JPS Reports: "Now that the 250GB Limited Edition Model is officially confirmed by Infinity Ward and Microsoft, gamers are wondering if they are able to buy the 250GB HDD separately in case they don't want to buy the bundle. The answer is NO..."
It would cost a ton if they did sell it separately,
Dumb move, Microsoft. We need bigger and more affordable hard drives for our 360s.
It would be nice if they could at least get the 120GB under $100 and make this one $150, but I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens. @ Jamie Foxx - Isn't that sad? lol. Just another day on N4G. :)
so 360 owners wouldnt like bigger affordable harddrives?
Typical Microsoft. Forcing you to buy the whole system.
seriously how do you xbox owners put up ms. first you have to pay to play online. now you can only buy and use hard drives that ms is willing to sell. right now 3 smartest moves Sony made with the ps3 1 psn FREE 2 wifi included 3 use any standard laptop hard drive you want. of any size any speed from any store at any price. edit 12-24 months from now the decision to include bluray in the ps3 will turn out to be the smartest move of them all.
@Solja Microsoft have made their mistakes, and Sony has made theirs as well.
this is obvious BS so people who possibly want the 250GB would have to buy the console entirely. If people remember correctly, when the elite first came out you could not buy the 120GB HDD separately and it was the same situation. Now look. Microsoft will release it separately in the future and thats for sure.
for now." It is coming but will people care. Unless it is affordable it wont do much. I have upgraded my original 20gb with the 120 I found at target on clearance for $89. I also have an elite which has its own 120gb. Now I have opened up my original 20gb just to see how hard it would be to swap out the drive and it looks pretty easy. Would need the formatting software MS uses in order to try and put in something bigger. MS needs to see that while they make $$ off accessories, they make more $$ off the games and live. The time for price gouging on accessories needs to come to an end. 120gb HDD for $69.99 and 60gb for $49.99. Wifi adp "G" for $39.99 and "N" for $59.99. Those are just a few "respectable" prices MS should consider charging. They will sell more than they are currently and consumers will buy more software with $$ saved from such purchases.
big ups to you man that is the most straight up stuff i have ever seen anybody type. Yeah the original xbox had a removable hard drive. I believe they used regular desktop HDDs and people were able to switch them out. They should have stuck with that. A friend of mine brought his 360 over to my house recently and he did the whole laptop HDD mod....its simplistic, but it works
All BS aside this is very telling of how lost microsoft is when competing with asian hardware manufacturing. Sony knows better than to try and compete in the HDD market, way too many companies doing it better faster and cheaper than SONY OR MS ever could. Now they are stuck with extremely overpriced perpherals in a market that gets cheaper by the day. People think we are trollingg when we say MS got in over its head against a HARDWARE MANUFACTURER like Sony. They know where they are strong and weak, which is why you have non-proprietary storage format in EVERY PS3.
I hope this means people can hack it so we can put any drive in and it registers as 250GB now..
You know what? When it comes out what model of 250 gig drive they are using, people will be able to clone their current drive into a new drive, expand the partition, and boom... 250.
Brilliantly put. I completely agree. I think Microsoft being the giant they were (and still are) wanted to jump into the console gaming market, and take Sony's place at the top immediately, and nothing less. They were clearly hungry for it, but they cut corners to get there, and when their negligence and/or lack of experience in this facet of of the industry caught up with them, they have incredible wealth to throw at it, and throw they did. Which works for a while until the illusion becomes discernible to the customer. I think come next gen they'll have to prove beyond any doubt that their next system is reliable and has the latest (affordable) tech in it, and they'll be under more scrutiny than usual on those issues because of their shortcomings this gen.
Well well well... Maybe Sony allowing any third party hardrive without voiding warranty wasn't so bad afterall? smirk* :)
ever said that was bad, then they are an idiot. That has always been one of the PS3's best features.
Why are you such a flaming fanboy, suunyd? Why are you trying to turn this thread into some kind of fanboy war again? I don't remember anybody saying that the PS3 having a user upgradable 3rd party hard drive was a bad thing. It is one of the things I like most about the PS3's hardware. Smart move on Sony's part.
Have MS lost it in the past 2 weeks or something?
Yeah, for some reason there's alot of negative 360 articles showing up, while the PS3 is having positive news. Well, it won't matter, because they always switch roles every week or month.
