Xbox 360 USB storage update arrives today

It's April 6th and that means Xbox 360 users will be getting the software update that allows them to use USB memory sticks as external storage for their consoles.  Up to 16GB per stick can be formatted to be recognized by the 360 – though the rest of the stick's capacity, if it's larger than the Xbox partition, can still be read by a computer – and two sticks can be plugged in at any one time.

Any stick will work, and the 360 will allow you to choose the size of the partition.  Of course, Microsoft would also like the opportunity to get its hands into your wallet, and so they'll be offering a range of branded USB sticks for the "bargain" price of $70 for a 16GB unit next month.