Microsoft has announced the entire range of its Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) portfolio, including Xbox One gaming console, would be available in India exclusively on Amazon.in beginning September 23rd.
The range also includes Xbox 360, Kinect, Xbox Live, Xbox Accessories and all Microsoft-published Xbox game titles. Amazon.in also announced exclusive preorders for Xbox One beginning August 6.
Chakrapani Gollapali, country general manager, consumer channels group, Microsoft India, said, “We believe this collaboration with Amazon gives us the platform to build scale at an unprecedented level for the gaming and entertainment category in India.”
He said this was the first time that they would be focusing on retailing their products through an online-only channel.
Earlier the company had said that it is bringing the gaming console to India at a price of Rs 39,990 without Kinect and Rs 45,990 with the Kinect sensor.
Xbox One bundles will include the Xbox One console — which features a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and built-in WiFi, one Xbox One Wireless Controller and a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members.
With the Kinect sensor, the console offers features like gesture controls, biometric sign-in, controller pairing, Skype video calls, personalization, instant scanning of QR codes, and enhanced features available with games such as ‘Kinect Sports Rivals,’ ‘Dead Rising 3,’ and ‘Project Spark.’
— Xbox 360 India (@Xbox360India) August 11, 2014