With Xbox 360 games initially out at launch up to 7GB, most are now coming in on double disks requiring around 15GB if installed to consoles HDD. With the upcoming Xbox One, games are packing in the data at up to 43GB at launch. The concern here is that for a 500GB HDD (less what the console O/S is taking up) it would store around just nine games?
Twitter user @MoonlightSwami who has a banned Xbox One console has timed the initial bootup at 17 seconds to get to the dashboard. He has revealed that games on the Xbox Live Marketplace vary from 8GB to 43GB. NBA 2K14 is the highest size at 43GB while EA’s Madden and FIFA are 12GB and 8GB, respectively. Forza 5 is shown at 31GB, Dead Rising 3 at 19GB and Call of Duty: Ghosts 39GB.
It was also discovered that the Day One update you need at launch to be able to play and use your Xbox One console is around 500mb. This is a mandatory online update that cancels out all the restrictions previously set by Microsoft’s DRM policies.