Xbox Series S/X Storage Expansion cards look set to cost around $220 USD

Now Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles are dated and prepared for launch, ideas have been turning to how to increase the storage on every system. From the sounds of reviews coming from the US, increasing storage on next-gen may very well be set to be loads pricer.

That’s at the least according to The Verge who report that US retailer Best Buy are apparently going to be charging $219.99 USD for the official 1TB Seagate Expandable Storage SSD drives for the following technology Xboxes, a not-insignificant chunk of the $299 or $499 USD for the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles themselves.

As a short refresher— the Xbox Series S comes with 512GB of in-built storage, whereas the extra highly effective Xbox Series X comes with a full 1TB, each utilizing Xbox’s customized NVME SSD which might ship greater than “40x” the throughput of Xbox One. Due to the character of the {hardware}, you may have the option to use your individual normal USB3 transportable exhausting drives to increase the console’s storage for Xbox One and earlier Backwards Compatible titles, however Xbox Series S/X video games (and those who recieve devoted Xbox Series S/X enhancements) can solely be put in and run from the NVME SSD.

It’s value noting that the excessive worth is comparable to different similar-tech storage options, however it’s fairly a frightening prospect for these trying to improve their launch console’s storage within the close to future. Xbox have promised that Xbox Series S/X video games could have a smaller set up measurement than these on Xbox One, helped by their bespoke “Smart Delivery” system that means that, for instance, your Xbox Series S sport will not obtain and unecessary 4K textures that might take up valuable exhausting drive area, however we’ll have to wait and see simply how huge particular person titles are, with present titles resembling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare infamously taking on set up areas of upwards of 100GB and extra. 

Xbox have additionally stated that extra suppliers and sizes of expandable drives might be accessible ultimately, however there isn’t any phrase but on once we’ll see these or when costs could degree out, if in any respect. So when you’re planning to set up quite a lot of video games in your new Xbox, it might be value conserving this in thoughts. 

Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X each launch on November 10 with the official Seagate 1TB Storage Expansion Card anticipated to comply with shut behind for “Holiday 2020.”


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