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South African Xbox One Price and date confirmed

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We’ve just received a press release from Microsoft, confirming the system’s South African launch and launch price. The Xbox One Launches in South Africa on September 23rd starting at R6299.99 for the unit sans the motion sensing peripheral, and a sobering R7999.99 with Kinect.

Here’s the press release in full:

We’re excited to officially confirm that Xbox One will be available in South Africa on the 23rd of September starting at R6299.99. Every Xbox One system will include the Xbox One console — which features a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and built-in Wi-Fi — one Xbox One Wireless Controller and a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members.

We will also launch Xbox One with Kinect at R7999.99 Fans choosing this version will be able experience a number of games and entertainment experiences exclusive to Xbox including gesture controls, biometric sign-in, controller paring, Skype video calls, instant personalization, instant scanning of QR codes, and enhanced features only available with Kinect in games such “Kinect Sports Rivals,” “Dead Rising 3,” and “Project Spark.”

The Xbox One gaming launch line up in South Africa will be colossal, bringing the best line up of exclusive blockbusters, including AAA titles like “Forza Horizon 2” and “Halo: The Master Chief Collection,” which comes with the highly anticipated “Halo 5: Guardians” multiplayer beta.

Other features that will join the Xbox One experience in South Africa include:

  • Game DVR/Upload. With game DVR, you can capture and record your greatest game moments and Upload Studio makes it easy to edit and share clips with your community. You can capture the last 30 seconds of gameplay and then share your clip with your friends.
  • Apps. With Skype, specially designed for Xbox One, video chat with friends on your TV in stunning HD, or for the first time ever, hold Skype group video calls on your TV. Access Internet Explorer and OneDrive integrated seamlessly with your games and TV experience, and change the way you play by snapping apps like Twitch, Machinima and IGN alongside your game.
  • TV on Xbox One.Watch live TV from your cable, telco or satellite set-top box through your Xbox One with HDMI-pass through.
  • Updates to Xbox Live. Consumers will also enjoy the recently announced updates to Xbox Live giving anyone with an Xbox access to all entertainment experiences without an Xbox Live Gold membership. Just like with Xbox 360, we’ll continue rolling out regular updates like these to deliver new features and platform experiences to delight fans.

We will have more details about launch game bundles, ways to pre-order and a full list of games and entertainment experiences in the near future. For now, we’re excited to confirm the next generation of games and entertainment will be coming to fans in South Africa starting on September 23rd

After Microsoft’s game explosion at E3 yesterday, are you keen to pick up an Xbox One? Is the price right, coming in at a retail price lower than the PlayStation without Kinect, or is this all still far too expensive? An Xbox One and Sunset Overdrive seem like a nice, early Christmas present for myself.

Last Updated: June 10, 2014

137 Comments

  1. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    June 10, 2014 at 09:36

    Wow. 8K if you want the spy-ware add-on.

    Reply

    • Milesh Bhana

      June 10, 2014 at 09:42

      Perspective:
      only R200 more than a PS4 + it’s camera.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 10, 2014 at 09:48

        Who buys the PS4 camera????

        Reply

        • Brenz

          June 10, 2014 at 09:49

          This!
          lol…

          Reply

        • Rinceinantici

          June 10, 2014 at 09:50

          No one. I believe they have said that the camera will be included, FOR FREE.

          Reply

          • Pieter Kruger

            June 10, 2014 at 10:12

            But but what about the early adopters??? ????

          • Rinceinantici

            June 10, 2014 at 10:16

            What about you? 🙂

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 10, 2014 at 10:34

            LOL!

        • Dutch Matrix

          June 10, 2014 at 10:19

          Closet flashers?

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            June 10, 2014 at 10:20

            LOL!

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        June 10, 2014 at 09:48

        and about 15% less performance… Seems like a bad trade off

        Reply

      • Rinceinantici

        June 10, 2014 at 09:49

        I believe they are including it for free now.

        Reply

  2. Milesh Bhana

    June 10, 2014 at 09:36

    A little later than originally predicted (4 September), still, glad it’s on the horizon. Time to get my pre-order on.
    I think.

    Reply

  3. FoxOneZA

    June 10, 2014 at 09:36

    Throw in 2 free games with the launch console then you may have a deal MS 😉

    Reply

    • Rinceinantici

      June 10, 2014 at 09:46

      Agreed.

