The NXE is available to all Xbox Live users regardless of Silver or Gold memberships.Users will automatically prompted to update when they log onto their Xbox 360 and the download will only consume 128MB of memory.For people who may have purchased a Core system and do not have a large enough memory card Microsoft set up an upgrade program where people who have not connected a storage device with more than 128MB of memory can either receive a free 512MB memory card or pay for a refurbished 20GB hard drive.This program is not avaliable to anybody who has connected a storage device to their console.Having the advantage of the lead, Microsoft was able to experiment with various customization options for the consumer’s individual consoles.The ability to customize the way the console looked with various themes to fit the front and sides of it was something very different for home console users.New features include; Neflix integration, the introduction of avatars, ability to load games onto the hard-drive and friend parties, just to name a few.The NXE was released worldwide as an update over Xbox Live on Wednesday the 19th of November 2008.
Microsoft has also provided the ability to download system software updates from their respective official Xbox website to their PCs and then storage media, from which the update can be installed to the system.
Game Boy Advance homebrew developers have several ways to use GBA flash cartridges in this regard.
Along with the Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance, and Play Station Portable, the most frequently used platforms for homebrew development are older generations of consoles, among them the Atari 2600 and Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
Efforts have been made to use actual console hardware for many older systems, though.
Atari 2600 homebrew developers use various methods, for example, burning an EEPROM to plug into a custom cartridge board or audio transfer via the Starpath Supercharger.