New arrivals: Microsoft Xbox One debuts in Singapore at Funan DigitaLife Mall

Singapore officially welcomed the Xbox One today at 1300hrs.

Update (9pm, 23 September):

Xbox One fans got to pit themselves against each other on board the Singapore Flyer, against the Skyline.

Singapore F1 GP may be over but #Xbox One fans are still racing the McLaren on #Forza5 in the Singapore Flyer. #XboxOneSG. Photo taken using Samsung Galaxy S5 and posted on Instagram.

Singapore F1 GP may be over but #Xbox One fans are still racing the McLaren on #Forza5 in the Singapore Flyer. #XboxOneSG. Photo taken using Samsung Galaxy S5 and posted on Instagram.

Microsoft Xbox One Launch at Funan DigitaLife Mall.

Microsoft Xbox One Launch at Funan DigitaLife Mall. Photo: Microsoft Singapore.

The event kicked off with pre-order collection amongst the mass of over 500 fans as they turned Funan DigitaLife Mall into a sea of green.

“The feedback from our fans in Singapore has been overwhelming. We are on track to making this the biggest ever Xbox launch in history in Singapore. Today marks a historic day for us and our fans,” said Hanson Yap, Marketing Manager, Interactive Entertainment Business, and Microsoft, Singapore.

The console launch continues into the evening as invited fans battle it out in the sky onboard the Singapore Flyer.

The iconic landmark will light up Singapore’s skyline with the Xbox’s signature green – telling Singaporeans that the new entertainment console has landed.

This holiday, gamers will be able to create Car Clubs of up to 1,000 members and race through a wide-open world featuring the stunning landscapes of Southern Europe in “Forza Horizon 2”.

They will relive the complete story of a legendary hero in “Halo: The Master Chief Collection”; and explore, scavenge, fight to survive in a world overrun by zombies in “Dead Rising 3”.

Faycal Bouchlaghem, Consumer Channels Group Lead, Microsoft Singapore and Jessica Tan, General Manager, Microsoft Singapore presenting the first Xbox One to Aw Jeng Kit (18).

Faycal Bouchlaghem, Consumer Channels Group Lead, Microsoft Singapore and Jessica Tan, General Manager, Microsoft Singapore presenting the first Xbox One to Aw Jeng Kit (18). Photo: Microsoft Singapore.

Xbox One gamers can join Ori, the last spirit guardian, as he discovers the mysteries of a dying forest in a beautiful coming-of-age story in “Ori and the Blind Forest”; and dive into the mayhem of Sunset City in “Sunset Overdrive”.

Killer Instinct against the Singapore skyline. #XboxOneSG. Photo taken using Samsung Galaxy S5 and posted on Instagram.

Killer Instinct against the Singapore skyline. #XboxOneSG. Photo taken using Samsung Galaxy S5 and posted on Instagram.

“The games industry is evolving and growing fast, and we are proud to have Singaporean gamers help drive the new Xbox One era. Our commitment is that we will at least have 50 games this holiday with 20 of them being exclusive to the Xbox platform which makes it the biggest console launch line up in Singapore,” added Hanson Yap.

Also available on Xbox One this holiday season are highly anticipated blockbusters like “Assassin’s Creed: Unity”, “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”, and “EA SPORTS FIFA 15”.

Fans can also look forward to the StarHub TV Anywhere app, where users will be able to access an exciting library of content, unique to the Xbox One.

Xbox One allows users to instantly switch between all of their entertainment and enjoy technology like the 1080p Kinect HD Sensor.

Xbox One is now on sale across Asia following simultaneous launches in cities including Seoul, Hong Kong, and Taipei.

Xbox One has landed in Singapore and takes off in the Singapore Flyer. #XboxOneSG. Photo taken using Samsung Galaxy S5 and posted on Instagram.

Xbox One has landed in Singapore and takes off in the Singapore Flyer. #XboxOneSG. Photo taken using Samsung Galaxy S5 and posted on Instagram.

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