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Cheaper storage is lastly coming to Xbox Sequence X

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A brand new, cheaper storage growth choice is reportedly coming to Xbox Sequence X due to Western Digital.

Xbox Sequence X isn’t like PS5 within the sense you could straight improve its inner storage by way of an SSD of your personal selecting. In the case of Xbox, when you don’t wish to make use of a slower exterior storage resolution, you’re going to want to purchase a storage growth card to your Xbox. Nevertheless, the one present choice is the Seagate Xbox Storage Growth card which is available in a few completely different sizes.

That appears to be altering quickly, although. Leaked by US retailer Greatest Purchase, Western Digital appears to be prepping its personal WD Black Xbox storage growth playing cards. Whereas the itemizing was rapidly pulled down, Western Digital’s WD Black C50 1TB card is seemingly set to retail for $179.99 (roughly £143), making it $40 (roughly £32) cheaper than Seagate’s 1TB growth card. Whereas it is a win, there’s a little bit extra to the story.

Western Digital Xbox Series X expansion card

If you happen to hop on Amazon, yow will discover a normal 1TB laborious drive for about $40. Why’s next-gen console storage so costly, you ask? Properly, PS5 and Sequence X depend on a few of the newest and best in-storage tech, so even for PS5 the place you possibly can merely purchase an SSD straight and set up it your self, you’re nonetheless going to be paying at the least $120 for a 1TB drive. Nevertheless, $120 for 1TB continues to be rather a lot lower than $180 for 1TB, which makes the brand new Xbox storage growth card nonetheless really feel overpriced.

The issue right here is barely worsened by how a lot house video games take up these days. It’s common for a single recreation to take up 100GBs, 200GBs, or extra value of house, so paying $180 for a drive which may solely maintain 5-10 video games could be robust to justify, particularly when a Sequence X itself will solely run you $500. Level being that whereas cheaper is all the time higher, WD’s upcoming Sequence X storage growth card nonetheless in all probability isn’t as low cost correctly.

Nonetheless, when you’re seeking to improve your Sequence X’s storage, it could be value ready for this new storage growth card and saving a number of {dollars}.

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