After a solid ten months of waiting, South Africa finally has the Xbox One on its shores! Microsoft’s new games console has been available as of midnight, and the company heralded its South African arrival with a bit of a shindig at their William Nicol headquarters last night.

As you may know from our review, the Xbox One is a games console, a media centre, a way to stay in contact with friends and relatives via Skype and an all-round multitasking machine that promises to enhance your living-room life with cutting-edge entertainment technology.

The core bundle that doesn’t include Kinect is R6 299, and if you want to take full advantage of all of the voice controls built into the dashboard and some games, you’ll want the Kinect bundle that retails for R7 999.

This time around, Microsoft has made an even better Kinect sensor that responds more often than it doesn’t to your body movements and voice commands, which Charlie reckons makes the Kinect sensor well worth the extra R1 700.

For a rundown of some of the best things you can buy your Xbox One, check out our roundup of five awesome accessories that are available right now, and if you’re curious about the best games to play on it, we’ve got you covered with our recommendations for the best Xbox One launch games to play.

If you didn’t pre-order your console, shops still have stock so feel free to grab one today in time to enjoy a Heritage Day of braais, family and Xbox gaming.

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.