Microsoft to offer 250GB XBox hard drive

Microsoft has confirmed it will offer an external 250GB hard drive for the XBox 360 console.

Until now, the 250GB drive has featured as part of an Xbox bundle featuring Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and other games.

Now the company will flog the drive separately for an expected $129 (probably about £200 once it crosses the Atlantic).

The extant 120GB version of the drive will now flog for around $100 in the States and no double loads more than that over here.