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Local Xbox Live Launch Specials

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Well this is a turn up for the books, apparently Xbox South Africa has been monitoring our reaction to the Xbox Live pricing and while they are obviously defending their pricing they have announced some great launch specials that shouldn’t be ignored.

I also hope this is a sign of things to come as getting a great deal on Xbox Live just for buying a game I was buying anyway never goes amiss.

The deals according to Xbox South Africa are as follows

1. All 12 months subscriptions will get an additional 2 months free (at launch)
2. If you buy any Call of Duty game or bundle, you will be able to purchase a 14 month subscription (12months + 2months) at R399 (R200 off)
3. If you buy any Xbox console, you will be able to purchase a 14 month subscription (12months + 2months) at R399 (R200 off)

The only thing that confuses me about all of this is that they didn’t notify us of the offer… Facebook isn’t a suitable replacement for standard PR emails.

Last Updated: October 15, 2010


  1. Grant Hinds

    October 15, 2010 at 13:20

    Well, they need approval from overseas right? This might’ve been the earliest they could’ve announced! And i’m sure they’re sending mails…


  2. al360

    October 15, 2010 at 13:27

    wow as usual the astound us with their specials how do they survive!
    come on MS i’m sure u can do better than that


  3. al360

    October 15, 2010 at 13:28

    they can offer like 2 months free membership with every new game purchased huh huh something along that lines ??


  4. Gavin Mannion

    October 15, 2010 at 14:08

    Send emails first, then Facebook. It feels far to much like someone trying to manage the media to me.


  5. spl0it

    October 15, 2010 at 14:11

    Thats an Idea, throw in some 1 month Xbox live subs with new games purchased.


  6. Dooza

    October 15, 2010 at 14:12

    You can get a 12 month and 3 month sub from evopoints.co.za for less then R599


  7. RSA-Ace

    October 15, 2010 at 14:13

    Any idea’s how number 3 works? If I buy a Xbox when can I activate that?


  8. AC!D

    October 15, 2010 at 14:43

    @RSAce: As soon as you get the R399 subscription. Im guessing theres MS will be a digital voucher or something you use when you try to activate your South African Gold service for the first time with your new Xbox. Im also guessing this only works if you purchase you sub online through Xbox Live as opposed to purchasing via retailers.


  9. AC!D

    October 15, 2010 at 14:45

    Edit: Sorry thats supposed to read im guesing there will be a digital voucher.


  10. WeRRieS ZA

    October 15, 2010 at 15:32

    I don’t buy it!


  11. Milesh Bhana

    October 15, 2010 at 16:10

    Interesting that it’s a Activision title and not a Microsoft one that has the code.

    It makes the most sense seeing that COD is probably the bigger title, so i’m not complaining. Just surprised that it’s not Halo:Reach.


  12. AC!D

    October 15, 2010 at 17:46

    Its good business actually. If someone wants to buy Halo they can only buy it on 360 but if they want COD they can play it on PS3 and online for free. So in the end they entice a 360 purchase of COD that might have been a PS3 purchase for others with specials like this.


  13. FreeStanler

    October 15, 2010 at 19:05

    good point


  14. RSA-Ace

    October 15, 2010 at 20:37

    I just got confirmation.

    It only applies to Xbox’s bought after 10 November.


  15. Aussious Shepard

    October 16, 2010 at 09:16

    The only poblem I have is inferstructure,can anyone recommend a good ISP, besides telkom?


  16. AC!D

    October 16, 2010 at 18:58

    Sorry no its bad enough having to read the shit you type so no one wants to actually hear you talk online. Stick with your current shitty ISP provider so hopefully we dont have to listen to you talk online!!!


  17. Fox1

    October 17, 2010 at 10:58

    Cell C


  18. NiteFenix

    October 18, 2010 at 07:09

    Yeah they have some great HSPA specials at the moment worth considering. 7.2 MPBS FTW!


  19. Gavin Mannion

    October 18, 2010 at 08:50

    AC!D can you please keep your anti-Aussious comments to when you 2 are actually discussing something. Aimless insults are not okay


  20. Cleric

    October 18, 2010 at 09:48

    What do they mean by “any call of duty game of bundle”? Do they mean call of duty bundle, or a bundle of other games?


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