According to a Reddit user, who has managed to get their hands on one of Microsoft’s next-gen consoles early, the Xbox Series S has just 364GB of storage space reserved for games and apps.
Redditor u/spead20, who says they received the Xbox Series S from Canadian retailer The Source a week before launch day, replied to a question asking about how much storage space from the console’s 512GB SDD would be available for games and apps. According to spead20, just 364GB will be usable. Of course, this hasn’t been confirmed, but that figure makes sense considering the Xbox Series X’s 1TB SSD has just 802GB of usable storage space after things like the operating system and system files are taken into account.
With game file sizes swelling in recent years, 364GB of space isn’t going to give you much room for games, especially if you’re a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare player. If you don’t want to have to manage the storage space on the Xbox Series S constantly, you’re probably going to need to pick up one of those pricey 1TB SSD expansion cards for your next-gen games.
It’s worth remembering that Xbox One and older generation Xbox games can still be played from a USB external drive. Xbox Series X|S games can be stored on these drives too, but you’ll need to transfer them over to the console’s internal storage to be able to play them.