Microsoft has denied reports that some Xbox 360 titles will require a hard drive. The denial comes amid growing concerns among Xbox 360 Core owners - the Xbox 360 Core has no hard drive.
"Every game will work with every Xbox 360 system," a Microsoft spokesman told IDG when asked about the "Hard Drive Required" sticker. "But just like some games will require you to have a Memory Unit to save games, some games will require you to have a Hard Drive to experience them."
For example, gamers can't fully experience the critically acclaimed Oblivion without at least a memory card to save one's progress the representative explained. It is still unclear how a lack of hard drive might affect the gameplay experience outside of game saves, however.
An estimated 20 percent of the total Xbox 360 install base own the Core model without hard drive.