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PS4 Pro, PS VR prices and release windows revealed for South Africa

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PSVR, PS4 Pro dates for South Africa revealed

If you’re somehow unaware of it, today marks the start of rAge 2016 – South Africa’s largest gaming expo on the calendar. It’s giving everyone the chance to try out some of the latest games, hardware and more under the Dome, and it’s already kicked up some interesting local news. That concerns both the PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation VR – two devices that up until now had no indicators on release date and price.

According to SAGamer, who spoke to the CEO of Ster Kinekor Entertainment at the expo, both devices have rough ideas in terms of release date and pricing. The PlayStation 4 Pro – the more powerful, 4K capable PS4 – is set to launch locally not long after international release. It’s bound for local shores at the end of November, and will reportedly cost around the R7000 mark.

PS VR, however, is a much longer wait. As we’ve previously reported, the VR headset is still due for a late January 2017 release. It will, however, come in at a slightly lower price than expected. The core bundle (that’s the headset and processing unit only) will retail between the R6000 and R7000 mark, while a price for the full bundle (Move controllers and Camera included) was not discussed. It’s important to note that while you don’t need the Move controllers, the PlayStation Camera is a requirement for PS VR.

The PS4 Slim is also on the radar, and is set to replace all current models of the PS4 locally in November. Ster Kinekor says that its price will simply replace current retail pricing of the standard PS4, and apparently won’t include a price cut.

Considering the PS4 Pro and Slim are a month away then, we’re bound to get more official confirmation and availability information in the coming weeks. But it’s good news for local gamers looking to splurge during the holiday season.

Last Updated: October 7, 2016

25 Comments

  1. I dunno.. On RARU it says R10 000 for the PSVR… That seems a bit steep for me.

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    • Viking Of Science

      October 7, 2016 at 12:27

      You Mean the One that’s Clearly in the UK Imports Section? of course that has an inflated price.

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    • HairyEwok

      October 7, 2016 at 12:29

      Perhaps that the full bundle price and not the core bundle price.

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    • Quap Mocka

      October 7, 2016 at 12:40

      That was a guesstimate at the time the PSVR was announced and SA was not certain when we were going to get it and at what prices considering the exchange rate at the time.

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  2. Ghost In The Rift

    October 7, 2016 at 12:29

    And now its Microsoft’s move, the waiting game begins.

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 7, 2016 at 12:32

    So for the PPAP PS4P & the VR you’re looking at about R15k combined? That’s a lot to pay for a few experiences.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      October 7, 2016 at 12:36

      “But it’s good news for local gamers looking to splurge” he should have said SPLURGE

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 7, 2016 at 12:42

        *take out a third mortgage on their Camp’s Bay holiday home

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          October 7, 2016 at 13:01

          rofl

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    • Batman vs. a Banana

      October 7, 2016 at 21:27

      I have a wallet… I have a credit card… UGH!! WALLET CREDIT CARD!!!

      Reply

  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    October 7, 2016 at 12:32

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 7, 2016 at 12:35

      lol.

      I dunno why, but that reminds me of Ottokie. And now I feel bad about laughing.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        October 7, 2016 at 12:35

        XD

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    • chimera_85

      October 7, 2016 at 13:21

      Hahahahaha brilliant.

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  5. Quap Mocka

    October 7, 2016 at 12:42

    Those are the prices I was kinda expecting. If either were higher than R8k, then I might have skipped. But I can deal with below R7k. But hoping for final price to be closer to R6.5k 🙂

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  6. chimera_85

    October 7, 2016 at 13:20

    Bullshit, the slim should be cheaper cos it costs less to make!

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  7. Fox1 - Retro

    October 7, 2016 at 13:32

    But does it play Forza Horizon 3 or Gears 4, huh? 😉

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    • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

      October 7, 2016 at 13:39

      No, but it does play a lot more than just fast cars and space marines 😉

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      • Pieter Kruger

        October 9, 2016 at 07:43

        Indies in glorious VR, ROFL!

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    • cloudzn

      October 24, 2016 at 17:32

      But it plays Uncharted 4, The Last of Us and Bloodborne

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  8. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    October 7, 2016 at 14:54

    Until those fucks at Sony do something about the CE-34878-0 error, I will not even THINK about purchasing another console.

    When is Xbox Scorpio releasing?

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    • Batman vs. a Banana

      October 7, 2016 at 21:34

      The error ce-34878-0 means an application has crashed so you will see it from time to time.

      If you are are getting this error regularly, to the point where its making games unplayable then this indicates its not a normal crash and something is wrong.

      If this is the case please follow the below troubleshooting steps:

      If you are experiencing this ce-34878-0 error code, please close the application and then install the latest system software and game patch.

      You can also try deleting and reinstalling the game or application that’s affected.

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      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        October 8, 2016 at 16:02

        I’ve seen this message copied and pasted everywhere.

        IT DOES NOT WORK.

        And it’s not specific.

        Initially Uncharted 4, GTAV and The Witcher 3 didn’t work.

        Then after the latest system update, those games started working and now Arkham Knight doesn’t work.

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  9. Melasco

    October 7, 2016 at 17:26

    Nah, I’m happy with my PS4 and I wont invest in a PSVR until it looks like it’s the only way forward…. Anyone thats fooled around enough with VR headsets should also agree that while not uncomfortable, it’s bloody annoying having that on your head all the time… I dunno, just not into the whole VR thing…. How will I see my beer while gaming?

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  10. Batman vs. a Banana

    October 7, 2016 at 21:29

    I might get a PS4 pro (in November), but I have to say, I’m a bit lukewarm on the VR again. Yeah, I enjoyed what I experienced last year but I don’t think this will amount to anything more than a gimmick.

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