Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One is set to launch tonight in India. The upcoming game device will be available exclusively through Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Microsoft will hold a big launch party to celebrate in Mumbai.
Microsoft to launch Xbox One in India
The new game console will be available to ship tomorrow. Prices for the console start at Rs 39,990 for just the core system. The Xbox bundle starts at Rs 45,990. To kick of the launch festivities, Amazon India will offer free goodies worth Rs 6,000 available with the console. Such goodies include FIFA 2015, and Dance Central Spotlight. Amazon also offers an eCoupon for Rs 2,000 to allow customers to get a discount on the purchase of a separate controller. This is also offered BluRay movies worth Rs 2,500 including Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Captain America: Winter Soldier. On launch day, other games will arrive including Forza Motosport 5, Forza Horizon 2, Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Destiny, and FIFA 2015.
Xbox One set includes AC power adapter, the Kinect sensor, HDMI cable, Xbox One wireless controller, headset, two AA batteries, 500GB hard drive, and more. It also comes with one 14 day Xbox Live Gold Card.
Xbox One delayed in China
Unfortunately, the arrival of the Xbox One in China was canceled. This cancelation happened just two days before the official unveiling. Microsoft has yet to announce reason for cancelation.
Microsoft (along with Nintendo and Sony) are set to enter China’s market after a lift on a 14-year ban. The game console maker told CVG in a statement, “Despite strong and steady progress, we are going to need a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible for our fans in China.”
The company said the launch would take place before 2014 ended. Those who pre-ordered the device and expected to receive the device this week would have also received a special bonus.