"Here's the Finger, Folks." Microsoft On Buying Standalone 250GB HDD

Ouch. Even I felt that one. Those of you who’ve been aware of the new Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Xbox 360 will no doubt have heard about the super-sized HDD that it will contain – the 250GB Hard drive. With the announcement of this bundle, folks everywhere were cheering in satisfaction in knowing that Microsoft finally upped the size of their meager HDDs… and everyone and their mother was expecting to get their hands on one. Well, sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it seems like you’re getting a “Fuck you” and a “have a nice day” from Microsoft.

Microsoft has clarified that the 250GB Xbox 360 hard drive will not be sold on its own.

This hard drive is not being sold separately,” said Larry Hryb (pronounced Herb), boss of Xbox Live, during a short video on Kotaku.

The Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition bundle costs $399.99 and comes with a nice lookin’ 250GB Hard drive, two black wireless Xbox 360 controls, a copy of Modern Warfare 2, a headset, and everything else you get with the original Xbox 360 box. The release date for the bundle is November 10th, 2009 – the same day the game launches; If you’re an inhabitant of whatever European country, you’ll be delighted to know that pre-order details are expected some time next week.
I’m pretty sure Microsoft will eventually bring this 250GB Hard drive to the store shelves as a standalone item. They’ll be dumber than a baby with parents as siblings to not move forward with this anticipated Xbox 360 addon. But, until they announce this, you can just sit there and have fun with your *insert size here* hard drive.
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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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