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Xbox Series S only has 364GB of storage for games claims leak


Xbox Series S is a little short on storage space (pic: Microsoft)

The SSD in the Xbox Series S will barely be enough to install more than a handful of games at a time, according to new leaked information.

At just £250 the Xbox Series S is fantastic value for money for a next gen console, especially as it only really has two major downsides: the inability to display at 4K resolution and a small, 512GB hard drive.

It’s been rumoured before that not all of that space is available to use – since some has to be reserved for the operating system – and now someone on Reddit, who seems to have got hold of the console early, claims that the amount of useable space is just 364GB.

Considering a full install of Call Of Duty now stretches to over 250GB on PC that is not very much, and is going to involve a lot of deleting and re-downloading of games to fit everything in; especially as the Xbox Series S doesn’t have a disc drive.

We only have an Xbox Series X, not an Xbox Series s, so we can’t check ourselves but there’s nothing particularly unbelievable about the claim.

Indeed, similar concerns have been raised about the other next gen consoles, especially as the only alternative for the Xbox is an expensive proprietary storage expansion.

The only bright side is that Microsoft has said that games installed on the Xbox Series S will take up around 30% less space than the Xbox Series X, because only the lower resolution texture assets are needed – given the Xbox Series S can’t output at 4K.

Also, although you’ll need a next gen storage expansion to play new Xbox Series X/S games you can use an ordinary external hard drive for Xbox One or older games.

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