I don't consider the 250 gig HD not being able to be bought separately to be negative news. I do know that even good 360 news on N4G tend to mysteriously end up with a negative spin put on it. Just as this some are trying to do with this bundle. Although, I think they are just saying that. This 250 gig drive will become available as soon as MS does it's next major update. I can see lots of value in this bundle, and I think I will buy it to put in my bedroom for those days when I don't feel like going downstairs to the den yet still want to blow sh!t up...lol
If the 250GB Hard drive could be bought separately, I wonder how much it would cost?... The 120GB 360 Hard drive retails for $149, but Amazon sells it for $134... so I guess a 250GB 360 HDD would be around $200 bucks minimum, so no big surprise to me they aren't going to sell it separately because only a small handful of people would probably even buy it at that price. I have no idea how much those Proprietary 360 Hard drives cost to manufacture, but M$ really needs to drop the prices on 360 Hard drives a bit more.
thinking the same thing. I'd be scared to see the asking price of this 250GB HDD from MS. IMO, their HDD price and Wi-Fi adapter price are the two most ridiculously priced accessories this gen (even counting the Wii's accessories).
If it was sold at $200, then that's like selling a 360 arcade. Maybe they knew that was pushing it.
it is sold separately. Any price equity would make it obvious that the hard drivers are overpriced. I saw a frick 1TB Hard driver for $100 last weekend for Pete's sake - I could conceivably buy a 1TB hard drive for my PS3 for less money for a 120 GB.
then it will. no worries
Regular 360s have a 120GB HDD limit but these ones have been modded to handle 250GB. Either that, or they don't think they can get away with overcharging for it when the 120GB is $150.
Yeah that's what Both companies said on XBL LOL. This has been stressed where ever it's been announced as a selling point. Sour Grapes?
heck the fact it comes with a 250GB HDD, and a extra controller was enough for me, but a game as well. Alright I have my replacement for my broken 360.
what happened to that warranty that you guys always brag about ?? EDIT oh okay but why the 3 disagrees ?
I'm only replying because I wanted to see what you posted so badly. XD if you didn't know, my 360 and my 32' vizio broke a while back, they both feel of my desk, the Tv crack the LCD screen when it fell, and something broke inside the 360.
More sales for MS - Buying replacements.. <3
even my local taxi cab stand has a 50 inch samsung lcd. you r not really a gamer, huh, nainainai?
Vizio tvs use brand name panels and are excellent for the price. You just don't pay for the brand name. Overpaying for something doesn't make you a true gamer.
M$ still raping bots for hard drive space. I'm so glad I have a PS3 that is compatible with third party hard drives. I swapped my PS3's hard drive with an external 1.5 TB hard drive a while ago. I almost feel sorry for bots with their limited hard drive space. Ok, maybe I don't.
the typical fanboy in to defend his console before anyone attacks it! @Below - What? "Our The Sony" Whatever you say, guy. lmao.
butterfinger, i'm happy for u, and i'mma let u finish, but Our The Sony had one da best ideers uv ahl tiem by allowing PS3 owners to swap the hard drive with third party hard drives without voiding the warranty!
why not put a solid state drive in instead of a 1.5TB. would make load times godly.
Well...at least there is the option to install a 1.5TB drive. Instead of being limited to 120 gigs.
go onto Gizmodo and type in "deal of the week" or something, hopefully the 120gb HDD are still available for $70.
And if they did sell it separately, It would be as much as a PS3 slim.
and only costed me $85 :)
Same. Picked up a Western Digital, installing tonight.
The thing still runs great. 120gb still free after 2 years.
Of course you can't but it separately. They would probably charge $300 for the hard drive itself.
that is dumb. why would u not allow a 250gb hard drive to be sold separately.
because MS doesn't care about existing 360 owners upgrading their gaming capabilities without paying for the same product AGAIN? I don't understand why people don't see that clear and obvious circumstance.
For newcomers, this is a pretty sweet deal. I kind of wished I didnt buy my pro sku at the time for $400 because this is such a better deal.
they're pulling an activision here tho... uhohh.
It is just another way microsoft is screwing you 360 lovers. but you 360 fanboys are your on worse enemy they know you will live with a broken system willing to pay the 50 bucks a year so they know you xbots will be fine not being able to buy the 250 gig harddrive. im luckey i have the ps3 and i can put any size drive in it that i want at a fraction of the cost of the ms 120 gb hardrive that they do sell.because ms knows they have you bots drunk on the 360 koolaid
how are they screwing us. 100$ more then a elite with a 120GB it comes with a extra controller, 250GB HDD, and a copy of the game. not to mention a custom case. To me that is not screwing thats actually a good deal your saving a good bit of money by doing this. which I will get this.