      Reply

    • Brenz

      June 10, 2014 at 09:50

      Throw in a Russian bride with a 30 year warranty and you may have a deal.

      Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 10, 2014 at 10:35

      Throw in Crackdown 3 and Dead Rising 3, and I might just bite… like a Pieter Kruger

      Reply

    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 10, 2014 at 13:52

      Make it work out of the box with no Mandatory Internet activation and they have most of the the African market.
      Remember, out of the 7 million PS4s only 50% of them are on-line.

      Reply

  4. Hammersteyn

    June 10, 2014 at 09:36

    I’m buying it with the optional Kinect, said no one ever!

    Reply

  5. Kensei Seraph

    June 10, 2014 at 09:40

    Just out of curiosity, how much does the PS4 go for these days?

    Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 10, 2014 at 09:41

      RRP is R6799.

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        June 10, 2014 at 09:45

        That’s a bigger price difference than I expected.

        Reply

      • Ryanza

        June 10, 2014 at 09:53

        expect PS4 price cut near Xbox One launch part 2.

        Reply

    • Wraith

      June 10, 2014 at 09:45

      There’ve been quite a few specials lately around the R6.3k mark (Takealot and Raru).

      Reply

  6. The Lost Guardian

    June 10, 2014 at 09:42

    Can only afford one….I’m sorry bone

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 10, 2014 at 10:31

      Umar has made a decision!!!

      Reply

      • Jonah Cash

        June 10, 2014 at 11:51

        Pieter Kruger will be rejected as a sacrifice…. The world would end as the Sun would blow us up if we give him to her!!

        Reply

  7. Rinceinantici

    June 10, 2014 at 09:42

    How much with the Kinect?! A device so fucking powerful it wasn’t mentioned at E3 in more than a passing ‘that was the dodgy uncle’ manner?

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 10, 2014 at 09:44

      Looking at the prices above, Kinect is supposedly worth R1700.

      I wonder how much it’ll go for seperately a year from now.

      Reply

    • The Lost Guardian

      June 10, 2014 at 09:45

      To think in just a year, it became a passing fad, even though it was marketed as the most amazing piece of tech in the world

      Reply

      • Rinceinantici

        June 10, 2014 at 09:45

        CANNOT TURN ON WITHOUT IT!

        Reply

        • The Lost Guardian

          June 10, 2014 at 09:46

          CANNOT WORK WITHOUT INTERNET….I smell a pattern

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            June 10, 2014 at 09:48

            CANNOT PLAY GAMES WITHOUT 24HOUR CHECK IN

          • Brenz

            June 10, 2014 at 09:51

            CANNOT SWAP GAMES WITH FRIENDS WITHOUT OUR SPECIAL FEE

          • Rinceinantici

            June 10, 2014 at 09:53

            HAHA! SONY says you can jump into a mate’s Farcry 4 game for free, and the response from a MS fanboy is ‘you still have to download it and your friend has to be online’…

          • Brenz

            June 10, 2014 at 09:54

            Yeah that sounds like a Pieter response lol

          • Hammersteyn

            June 10, 2014 at 09:57

            Firstly, well duuuuuuuuuuuuh
            Secondly, first use of the word fanboy today I bet, was wondering how long it would last.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 10, 2014 at 10:37

            lol.. like a Pieter Kruger!!

        • Wraith

          June 10, 2014 at 09:52

          CAN SHARE GAMES LIBRARY WITH FAMILY… :'(

          Reply

        • Dutch Matrix

          June 10, 2014 at 10:44

          What my ex-wife said as I caught her watching Ron Jeremy pornos…

          Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        June 10, 2014 at 09:47

        It is amazing.
        Just think of what you could use it in the security or marketing industries!

        “Hm… That guy’s heart rate just went up and his face is slightly flushed. Either he’s interested in our product or about to rob us blind. Or thinking about porn.”

        Reply

    • Labey-Kun

      June 10, 2014 at 11:26

      Lol didn’t you read the article? Itst gona go for R7999.99 with kinect.

      Reply

  8. Rinceinantici

    June 10, 2014 at 09:47

    Man walks into BT Games. “Hi, I’d like to buy an Xbox One WITH the optional R1700 Kinect please”. Happened NEVER.

