Last month pre-orders for Seagate’s Xbox Series X 1TB SSD expansion card opened at the wallet-ravaging price of $220. While that’s actually a pretty decent value for what you’re getting, some couldn’t help but ask – will this be our only option? Will there be Xbox Series X/S expansion cards from other manufacturers? Or in different sizes?
Well, as of right now, the answer is no, but on a recent episode of the Major Nelson Podcast, Xbox director of program management Jason Ronald said that will eventually change…
I think, over time, you'll see this [storage expansion] a category that's really critical to us. You'll see multiple options and different form factors and different sizes. But what was really important for us is that we had a simple, easy-to-use option available day one. You can expect to see more options moving forward.
Microsoft has really been emphasizing how easy memory expansion will be with an Xbox Series X/S. Justifiably so, as Sony recently revealed you’ll need to remove the PS5’s case and bust out a screwdriver to expand the console’s storage. A wide range of expansion card options will just make the XSX storage expansion process all the more user friendly.
Just can’t want to wait for more options? You can still pre-order the Seagate Xbox Series X/S storage expansion card, right here.
Instantly expand the peak speed capacity of the most-powerful gaming experience Xbox has ever created with the Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S. Effortlessly compatible with the Xbox Velocity Architecture, experience the fastest load times and most dynamic worlds - even improving the overall performance of thousands of Original Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One games. The ultimate power, speed, and compatibility is now at your fingertips.
The Xbox Series X/S and the Seagate expansion card launch on November 10.