As the release date of Xbox Series X and S draws closer, we are getting more information about the additional accessories we can buy for the console. Microsoft has released details about the Xbox Series X Expansion Card, which can be used to extend your console’s storage beyond the base capacity.
For the Xbox One and One X, there were both SSD and HDD Expansion Cards available. However, for Xbox Series X and S, we only have a PCIe Gen4 x2 (NVMe) Expansion Card being announced. This is likely because next-gen consoles primarily focus on fast SSDs. Here is everything you need to know about the Xbox Series X and S Expansion cards.
What is the size of the expansion card?
The Xbox Series X and S Expansion Cards will be available in 1TB size. There is no information on smaller or larger capacity Expansion Cards; however, one can expect them to launch later down the line.
What is its price?
The Xbox Series X and S Expansion Cards are available for $219.99. And since it just costs $80 below the Xbox Series S, that price will surely raise a lot of eyebrows. However, the PCI Gen4 technology is still new, and these Expansion Cards are specifically optimized for the consoles giving you significantly better performance than slightly less priced counterparts.
How to pre-order?
If you want to get the Xbox Series X and S Expansion Cards the moment the console launches, there is good news as pre-orders for the Expansion Cards have already started. You can head over to Best Buy to pre-order the Expansion Card.