We are the cheapest in the world for the Xbox 360

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So the world economy is crashing down around us and our local currency is tanking miserably,  things are pretty much doom and gloom at the moment. However there is a silver lining to all of this.

Yes game prices are going through the roof but actually getting into gaming has now become cheaper in South Africa than anywhere else in the world.

With the most recent price cuts the price of the Xbox 360 Arcade has now dropped to R1799 and if you keep an eye out you may see some stores offering it for R1599 with a free game or two. 

So how do we actually compare to our worldwide gaming friends?

Country Local Price USD Equivalent
 USA  $199   $199 
 South Africa  R1799   $163.84
 Australia  AUD$349  $216
 UK  GBP 119  $188.63
India  Rs19990  $399.96

Oddly we are now the cheapest place in the world and what is even stranger is that rip off Britain is now second, Australia’s sinking currency has now propelled them into third while you really have to feel for our Indian friends who are now paying nearly three times the price for the Arcade as we are.

*Yes there are many other countries that I haven’t listed and  who are possibly cheaper, please let me know who I missed out and I will happily update it.

[Apologies to whoever first sent me this tip, I lost your details]

Last Updated: October 27, 2008

Gavin Mannion

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