

This update will be rolled out to all Xbox LIVE members around the world over the space of a few hours, so you may not get prompted for the update immediately. Thanks for your patience and have fun.

 

 

 

Xbox 360 By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Number1Gunn

    The netflix and avatar updates are amazing. Not getting stuff in the guide button is great as is the tenure feature.

    Disappointed with the Games on Demand. $30 for Call of Duty 2, a 3 year old game? Gamestop had a sale in June or July, brand new Call of Duty 2 for $9.99. I know there is a bundle deal with bioshock and oblivion, I don’t remember the exact dollar amount, but I even considered buying it even though I already own bioshock because it was a great deal like $30 or $40 dolalrs. It’s $60 here if you buy them together.

    I could understand if the title is not on available to buy, but there should be some type of depreciation on titles as they get older. The same should go with the downloadable content on a permanent basis, not as a weekely deal. If I’m not mistaken, the map packs for Call of Duty, 2,3, & 4 are all still at there original prices. Who’s going to buy the downloadable map packs for full price on a game that’s 2 to 3 years old that doesn’t have many people playing online?

  • itzallgud

    Thanks for the update. Love the improved speed of the dashboard & marketplace. Used to kill me having to wait just to browse through marketplace.

  • Rivenordel

    Yeah, I would totally appreciate a fix in the drop out of an Xbox Live Party issue that’s been bothering for some time now.
    And can’t wait for the Twitter update either!
    Although, 400 MS for a lightsaber? I mean, come on! It’s Star Wars and all, but it’s a bit pricey don’t you think?

  • Karl Quick

    Why can’t users in Saudi Arabia download new update? My Xbox Live connection test passes and I’m told there is a new update but it will not even start to download. Earlier this year I was still able to get game updates but then that failed a few months back also??? I thought this update was suppose to be world wide. Blocking the movie section is fine but at least let us access Xbox Live…

  • Sonic Avenger

    Major, I’ve been getting some weird banding down the screen since the update. Do you know if there are other users with the same issues?

 

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