Datal, creator of said third-party memory devices, has decided to sue Microsoft for “unlawfully reducing competition in the memory card market.” Hit the jump for the official Datel press report from their lawyers.
Microsoft has taken steps to render inoperable the competing Datel memory card for no visible purpose other than to have that market entirely to themselves. They accomplished their recent update by making a system change that will not recognize or allow operation of a memory card with greater capacity than their own. We believe that with the power Microsoft enjoys in the market for Xbox accessories this conduct is unlawful.
Datel says this lawsuit is intended to restore competition, which would be beneficial for consumers. It’s true, especially when your product is eight times better than the “official” stuff.