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Xbox One lands 24 September

Microsoft has finally revealed a South African launch date, along with pricing, for the much anticipated Xbox One.

Microsoft South Africa’s Xbox team came out of an Xbox media briefing at the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles with the news of a South African release data and pricing.

Xbox One will be available in South Africa on 23 September, starting at R6300. 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 Xbox One Wireless Controller and a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members.

Microsoft will also launch Xbox One with Kinect at R8000. This version offers a number of games and entertainment experiences exclusive to Xbox, including gesture controls, biometric sign-in, controller paring, Skype video calls, instant personalisation, instant scanning of QR codes, and enhanced features in games such “Kinect Sports Rivals,” “Dead Rising 3,” and “Project Spark.

The Xbox One gaming launch line up in South Africa will include AAA titles like “Forza Horizon 2” and “Halo: The Master Chief Collection,” which comes with the “Halo 5: Guardians” multiplayer beta.

Other features that will join the Xbox One experience in South Africa include:

More details about launch game bundles, ways to pre-order and a full list of games and entertainment experiences will be announced before the launch.

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