Microsoft introduces Xbox One to UAE at midnight launch
Next-gen rival to Sony’s PS4 lands on Gulf shores
UAE gamers finally got access to Microsoft Corp’s next-generation games console, the Xbox One at a midnight launch at Virgin Megastore in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates.
Hands-on sessions for undecided thumb-bandits were also held from 10pm until midnight in the store, so that consumers could get the feel of the console ahead of its launch.
Customers who pre-ordered the console were able to collect it from 1am to 2am.
UAE Xbox One bundles start at AED 1,749 (without the Kinect system). Each console includes a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player, built-in Wi-Fi, one Xbox One Wireless Controller, an HDMI cable, a chat headset and a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members.
Microsoft is also offering a Kinect bundle for AED 2,199. Both bundles will include five game titles.
Day-one games available for the Xbox One include Kinect Sport Rivals, Halo: Spartan Assault, Max: Curse of the Brotherhood and Lococyle.