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Xbox Series X 1TB Storage Expansion Price Revealed

Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X can use storage expansions to increase their hard disk size. The price of the 1 TB expansion has been revealed.

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IRetrouk39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

That series s aint looking so cheap now 250 + 160(the expansion will be needed with less than 500gb built in) may aswell just buy an x, for the extra 40 quid you would get the better storage you want and much better gpu/cpu/memory, etc.

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TimeSkipLuffy39d ago

With this argument you are obviously not the customer they are targeting. Some players might be totally ok with the storage size. They play a few games at a time. Maybe 2 or 3. Maybe they don't need the convenience of having a lot of titles installed and ready to play. They play just the few titles and when bored with it, remove it from the drive and install a new one.

IRetrouk39d ago

Thats a perfectly reasonable response, I know the s aint for me, that doesn't really take away from my points though does it?

RgR39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

Well ideally that would be the case...how can you possibly play more games at a time?

I could see it maybe if you play every genre...then you would need a sports, racer, fighting, simulation, and couple of others .

I only play 1 game at a time. Usually have 2-3 games installed at a time in the case of couch co op situation..

With that storage size the S is perfectly suited for someone like me and not someone that likes to have many games installed.

IRetrouk39d ago

Rgr, look up the page a bit, i kinda already explained my situation, not being rude, just cant be arsed to type it out again lol.

Zhipp39d ago

I feel like Gamepass encourages players to try more games, though, which likely means having more new games installed at a time.

jznrpg39d ago

I think many unknowing people will be disappointed when their SSD are full and see the price they have to pay

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Neonridr39d ago

I mean do you expect the Sony ones to come in super cheap or something? Let's not pretend like 825GB - OS = tons of space here. Both consoles are probably going to need upgrades, otherwise you will be doing a bunch of juggling via an external device.

IRetrouk39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

Why do you feel the need to mention sony? This article is about the proprietary cards that ms are charging people for, if and when sony release some proprietary ssds then we can talk about their price, the fact they are letting us use 3rd party drives means we should see prices drop quicker due to the competitive market, both consoles are going to need extra space, but only one is forcing you to buy from them ...

Neonridr39d ago

@IRetrouk - you attack MS regarding their pricing, but then defend Sony. Got it. Both options are going to be expensive, don't kid yourself.

gamer780439d ago (Edited 39d ago )

If you get a series s just get a slower 5400rpm large drive and transfer back and forth. If you need to save $

fr0sty39d ago

Or buy a fully specced PS5 digital model for $60 less.

ZeroX987639d ago

@IRetrouk

That's usually how it goes when you buy a budget hardware. I don't expect many Series S owners to buy extra storage, they'll be just fine with the initial storage.

Sophisticated_Chap39d ago

Pretty expensive, but then again, even when you're talking about PC hardware, all NVMe SSD's are expensive, so it isn't just an Xbox thing.

RazzerRedux39d ago

It is for an SSD that has PCIe 3.0 speed. And while standard SSDs will reduce in price due to market competition, XSX proprietary SSD will be artificially high as there is a single source: Seagate.

StarLink38d ago

https://twitter.com/eurogam...

Eurogamer made a mistake regarding the price

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FallenAngel198439d ago

So roughly $205-$220

I’ll just wait until prices go down until I jump into next gen

blackblades39d ago

Those things might go down price on holidays and what like everything else. Should be fine for awhile in the beginning then around 6 months to a year+ is when you need to buy more storage. They did say this gen you should be able to delete certain parts of a game to free space like CoD single after finishing it.

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gerbintosh38d ago

I am sure people said the same thing about the Vita and their memory card. Look what happened to the Vita

Sirk7x38d ago

Sony also supported the Vita like crap, which is a shame. Was a great handheld.

Sayai jin38d ago

Like many will do. Both consiles will need proprietary/custom memory/storage that will be coslty for a bit.

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PhoenixUp39d ago

You might as well just buy an Xbox Series X at that point

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darthv7239d ago

I use one of those 2tb xbo drives for all my gamepass and gwg games. That is going to plug right in to this and I will be up and playing right away. No cuts, no butts, no coconuts

isarai39d ago

Reminds me of the 4gb and arcade 360's that were essentially useless unless you bought one of MSs proprietary overpriced HDDs to go along with it

SullysCigar39d ago

Lol reminds me of when the 360 launched without Wi-Fi and they made you buy an adapter...

darthv7239d ago

not useless... the 4gb was better than the 256 and 512mb memory cards. Those were primarily for holding your profile and a save or two. At least the 4gb could hold a bunch of XBLA games (remember they were limited to no more than 500mb at the time)

Father__Merrin39d ago

Oh dear this means ps5 storage will be similar

IRetrouk39d ago

Yep, no matter the console, memory is gonna cost us man.

RgR39d ago

Space..not memory. Memory is the ram. This is just storage space.

gerbintosh38d ago

At least there are more manufacturers for the PS5 SSD's since it is not proprietary. Prices should go down a lot faster due to competition.

esemce39d ago

If it meets the specs then several different Nvme Drives could be used, so there will be options. £159 for a 1tb is about right though at least MS are not trying to do what Sony did with the Vita memory cards.

