Microsoft Confirms XBox's Loss of 2 Gb

The rumours have been circulating for over a week now and many have rushed to deny them. As reported in a previous article, a change in the hardware specifications of the XBox was possible. One of the changes mentioned was that of the reduction in capacity of the hard disk from 10 to 8 Gb.
In a "silent" statement to Activewin, Microsoft has confirmed the loss of 2 Gb, but has failed to report the reasons that led to the decision. Such a change is unlikely to effect the overall performance or sales of the console and it is possibly only a cost cutting move by Microsoft.
The confirmation of one of the rumours however, does create the feeling that more of them could prove to be correct. In addition, the secrecy with which Microsoft faces such stories, helps create doubt over the XBox's future. The reported production problems facing the XBox, could also be behind such stories, allowing every "friend" of Microsoft to release their own rumours about the consoles' future.

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Microsoft Confirms XBox's Loss of 2 Gb

I think Microsoft should have put a bigger hard drive in the system. The Xbox is supposed to be for gaming on-line and solo. It is 2 easy to fill up 20gig let alone 10 or 8 now they have changed it. I think I will stick with my PC.. I was planning on buying the XBox but now Microsoft have changed my mind for me. Too Bad..

Microsoft Confirms XBox's Loss of 2 Gb

You stupid idiots. The HD was meant for game demos and save games, there is no intention of it being used for downloading full games, running software on it, copying cds on it, etc. It is still a consold, games are still run from the cd/dvd, the hd is a plus, its for savegames and stuff like that. Besides, gamecube and ps2 doesnt have ANY hd so there.

Microsoft Confirms XBox's Loss of 2 Gb

Man thats funny. Anyone remember 3do? or CDi? No? They looked just like this thing and portrayed themselves to be the next BIG thing.I bet no one remembers this in a couple years either.Talk about obsolete before it comes out, pre-orders are actually getting completely ripped off here. If I stole 2gigs from your PC would you be miffed?It is now less than it was, which wasnt thrilling to begin with. Ho Hum.

Microsoft Confirms XBox's Loss of 2 Gb

Thats funny.... Yea.... Who really cares actually? Yea I was told that it wouldn't happen but it was all done for manufacturing and cost of the console ordeals.... Wow a whole two gig downgrade! What other console actually has a hard-drive by the way? And 8 gigs is plenty of memory to run a game... (more than smooth not to mention) considering this isn't a PC... Not as many tasks are being performed so all the memory is used for straight gaming and saving and what have you.... Cry about it and try to make us all sound retarded that doubted the downgrade! Not even a scratch to how the console will perform. Go try and find a preorder.... Thats how great it will be... People preordering a $1000 dollar bundle? Not even I did that lol. I'll stick with getting in line with my ticket and purchasing one from the store. Nothing else was downgraded and its a positive that nothing else will. Wanna take up bets on it this time? GC Fans... Don't bash! Bashing back is just a easy as typing eat off! oh by the way! [url removed] has some pretty good articles... so does [url removed] ;) ;)

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