The Xbox One is FINALLY available in South Africa. While much of the rest of the world got it a bit earlier it’s finally here. We haven’t had a chance to review it but we’ve messed around with one and done some research so we think we can give you a quick break down of the good, the bad & the ugly.
You can order an Xbox One with Kinect. We love motion sensors!
The SmartGlass – your Microsoft devices (phones & tablets) turn in to a second screen that then communicates with your gaming console to enhance your experience.
Exclusive games like Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome and Dead Rising 3.
Voice commands – they’re always buggy. We predict the Xbox One will not always obey our voice commands. SO. FRUSTRATING.
The controller uses AA batteries. No biggie? It will be when they go flat and you don’t have others in the house.
Um R7999.99 for the Xbox One with Kinect? OUCH
There might be two controllers but we’ve seen strong relationships end over gaming wars or console hogging. Your significant other may take it personally when you kick his or her ass again and again. You have been warned.
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