Next week, you’ll be able to buy an Xbox One bundle for R3999

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The Xbox brand is fifteen years old now, and we’ll have something more on that later. It’s not really uncommon, but very many of the people that I still call friends and play games with today I met through Xbox Live, Microsoft’s online gaming service.

I was fortunate enough to own an original Xbox, which ended up seeing most of its life being used as a very competent and capable media player and emulation machine, but I didn’t really use its online services, because I didn’t really have worthwhile internet. That changed the next generation with the Xbox 360, which for a long time was the best overall system you could get. It came out before the PS3, played games better than the competition and had the most robust online gaming network system to be found anywhere.

The Xbox One didn’t fare quite as well. Under the helm of Don Mattrick, The Xbox One’s initial messaging was muddied and confused – focused less on being a great gaming system than it was on being an entertainment hub. That’s changed a lot under Phil Spencer’s direction, which has seen the Xbox ship righted. The Xbox One, especially the newer S, has become a pretty damned desirable bit of technology.

Unfortunately, as we found out yesterday, the Xbox One S won’t be available in South Africa until the first quarter of next year. That’s a real pity for those sporting 4K, HDR screens and those looking for a UHD Blu-Ray player.

If, however, you’re looking for great gaming at a great price, you’ll start seeing some incredible bundle deals for the regular old Xbox One. Next Friday is Black Friday – a day associated with great deals in the US, though that’s started spilling all over the world.

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Anyway, on Black Friday you’ll be able to get an Xbox One, bundled with a brand new game, for R3999. That’s damned steal – and a great way to jump in. We’ll keep you updated on specific deals in the run up to Black Friday – but maybe start stashing R3999 away, okay?

 

Last Updated: November 16, 2016

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Andre Fourie
  • Viper_ZA

    Saving up the moola for some Black Friday goodness, this deal will not be one of them though xD

  • Admiral Chief Argonian

    500GB or 1TB?

    • These will mostly be 500GB bundles – but the X1 allows you to plug in external HDD’s via USB to use for games

      • Andre Fourie

        Yep. Takealot sells a HDD that is specifically for Xbone and Xbox360. Its 2TB and is even a nice Hulky green. I put it on my Xmas list, and will have to take my pimp hand out if wifey didn’t comply. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f5d422696f52836b3000f5bce79f54c231d685c38cf10974fcee566fe7d7f2fa.jpg

        • Francois Knoetze

          I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS!?!? THANK YOU!!

        • Fox1 – Retro

          There’s also an SSD version coming to the market.

      • Avithar

        Mine runs beautifully with a 1 TB HDD plug in, just make sure not to buy a cheap HDD as failure could be very sad.

  • Original Heretic

    Tempting. But no.

  • Eric Nagel

    Why…. I just want a UHD Blu-Ray player… Can I draw an S on it and try?

  • Funny, thats doesn’t look like a PS4 Pro…

  • Pieter Kruger

    Excellent deal but I’m already saving up for next years’ Black Friday deals when I’m looking to hopefully pick up a Scorpio/4K TV bundle!

    • Viper_ZA

      Ye, definitely need a 4K TV too!

  • HairyEwok

    With the Xbox One they should bundle Division with it since the disease spread in the game started with a black friday.

  • Lord Chaos

    Price isn’t too bad, but I’m sure some places will sell it for cheaper the closer we get

  • Damn, that is cheap. And I still use my 360 as a media player as it STILL plays more than the PS4 😛

  • MakeItLegal

    just wanted to add…Fuck MS, i went and bought a R100 voucher for the X1 to buy skate 3, can fucking use the voucher ? bull shit company with bull shit practices and bull shiot severs , half baked games in SA

    FUCK U MS , i will use up my live subscription and move on from your shitty brand and shitty polices

    FUCK U MS

    • Well maybe the seller sold an expired voucher?

      • MakeItLegal

        bought from bt games , says my account has R100 in it, but cant use it to buy skate 3 with a voucher

    • Fox1 – Retro

      Contact the seller for the voucher. It may have not activated on their side as sold.

      • MakeItLegal

        was from bt games ? voucher is active on my system, but cant use those funds to buy skate 3

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