The Xbox One X will be available in time for Xmas with a limited pre-order price of R7499

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! All the 13th cheques are flowing! And if you’re anything like us, then you’re probably wanting to spend that extra piece of payday on something essential…like a 1:1 scale replica 3D print of the Gipsy Danger pilot suit. Listen man, I have my priorities sorted and then some.

Alternatively, there’s always the allure of new technology. Sexy new hardware to get your blood pumping as you show off your new TV and a picture so sharp that it’ll stab your eyes out. What better way to flaunt your UHD telly then, than with some 4K gaming? Right now, that local market is dominated by PlayStation’s PS4 Pro console, which gives plenty of upscaled effects to existing games.

Microsoft on the other hand, has the Xbox One X. A machine with beefy hardware that aims to deliver true 4K gaming on current and upcoming games. Due to tough new import laws, there was a worry that we’d only see the fancy new machine sometime in 2018. Well worry not, because we’ve just heard from Xbox South Africa that the Xbox One X will launch in time for Christmas.

To tempt people even further, the pre-order price will be set at R7499. It’ll be in limited numbers, and we’ll confirm the official RRP as soon as we can.

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Last Updated: October 6, 2017

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  • Skittle

    Must be nice to get 13th cheque… woe is me

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I got a 13th cheque once… but then I found out you having to start counting from 1 at the beginning of each new year.

  • Pieter Kruger

    FANTASTIC NEWS! Very happy for the R7499 with the Rand currently in the dumpster! Also looks like one could maybe pick up a 55′ Samsung KS8500 for around R16000 by that time…..Now to start downloading those 4K textures so long! Good times!

    • MonsterCheddar

      Too much dosh for me at the moment. By the time I can afford this, there will already be a new console out.

    • Grimsupanoob

      as soon as the links go up for the pre-order, that baby is ordered… TV already sorted…

  • MonsterCheddar
    • Frik van der Hewerskink

      I think the xbonex will be better than that though

      • Yeah but remove the screen and upgrade the gfx card and this will be better.

        Considering an Xbone does not come with a screen 😛

        Also I am just screwing with Cheddar.

        • I_am_Duffman!

          It says LCD and OS optional. So that’s not included in the price… You need to add a couple of thousand to that price.

          • R300 for windows. Then use the TV you would have used with the Xbone. You are only going to game at 30 fps anyways 😛

          • I_am_Duffman!

            R300 for windows? I am genuinely intrigued and puzzled?

          • bit of a grey area but I buy windows from kinguin. Ain’t nobody got thousands of rands for an OS.

          • Pieter Kruger

            And then you also need to add UHD Blu-Ray, Bluetooth, 4K 60FPS Capture card etc. to the PC as well! Even then a “comparible” GPU/CPU will petform much better on console due to optimization.

    • MonsterCheddar

      XD

    • Pieter Kruger

      X1X will wipe the floor with that…..for less! EVERY site on the internet has tried to build a comparible PC and EVERY site has come up short. X1X is just the best value for money out there, no contest.

      • I saw some of those tests and almost every single one of them said you can’t compare 1:1. Also notable mentions. A PC does not require a disc drive anymore and at the same price point the PC usually still has way better value for money in the long run due to much cheaper games and upgradability.

        However I was just screwing around so don’t take it too seriously.

        To me PC gaming is better but more expensive but you get true 4k 60fps ultra settings at that higher price point.

        Also PS4 Pro is better! 😛

        • Original Heretic

          Go for Pro!
          Mine treats me very well.
          And once I get my DSL installed next week Tuesday, it’ll treat me even better.

          Yes, that’s right, I’m finally joining the civilized online world.

          • Welcome to the internet!

            Beware of all the spam porn and weird ass stuff. 😛

          • Original Heretic

            I have visited the web before, but never from my OWN DSL.
            What’s spam porn? Does that and “weird ass” stuff go hand in hand? I prefer my porn with pretty asses, thanks, no weird ones.

          • Well to explain it another way. There was this guy who joined the online community and was so scarred with what he saw he created a game based on the offspring of his visual horrors. That game is Splatoon. 😛

          • Original Heretic

            Sounds messy….

        • Pieter Kruger

          You’re right you can’t compare 1:1 as consoles are highly optimized. I think a R20k pc will be getting close, then you still need to add a 4k 60 fps capture card……😉

  • Grimsupanoob

    Preorder from where?

  • Original Heretic

    Does anybody want to buy a testicle?

    • The market is flooded after this article. Prices have dropped for testes significantly.

      • Original Heretic

        Then I’ll have to sell my entire collection. *sigh*

        • Just remember to freeze your goo. 🙂

          • Original Heretic

            Oooooo, maybe then I can produce ice giant offspring! I can have my very own Loki….

  • I_am_Duffman!

    I hope this isn’t another snes mini situation…

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