Seagate Xbox expansion

One of the most significant issues with the current console generation is the size of the games. Microsoft has a solution with a new 2TB expansion card, which is available for preorder in November 2021. While it’s a lot of storage, it also comes with an extremely high price tag.

Microsoft announced that the Seagate 2TB Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S will be available for pre-order for $399.99. To put that into perspective, the Xbox Series S console costs $100 less at $299 and the Series X costs only $100 more at $499. When you can actually get the console for less than the storage expansion, it puts into perspective just how much 2TB of space will set you back.

Thankfully, Microsoft also announced a 512GB storage expansion card for $139.99, which is available for preorder from Walmart now. While not a ton of storage space, 512GB will still let you keep a few more games installed for a much more reasonable price.

“With so many games available, we want to ensure there are also options when it comes to storage capacity and support to expand next-gen storage,” Microsoft said in a blog post.

Microsoft and Seagate already offered a 1TB option for $219.99, so the new sizes help to round out the offering with a more budget-friendly choice and a very expensive one.

It’s interesting to see the difference between Microsoft’s storage expansion philosophy and Sony’s. Sony gives users more options, but it’s not nearly as simple as just plugging in a card into the back of the console, as expanding your PS5 storage will take a little more work.

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