Most Xbox One games will take up a large chunk of the system’s hard drive.  Were you expecting something else?

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Remember the days when you can have a full shelf of PSX CDs and not have to worry about running out of hard drive space?  Those days are long gone, and (in most cases) these days’ games running on next-gen entertainment systems have all sorts of installation requirements.

In the next-gen Xbox One, which launches late next week, a single 500 hard drive is only capable of storing around 20 or so games at a time.  According to a user that got his hands on an Xbox One early, the size of an Xbox One title can range anywhere from  200+ MB to 40+ GB, with ~25GB being the median.

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(Installing and downloading this bugger will be more time consuming than going to the store and buying it, Forza 5 [31GB])

Less graphically intensive games like Xbox Fitness (246MB) will take up a few hundred megabytes of space, while titles like NBA 2K14 (43GB) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (39GB) can leave some wondering if they’ll have to do some cleaning before they can play some other games.

Here are some Xbox One launch titles download sizes:

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – 20GB
  • Battlefield 4 – 33GB
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts – 39GB
  • Crimson Dragon – 6.9GB
  • Dead Rising 3 – 19GB
  • FIFA 14 – 8GB
  • Fighter Within – 9.2GB
  • Forza Motorsport 5 – 31GB
  • Just Dance 2014 – 22GB
  • Killer Instinct – 2.4GB
  • Lococycle – 13GB
  • Madden NFL 25 – 12GB
  • NBA 2K14 – 43GB
  • NBA Live 14 – 9GB
  • Need for Speed: Rivals
  • Powerstar Golf – 3.9GB
  • Ryse: Son of Rome – 34GB
  • Skylanders: Swap Force – 15GB
  • Xbox Fitness – 246MB
  • Zoo Tycoon – 2.6GB
  • Zumba: World Party – 24GB

Source: NeoGAF