Seagate has cut the price of Xbox Series X/S storage expansion cards in the US
512GB, 1TB and 2TB cards discounted in the US, but UK prices are seemingly yet to be adjusted
Seagate has dropped the price of its Xbox Series X/S storage expansion cards.
On Friday, Xbox’s Twitter account notified players of the price cuts, which currently only appear to be live in the United States.
Xbox Series X/S launched in 2020 with a 1TB Seagate expansion card priced at $219.99 / £219.99. It was joined by a 512GB card ($139.99) and a 2TB card ($399.99) in late 2021.
Those prices have now been adjusted as follows:
- 512GB: $89.99 (from $139.99)
- 1TB: $149.99 (from $219.99)
- 2TB: $279.99 (from $399.99)
In the UK, where only the 1TB card is currently listed as available on Microsoft’s store, the price is still £219.99.
Seagate expansion cards remain the only way to expand the console’s storage for native Series X/S games.
Xbox One and backwards compatible Xbox 360 and Xbox games can be stored on an external USB drive, but they can’t run Series X/S games because their read/write speeds are far slower than the console’s internal SSD.
Seagate’s move to drop prices may precede the arrival of alternative storage options soon.
Last month, a new 1TB Western Digital expansion card for Xbox Series X/S appeared online at Best Buy, seemingly ahead of schedule as the product listing was later removed.