Breaking News: Xbox Live South African Accounts Accept (Much Cheaper) UK Codes – Save Money

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We have breaking news in, for those who are fighting over the idea of migrating to a South African Xbox Live account.

After some testing in an Xbox Live laboratory (like, seriously) we can confirm that Xbox Live South African accounts do in fact accept UK MS Points vouchers as well as Xbox Live Gold Memberships like the ones found on local sites like

Why does this matter? We will tell you, and its pretty significant. Find out after the jump.

Ok first off, price is the major factor. For example, if you buy 2100 MS points through your Xbox 360 account directly, you will be paying R299.00 whereas you can get them on the local online sites for only R215. That’s an R85 difference, which is equal to getting around 600 MS points for free.

Then there is also the case of Xbox Live Gold Memberships, which if you didn’t know, are required to for multiplayer gaming and party chats. Buying a 12 month Gold membership through your Xbox Live account will hit you for R590.00 whereas once again, buying a redeemable code online locally will only set your back only R399.00.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that that means you will be saving R190.00 on your Xbox Live Gold membership. R190.00!

So there you have it. You can migrate over to a South African account in the knowledge that you won’t have to get used to higher prices than you are used to. If you are new to Xbox Live, then here’s a great way to get great discount on your goodies.

Have fun using Xbox Live folks.

[Update] is reporting that the 4200 point card does not work locally… don’t waste your money on that one.

Last Updated: November 10, 2010

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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