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No Stand-Alone 250 GB HDD for Xbox 360

When Microsoft officially announced the Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition console bundle, current Xbox 360 owners got all hot and bothered under the collar. Slated to ship on November 10, the steamy, sexy package offers a limited edition console with an exclusive, Modern Combat 2 design, the game, and a super sized hard drive spanning 250 GB of tasty storage space. There's no question that die-hard console gamers will want a piece of this $399.99 pie.

Unfortunately, that's where the fun ends. According to Microsoft, there will be no stand-alone 250 GB hard drives for those of us who already own the Xbox 360. In fact, the company didn't really expand on its reason for the denial. "This hard drive is not being sold separately," Xbox Live programming director Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb noted during a video examining the bundle. Yep, that was informative.

Currently Xbox 360 owners can upgrade their current hard drives by heading down to EBGames or some other retail outlet and pick up the 60 GB Live Pack for $100. There's also a separate 120 GB hard drive on sale as well, costing gamers a meaty $150. Microsoft may eventually change its stance on the 250 GB drive, especially as more and more Xbox Live subscribers begin to download older games, TV episodes, and full-blown movies.

  • ColMirage
    Fail. I guess I'll have to pick up one of those MW2 360s then.
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  • Regulas
    Another reason not to buy a Crapbox 360 from Microbloat with no WiFi, proprietary HD, no Blue Ray but they will give you a free chance for the Red Ring of Death.
    You can change out the PS3 HD with any 2.5" SATA drive yourself, the way should be.
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  • igot1forya
    I'm puzzled that no 3rd party vendor does not manufacture upgrades. You can buy controllers and other accessories, why not hard drives?
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  • igot1forya
    ^ need to proof read more :)
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  • trevorvdw
    "This hard drive is not being sold separately, YET but give it a few months and we'll sell it for $199.99, we just want to suck as much cash out of the bundles first as we can" Xbox Live programming
    director Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb noted.
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  • d_kuhn
    Have not looked at mine... but is it possible to pull apart the hdd module and put in a bigger drive?

    I guess that's one area that the PS3 is clearly easier to deal with, upgrading the drive took me about 10 minutes.
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  • demonhorde665
    Igot1foryaI'm puzzled that no 3rd party vendor does not manufacture upgrades. You can buy controllers and other accessories, why not hard drives?Igot1forya^ need to proof read more

    no eh doesnt , you numb nuts he said 3rd party upgrades , LOL MS is curretnly teh ONLY company supplying HD's he was takign aobut why segate or western digital dotn amke any , and well it's cos MS won't let them
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  • demonhorde665
    p.s. this si a terible move for MS , what they hoenstly need to do , is pus teh 60 gig down to 60 bucks , then teh 120 down to 100 bucks , and see teh 250 for 150 bucks, shittying on palyers that gave you money , is NOT a good idea , they defintiely need a 250 gig sold seperate particually since they added games on demand and such thigns, having abunch of 360 games on demand is to damn much space for a 120 gig let alone a 60 HD. if they dotn reelase this 250 solo this is gonna bit them in the ass, if they do release it and it has some ridculous antique price (aka 100 bucks fora 60 gig get real) i'll jsut find a used one on amazon for about 50 bucks less than what they seel it at retail
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  • tester24
    I don't want to hear any of this shit. I still have the 20 gig harddrive where you can put only 1 game on it and maybe a little content. I'm actually trying to figure out how to stuff a larger drive in it then copy the files over. Only problem notebook HD are expensive.
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  • cabose369
    RegulasAnother reason not to buy a Crapbox 360 from Microbloat with no WiFi, proprietary HD, no Blue Ray but they will give you a free chance for the Red Ring of Death.You can change out the PS3 HD with any 2.5" SATA drive yourself, the way should be.
    1. The PS3 slim you CANNOT change out the hard drive. (So I guess it now has a proprietary HDD too!!)
    2. You are also right... the Sony will give you a Yellow Light of Death instead of a Red Ring (LOL!!!)
    2. Microsoft is releasing a STANDARD-N adapter for the 360... where is PS3's N adapter??? Oh wait.... Sony doesn't have one.....

    Noob.....
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