So? It supports external storage, like Wii U. Just buy a $50 1TB usb hdd on black friday (or actually you can get them close to $60-70 most days) and you're good.
They're shipping a smaller hard drive probably to reduce costs. God forbid these major companies from trying to get profit from what they sell, its not like they have anything to do with that money.
500GB is probably more than good enuff for most users, and you can easily just uninstall X1 games if you don't play them often anymore and Microsoft has already said you will be able to play games while they are installing, so I really see no issue with this. Don't use that 30GB game anymore? Delete it. Want to play it randomly six months later but don't want to wait for an install? You don't have to.
I believe the issue is the fact many people put there whole entire music collection on there systems so they can do the in game music, plus people have films downloaded on them and what ever else, now that you have to install your game completely to the harddrive is crazy, the real part of people being angry is that the 500gb harddrive can't be changed, so now you have this big box having to be on top of your cable box and your telling me that i've got to then by an external harddrive to go next to it to, instead of just changing the 500gb one to a bigger one. all there doing is making more money because what they'll do is produce a official microsoft hardrive clip on and make more money. but will see how it pans out depends how big the games are going to be.
You're making something out of nothing. If you are allowed to buy a non-MS USB HDD for cheaper why are you so upset at the theory (unconfirmed btw) of MS selling Xbox branded USB HDD? No one would be making you buy a theoretical over priced Xbox branded drive, now would they?
The hard drive can't be changed, but can be ADDED to. What's the difference? If anything its good coz it gives you more storage. If you swapped out that 500GB internal drive for a 1TB one then that 500GB would be useless, whereas if you add a 1TB USD drive in ADDITION to the 500GB internal, you've got 1.5TB.
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