    Reply

    • The Lost Guardian

      June 10, 2014 at 09:49

      Yeah! Who goes to BT these days!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 10, 2014 at 09:53

        I kinda do, (don’t look at me!)

        Reply

        • The Lost Guardian

          June 10, 2014 at 09:58

          For shame!!

          Reply

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 10, 2014 at 15:33

            Sigh Canal Walk’s BT games is still the worst. Table View BT has dropped the ball in recent months. I think one of the guys left for greener pastures, and almost instantly the gamer IQ dropped considerably. I don’t know his name but he knew his stuff. He was my gamer brother from another mother. That just leaves Tygervalley BT Games as the last bastion of Gamer Overlordship! Tygervalley’s BT Games staff have always impressed me. Genuinely nice guys!

          • The Lost Guardian

            June 10, 2014 at 16:00

            Never went there yet. Went to Kc and Cavendish…They, OKAY I guess…I can’t have a decent conversation though unless it’s ass creed or forza lol….Will try Tygervalley one day

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 10, 2014 at 19:26

            Just don’t bother with Canal Walk, the creatures that inhabit the BT games there don’t know their Street Fighter from their Dragon Quest…. or their Yakuza from their Candy Crush.

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      June 10, 2014 at 09:49

      BT Games staff start laughing uncontrollably

      Reply

      • FoxOneZA

        June 10, 2014 at 11:50

        Their staff deserves to be laughed at more likely.

        Reply

        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

          June 10, 2014 at 12:11

          Everyone starts laughing except the guy wanting the XBox with Kinect who just doesn’t get it….

          Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      June 10, 2014 at 09:52

      Man walks into BT Games. “Hi, I’d like to buy an PS4 WITH the now bundled underpowered eye toy please”. Happened NEVER.

      Reply

      • Rinceinantici

        June 10, 2014 at 09:53

        *FREE BUNDLED eye toy. FIXED.

        Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 10, 2014 at 09:59

        Again(like below), Who buys the PS4 camera????

        Reply

  9. Sarelseemonster

    June 10, 2014 at 09:50

    For R8000 you can build a graphically equivalent PC and use it for more. Plus games is less than half the price with local servers and support etc.
    XboxOne and PS4 needs MANY MANY more exclusives and a few price drops for me to even begin considering them. You must be smoking your socks to buy this soon in this console gen.

    Reply

    • Xcalibersa

      June 10, 2014 at 09:58

      Just because you can not afford it, dont try to justify your reason for not getting it. The X box is a good buy

      Reply

      • Sarelseemonster

        June 10, 2014 at 10:05

        Just because I can afford it doesn’t mean I should waste my money.

        Reply

        • Xcalibersa

          June 10, 2014 at 10:10

          Sure sure, peasant

          Reply

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 10, 2014 at 10:41

            Generally the peasant moniker is reserved for those who prefer console not for those who prefer PC.
            There are other monikers for PC users but the only one I bothered remembering is Master Race.

          • Praise Lord GabeN

            June 10, 2014 at 11:07

            See attached for easy reference.

          • Xcalibersa

            June 10, 2014 at 12:15

            I would say that the person who complains about prices of games on a console will be the peasant.

          • Sarelseemonster

            June 10, 2014 at 13:06

            You can say that…. but you would be wrong.

          • Guest

            June 11, 2014 at 05:56

            LOL fail. Tiny pic and insecurity complex.

            The real “god gaming race” owns both a good PC and consoles.

          • Guest

            June 11, 2014 at 05:58

            LOL!

      • Uberutang

        June 10, 2014 at 10:16

        Xbox was a great buy, in 2002. I imported one.

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 10, 2014 at 10:00

      I bought mine so soon early it was still December 2013

      Reply

      • Sarelseemonster

        June 10, 2014 at 10:09

        Imported my Xbox360 in March 2006. The graphics was glorious, online play was amazing….My PS3 also got lots of love…Then I shed my peasant clothes and I bathed in the glorious fresh pools of PC gaming. My eyes went open and I saw the light!

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          June 10, 2014 at 10:19

          I do both, PC and PS. They call me a draadsitter

          Reply

          • Dutch Matrix

            June 10, 2014 at 10:26

            Versigtig wees boet. Sommige fanatiese elemente mag jou dalk ‘n draadtrekker noem.

