As the act of buying games, movies, and TV shows digitally becomes more and more prevalent, the size of hard drives will have to increase to compensate. PCs don’t really have to worry about this being as issue, since there are a wide range of hard drive sizes to choose from, but consoles, specifically the Xbox One and PS4, don’t have as much variety.
There are those that know how to use outside hard drives to store their games and other content, but for most, whatever hard drive comes in the console is the one they stick with. At least, until they buy a new one made to easily fit into their system of choice.
As of right now, the Xbox One console comes standard with a 500GB hard drive, with the exception being the Xbox One/Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle, which includes a 1TB hard drive. Outside of third-party options, the bundle is the only way to acquire an official Xbox One hard drive of that size. At least, for the time being.
It would seems that Microsoft is planning on releasing an Xbox One with 1TB hard drive in the near future, as a Spanish retailer recently listed such a product on their website. The retailer, Lamee, has since removed the listing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a look at it, because the Internet is a wonderful thing.
Via VG247, the above cached image of the Xbox One listing reveals that it may go by the name “Xbox One Basic,” and will come with a 1TB hard drive for €449.99. Also of note is the June 23, 2015 launch date, but that may only be a placeholder listing. That said, it could also mean that Microsoft intends to announce the new Xbox One SKU at E3 2015 next month. It wouldn’t be the first time the company has done something like this; as they did with the announcement of the Xbox 360 S.
Should this prove to be true, and Microsoft does announce this new Xbox One, the 1TB hard drive could also be a part of the limited edition Halo 5: Guardians Xbox One planned to debut in October. After all, the only known details regarding the special console is the fact that it exists.
Would any of you out there be interested in an Xbox One with a larger hard drive? With all the bundles out now and on the way, however, you’d be justified in expected a little more than the system by itself. A new color to support potential new controllers wouldn’t be so bad.