Add more storage the easy way

Compared to the games of just 10 years ago, today’s games are massive in size. Now that 4K TVs have come down considerably in price and are more common in homes, 4K console gaming is now more affordable than ever. With some games on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X reaching over 100GB in size, it doesn’t take very long to fill up the base storage that comes with those systems.

Even Nintendo’s hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch, has games that require an additional download that will quickly fill up the system’s onboard 32GB of storage space. Or, if you plan to download games for your Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 3DS from the eShop, you’ll quickly run out of space.

Luckily, in a few short steps, you can increase the storage available on all of these systems. Today, we’ll take a look at the best storage solutions for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One best storage solutions

All PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games require you to install games on the console’s hard drive—even if you have bought the disc based version of the game. While the PlayStation 4’s built-in hard drive can be replaced and upgraded, the Xbox One’s cannot. However, both systems support the use of external USB hard drives to expand their respective storage capabilities.

You can’t just use any old external USB hard drive, there are certain specifications that must be met. For both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One the external USB hard drive must be USB 3.0 or later, and at least 256GB in size. When choosing a drive, you’ll want to consider how much space you’ll want.

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PlayStation 4 owners looking for a plug and play solution to increasing your storage are in luck. The Seagate 2TB Portable External Hard Drive for PS4 is a fantastic way to quickly add 2TB of external storage space in a blink of an eye. You can fit up to 50 games on this drive, and its slim profile makes it easy to transport to a friend’s house. asjflsdjfsldjfsdlfjsdfsdlkjfalskjflsdjfsdldlfjsdlkfjsdfsdfjsajslfdsjkfjsalfsjlkfsdjflsdjflsdfjsdlfsdjlfkdsjfdlksfsdjklasflkjsdfddlkjfaslkfjdslfjsdlfjdslkfjdslkfjsdlfjsadlkfjslkfsklsfkl

PlayStation 4 Pro

PlayStation 4 Pro owners looking for more space can step right up to the Seagate STX Backup Plus 5TB External Hard Drive. You’ll have room to install over 100 games. That means plenty enough space to install your favourite games such as God of War, Spider-Man, and Detroit: Become Human. pijaksfjslakjfslkjfslkfjsadjflsdjfdsdsfkjskdflsajkfldsjfsdkfjslkfjsdklfsjlfksjflksjflksjfsfskdlfjslkfjdskfsdjklfsjkldsjdklfjslkfjsdlfsdlkfsdjkldfslkfsdajkldfslfjasdflsjdfslfjsdlsjflksjdflsdkdspicklespicklslkajflksadjflsdkjfsdlkfjsdklfsdjflksjflsljaskljsaflsjaflskjfslfkjdlsajfdkfjaslfjslfsjdflksjfsdklfjslkfjsaflksdjafskldfjslkfsjdalfksjadflksajflks

Xbox One

storageIf you have an Xbox One or Xbox One S, I highly recommend the Seagate Game Pass 4TB Game Drive. The sleek portable design of the Seagate Xbox Game Pass 4TB Game Drive plugs directly into any USB port on your Xbox One or Xbox One S. Not only can you can store up to 100 full-sized games on it, but it also comes with a two-month trial of Microsoft’s excellent Xbox Game Pass membership. jaslkjfsdlkfjslfsjfklsajfsdlfjslfjsdlfksdjflksdajflksdjfslkdfjsdlkfjsdaklfsjdlkfsjalkfsjdflksdajflksdjfsldkfsdklfjsklfsjflsdlajsfkdsjflsdjfdslfjsdlfksdjflsdjfsdlkfjsdlfksdjflsdkfjdklfsd

Xbox One X

storageDo you own the Xbox One X, the worlds most powerful console? If so, my top pick for expanding your storage is the Seagate 8TB Game Drive. You get double the space over the 4TB drive! This comes in hand for those Xbox One X games that take advantage of 4K assets. So you will have no problem storing games such as Gears of War 4, Halo 5, and Forza Motorsport 7. It offers two front-facing integrated USB 3.0 ports and you wont need a separate power cord to power the drive. alsjflksajfsldajfsdlfkjsdflsjalfjsdalfjssldkfjdsalfjlasjdfk


Nintendo Switch and 3DS best storage solutions

Unlike the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games do not require to be installed. However, Nintendo Switch games such as Doom, NBA 2K18, and L.A. Noire require an additional download to get the full game experience. Factor in DLC add-ons and eShop titles and it quickly becomes apparent that you will need more storage space for your Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.

Upgrading your storage on both systems is easy by using Micro SD cards. Each system has a different spec, so what may work on one might not necessarily work on the other.

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For the Nintendo Switch, I highly recommend the ScanDisk Ultra 128GB 100MB/s microSDXC UHS-1 Memory Card. It wont break the bank and at the same time it will give 128GB of storage on your Nintendo Switch. It supports data read speeds up to 100MB/s, so games will load faster than cartridges.lajsdfksfjdslkfjsklfsjdlkfsjdflklajsfldksfjsalkdfjlsadkjldksjfslkjf

Nintendo 3DS

If you own one of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, you’ll want to pickup the ScanDisk Ultra 32GB 98MB/s microSDHC UHS-1 Memory Card. This will give you plenty of space to grab DLC and games from the Nintendo eShop. The best part about it is that you won’t have to worry about storage space! asdfjksflsdjfsaklfjsdkfjsalfsjdflsdkjfsldfjslfsdjfsldjfdssdlfjsdfkljdsflksfjlfsdjklasjfslkfjsdkflsfkldsfsdklfsdjkfsdfsdfssdlkfsadlkfsjflsjfklsdflsdadlskfj


More storage means more games!

Now that you’ll have extra storage for more games, why not consider an Xbox Live gift card, PlayStation Store gift card, or Nintendo eShop Dollars? Using these gift cards, you can download games for each console’s digital store.

In addition to full game downloads you can also purchase game add-ons like expansion packs and DLC. I prefer using gift cards as I’m not very keen with saving my credit card information on my game consoles. You have greater security and will feel peace of mind using prepaid cards to make your purchases.

Xbox Live gift cards:

In store only Xbox Live $15, $25, $50, and $75 cards. Digital Download Xbox Live $75 card

PlayStation Store gift cards:

PlayStation Store $20 Gift Card, and PlayStation Store $50 Gift Card Digital Download

Nintendo eShop Dollars:

$20 eShop Card$50 eShop Card$70 eShop Card, and $99 eShop Card


Adding more storage couldn’t be easier

Well, that about wraps up this article. As you can see, adding more storage to your PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo 3DS is a breeze. With game sizes growing by the day, you don’t want to be stuck not being able to play your favourite new game come launch day because you have run out of space.

Let me know in the comments section below which system you added more storage to and what was the first new game you added to it.

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Jon Scarr
Jon is the Gaming Editor and is based in Toronto. He is a proud Canadian who has a serious passion for gaming. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry with over 20 years experience. You can often find Jon streaming the latest games on his YouTube channel. Jon loves to talk about gaming and tech, come say hi and join the conversation with Jon on Threads @4ScarrsGaming and @4Scarrsgaming on Instagram.


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