          • Hammersteyn

            June 10, 2014 at 10:29

            O_0

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 10, 2014 at 15:26

            Well that escalated pretty quickly….

        • Guest

          June 11, 2014 at 05:58

          The real “god gaming race” owns both a good PC and consoles.. Keep crying and squirting that mustard everywhere.

          Reply

    • Mabenito

      June 10, 2014 at 10:22

      It’s all about preference chief. People are getting paid up in here and it’s not always about saving. Are you also telling people that Apple iPhones are ripoffs and they should get Andriod devices instead?

      Reply

  10. Hammersteyn

    June 10, 2014 at 09:50

    Buying the XBOX with Kinect(same goes for PS4 and it’s camera)

    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/apqMeZB_460sa.gif

    Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      June 10, 2014 at 10:40

      The funny thing about this is that it goes perfectly in time with 98% of the songs I am listening to today…

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 10, 2014 at 10:54

        That’s funny!

        Reply

  11. Rinceinantici

    June 10, 2014 at 09:51

    So you’re telling me you could buy the entire boxset of Twilight for the same price as the Kinect? And still a better experience?

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 10, 2014 at 09:53

      buy*

      And why do you know the price of “the entire boxset of Twilight”?

      Reply

      • Rinceinantici

        June 10, 2014 at 09:56

        I fixed that 😛 And knowing the price, I, I… Uhmmm. Look, Batman!

        Reply

      • Wraith

        June 10, 2014 at 09:57

        Magpie syndrome. He likes shiny things.

        Reply

        • Rinceinantici

          June 10, 2014 at 10:00

          It SHINES!

          Reply

          • Brenz

            June 10, 2014 at 10:00

            *SPARKLES!

          • Rinceinantici

            June 10, 2014 at 10:00

            GLITTER!

        • Hammersteyn

          June 10, 2014 at 10:02

          Also, he can nest in Kirstens empty head.

          Reply

          • Rinceinantici

            June 10, 2014 at 10:02

            LOL

          • Rinceinantici

            June 10, 2014 at 10:03

            Da only thing I’d like to nest in her head is my… No, wait 0-O

          • Hammersteyn

            June 10, 2014 at 10:03

            LOOOOOL!

          • Dutch Matrix

            June 10, 2014 at 10:12

            What did the fly think when he flew into Kirsten Stewart’s ear?
            Space… The Final Frontier

          • Hammersteyn

            June 10, 2014 at 10:24

            Stahp!

          • Dutch Matrix

            June 10, 2014 at 10:27

            Kirsten Stewart buys the Xbone with Kinect!

          • Dutch Matrix

            June 10, 2014 at 10:15

            What was printed on the bottom of the Coke cans given to Kirsten Stewart on the set of Twilight? “Open other end!”

          • Hammersteyn

            June 10, 2014 at 10:24

            XD

    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 10, 2014 at 10:01

      bwahahahaha

      Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      June 10, 2014 at 10:05

      Uhm … Question: What is the better experience? Twilight or the Kinect. You are purposefully vague on this one…

      Reply

      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 10, 2014 at 10:09

        Vampires with six packs… you have a point.

        Reply

      • Rinceinantici

        June 10, 2014 at 10:17

        Mumbles to self

        Reply

  12. Pieter Kruger

    June 10, 2014 at 09:53

    Fokkit!! Ek koop sommer nog een!!!

    Reply

  13. Pieter Kruger

    June 10, 2014 at 09:56

    Any news re Multichoice TV guide integration?

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      June 10, 2014 at 10:02

      Nope but we will be pestering them when they get back from LA to find out about any official integration

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 10, 2014 at 10:03

      Solved that issue already. I bought a second TV 😉

      Reply

      • Rinceinantici

        June 10, 2014 at 10:11

        From the savings on not buying the Kinect? trolol

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          June 10, 2014 at 10:14

          Made more sense in the end, one for me and one for me, or one for me and one for the missus……….
          #4eversp

          Reply

    • HvR - THE Average GAmer

      June 10, 2014 at 10:12

      Won’t hold my breath. TV guide and other features do not work properly half the time on Multi”choice” own hardware.

      Reply

  14. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 10, 2014 at 10:03

    Microsoft lost out outside of America. They gambled away that early install base.

    Expect this site to become a raging SONY fanboy site with the master race over seeing us.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 10, 2014 at 10:04

      Expect?

