South Africa: Xbox One S Pre-Order Date and Pricing Confirmed

Xbox One S South Africa

Microsoft South Africa has confirmed that the Xbox One S will be available for pre-order from the 20th of February 2017. The Xbox One S will retail at a recommended price, as provided by the distributor: Prima Interactive, of R4999.00 for the 500G and R5999.00 for the 1TB at all retail partners.

Those who pre-order will receive an additional wireless controller including FIFA 17, or a 12 month Xbox Live subscription.

The Xbox One S is 40% smaller than the original console and is, according to the firm, the only console that comes with a built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. Additionally, the console also allows for 4K video streaming via Netflix and other streaming sources. In addition, the Xbox One S provides High Dynamic Range (HDR) for supported video and games like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, NBA 2K17 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

Xbox One S Features:

High Dynamic Range
Experience richer, more luminous colours in games like Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3. With a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks, High Dynamic Range technology brings out the true visual depth of your games.

HDR functionality available with supported games and TVs.

4K Ultra HD
With four times the resolution of standard HD, 4K Ultra HD delivers the clearest, most realistic video possible. Stream 4K content on Netflix, and watch Ultra HD Blu-ray movies in stunning visual fidelity with High Dynamic Range.4K streaming with select apps, see

40% smaller
Play the greatest games line-up, including Xbox 360 classics, on a 40% smaller console. Just don’t let its size fool you: with an internal power supply and up to 1TB of internal storage, the Xbox One S is the most advanced Xbox ever.

Xbox One Backward Compatibility feature works with select Xbox 360 games, see Xbox Live and broadband internet required for initial download of game to console. Storage may vary by model.

IR Blaster
Configure your Xbox One S to turn on other devices, like your TV, audio/video receiver, and satellite receiver. Whether you’re playing a game or watching a movie, the integrated IR Blaster will get you to the action faster, allowing you to leave your remotes behind.

Edited by: Darryl Linington
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