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Grab an Xbox One plus FIFA 17 for R1999 from WeChat this Friday

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Gaming isn’t cheap. Not only do you need to have enough cash to buy a new fancy console, but you also need the right amount of capital to hire someone to actually play games with you and a roof over your head to house your new hobby in. And I haven’t even begun to mention the food costs of owning a dedicated Mortal Kombat partner or the maintenance needed to keep them in a hole and moisturised with lotion between use.

Anyway, one aspect of gaming that has gotten cheaper, are the consoles themselves. This weekend sees Black Friday roll around, an American tradition that has become a global bloodbath of cheap deals and elbows to the face. Fortunately, there are alternatives to wondering just how the hell you managed to walk into a retail mosh pit.

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If you happen to have WeChat installed, you’ll be able to grab an Xbox One for the stupidly low price of R1999 (Thanks CheapGamer!). That bundle includes a 500gb version of the console and FIFA 17, so you’ll have a game to play at least. Remember, you’ll need to also have your WeChat Wallet set up and there’ll only be 200 of these consoles available from 9AM on November 25. These will probably sell stupidly quick.

Alternatively, you can also grab a PlayStation 4 Slim with DOOM, Valentino Rossi Racing and God of War 3 for R3549. Not a bad deal at all then.

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Last Updated: November 22, 2016

82 Comments

  1. Friday morning at 09:01…
    http://i.imgur.com/lcxyE0D.gif

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      November 22, 2016 at 10:08

      LOL

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  2. Kromas Ryder

    November 22, 2016 at 09:55

    Wow that Xbone special is super attractive. Not interrested at all but still.

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    • HvR

      November 22, 2016 at 09:56

      Might buy it to resell at R3000.

      But being online and unable to headbutt somebody and say something about his mother takes half the fun out of a Xbone sale.

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  3. Lord Chaos

    November 22, 2016 at 09:55

    3 Day’s left till mall mass slaughter day!

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    • Lord Chaos

      November 22, 2016 at 09:59

      Black Friday = Live Action of the first Dead Rising.

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    • HvR

      November 22, 2016 at 10:11

      Or in the case in South Africa, murder your fellow shopper for no good reason day because the only thing with 50% off is the the off pink pleather couch and a Goldstar rear projection TV.

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      • Fox1 - Retro

        November 22, 2016 at 10:23

        Rear projection. Lot’s of that happening when standing in-line for “SALES”.

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      • Skyblue

        November 22, 2016 at 10:27

        Goldstar – they made absolute crap products at cheap pricing and then had enough money to deliver better quality and turned into LG to get the stink off their name.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      November 22, 2016 at 10:19

      I hope there’s lots of uploads on Youtube

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    • Skyblue

      November 22, 2016 at 10:25

      I am in the a retail industry, can’t come soon enough! Rough year all round.

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  4. Andre Fourie

    November 22, 2016 at 09:57

    That is an awesome deal. For the console. Not the game. The game sucks.

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    • Craig Lotter

      November 22, 2016 at 11:34

      What in the world are you on about? FIFA 17 is loads of fun as always.

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  5. Ottokie

    November 22, 2016 at 09:58

    At least now we know the markup these things get.

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    • Andre Fourie

      November 22, 2016 at 09:59

      Come on, Otto. Join the Green side.

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      • Lord Chaos

        November 22, 2016 at 10:00

        Never. Team Red 4 Life.

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        • Ottokie

          November 22, 2016 at 10:04

          I am pretty sure my PS4 has an AMD in. But I will continue to believe it runs on GREEN energy.

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          • Kromas Ryder

            November 22, 2016 at 10:33

            Actually the Xbone also plays for Team |Red. 😛

          • Lord Chaos

            November 22, 2016 at 10:40

            Sure, both consoles have AMD tech… older than my 5 year old PC.

          • Kromas Ryder

            November 22, 2016 at 10:43

            Not AMD to blame. The tech in all consoles are based on what those companies were willing to pay for.

          • Lord Chaos

            November 22, 2016 at 10:46

            Not blaming AMD at all, blaming consoles. 😛

          • Kromas Ryder

            November 22, 2016 at 11:19

            Consoles have a place in this world … just not in my house. 😛

            Except a Nintendo NES Classic cause nostalgia.

          • Lord Chaos

            November 22, 2016 at 11:20

            I use the Xbox 360’s power block for self defense.

          • Kromas Ryder

            November 22, 2016 at 11:32

            I myself prefer a Nokia 3310. 😛

          • Fox1 - Retro

            November 22, 2016 at 10:40

            MS and Nintendo were first to partner with TEAM RED in the console gen.

      • Ottokie

        November 22, 2016 at 10:02

        Nope, my mouse costs more than this Xbone. So I can imagine what performance it has for R2k real world value 🙂

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        • Andre Fourie

          November 22, 2016 at 10:09

          I wouldn’t mind getting a PC setup as well to go with my consoles. I think gamers should try all platforms. Just, I don’t want to borrow on my house now to get a PC. That shit is expensive.

