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Anyone dumb enough to buy the core model just got screwed.
"Xbox Family has learned that... games requiring the HDD will initially have a 'HDD required' logo clearly viewable on the front of the case [seen above], as well being listed as requiring the HDD on the back info panel of the case," the site says.
A reported 20 percent of Xbox 360 units sold are the Core model without hard drive.
The first Xbox featured an 8 gigabyte hard drive that was used for saving games in addition to game caching that allowed for shorter load times and more amounts of game data on DVD, which have a capacity of 9 gigabytes.
Bizzare Creations, makers of the upcoming Project Gotham Racing 4 on Xbox 360, allege that despite recent rumors, DVD size is a non-issue when developing games on the platform.
"DVD size is absolutely not a factor that we consider when designing our games, and PGR4 is no exception," the company said on its website.
"We've never had to cut content to fit on the disc, and we probably never will... DVD9 gives us more than we need to create a fabulous experience."