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Yikes, Xbox Series X 1 TB SSD expansion card will purportedly cost at least $199 USD or half the price of a PlayStation 5 Digital Edition

Yikes, Xbox Series X 1 TB SSD expansion card will purportedly cost at least $199 USD or half the price of a Playstation 5 Digital Edition (Image source: Microsoft)
Yikes, Xbox Series X 1 TB SSD expansion card will purportedly cost at least $199 USD or half the price of a Playstation 5 Digital Edition (Image source: Microsoft)
The proprietary Xbox Seagate drives are going to cost an arm and a leg relative to the prices of the new consoles themselves if you plan on expanding their storage capacities.
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Now that the Xbox Series X and Series S are open for pre-order, many retailers have also pulled the trigger on their various optional accessories. One particular retailer, however, may have accidentally revealed the price of a certain accessory earlier than anticipated before it was quickly taken down.

UK retailer Smythstoys.com purportedly had a product page up for the proprietary 1 TB PCIe 4.0 x2 SSD Xbox Series X/S expansion card claiming a price of £159 or approximately $200 to $210 USD. When considering that standard 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 solutions currently retail for around $130 USD, Microsoft will be charging a hefty price premium as expected from any proprietary solution. 512 GB versions are planned as well.

If the price turns out to be true, it puts into perspective the total cost of ownership over time when compared to the PlayStation 5 which accepts aftermarket M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs so long as they meet Sony's minimum performance requirements. Such drives are uncommon at the moment, but they are expected to become more widely available by next year.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-09-22 (Update: 2020-09-23)