Xbox 360 and PS3 disc changer shown at E3, next-gen version planned

By on June 14, 2013, 10:30 AM

While most of the attention at this year's E3 was focused on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, there were plenty of other companies hanging around the show floor showing off their goods. One such company is Exeo Entertainment, which displayed a product called the Extreme Gamer XG 10 that's designed to let gamers load up to ten Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 discs at a time, so there is no need to get up and switch between them.

This is definitely not the first disc switcher to work with the current generations of consoles, but what makes the this one interesting is that it promises not to void the warranty. The device sends disc data to the connected system through USB or ethernet cables, meaning the console is processing the game, not the XG 10.

While the whole thing sounds a little odd, Exeo Entertainment ensured Engadget that console makers are actually okay with the device simply because of the aforementioned method of processing data. 

It's definitely a interesting companion to your console, especially if you switch between games a lot and maybe have the actual machine stored in a rather inaccesible place -- or you are just too lazy to get up. But it seems a little late considering around the world already rushing to preorder the Xbox One, PS4, or both. That said, there is a massive install base of 360s and PS3s out there, so the potential market is still large.

The company says it has plans to build a similar device for the Xbox One and PS4 as soon as it is able to get the consoles in its possession. With the increase in gaming sold digitally on the next generation consoles, will something like this be needed? Exeo Entertainment thinks so.




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Blkfx1 Blkfx1 said:

I like the idea. It's something to keep last gen consoles appealing - sorta.

9Nails, TechSpot Paladin, said:

A little late, yes, but XB1 and PS4 owners wont have 10 discs to switch until some time next year. The owners of older console systems are in the right situation to need/want something like this (if the price is right).

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

I wouldn't think the USB connection would be fast enough to transmit the information off the disc.

MrAnderson said:

Given specs on Wikipedia... the PS3 Blu-ray disc read speed maximum is 2x (72 Mb/s [9 MB/s]), where USB 2.0 is well over that at a theoretical 480 Mb/s.

You give too much credit to optical disc read speed. This is the main reason why Nintendo stuck with Cartridges (other than they made more money)... but the optical read speed has not been able to keep pace with the increase in data fidelity.

highlander84 said:

Sounds like a great device. Especially considering no one will buy the X-bone because the insane DRM on it. I will stick with my 360.

Guest said:

Good idea but yeah just a little late...doh! and surely they could of catered for a lot more disks people who would be interested in this would want more like 100 disk capacity

Guest said:

There is a much more sophisticated model out which hold more disks [video embed]

Guest said:

^^^^ and will also not void warranty or need to use usb or ethernet

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Sounds like a great device. Especially considering no one will buy the X-bone because the insane DRM on it. I will stick with my 360.

I wouldn't go so far as to say no one will buy it. It could prove to be quite popular among the console users.

highlander84 said:

I wouldn't go so far as to say no one will buy it. It could prove to be quite popular among the console users.

I don't think so. Not with the stipulations hanging over it now. It will do worse than the Wii U but with no redeeming qualities. Unless they trash some of the insane ideas that's giving a huge push for the PS4...

GhostRyder GhostRyder said:

I wish this would have come out sooner, I could have made great use of this a year or two ago, but im waiting now for the modern consoles.

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