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        • Andre Fourie

          November 22, 2016 at 10:13

          And you guys always seem to have shit with games coming out. The Division, Dishonored 2 etc.

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        • Andre Fourie

          November 22, 2016 at 10:17

          Why is your mouse so expensive? Is it made with uranium or something, with go faster lights?

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          • Ottokie

            November 22, 2016 at 10:21

            It was cheaper, but thanks to the randela falling like a brick. It almost doubled in cost

    • Gavin Mannion

      November 22, 2016 at 10:14

      This is actually not true… WeChat are subsidising this sale to get you on their platform.

      Consoles are generally sold at a loss with the games being the money maker.. Last I saw the actual cost of making the Xbox One was still around standard retail price

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      • HvR

        November 22, 2016 at 10:21

        Think it is cheaper, AMD and the likes take a huge chunk out of their unit price since they can do huge runs of the silicone which safes a lot on in fabrication setup process.

        My guess BOM and manufacturing cost will be a good 25% under RRP BUT Sony and M$ do not recoup any R&D costs from unit sales which can easily 50% of an electronic products cost

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        • Skyblue

          November 22, 2016 at 10:23

          *$ony

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            November 22, 2016 at 10:24

            hehe

          • Andre Fourie

            November 22, 2016 at 10:25

            ….kon sê nie.

          • HvR

            November 22, 2016 at 10:25

            Still looking for a S type character that symbolizes region blocking

  6. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    November 22, 2016 at 10:08

    I’ll pay R3000 if they keep Fifa

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  7. Viper_ZA

    November 22, 2016 at 10:25

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      November 22, 2016 at 10:26

      LOOOOOOOOOOOL!

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      • Viper_ZA

        November 22, 2016 at 10:27

        Hehehehehe

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    • Ottokie

      November 22, 2016 at 10:27

      xD

      Priceless

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    • Andre Fourie

      November 22, 2016 at 10:27

      ROFL.

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    • Fox1 - Retro

      November 22, 2016 at 10:28

      Coming from BMW that’s not in F1 anymore but let’s not talk specifics 😛

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  8. Fox1 - Retro

    November 22, 2016 at 10:26

    Notice how the prices of GEARS 4 and Forza Horizon 3 have been hiked by ~15% past the RRP just in time to go on sale for Black Friday.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      November 22, 2016 at 10:28

      Isn’t that illegal?

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    • Ir0nseraph

      November 22, 2016 at 10:33

      Well if you log in and have Gold the price has dropped to original old prices at R740 , yeah the black friday special price is what console games cost a last year, gaming is getting expensive.

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    • Skyblue

      November 22, 2016 at 10:47

      I wasn’t planning on purchasing anything for R999, never mind R1149. They can sod off until the price is under 300 bucks on special. I have more than enough titles to keep me busy for now.

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  9. DragonSpirit009

    November 22, 2016 at 10:30

    *still cries in corner* Why does all these specials happen when I’m not financially stable!

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      November 22, 2016 at 10:33

      You need an Edgars card and buy a console over 12 months from CNA maybe? Consoles are selling for cheaper and are bundled with games there. Or maybe buy through FNB?
      https://www.fnb.co.za/fnb-connect/catalogue_devices.html

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      • DragonSpirit009

        November 22, 2016 at 10:37

        I have an Edgars card… It’s just sky high at the moment. And I’m still paying off when my car broke… So I don’t really want to make more debt.

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          November 22, 2016 at 10:41

          Also the Rands performance sucks more than our rugby at the moment… no wait, I might be exaggerating

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          • Skyblue

            November 22, 2016 at 10:44

            Def exaggerating. I’ve been happy with my rugby status, I stopped watching after the last home Oz game, blissful Saturdays.

        • Skyblue

          November 22, 2016 at 10:45

          Wisest choice of action. If it’s affordable, it’s not affordable.

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    • Andre Fourie

      November 22, 2016 at 10:36

      Also Takealot now has a credit facility.

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  10. Avithar

    November 22, 2016 at 10:50

    wow, i just want the Fifa lol

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    • Gavin Mannion

      November 22, 2016 at 11:01

      BT Games is selling FIFA for R1045… so this deal is basically buy a copy of FIFA 17 and get an Xbox One for R950 more

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      • Avithar

        November 22, 2016 at 12:33

        well if you put it like that Gavin this deal is way more sweeter

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  11. Magoo

    November 22, 2016 at 11:12

    “owning a dedicated Mortal Kombat partner or the maintenance needed to keep them in a hole and moisturised with lotion between use.”

    Woah..

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  12. Craig Lotter

    November 22, 2016 at 11:35

    Why all the FIFA hate?

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  13. MakeItLegal

    November 22, 2016 at 12:19

    DO NOT BUY I REPEAT DO NOT BUY , there are no local severs for any games , all the big games have no local severs , if you buy this turd , DO NOT BUY FOR ONLINE PLAY

    I REPEAT STAY AWAY , VOUCHERS FROM BT GAMES ARENT USABLE , NO SEVERS , NO SUPPORT

    STAY AWAY

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  14. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    November 22, 2016 at 13:08

    Dam … crazy special.

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