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Xbox One S heads for SA

February 20th, 2017
The Xbox One S, featuring 4K Ultra HD video, High Dynamic Range, a 40% smaller console, and a streamlined controller, is available to pre-order in South Africa from today.
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The Xbox One S will retail at a recommended price, as provided by distributor Prima Interactive, of R4999 for the 500G and R5999 for the 1TB at all retail partners.

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

Users will be able to play the games line-up, including Xbox 360 classics, on a 40% smaller console. It’s the only console with built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and 4K video streaming, including content from partners like Netflix. 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.

Microsoft provided the following information:

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 Xbox.com.

·       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 http://www.xbox.com/backcompat. 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.

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