The Xbox One X will cost $499 – R7499 in South Africa

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It’s official! 4K comes at a price, as Microsoft’s Xbox One X console will indeed retail for $499 on release this November. That’s a high price to pay for the Xbox One X, although Microsoft believes that it’s worth every penny to deliver on what they call the most powerful gaming console ever made.

On the local Xbox site, it seems that the console will cost an eye-water R7499 when it’s released locally.

According to, the new system will have:

Smoother gameplay

The 8-core Custom AMD CPU is clocked at 2.3GHz to bring enhanced AI, real world detail, and smoother interactions to your gaming.

Bigger worlds

12GB GDDR5 of graphic memory add speed and power to game performance to enable bigger worlds, further horizons, and quicker load times.

Life-like detail

A 6 Teraflop GPU enables 4K environments and characters to become more realistic than ever, with more detail and smoother animations.

Faster load times

Game graphics are faster and more detailed with 326 GB/sec memory bandwidth, to keep your gaming momentum flowing.

Thanks to @micmucza for the tip. 

Last Updated: June 12, 2017

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  • Gustav Minnie

    Last year when the Scorpio was announced we were told it will cost 12k from a MS source. Happy to call him an ex source.

  • But what are the specs?

  • The question is: How many months will we have to wait before it’s available in South Africa?

    • Pieter Kruger

      It’s a world wild release this time around, so hopefully Nov 7th in SA too!

  • CodeDisQus

    Will it be really worth it….at the end of the day it comes down to Games, and there weren’t any (IMO) that said to me, pull out your wallet and pre-order!

    • Grimsupanoob

      Remember your current games will perform better as well… So taking that into account plus the upcoming games, for sure

    • Pieter Kruger

      Just a few games already confirmed to get full 4K Xbox One X treatment so far:
      Ark: Survival Evolved
      Assassin’s Creed: Origins
      Black Desert
      Chess Ultra
      Crackdown 3
      Dead Rising 4
      Deep Rock Galactic
      Dishonored 2
      Fallout 4
      Farming Simulator 17
      Fifa 18
      Final Fantasy XV
      For Honor
      Forza Horizon 3
      Forza Motorsport 7
      Gears of War 4
      Ghost Recon: Wildlands
      Halo Wars 2
      Homefront: The Revolution
      Injustice 2
      Killer Instinct
      Madden NFL 18
      Mantis Burn Racing
      Metro: Exodus
      Middle-earth: Shadow of War
      Need For Speed: Payback
      Outlast 2
      Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
      Portal Knights
      Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
      Rocket League
      Sea of Thieves
      Slime Rancher
      State of Decay 2
      Super Lucky’s Tale
      The Artful Escape
      The Elder Scrolls Online
      The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
      The Last Night
      The Surge
      The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
      Titanfall 2
      Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
      We Happy Few

      • Jim of the Banana

        Where are the games? The Boney X doesn’t have any games… :'(

        • But FFXV! BWAHAHAHAAH! Can’t believe that is listed there…

          • Jim of the Banana

            At least Farming Simulator 17 is getting a boney X release….

      • CodeDisQus

        I apologize, I wasn’t specific enough. By games I meant, EXCLUSIVE games. The list you posted is great, but how many of those can anyone play on the PS4 pro or PC.

        Compare those to what Sony has to offer and honestly The X is looking like a very powerful console with not a lot of reasons to own it. It really needs SYSTEM SELLERS, people go out and but the Switch because its the only place to play Zelda and Mario Games and all that Nintendo has to offer (which is actually a lot), Sony can boast the likes of Uncharted, Horizon, God of War, Infamous, Days Gone, Death Stranding, Detroit Become Human, The last of US pt 2, Spider-Man.

        These are games that when it comes down to it, I believe will cause people to go with the PS4 over the X1X if they haven’t already

  • Jim of the Banana

    Xbox one x or the Boney X is an undeniably stupid name. This is at Wii U levels of retardation. They should have just stuck with Scorpio… Xbox eleventy… Good grief!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I dub thee… the Xbonks!

    • Matthew Holliday

      360 – 1 – X
      The logic is undeniable.

      • Jim of the Banana

        Xbox eleventy will change gaming for all eternity!

    • Pieter Kruger

      So is “Jim of the Banana” but you embraced that though? ROFL! Just kidding, but points for coming up with “Boney X”…….

  • Pieter Kruger

    A bit of a relief! With exchange rates I was preparing myself for R10 000. This will be my 1st venture into 4K gaming and I’m so ready and excited! Just wish I could’ve seen and experience the actual 4K gameplay shown at E3 last night instead of having to watch it in 1080 only……😭😭😭

    • miaau

      You planning to get one at launch?

      Tv’ed up for it?

      • Pieter Kruger

        Yep will pre order soonest! Looking at tv’s now and hopefully come November I’ll be able to pick up a fairly decent 4K tv (decent input lag/HDR etc.) for around R20k? Then I’ll be in Gaming Heaven……😇😇😇

  • Galbedir

    Xbox One X one one X one Xx One. Ugh! Someone fire whoever is in charge of naming at Microsoft console department.

  • Umm.. NO.

  • Pieter Kruger

    Had a look again and not sure if R7500 is correct, seems too good to be true? Only R500 more than PS4 Pro? Will pre order as soon as the option is available…….then to start saving for a reasonably priced 4K tv….😢😢😢

  • Seeker

    I’m really hyped for this. R7500 is not a bad price to pay for “True Power”.

  • miaau

    Assume, that like me, a lot of people do not have a TV capable of doing justice to this.

    So, add just under R10k as well for a Samsung TV capable of 4k.

    Is it worth it? Not for me.

    • Hammersteyn

      Same here, I can buy a console or a TV, not both

      • miaau

        Yeah, but even if I could buy both right now, I see no reason to. At all.

        People can wax lyrical about the advantages and all that, but I still fail to see it.

        This is like the whole Full HD debate all over again. Some people said the difference between 720p streaming and 1080p streaming on netflix was obvious and all that. My wife and I, on either a 42 inch or a 32 inch (bedroom) TV do not notice it all.

        Perhaps because of my colour blindness? Who knows.

        • Hammersteyn

          Neither do I. My wallet is happy about that.

    • Original Heretic

      Or get a Sony TV. ha!!

  • I really want to experience 4k gaming but my TV is just 1080p so until that magically changes I’m not tempted to get this or the Sony PS4 Pro.

    I do have to admit though the name Xbox One X is


  • Johann

    Hmm, the price, although steep, is a lot less than what I thought it would be. The original Xbox one was also close to that price and has fell quite a bit since so maybe 3 years from now you can pick one up for R4000 more or less. Problem though is the TV, R10k plus this is a boatload to pay just for a gaming console.

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