I know I’m going to age myself, but I grew up playing 25 cent video games in arcades. Since then, the video industry has grown to become a multi-billion dollar industry with professional gamers that earn a living playing video games. Video gaming has grown so much so that eSports will make its debut in the 2024 Olympics. Obviously, the games are much more complex, and the video content much more graphical and advanced than when I was growing up; nevertheless, I never imagined that video games would become a legitimate sport.
There are several different game consoles available in the market, but most of the major consoles rely on internal HDDs for downloading games and storing content. While early game consoles with built in internal HDDs started with as little as 8GB* in 2000, built-in HDD storage capacities have grown with the gaming industry, and most game consoles sold have 1TB hard disk drives to accommodate the complexity of modern video games.
Toshiba has always been a significant player in the game console HDD market, but through the years, Toshiba has become a powerhouse. Toshiba is now the largest game console HDD supplier in the market. If you or anyone you know has bought a game console recently, there is a very good chance that a Toshiba 2.5-inch HDD is the source for storage.
So, if you are still looking for a last minute gift idea, why not a game console? You or someone you know may become a pro gamer or even compete in the Olympics.
Capacity: Toshiba defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
1 Game console HDD market share based on 2.5” HDDs shipped game console manufacturers
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