Microsoft will launch its next-generation entertainment console, the Xbox One, in South Africa on 23 September.
The price of the new console, which competes head-on with Sony’s PlayStation 4 — which is already on sale in South Africa — will start at R6 300, Microsoft said in a statement. A version with Kinect, the company’s motion-control sensor, will cost R8 000.
Every Xbox One system will include the Xbox One console — which features a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and built-in Wi-Fi — one wireless controller and a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members.
The version with Kinect will allow for biometric sign-in, controller pairing, Skype video calls, personalisation, scanning of QR codes and enhanced features in games such as Kinect Sports Rivals, Dead Rising 3 and Project Spark, Microsoft said.
Launch titles will include Forza Horizon 2 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which comes with the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta. — © 2014 NewsCentral Media