Xbox Expansion Cards Now Available for Pre-order Across Major Retailers

Xbox Expansion Cards Now Available for Pre-order Across Major Retailers

The Xbox Seagate proprietary expansion card is up for pre-order, but as you might already know it is quite pricey.

Following a leak a few weeks back we learned yesterday that the Xbox Series X and Series S expansion cards will sell for a costly $219.99. While this is definitely steep pricing especially if you put into perspective that one could buy a new Series S for only $80 more, for those that have the funds you can now pre-order from numerous major retailers like Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and the Microsoft store.

The proprietary expansion card will only be available at a 1 TB storage capacity, but it will be beneficial in the long run with next-gen Xbox games only being downloadable on the console SSD. This card will expand either system with that terabyte of storage. For those worried at the sound of that, you will still be able to download any Xbox title on an external USB hard drive, but games optimized for the Series X or S will only be playable if it is moved to the consoles SSD. All of this detailed in more depth over on our article dedicated to explaining how Xbox’s expansion cards work. Seagate who Xbox has partnered with on developing the cards has recently added new information on them as well.

With these cards being proprietary to the systems, I wouldn’t expect a major discount for a long while post-launch. The expansion card is an impressive piece of tech being able to have so much store on a Solid State Drive in such a small package. There is also no news as to whether Xbox and Seagate are working to get cards with bigger capacity sizes down the line, but again, I wouldn’t expect it anytime soon.

According to the official Seagate website, the card will be available at other retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Newegg some point down the line. It seems that their listings have yet to appear on their respective sites. The Xbox Seagate expansion card will release on November 10 alongside the Xbox Series X and Series S.