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February 20th, 2017 by


Microsoft’s popular Xbox One gaming console has received an iterative upgrade – much like Sony’s PlayStation. It is now called the Xbox One S.

Introducing The Xbox One S

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Microsoft South Africa has announced that the Xbox One S – which features 4K Ultra HD video, High Dynamic Range, is 40% smaller than its predecessor, and has a streamlined controller  – will be available to pre-order locally from the 20th of February.

Microsoft South Africa says that the Xbox One S will retail at a recommended price of R4999.00 for the 500G, and R5999.00 for the 1TB at all retail partners.

The company continues by saying that if you pre-order your Xbox One S, starting on the 20th of February 2017, you will receive an additional wireless controller as well as FIFA 17, or a 12 month Xbox Live subscription.

The Xbox One S allows you to play a number of games including Xbox 360 classics. It’s also 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. 

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.