      Reply

      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 10, 2014 at 10:15

        lol

        Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 10, 2014 at 10:04

      Who gave you permission to say this?
      *Grumble*Filthy peasants*grumble*

      Reply

      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 10, 2014 at 10:17

        Lets hope the PC version of GTAV is not scaled down from a PS4 port… AKA WatchDogs

        Troololololol:P

        Reply

        • Kensei Seraph

          June 10, 2014 at 12:01

          I’m over GTAV now.

          Even if they do make a PC version it’ll probably be a badly done port that will sell thanks to how awesome it was on console rather than actually being good.

          Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      June 10, 2014 at 10:09

      “to become”? LOL! Have you read ANY post on here in the last year or so?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 10, 2014 at 10:17

        Maybe it’s because the PS4 released in the last year or so? Maybe if MS gave us a console or some news regrading the price and a release date in the last year or so most of us wouldn’t be pro Sony

        I said at least years E3 that I would buy the console that had gamers interest at heart. If the roles were revered I would have bought the XBOX.

        Reply

        • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

          June 10, 2014 at 10:18

          The cancelation of Titanfall in South Africa was funny as fcuk 😉
          All those pre-orders 😛

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            June 10, 2014 at 10:20

            But now what? Titanfall was a console launch title. Does this mean the embargo is lifted?

          • Rinceinantici

            June 10, 2014 at 10:22

            Haha! Yeah, that was good for a long time 🙂

    • Rinceinantici

      June 10, 2014 at 10:10

      What do you expect with the BURN we all had to endure with DRM, Kinect, no sharing, Locked games etc?

      Reply

  15. Mabenito

    June 10, 2014 at 10:14

    This is flippen good news. Can’t wait for September.

    Reply

  16. HvR - THE Average GAmer

    June 10, 2014 at 10:14

    Disappointed in the M$ S, they could have undercut the PS4 with R1k or more. Instead they are going for more immediate profits.

    Reply

  17. TheDude

    June 10, 2014 at 10:22

    I Imported mine. Paid R5000 for it. Works like a bomb

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 10, 2014 at 10:25

      Nice!

      Reply

      • TheDude

        June 10, 2014 at 10:28

        Yeah been jamming it for the past 3 weeks and also the 2 free Gold games from XBL 🙂

        Reply

    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 10, 2014 at 10:37

      It looks like a BOMB and yet the power brick is external.

      Trolololol

      Reply

  18. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 10, 2014 at 10:30

    Shame! The boner will be facing stiff competition in Mzansi. Instead of standing firm and strong, it’ll find it hard to kinect with its target audience.

    Reply

  19. RMKennySA

    June 10, 2014 at 10:32

  20. CAE9872

    June 10, 2014 at 10:34

    That is a competitive price point – well if we ignore Kinect one!!! F**k me! R8000????????????

    But R6 300 is good…

    Now what to do, what to do…

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 10, 2014 at 10:36

      Get a wii u. It needs the love. Nintendo needs the love!

      Reply

      • CAE9872

        June 10, 2014 at 11:00

        Don’t even bring that topic up! Its the only recent (last 12 years) console with the One I don’t own and it grates! BUT I just know I won’t play it much. Even with its great games.

        Reply

  21. Ir0nseraph

    June 10, 2014 at 10:42

    Well they made me wait a year , so the least I can do is make them wait another year before I decide if I need a 2nd console.

    Reply

  22. Tauriq Moosa

    June 10, 2014 at 11:33

    Er. Yeah… No.

    Reply

  23. cookiemonster

    June 10, 2014 at 14:46

    I guess my heart will go on…….without a xbone

    Reply

  24. cookiemonster

    June 10, 2014 at 15:09

    eenie meenie minie moe!!!

    Reply

  25. Deano

    June 10, 2014 at 16:44

    Good news either way, and a decent starting price point.

    Some people will never be happy no matter what. And while I bit the bullet and got a PS4 already, im still keen to add a Xbox One under my TV in the near future.
    Some awesome games coming out on both consoles.

    Reply

  26. TheGuest

    June 10, 2014 at 20:12

    I forget, is it Ster-kinekor that imports consoles and their games into SA? LG should do an investigative piece on why we get ass raped and charged R300 more for next gen games when they still cost $60 in the US.

    Reply

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