Microsoft unveils launch promos for next-gen Xbox One in Singapore

Xbox Singapore has invited Xbox fans to reserve their Xbox One as of August 15.

According to Microsoft, the Xbox One transforms the gaming experience with advanced voice, vision, and motion technology as well as new support for social networks.

The console automatically recognises players when they enter the room, and can be controlled via gestures and speech. When players interrupt a game to use an app, they return right where they left off in the game, even if you were in the middle of a battle or race.

Smart Match uses advanced algorithms to pair players with others at similar competence levels, and provides more control over opponents. A new reputation system helps keep annoying players out, for example, and games can learn to emulate given playing styles so that a player can pit his or her skills against the Xbox even when friends are offline.

A post on the Xbox Singapore Facebook page reveals that there are two exclusive launch bundles.

While the pre-order period is from August 15 to September 23, stocks are limited, so Xbox invites fans to pre-order as soon as possible. Click here to view the full list of supporting retailers.

The Xbox One Launch Kinect Bundle costs S$739, and includes:

  • Xbox One Console 500GB with Kinect Sensor
  • Xbox One Wireless Controller
  • Xbox One Chat Headset
  • FIFA 15 (downloadable game)
  • Dance Central Spotlight (downloadable game)

The Xbox One Launch Console Bundle is a little cheaper at S$639 as it does not have the Kinect Sensor and a second game:

  • Xbox One Console 500GB
  • Xbox One Wireless Controller
  • Xbox One Chat Headset
  • FIFA 15 (downloadable game)

The Xbox One pre-order bundles and exclusive Xbox Fan Gear* worth S$189 can be obtained from 1pm on 23 September 2014 at the Funan DigitaLife Mall Atrium.

Purchasers will also receive a Microsoft Gift Card worth S$24 if the payment is made with a DBS/POSB credit or debit card, redeemable from 23 September onwards.

Note that terms and conditions for the pre-order promotion applies.