250GB HDD stays with MW2 SKU, for now

We were hoping yesterday’s news of a 250GB Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Xbox 360 SKU would lead to an announcement of a stand-alone 250GB hard drive but, no dice. In an ‘Inside Xbox’ episode introducing the Limited Edition console on Xbox Live, Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb said the 250GB hard drive will remain attached to the Modern Warfare 2-branded console and is “not being sold separately [yet?].”

Then again, when asked if Microsoft has plans to make the larger storage unit available separately, Albert Penello, director of platform marketing for Xbox, said, “I wouldn’t say plans. Maybe. I hear this story every two years. It was the 20s, and then the 60s, and then the 120s.” So it’s probably safe to assume that the larger storage will in fact arrive separately, eventually. And, if Microsoft’s add-on pricing trend continues, chances are it will cost a small fortune.