Your arduous wait is almost over. Microsoft’s started pre-orders for its Xbox One console at all major retail outlets while the online store will start taking pre-orders on 20 August.
You have a choice between two official bundles. But you’ve got to hurry if you really want them; these promotional bundles are for a limited time only.
The first is the Xbox One Launch Console Bundle that packages the Xbox One console with a digital copy of EA Sports FIFA 15. An Xbox One wireless controller, a chat headset, and a HDMI cable is also thrown into the mix, along with a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members. This package will cost you S$639, while stocks last.
The other is the limited edition pre-order Xbox One Launch Kinect Bundle that includes the Xbox One console, the new Kinect sensor, and digital copies of EA Sports FIFA 15 and Dance Central Spotlight. Just like the other bundle, an Xbox One wireless controller, a chat headset, and a HDMI cable are also added in. This bundle‘s priced at S$739, and the free 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial applies for new members.
As for the specs of these Xbox One consoles, they will feature a 500GB hard drive, blu-ray player, and sport built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, amongst other features.
In addition to these two bundles, you can also pre-order an Xbox One Essentials Kit that consists of an Xbox One Wireless Controller (because one is never enough to double the fun), the Titanfall game, and a 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership for S$169.
If you pay using a DBS/POSB credit or debit card, you’ll also receive a Microsoft gift card worth S$24. You’ll be able to collect your Xbox One pre-order bundles from 1pm on 23 September from the Funan DigitaLife Mall Atrium, along with your exclusive Xbox Fan gear.
The company also announced that 18 new game titles exclusive to the Xbox One, some of which were showcased at E3, will be released here by the end of this year. Microsoft, just take our money already.