Microsoft Begins Pre-Order of Xbox One in UAE

Microsoft’s Xbox One console will be available for pre-order in the UAE for a limited time only
ByFarah NadaThursday , 17 July 2014
Microsoft Begins Pre-Order of Xbox One in UAE
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An Xbox One

Are you a gamer? You better pre-book Microsoft’s Xbox One! UAE gamers will be able to pre-order Microsoft’s Xbox One console for a limited period only – from 16 July to 28 August.

The device itself is to be launched in the UAE on 5 September – but only gamers who have pre-ordered the console will receive it on the launch date.

Aman Sangar, Interactive Entertainment Business Category Lead at Microsoft Middle East and Africa, was reported to have said in Gulf News that Consumers will have a choice between two bundles for the Xbox One console – including five free games: Forza Motorsport 5, EA Sports Fifa 15, Halo Spartan Assault, Max ‘Curse of the Brotherhood’ and Lococyle – which cost around Dhs299 each outside of the offer.

Kishan Deepak Palija, Managing Director of Geekay Games explained that there is limited supply, adding that this bundle should be a motivation for games to pre-order the much-awaited console.

The console itself will be available for Dhs1749 – including a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and WiFi – an Xbox One Wireless Controller and a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for the new members.

Those who choose to buy the Xbox One with Kinect will get access to a number of games only for Xbox, including gesture controls, controller paring, biometric sign-in, instant personalization, Skype video calls and instant scanning of QR codes.

Meanwhile, NPD group research has shown that Sony’s PlayStation 4 is outselling Microsoft’s Xbox One for the fifth month in a row – while Xbox One sales have reach 5 million, PlayStation 4 has hit 9 million.


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