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Xbox One South African release date confirmed

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Microsoft has announced the official release date as well as the pricing for the Xbox One in South Africa.

The Xbox One will launch in South Africa on 23 September 2014. The initial recommended retail price for the standalone console is marked at R6299.99. Xbox South Africa will also be bringing in the Xbox One Kinect bundle, which will retail for R7999.99.

Each console will feature a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player, and built in Wi-Fi. Furthermore, you will receive one controller as well as a 14-day trial for Xbox Live.

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

Game DVR/Upload. With game DVR, you can capture and record your greatest game moments and Upload Studio makes it easy to edit and share clips with your community. You can capture the last 30 seconds of gameplay and then share your clip with your friends.

Apps. With Skype, specially designed for Xbox One, you can video chat with friends on your TV in HD, or, hold Skype group video calls on your TV. Adiotnally, access Internet Explorer and OneDrive as well as streaming services such as

TV on Xbox One. Watch live TV from your cable, telco or satellite set-top box through your Xbox One with HDMI-pass through.

Updates to Xbox Live. Consumers will also enjoy the recently announced updates to Xbox Live giving anyone with an Xbox access to all entertainment experiences without an Xbox Live Gold membership. Just like with Xbox 360, Microsoft will continue to roll out regular updates like these to deliver new features and platform experiences.

The Xbox One is expected to launch with Forza Horizon 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, as well as previous titles that have already launched across the globe.

Darryl Linington




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