A report over at Trusted Reviews has cited a rock solid source for stating that Microsoft will be replacing the 20GB hard drive on the standard Xbox 360 with the bigger 60GB version. Apparently, Microsoft will have it complete before Q2, or rather April.
There’s also talk in rumour-town of a new SKU (or selling unit for the 360) – with some speculating that a built-in Blu-Ray drive is the option of choice. The reason being of course that the format wars are now officially over. Of course, Microsoft didn’t include an HD-DVD even when they were supporting the format so perhaps this will be an external-only once again.
The fact remains that a 20GB hard drive these days is relatively small, especially with the amount of content available on Xbox L!ve. There’s no doubt that there are some excellent downloads available, what with full Xbox games, demos and videos. However, if you run out of space and can’t transfer them to an external drive, what on earth can you do?
If trusted reviews is indeed to be trusted, I’d recommend waiting to buy your Xbox 360 if you’re in the line for one. You might just be able to get a 60GB version quite soon. In the meantime, I’m off to buy a new wireless router for my home network. Review of the model coming soon…