Is 512GB Enough Storage For The New Xbox Series S? - Kotaku
Sep 14, 2020 2 mins, 1 sec

This week we Ask Kotaku: Is 512GB enough storage for Microsoft’s just-announced, next-gen console Xbox Series S?

Moral of the story is that if I can’t even expend the extra brain power to figure out how to clean all my dishes at once I’m not going to be figuring out the best way to Jenga the shit out of 512GB so I can actually play all the games I want to play when I want to play them.

I have no idea what next-gen will bring but somehow much smaller games with fewer updates doesn’t seem like it’s in the cards and I am not prepared to spend 15 minutes every night managing uploads and downloads and hunting for the Ethernet cord so it doesn’t all take an eternity.

In 2020, with games routinely consuming tens of gigabytes and sometimes over a hundred, 512GB is the absolute minimum a “next-generation” system could offer with a straight face.

And just as with those 8 and 16GB phones, 512GB Xbox Series S owners are going to feel the space squeeze.

While noticeably better, it’s not like the Xbox Series X’s 1TB or the PlayStation 5’s 825GB are massive, either.

Between these consoles and a long-overdue PC I want to build, I really hope SSD prices fall fast enough to catch up to games somewhat over the next few years.

Video games, of course, have ballooned in size over the course of this last console generation?

Where it once could hold a robust library of games, my launch-edition Xbox One currently has room for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Halo 5: Guardians, and a rotating handful of smaller games, depending on what Game Pass offerings are for any given month?

Seven years from now, will the Xbox Series S have room for whatever version of Halo Infinite we’re on, and nothing else.

I caved and picked up an Xbox One for The Master Chief Collection (even though that game didn’t start working until four years later).

I’ll almost assuredly pick up some manner of next-gen Xbox box for playing Halo Infinite in all its glory.

In that way, a digital storage constraint can be healthy for those of us who try to play too many games and need to be saved from having an endless backlog.

Or does the rather small drive put you off a digital-only console like the Series S.


1. Live: President Trump prompts anti-Whitmer chants of 'lock her up' - The Detroit News
Oct 17, 2020 # politics 2 mins, 22 secs
2. India Oxenberg says she was 'systematically groomed' by Nxivm sex cult - Page Six
Oct 14, 2020 # entertainment 58 secs
3. iPhone 12 preorders are now live: Prices, release dates and how to buy Apple's 4 new phones - CNET
Oct 16, 2020 # technology 1 min, 37 secs
4. watchOS 7.0.3 released for Apple Watch Series 3 with fix for restart bug - 9to5Mac
Oct 19, 2020 # technology 25 secs
5. Best Prime Day 2020 deals under $50 still remaining: Roku Streaming Stick Plus, Premiere and Express HD - CNET
Oct 16, 2020 # technology 44 secs
6. Elon Musk says SpaceX's 1st Starship trip to Mars could fly in 4 years - Space.com
Oct 17, 2020 # science 1 min, 6 secs
7. Jacob Tremblay Plays A Young Justin Bieber In His New “Lonely” Music Video, And It’s Quite A Throwback - BuzzFeed
Oct 18, 2020 # entertainment 3 secs
8. 7 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: The National’s Matt Berninger, Kevin Morby, Autechre, and More - Pitchfork
Oct 16, 2020 # entertainment 21 secs
9. Dallas Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch cleared to play Monday night - ESPN
Oct 19, 2020 # politics 25 secs
10. Watch Miley Cyrus’ raucous cover of The Cranberries classic ‘Zombie’ - NME
Oct 18, 2020 # entertainment 27 secs
11. Lemur stolen from San Francisco zoo found, police have suspect - Fox News
Oct 17, 2020 # politics 35 secs
12. Pelosi and Mnuchin make progress in stimulus talks, plan to speak again Tuesday - CNBC
Oct 19, 2020 # politics 55 secs
13. Kirstie Alley responds to 'nasty people' criticizing her decision to vote again for Donald Trump - USA TODAY
Oct 19, 2020 # entertainment 57 secs
14. Malin Akerman dons a tank top and animal print leggings as she takes her son to a karate lesson - Daily Mail
Oct 14, 2020 # technology 33 secs
15. PS5 won’t actively monitor or listen to your voice chat, Sony says - Polygon
Oct 16, 2020 # technology 56 secs
16. What Taking Aspirin Every Day Does to Your Body - Yahoo Lifestyle
Oct 17, 2020 # health 1 min, 48 secs

SUBSCRIBE

Get monthly updates and free resources.

CONNECT WITH US

© Copyright 2020 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED