Joystiq is reporting that GameStop lists a stand-alone 250GB hard drive for use on the Xbox 360. As you can see in the screen shot above, it was once listed, but now the listing has disapeared. Not long ago, Microsoft was pretty firm about those larger capacity hard drives only appearing in special edition bundles, like the one for Final Fantasy XIII. But, hey, I’m sure they are always evaluating things in this ever-changing industry. The drive was listed for $129.99, which I believe was the price of the 120GB hard drive before it started disappearing off store shelves. So, if that’s the case, I have to give them props for not raising the price.
Still, it remains to be seen if this was a fluke, someone trying to be funny or if it really is a fact that we’ll soon be seeing high-capacity drives available by themselves for the Xbox 360. When GameStop was questioned about it, they said it was “not an error”, so your guess is as good as mine. It is just a shame the 360 doesn’t use a universal drive format like the PS3, which you can change out at will without spending twice as much on a proprietary drive that can only work on that one piece of hardware. Anyway, we’ll file this away under the rumor category for now and see what comes of it later in the month.