Xbox One Hard Drive Full at 362GBs

In our review of Microsoft’s Xbox One, we noted a number of frustrating omissions, including issues with hard drive management. Namely: you can’t see how much space is left on the console’s 500GB HDD.

Microsoft 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.”

Well, sorry Microsoft, but the Xbox One’s HDD storage is limited to, as IGN discovered, 362GBs or roughly 20 games and a handful of apps, and when you hit the cap, you must manually uninstall items, it’s not automatic. See IGN’s video on the topic below:

To be clear, the PlayStation 4 also features a 500GB HDD and can store roughly the same number of games and apps. However, you can more easily manage your HDD on the PlayStation 4 because it allows you to see how much space remains.

Along with the inability to see how much life is left in your controller battery, this is another no-brainer that Microsoft should add immediately via an Xbox One patch.

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3 Comments on Xbox One Hard Drive Full at 362GBs

Jeremy Gulley

On December 10, 2013 at 9:38 am

Everybody knows that was part of their design plan. This way, by the time games really start releasing for this console they will be able to waive a 1TB HDD proprietary upgrade in your face for the low low price of $250.


On December 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

I wouldn’t say it’s roughly the same with the ps4. First thing i checked after the day one update with mine was how much free space was left. At the time, with nothing but the patch installed, I had 408 gigs of free space. That’s 12% more space?


On December 10, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I’m currently sitting at about a dozen games installed on my system [including fully digital stuff like Contrast and DC Universe] and I still have roughly two-thirds of my available space clear and free.

I don’t really see this as much of a problem though since whole honestly needs two dozens games installed on their system at one time. i know it’s nice to have it there but if you haven’t played a game in a month or so it might be wise to just take it off your system until further notice.