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    Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    In related news, the Xbox Series X storage is so fast that game loading screens can glitch.
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    Re: Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    This is what I've been saying all along. Now games are going to be 4k as standard, even the 1TB drive us going to hold only a handful of games.

    They want way over £200 for another 1TB though. It's obvious why they haven't publicised any of this.

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    Re: Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoyoyo69 View Post
    They want way over £200 for another 1TB though. It's obvious why they haven't publicised any of this.
    To be fair you can't really blame MS for this, to get a higher speed pcie 4 ssd (which you'd need for ps5) at 1TB is still around £150-200... now I'm not a fan of propriety by any means but the current pricing isn't that far out.

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    Re: Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    Ars mentions this and does make some statements I'm sure MS won't like. Add on another TB (or 960GB) to the S and you might have well as bought and X (looking at price only here) The S does seem to have a few compromises and I'm not sure if people will skip it and get cheaper last gen or hold out (or don't buy at all) 'new' gen.

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    Re: Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    To be fair you can't really blame MS for this, to get a higher speed pcie 4 ssd (which you'd need for ps5) at 1TB is still around £150-200... now I'm not a fan of propriety by any means but the current pricing isn't that far out.
    Indeed .... but it is one reason why I am unlikely to go for any new XBox. We seem to have a choice of very restricted non-cloud usage, or very expensive. Either way, it doesn't appeal to me. Though both will no doubt sell well.
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    Re: Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    To be fair you can't really blame MS for this, to get a higher speed pcie 4 ssd (which you'd need for ps5) at 1TB is still around £150-200... now I'm not a fan of propriety by any means but the current pricing isn't that far out.
    Indeed .... but it is one reason why I am unlikely to go for any new XBox. We seem to have a choice of very restricted non-cloud usage, or very expensive. Either way, it doesn't appeal to me. Though both will no doubt sell well.
    Like a lot of things this new gen stuff is expensive. And with games going to be £90 a pop....
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    Re: Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    .... And with games going to be £90 a pop....
    Yikes. I need an "eek" the size of a small star.

    That alone warns me off. No way, no how, am I paying £90 for any game, no matter how good. I mean, sure, people will. But no game is worth that to me. Thanks for the warning, 3d.
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    Re: Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Indeed .... but it is one reason why I am unlikely to go for any new XBox. We seem to have a choice of very restricted non-cloud usage, or very expensive. Either way, it doesn't appeal to me. Though both will no doubt sell well.
    The last console I actually owned was a sega megadrive II... so it really says a lot about my interest in games consoles in general lol

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    Re: Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    The extra storage is expensive - as stated above that's because it's PCIv4. Currently, there's only Seagate, but that will open up to other makers so there will be 1TB drives below £100 in the not too distant future.

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    Re: Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    Apparently Series S games are smaller than the X series as they don't have 4K textures
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    Re: Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    Ars mentions this and does make some statements I'm sure MS won't like. Add on another TB (or 960GB) to the S and you might have well as bought and X (looking at price only here) The S does seem to have a few compromises and I'm not sure if people will skip it and get cheaper last gen or hold out (or don't buy at all) 'new' gen.
    I was lucky to get an xbox series X pre-order direct from MS yesterday. Had planned on an S but the double storage and more power for the extra £200 when the cost of storage is so high is a no brainer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Yikes. I need an "eek" the size of a small star.

    That alone warns me off. No way, no how, am I paying £90 for any game, no matter how good. I mean, sure, people will. But no game is worth that to me. Thanks for the warning, 3d.
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    Re: Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    The extra storage is expensive - as stated above that's because it's PCIv4. Currently, there's only Seagate, but that will open up to other makers so there will be 1TB drives below £100 in the not too distant future.
    I'm doubtful, regardless that is still far too costly to store a handful of games you've already paid exorbitantly for.

    The cynic in me would say they pushing people to Xcloud, but that would be crazy.....


    I was certain I was getting a Series X, as Microsoft have been on fire, but a few recent things have changed my mind, I'm no longer so sure.

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    Re: Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoyoyo69 View Post
    I'm doubtful, regardless that is still far too costly to store a handful of games you've already paid exorbitantly for.

    The cynic in me would say they pushing people to Xcloud, but that would be crazy.....


    I was certain I was getting a Series X, as Microsoft have been on fire, but a few recent things have changed my mind, I'm no longer so sure.
    Any games you have already bought for the Xbox one can be run from a standard external hard drive.

    Its only the new made for series s/x games that need to be on internal storage
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    Re: Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yoyoyo69 View Post
    They want way over £200 for another 1TB though. It's obvious why they haven't publicised any of this.
    To be fair you can't really blame MS for this, to get a higher speed pcie 4 ssd (which you'd need for ps5) at 1TB is still around £150-200... now I'm not a fan of propriety by any means but the current pricing isn't that far out.

    Granted, you can't, but I never said you could. I still feel they are intentionally avoiding this subject, thereby intentionally misleading.

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    Re: Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    Ars mentions this and does make some statements I'm sure MS won't like. Add on another TB (or 960GB) to the S and you might have well as bought and X (looking at price only here) The S does seem to have a few compromises and I'm not sure if people will skip it and get cheaper last gen or hold out (or don't buy at all) 'new' gen.

    This is a very good point.

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    Re: Xbox Series S appears to ship with just 364GB of free storage

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoyoyo69 View Post
    I'm doubtful, regardless that is still far too costly to store a handful of games you've already paid exorbitantly for.

    The cynic in me would say they pushing people to Xcloud, but that would be crazy.....
    Isn't the Xbox One now 7 years old? Even just allowing for a 5 year life cycle, by the end of 5 years I expect hard drives to be as relevant as CDs for storage, and PCIe 4 will look dated.

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