Xbox Series external storage pricing close to that of an Xbox Series S

A new report suggests that Xbox Series external storage pricing could come in at nearly as much as an Xbox Series S itself.

Via Reddit, an alleged Gamestop leak has priced a 1TB Xbox Series expansion card at $219.99 USD, not far from the $299 USD price tag of the Xbox Series S.

While unconfirmed of course, the pricing makes sense — the Seagate-produced expansion card is a proprietary 1TB NVMe drive, practically identical to the internal storage solutions found inside the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X themselves; as a result, a hefty price tag doesn’t seem that farfetched.

For those unfamilar with how Xbox Series storage works, the Xbox Series S will come with an 512GB internal drive and the Xbox Series X will come with a 1TB one. Any Xbox Series games will need to be stored on the internal drive or an expansion card to play, while Xbox One, Xbox 360 and original Xbox games can be stored on a traditional expansion drive. Most gamers will have to use a combation of both to house all the titles they own.

We’ll keep you informed on Xbox Series external storage pricing — including Australian price points — as more is known.

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