Target Ship An Xbox One Early, Owner Reveals Game Install Sizes

/ 3 years ago


@Moonlightswami on Twitter got a surprise this week when Target dispatched his next-gen Xbox One to him earlier than everyone else. These kind of factory gaffs happen quite often and we suspect a few more will leak prior to release date over the next few days.

Having now changed his Twitter name to “#1 Source 4 XBOX ONE” the user has detailed the various install size of launch titles.

“I got the Xbox One early through Target. That link I tweeted on Monday night, yeah that one. pretty sure its sold out now,” he tweeted.

Lets take a look at the chart, how much hard drive space will you be using on release day?

  • Day One Update: 500Mb – Mandatory
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts: 39Gb
  • NBA 2K14: 43Gb
  • NBA Live: 9Gb
  • Forza Motorsport 5: 31 Gb
  • Ryse: Son of Rome: 34 Gb
  • Lococycle: 13 Gb
  • Dead Rising 3: 19Gb
  • FIFA 14: 8Gb
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag: 20Gb
  • Just Dance 2014: 22Gb
  • Skylanders: 15Gb
  • Zumba Fitness: 24Gb
  • Madden 25: 12Gb

278GB of 500GB gone, of course we doubt you’ll have access to the full 500GB as you all should know there will be reserved space for OS and other system crud, so I’m betting it’s more like 460GB at best.

Microsoft are obviously going to make a killing when they release 1TB+ hard drives, which are obviously unannounced at this time.

Thank you The Examiner for providing us with this information.

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  • Matthew Humpherson

    I’m guessing they don’t use generic hdds so you can’t just put in your own drive like with the ps3. I wonder if the ps4 has kept that feature, I don’t remember reading anything about it though.

    • Akshay Sane

      The PS4 hdd can be replaced with any 2.5″ hdd above 120gb :D, they aren’t sure about SSDs yet though

      • DeanWonAgain

        ssd work fine aslong as they are above 160gb

    • Anthony Burt

      PS4 does allow replacement with generic SSD or HDD, have to open the console though so warranty will be voided.

      • Toby Kirkby

        Sony confirmed the PS4 has a user access panel to get to the HDD, it will not violate warranty. i would post my source but i cant remember what conference it was

        • Lee Holmes

          What he said – day 1 replacement for me.

    • hellomynamestom

      They used normal laptop hard drives in the 360, you had to use a certain brand and model and use a program called HDDHackr to get them to work though.

      And I’m pretty sure I read that you can change the PS4 hard drive similar to the way ps3 worked.

      • Matthew Humpherson

        Interesting to know that you could change them on a 360. Not quite as easy as it was for a ps3 though; plug it in and turn it on done deal! :p

  • Djdat

    I take it that the OS has no formatting tools? Otherwise you could just stick a 1TB in there. I would but I’m a PC gamer.

    • MrRunnyBum

      unfortunately xbox’s cant just switch them out like you can with pc and playstations and im pretty sure i saw something about them not being removable anyway (don’t take my word for it, it’s just something i saw.)

    • nojustice4ignorance

      Late Xbox 360 drives were encrypted for the particular box it was installed in, meaning you couldn’t clone drives and swap them out. This was obviously to prevent copyright infringement. I expect the Xbox One will be the same.

      I hope they allow you to connect to external USB drives of some size, or even a network drive.

  • Lee Holmes

    His console is now banned – don’t go online with yours if you get it early 😮

  • Jay

    Really is anyone surprised by the size of the files, oh probably anyone that doesn’t have a PC, this is normal for High detail games with alot of speech or video files in them, if they want to cry about this as well better not get an Xbox One stick with the first xbox and play halo one some more