Xbox 360 Spring 2011 Update Rolls Out Two New Features

Microsoft has just begun rolling out a new Spring 2011 dashboard update for its Xbox 360 consoles. The update will be deployed in six phases and should complete within the next two weeks. You will know that you've received the update once you turn on the console and connect to Xbox LIVE. You will get a notice to download the update, which will add two major features.

This dashboard update will bring expanded PayPal support that allows you to use PayPal to purchase content such as Microsoft Points, Xbox LIVE Gold subscriptions, and Game On Demand titles. However, the new feature will not be available to gamers in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, and Taiwan.

The update will also bring a new auto-standby feature that will place the console on standby if it is idle for more than one hour. This will help with power savings and will be automatically enabled after the update is downloaded. You can turn off this setting by going to System Settings on your console.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 console is being hailed as the best console of this generation, and proved to be the top seller 10 out of the past 11 months. The whole PlayStation Network saga has also not helped the competing PS3 console. So for you, is it the Xbox 360 or the PS3?

[via WinRumors]