Microsoft to launch 250GB Xbox 360 HDD next month

By Matthew · 13 replies
Feb 1, 2010
  1. Microsoft announced today that it would begin selling a 250GB hard drive add-on for the Xbox 360 next month. On March 11, Japanese customers will be able to purchase the larger drive for ¥15,540 (about $172). Additionally, Microsoft will release the Wireless Controller Game Pack for ¥5,775 ($63) and the Xbox 360 Wireless N adapter for ¥8,925 ($98).

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  2. I saw that report in a Japanese channel via internet television ( ) Japan always have all the exclusive products and special editions and we get the garbage.
  3. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    That is by far my biggest gripe with the 360. Overpriced add-ons & accessories, especially the HDD which I find rather ridiculous. While I'm happy they are finally releasing a 250gb model, I think they should be on a 500gb model by now especially considering how much they promote buying DLC or marketplace content.
  4. At Microsoft's price you would be able to buy a PS3 for the price of a 500gb hard drive.
  5. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    lol...probably =( .
  6. unrealmp3

    unrealmp3 TS Enthusiast Posts: 51

    If only they could allow a DIY enclosure, in which you install your self-supplied HDD into it.
  7. So a 250GB PS3 which comes with Wi-Fi and wireless controllers costs $350 but to get that functionality on the Xbox 360 you have to pay for an elite +$172 + $98 + $63 and then you still don't even have a Bluray drive? Why are people still buying these? The 'exclusives' can be played on the PC. I guess some people like to play the console version instead of PC but it still seems a little illogical...
  8. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Let's hope these overpriced pieces of crap never make it to Europe or the US. As referred to above, you could get a PS3 for the price of those 3 things.
  9. shossofe

    shossofe TS Enthusiast Posts: 47

    Then how would they earn any money?
  10. yangly18

    yangly18 TS Rookie Posts: 217

    who actually uses up that much room on an xbox? I mean I have downloaded games, game demos, even some music on my system and I still can't fill up the 120G, oh and not to mention lots of game add-ons...
  11. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    I've used up about 100gb on my 120gb drive by installing games to it. I could easily fill it up if I installed all of my games.

    Why does Japan get Microsoft products before we do?
  12. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    ^because i'm sure they're the ones that are manufacturing the hard drives...

    blu-ray movie downloads... and unfortunately downloaded Xbox game image files.
  13. you're a *****. first of all, you wouldn't have to buy an elite to get 250gb storage, because you'd have an extra 120gb hdd that originally comes with the elite just laying around.

    Secondly, people are buying the xbox because it's a superior gaming platform with amazing games and a first-rate "live" experience.

    I get so sick of PS3 owners HARPING over the fact that they have blu-ray. Who cares?! In another year, you will be able to get a blu-ray player for $40-$50.

    The playstation 3 has been out for a few years now, and there haven't been hardly ANY first-party games released on the system that make it stand out, unlike the playstation 2, which had TONS!

    The playstation 3, I believe, marks the end of sony's participation in the hardware-side of the console wars. I believe they are going to go the way of sega and be a strictly software company, if that.
  14. flocka

    flocka TS Rookie Posts: 40

    PS3 > 360
    your fagbox is garbage, and it DOSNT EVEN HAVE A BLU-RAY!!!@@#
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