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Local Kinect + Xbox 360 S Pricing

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So Microsoft has finally announced the official Kinect pricing which we posted about earlier as well as belatedly announcing that they will be releasing an Arcade version of their upcoming Xbox 360 S.

As a quick sidenote, Microsoft themselves don’t recognise the Xbox 360 S moniker and refer to either the 250 GB Xbox 360 or 4GB Xbox 360.

Anyway so the local pricing has been announced and I have to admit I am finding it a little hard to accept.

The Kinect peripheral will be bundled with Kinect Adventures and will be available to purchase as a standalone unit for R1 999.

The new 4GB Xbox 360 will be available on the 20th of August locally for R2 399, which also hopefully means we will be getting the 250Gb at the same time.

If you are just getting into the Xbox 360 world then you can grab yourself a bundle which includes the Xbox 360 and Kinect for R3 699 and the only nicely priced news of the day is that the Kinect games will be retailing for R399 locally.

Their has been no mention of the price for the 250Gb Xbox 360 model locally (R3 699) but it should be the exact same price as the current 60Gb model according to what we were told at E3.

The only games announced so far are Kinect Joy Ride, Kinect Sports, Kinectimals and Dance Central.

Personally I would say the top 2 games are Dance Central and Kinect Adventures but I know many people would disagree with me on that one.

Last Updated: July 20, 2010


  1. RSA-Ace

    July 21, 2010 at 06:51

    I’m not sure why no one is focusing on the fact that the press release says that the X360 4G is matte and not shiny.


  2. Gavin Mannion

    July 21, 2010 at 06:58

    Damnit now I need to move that post up from it’s later schedule :P…


  3. RSA-Ace

    July 21, 2010 at 07:06

    Ha ha ha. Sorry!

    A ‘hidden’ upcoming stories section on the site would be nice so I know what not to spoil!


  4. Gavin Mannion

    July 21, 2010 at 07:22

    nah you are just keeping us on our toes… :tongue:


  5. jonni

    July 21, 2010 at 08:26

    shees. How the hell can they justify charging R1999 for a device that costs 150$ in the US????!!! What a ripoff. This is not going to be taken lightly…


  6. Uberutang

    July 21, 2010 at 09:09

    Madness. Luckily I all ready have a PS3 eye, so my Move will be cheap 😉


  7. Gnarkill

    July 21, 2010 at 10:26

    That all depends on what ster kinekor thinks is cheap.


  8. Uberutang

    July 21, 2010 at 10:38

    LOL, I do not shop local buddy, PS3 = region free 🙂


  9. Christo Le Grange

    July 21, 2010 at 10:40

    R1999 is a lot of dough….but, break down the costs, import tax, VAT bla bla bla, and on top of it, you get the Kinect Adventures game…

    look its not a steal, but I think Microsoft really did their homework wrt the pricing and market penetration.

    where Microsoft fall short is the fact that they do not give the consumers which actually want to buy the kinect early or pre-order it, enough benefits…(additional Kinect Adventures does NOT count)…give them an additional game or a cheaper pre-order price.

    Isn’t that like Marketing 101 for Video games, “Order it and it will be cheap”!


  10. Nick de Bruyne

    July 21, 2010 at 11:57

    Yeah but the problem with that is that Kinect will be selling R1,125 in the USA, and that is already in stores, on the shelf, with markup and everything added.

    So with markup and all things considered, local MS are saying that it cost R875.00 per unit to bring into the country?

    No chance. :getlost:


  11. Nick de Bruyne

    July 21, 2010 at 12:16

    I forgot that US don’t have tax on their price. Doesn’t make much difference when you add it though… so ya.


  12. Al360rulz

    July 21, 2010 at 12:21

    don’t forget that its flawed as well ms douche bags


  13. Christo Le Grange

    July 21, 2010 at 15:31

    True, but like someone said on the mybroadband thread…”its like the optional sega external cd-rom thhat was available…it would be cool to own, but no-one bought it.”…now, i think the market changed so much over the years that companies will “force” you to buy their apparel eventually.
    Might not be now, probably next year, but the next Gears of War , or Killzone will require it…they will market it in a way, thats like, “if you want the REAL experience, you better get this device!NOW!”.

    I am very hesitant to invest my hard earned money into it as well…but then i saw…Kinect Star Wars game…SOLD!!!


  14. MieLLiePaP

    July 22, 2010 at 16:49

    Please Please Please tell me where u guys got ur info for the Nex Xbox 360, i know the local supplier (Comztek) and they don’t know anything for the 20 Aug, they say maybe September or October. So please tell me where u guys got ur Local info


  15. Nick de Bruyne

    July 22, 2010 at 18:10

    Press release from Microsoft South Africa


  16. Bobby Kotick weighs in

    July 22, 2010 at 18:34

    So a 4gb xbox (4gb!!) will cost R2 399? I’m surprised noone is raging about that, but I guess we’re all shocked by the cost of the kinect.

    MS never fails to amaze.


  17. conor

    July 23, 2010 at 02:20

    how much is r1999 in euros anyone help please


  18. Gavin Mannion

    July 23, 2010 at 02:39

    208 Euro’s according to todays exchange rate


  19. conor

    July 23, 2010 at 14:46

    Well €208 isnt to bad i guess. Is r1999 expensive where you guys are hanging out Gavin. And thanks


  20. Bonk is back in town

    July 23, 2010 at 16:05

    Yes its pretty expensive for most people


  21. RSA-Ace

    July 23, 2010 at 17:17

    A loaf of break is about €1. A Ford Fiesta (for example) is €17000. Random examples ftw


  22. RSA-Ace

    July 23, 2010 at 18:21

    And by break I mean bread.


  23. conor

    July 23, 2010 at 20:14

    Well i dont think that €208 is that much for the new 360 over here . But r1999 is not a resonable price for it in South Africa iam guessing


  24. Bettie Boop

    July 26, 2010 at 09:05

    If you read the press release from MS it says – the console is shipping on the 20th August – doesn’t say will be available in SA on 20th August. So I would go with what the distributor said – it will take about 4 weeks to get here…


  25. Gavin Mannion

    July 26, 2010 at 10:24

    And a Guiness pint in a restaurant is €3 and a local pint €1.50 to €2.50 depending on quality..

    Beer economy FTW


  26. Geoffrey Tim

    July 26, 2010 at 10:31

    That R1999 price is just for Kinect – not for the whole console, which makes it pretty damned pricy. the Kinect/360 bundle will go for about €385. Ouch


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