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Xbox 360 Arcade Version compatable with older games?

My son is getting a message trying to play his older Xbox games that says an Xbox 360 hard drive must be attached to play origional Xbox games.
Does this mean the Arcade version did not come with a hard drive as the sales person told me it did?

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Re: Xbox 360 Arcade Version compatable with older games?

Yes, it either doesnt work, or the game your using isnt compatible period.

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