I don't think that a 360 is as good of a deal as a PS3 but, this is not a bad deal as far as Xboxes go. You have to pay $299 for an Elite, $50 for an extra controller, and $60 for COD:MW2 for a total of $410. So you save $10 and you get a larger hard drive. Unless we find later that this bundle cuts out something else that the ordinary elite covers this is a good deal if you want to buy and Xbox and COD:MW2.
u r such a blind fanboy it is not even funny here: http://www.newegg.com/Produ... u do the math. im not even going to explain, becuz i would just be wasting my time on a blind fanboy more storage more quality less money
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive - OEM $69.99 http://www.newegg.com/Produ... The 500GB Segate is a good deal too at $114.00. If you need that space.
and a whole load of hd movies i aquired i setup my ps3 as a media powerhouse ;)
After purchasing my ps3, i am starting to get really sick of microsoft nickle-and-diming me for everything. I already need to pay $150 to upgrade my small 20gig hard drive, where half of it is taken up by the NXE update, pay $70 for online features i don't use except for Netflix streaming now and then, and a potential RRoD on a second unit. I love my xbox, but the playstation is really starting to kick some ass.
you can hack yourself a 250HDD and the RROD is an easy 2 hour fix iv done it on 3 xbox's (none of them mine) oh and xbox live is $50 a year stop complaining. and yes the PS3 is starting to kick some ass i need to get myself a Launch unit so i can play my old games (i'm also going to buy a lot of the new exclusives but not GT5 i dont like the control scheme) since i don't use a TV anymore just high quality 1080p Monitors
He could live in Australia. I know the value of a doller over there is less then it is in America, so it costs them more for things.
no 300$ 250Gb HDD? DAMN!!!!
Thats just stupid of MS not to sell HDD separately. So if you have an Xbox360 already youre stuck with wat ya got? I am beginning to see how MS is really taking advantage. Well can always trade that old Xbox360 for this I guess.
I cant haz 250GB? :(
now i just need to hack my self a 250gb HDD once the files are made available for download he he 250gb on the cheap and i got a spare 360 Hdd enclosure to put it in.
Given the track record of Xbox "exclusives", I'm expecting to be able to buy this separately after holidays, maybe early 2010.
lol at all the above check the articles properly and u will see that not once was it mentioned that it wouldnt be sold seperate lol and to the ps3 fan boys have u nothing better to do than spam an m$ xbox story thread like perhaps play some games oh wait a minute it doesnt have many games as its more a blue ray dvd player lol
ARGH GODDAMNIT :( I wanted that.. I could have installed every game I own and put my entire music collection on it.. *sigh*
but I think they're shooting themselves in the foot on this one...I don't know :p
I did get a 120g and still have 85 gigs empty, the used 35gigs is mostly demos and trailers that I do not even play or watch anymore so they will be deleted soon, the hardrive has to be cleaned up sometimes, why keep all that stuff that now is just junk? I stream my music,pictures from my pc to my Xbox, I do not use Netflex because I have HD, BluRay,DVD players that produce a far better video then any game console or video on demand over the internet the console market have not got that good yet,I do use Media Center sometimes just cause I can but not all the time,I guess what I am saying 250 gigs maybe good for some but not all gamers at this time, maybe later down the road if the games and video demand the extra space but I do not see that happening with this Generation of consoles maybe the Generation Next. The price of the 120 gig will drop some to make room for the 250 gig for those who feel they most have 250 gigs, PS3 is a PC with limitations and parts can be swapped in a PC, the 360 is a media center so lets not confuse the two.PS3 may be swapable now but I feel the next one will not be we have seen this before with the first xbox and people went nuts with hacks, so I believe the PS3 using any drive will change with the Generation Next, so enjoy for now.
I'm sure we'll be able to mod in a 250 gig drive ourselves soon. This is what I've been waiting for. Now MS will offer a larger size, even if it is restricted to being purchased with a new system ATM, the systems should be updated to accept a new size. Go buy cheap HDD online, hack in, away you go. Not rocket science at this point. Really though, MS should just go and offer an aftermarket HDD cradle so we can put whatever size we want in. That way, they can make money off digital downloads. Personally, I will not buy any because of A)lack of HDD space on mine, B) new HDD far too overpriced and C) DLC and DL games overpriced (most of the time anyway). Let me worry about the HDD and I'll buy the games.