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Xbox Series S reportedly has 364 GB of usable storage space

Published: 07:59, 04 November 2020
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Microsoft's cheaper and smaller next-gen console Xbox Series S reportedly has 364 GB of usable storage for games and applications, according to some players who received the one week console early.

We're less than a week away from the release of Microsoft's next-generation consoles Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. A small minority of players who pre-ordered the consoles have received their hardware one week early and have shared some interesting new details that we have not known before.

Over on Reddit, user  spead20 has posted a photo of his Xbox Series S console , claiming that he received it one week early in Canada, from an unnamed store. Redditor also revealed that the 512 GB version of Xbox Series S has 364 GB of usable storage space for games and applications while the rest of the storage is system-reserved. 

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Now, this certainly is not much, especially in 2020 when one Call of Duty game takes approximately 200 GB of storage space and games overall are getting bigger and bigger with each passing year. 

However, it is worth noting that Series S supports storage expansion SSD cards, which offer the same performance as the SSD in the console. Also, Series S targets casual gamers and Microsoft see it as a perfect piece of hardware to push Game Pass subscription numbers, so it's hard to imagine that hardcore gamers would opt for Series S instead of Series X.

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