Microsoft has announced a 500GB hard drive for the Xbox 360

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To say that the Xbox 360 is a bit long in the tooth is an understatement. Even so, the system is still selling, and more of the games are available digitally than ever before. Even the 250GB hard drive that comes with the Xbox 360 Slim isn’t exactly cutting it anymore. To solve that problem, Microsoft has announced a 500GB hard drive, just like the Xbox One, coming soon for Xbox 360. The drive is $20 cheaper than the current 320GB drive, debuting at $110. That’s still about twice the price of a similarly sized laptop drive, but this is the last generation in which we’ll have to deal with that problem.

You’ll soon have the option to upgrade your Xbox 360 with a 500 GB hard drive for $109.99, according to a product listing on the official Xbox website. Pre-orders for the device are “coming soon,” and you can check out an image of the upcoming product below. The Xbox 360 is currently available in 4 GB and 250 GB configurations. The Xbox One ships with a 500 GB internal drive and support for external storage, while a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare model set for a Nov. 3 release will include a 1 terabyte hard drive. Microsoft’s hard drives are the only officially sanctioned way to upgrade the storage in an Xbox 360, and the prices trend higher than naked 500 GB hard drives, which sell for around $50 on Amazon, New Egg and other retailers. Microsoft sells a 320 GB Xbox 360 hard drive, compatible with the Xbox 360 S and Xbox 360 E models, for $129.99. We’ve contacted Microsoft for more information on the future of that product and will update this article as we receive it.

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