It’s console season and with the Xbox One hitting stores in the initial launch countries next week, it’s only a matter of time before we start seeing the console in India too. This could happen through the grey market or through online retailers shipping to India, but we’ve just spotted an Xbox One listing on Indian retailer Snapdeal’s website.
The Microsoft console has been put on pre-booking, where buyers will have to pay Rs 1,999 for the console and the rest of the amount on the release of the product. The full price of the console is listed as Rs 40,000, which sounds like a rather arbitrary amount given the $499 price tag of the console.
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It must be noted that the Xbox One will only release in India in an official capacity late next year. However, the listing says the Xbox One will be released in December 2013, which is something we are seeing for the first time. The console comes with one-year warranty from Microsoft.
The Xbox One will officially launch in the USA on November 22 and is scheduled to hit 14 countries in the first launch phase. The second phase has not yet been announced, but India is not likely to feature in this list either. Snapdeal has also put out EMI options for the Xbox One for various tenors, though it’s not yet known how they will fulfil the delivery to those who pre-book the console.