The Xbox One has a hard drive capacity of 500 GB, but doesn’t mean you have access to all of that space.
Though the console doesn’t let the owner know how much space they’re using at any given time or what the limit is, IGN has figured out that you have access to around 362-365 GB of space.
They told Game Informer it left out the ability to see hard drive space because it doesn’t want owners to worry about “limitations” and that storage management was designed to be “automatic.”
It’s very disappointing for gamers to only have 362 GB of 500 GB available to use (for comparison the PS4 has 408 GB). Microsoft has confirmed that 138 GB is reserved for the operating system and first-party apps.
The storage that people can use is good for about 20 games and some apps.
That may seem like a good amount of games for now, but it won’t be once more games are released for the system.
One alternative option for people that do eventually run low on storage is to use an external hard drive, when Microsoft allows this feature via an update to the Xbox One.
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