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UAE release date, price announced for Xbox One

Nation’s gamers can now prepare for September launch

The Xbox One goes on sale in the UAE on 5 September.
The Xbox One goes on sale in the UAE on 5 September.

Microsoft’s Devices group today announced that its Xbox One gaming console will be available in UAE on 5 September with an entry price of AED1,749.

Each system will include the 500GB Blu-ray console with 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 AED2,199. Kinect allows gesture controls, biometric sign-in, controller paring, Skype video calls and scanning of QR codes. It also delivers enhanced features in some games such as Kinect Sports Rivals, Dead Rising 3 and Project Spark. 

The UAE launch will feature a number of titles including Forza Horizon 2 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which comes with a multiplayer beta of Halo 5: Guardians.