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Xbox Series expansion cards priced at $359 Australian

Xbox Series expansion cards — compatible with Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X — will be priced at $349 AUD here within Australia, retailer JB Hi-Fi has confirmed.

JB’s confirmation comes through a retail listing (via Press-Start) and is actually available for pre-order right this second. A deposit doesn’t seem to factor into the price, though JB-Hi Fi’s listing does confirm that delivery will be from $4.99 AUD and up. (Update: EB Games is also listing the same price and is accepting pre-orders with a $50 AUD deposit.)

Update 2: Telstra has also confirmed with Stevivor that it has “plans to range this product and intend for it to be a part of our Telstra Plus program” as well. Specifics haven’t been confirmed as yet.

Update 3: The expansion card is also available for pre-order via the Microsoft Store.

The Xbox Series expansion card is a proprietary piece of hardware, designed by Seagate and plugged into a special slot on the back of either Xbox Series console. At present, a 1TB card has been confirmed and is the very one set at the $359 AUD price point.

As we’ve previously reported, the Xbox Series S or X internal hard drive and expansion card are the only locations where Xbox Series games themselves can be played from. Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games can be stored and played through the USB-powered expansion drives you’re likely already using; Xbox Series games can be stored on those same drives, but not played from them.

Are you planning on buying an Xbox Series expansion card? Why or why not?

The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X — alongside new peripherals and this expansion card — head to stores on 10 November.

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