IRetrouk39d ago

Actually you can get the 1tb drives for around 100 pounds, ms are doing exactly what sony did with those cards, dont be fooled lol.

Fishy Fingers39d ago

Drop me a link to a 1TB PCIe4 for £100 please dude. I'd like to buy a couple.

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TLG199139d ago (Edited 39d ago )

This MS drive isn't hitting Gen4 NVMe speeds though, it's more like gen 3. You're being charged gen 4 prices for gen 3 speeds.

IRetrouk39d ago

Sorry should have been clearer, you can get drives that match the xbox speeds for 100 pounds, they may be called gen 4 but their speeds are gen 3, no matter what way you look at it, they are doing the same thing sony done with their ps vita cards and micro did with the 360 hdds.

Teflon0239d ago

Sony's will be super expensive for nvmes that match no matter how you look at it.
But the thing is that it's better long run wise. Those prices will drop pretty fast as the PCIe 4 NVMe becomes more mainstream.

The Xbox one, tbh, it's a very slow ssd if we're talking NVMe, most gen 3 nvmes that anyone would look at runs 3gbps plus. The 2.5 for that price is pretty ridiculous in all manors tbh. But this is not any different than 360s overpriced HDDs so it's not unexpected. It looks just a bit much now. But as the gen goes by, it'll be like PS3 and 360 where drive storage is a completely winning situation on Sony's side. But as of now. It'll be rough to deal with. I do say if you're buying an xbox, just buy the X and save yourself the hassle. It's work the extra 200 at this point.

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Hedstrom39d ago

Similar and yet no. It will be competition so the price will drop. But initialy it will probably be around that price. And hopefuly we will be able to buy a 2TB for Ps5 at the start!

Gr1mmyshadows39d ago

A 2 TB at the speeds sony is saying their nvme wil be will be extremely expensive

shabz66639d ago

I’ll be very curious to see how much available space is there on ps5. The raw space is 825, no idea how much it is after os and bloat.

Hedstrom39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

Gr1mmyshadows: Yes it aint gonna be cheap. But a 2TB will be alot cheaper than buying two 1TB hdds, so if youre not price sensetive it could be a smart move if youre an avid gamer!

esemce39d ago

Give it some time but within the next six months a drive like that will cost more than the PS5 digital.

Teflon0239d ago

My plan is next year get a 2tb NVMe and put in it. I expect to pay around $400-500 but by the time I get. Maybe the speeds are more consumer level for nvmes. Guess we'll see. But I plan on it being atleast the 980evo or pro at the very least if they're fast enough to make up for the lanes.

And I want to note, I'm a PC gamer first. I paid $500 for the Arozzi arena desk. So at this point price isn't a big factor. More so just availability. Xbox and ps consoles are a fantastic deal compared to PC ATM that the extra cost is all good imo

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MajorLazer39d ago

Personally I'm not too fussed. I hope to have 1Gbps download speeds by the end of 2021 at the latest so downloading games will be ultra fast. At 1Gbps, you could download an entire terabyte worth of games in just under 2 and a half hours. I already have 362Mbps download so it's no slouch anyway.

Father__Merrin39d ago

I can only download at 1.7 Meg a second we've no fiber round here with new builds.. Wow you have 362Mbps!!!

MajorLazer39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

Damn. Perhaps an external HDD will be best. I'm going to pick up a 2TB external for roughly £55, and based on figures from this website ( https://techinternets.com
/copy_calc), even a bog standard external HDD with a read/write speed of 100 MBps should transfer a 200GB file to the PS5 in just under 40 minutes.

elazz39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

The Samsung 980 Pro 1TB which I expect to be compatible has an MSRP of 229USD and I expect it once production and competition increases it would be more around 180 - 200 USD. The difference here is that there can be competition and if they have maybe a QLC variant that we can see prices around 130-150USD in the next 10 months and down the line gradually go lower.

MarkyMark8939d ago (Edited 39d ago )

Competition? There is no competition when at any given time +40% percent of the DRAM market is controlled by Samsung. Welcome to the never ending battle we PC guys deal with when shopping for anything Memory/Storage related. Kinda random but for those who wish for Microsoft to disappear in the console realm, they should take a hard look around at some markets in the tech world and realize, less players or a market being predominately controlled by a single player is a lose lose for the consumer. Intel sat on there hands for years because they had no competition and now its biting them in the ass.

isarai39d ago

It does and it doesn't, probably around the same ballpark at first, but you still have control of trying to find a better priced one. Then within a year prices will drop faster due to competing manufacturers. MS on the other hand can and will keep that $200 price tag as long as they can cause no one has an alternative choice.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen39d ago

Not exactly. There will be several PS5 compatible SSD's with the phison 18 controller coming to market by the 1st half of 2021 and with market saturation comes price drops.

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CantThinkOfAUsername39d ago

Yeah, biggest storage maker in the market = ew.

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CantThinkOfAUsername39d ago

@TheBestUsername this is tech. If they weren't selling quality products, they wouldn't be the biggest in the market. That's like saying Nvidia is trash because they basically own the dedicated GPU market.