Whatever your taste, you only really need one of the current-gen consoles sitting on your shelf. Having both is a tad pointless, as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have their own set of pros and cons. One massive con that the Xbox One has however, is that it has the storage management of a kleptomaniac who specialises in elephant theft. Constant updates and patches mean that you’ll be running out of space rather quickly. Which is something that a beefier console can hopefully rectify. Or at least stave off for a while longer.
That’s according to a retailer listing on Spanish site Lamee (via VG247), which spotted a new Xbox One package with a 1 terabyte hard drive. Called the Xbox One Basic, the listing was removed, but not before a Google cache save gleaned a few other details from the link. A release date of June 23 was mentioned, and if that ain’t a place-holder, then expect some sort of E3 announcement. The current price for the new bundle was at €449.99, €50 higher than the current 500GB model in Europe.
It’s not the first such Xbox One bundle from Microsoft, as last year’s Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare came in a 1 terabyte flavour bundle. If you’ve got an Xbox One, then you’re either on the verge of attaching a portable hard drive to the console or already doing that. This wouldn’t be an issue exactly if the machine wasn’t so damn hungry for storage, as the advertised standard 500GB model only has under 300GB available for games and apps once you’ve taken the operating system and digital data tax into account.
And patches. So many damn patches and updates. Hopefully the new terabyte model sorts that issue out. It’s getting crowded in here.
Last Updated: May 12, 2015