Some new rumors suggest that over 70% of the SSD on Xbox Series S can be used for installing games.
Next generation of consoles will be arriving with SSDs instead of the low-speed HDDs, but still, they both share a similar problem: the amount of space that is not usable for customers. Recently, it was revealed that Xbox Series X users will only be able to use over 650 GB of the SSD for their gaming purposes. Now, a new rumor suggests that the number for Xbox Series S is 364 GB.
One of the Reddit users, who apparently has received an Xbox Series S recently, claimed that the available storage on the console is 364 GB which is equal to 71% of the total storage. Of course, it’s yet to be confirmed with Microsoft, but it doesn’t seem unreasonable, knowing that Xbox Series X will also share nearly 70% of its total storage for apps and games.
For now, Series S has only one available model in the market, and it’s yet to be seen whether there would be a 1 TB version of the console in the future. However, 364 GB doesn’t sound like a satisfying number for the next-gen games. Activision recently revealed that Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War will require at least 175 GB of free space on PC, which can be up to 250 GB if you want to play it on 4K resolution with RTX on. Now imagine how much space would be left for you when you install Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty Warzone on your console?
That being said, some believe that the volume of games on Xbox Series S will be lower than usual as it will download the low-resolution assets, unlike Xbox Series X.
Even if that turns out to be true, 364 GB still doesn’t seem to be enough with the volume of games growing dramatically since the start of the current generation of consoles.