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Xbox 360 Gets 250 GB HDD Upgrade

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Microsoft has announced a 250GB HDD add-on for the the Xbox 360. Headed to Japan in March, the price for the storage add-on is set at ¥15,540, or around $170.

However, while the Japanese market will be able to pick up one of these from March 11, Microsoft has yet to name a release date for the U.S or Europe. In fact, the company hasn't even confirmed if the American or European markets will see the device at all.

Currently the largest capacity add-on available is 120GB. If this were available in the States, would you purchase one at the $170 price? Let us know in the comments below!

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    Anonymous , February 1, 2010 5:51 PM
    For $170? No...they really need to adjust the pricing on their HDD peripherals.
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    festerovic , February 1, 2010 6:03 PM
    OMG haven't they learned yet? And why would I want this device when I could get an external 1TB for half the price?

    Sadly, people will buy it, and MS will not get the message.
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    rebel conquest , February 1, 2010 5:50 PM
    Well at least its under $1 per gig, but no definitely not. Just a money grab for a company with plenty of money.
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    Anonymous , February 1, 2010 5:51 PM
    For $170? No...they really need to adjust the pricing on their HDD peripherals.
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    captaincharisma , February 1, 2010 5:54 PM
    why would they release this first in a market where no one is buying there console? they are going to have to bring it over here with DLC like assassins creed 2 being over 1GB. and i am sure DLC will require much more space in the future too.
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    tenor77 , February 1, 2010 5:55 PM
    cadderWhy does a video game need a hard drive? Maybe a little flash memory so it can remember where you are in a game or what your high scores are, but a big hard drive?


    XBLA, Game installs, HD movies..........


    Why not a 360GB drive?

    Just sayin............
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    captaincharisma , February 1, 2010 5:59 PM
    Quote:
    XBLA, Game installs, HD movies..........


    Why not a 360GB drive?

    Just sayin............


    also do not forget that the xbox and PS3 are full fledged media centers now where you can download demo's, movies,tv shows and can also store your own video and audio on them too

    but why not get a PS3 and get a 2.5" 500GB - 1TB drive if your concerned that much about space
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    festerovic , February 1, 2010 6:03 PM
    OMG haven't they learned yet? And why would I want this device when I could get an external 1TB for half the price?

    Sadly, people will buy it, and MS will not get the message.
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    wolflive , February 1, 2010 6:06 PM
    M$ just wants our money. I don't understand the price, laptop HDDs of the same size are only $90. That's whats inside those plastic shells.
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    captaincharisma , February 1, 2010 6:08 PM
    Quote:
    Sadly, people will buy it, and MS will not get the message.


    it is sad. MS found a crowd that willingly put up with having to get there console that constantly fails so the same crowd will buy anything MS makes for it too.
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    amdchuck , February 1, 2010 6:20 PM
    I for one wish MS luck with all the patriotic fervor I can muster. God speed you bespectacled magnificent madman.
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    Zoonie , February 1, 2010 6:21 PM
    What's sad is that MS can take a $40 HDD, put some plastic around it and sell it for a 300% profit. Don't know what's more sad though, this or that the fact people actually pay without complaining.
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    Tedders , February 1, 2010 6:22 PM
    Hells no. Not at all worth the cost. Still not sure what leg Microsoft is standing on when they price these things.
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    Anonymous , February 1, 2010 6:26 PM
    You need a hard drive to download content (like games, DLC, demos...etc).
    Having said that I don't even have a Hard Drive in my Xbox360 since I don't download that stuff anyway. 512MB internal memory has been enough for me.
    If the HD was more reasonably priced though I may consider picking it up. I'd buy the 120GB one if it was priced around $50.
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    JohnnyLucky , February 1, 2010 6:29 PM
    I would not buy one. Well....err.....ummmm.....actually.....I don't have an Xbox.
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    hillarymakesmecry , February 1, 2010 6:35 PM
    I rarely run out of room on my 20 gb hd. My friend has a 120gb and 75gb is free. I think the 60 gb is just about right.
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    Anonymous , February 1, 2010 6:42 PM
    well i won't buy one, I bought a western digital 2.5inch 250gb drive for around 50 dollars and flashed it with a 250gb hddss.bin file with hddhackr and voila I have had a 250gb hdd since around mid november when the 250gb mw2 consoles came out.
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    JofaMang , February 1, 2010 6:48 PM
    There has been no surprise surrounding this announcement, since the special edition 360s that were shipped with 250gb HDDs. The price, though, completely shocked me.
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    brantdk , February 1, 2010 7:06 PM
    I bought a 40 $ drive and flashed it myself. Now I have a 250 gb drive in my xbox...saved 130$ It took 1 hour, I copied all my old data from the old drive to the new one. Pretty good savings if you can do it yourself
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    fjjb , February 1, 2010 7:07 PM
    i better buy an ssd and mod the 360 to play with it
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    sliem , February 1, 2010 7:15 PM
    Too expensive. Would like eSATA port instead and then 2TB = $170 or $180.
    2TB vs 250GB? no contest.
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