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Xbox One gets R800 price cut

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South Africa’s Rand/Dollar (or Rand/anything) exchange rate might be abysmal at the moment, but we don’t need to suffer forever. In fact, Microsoft’s console is about to get even more affordable, according to iAfrica.

iAfrica reports that Prima Interactive has slashed the price of Xbox One in South Africa. The price drop will take effect from 23 July with the new price going into effect at your local BT Games, CNA, Dion Wired, Game, Toys R Us, Takealot.com, Musica, Games4u and Animeworx. With a price drop of R800, the Kinectless Xbox One will now cost only R5 499 instead of R6 299 – not too shabby.

Prima Interactive CEO Ian Hepplewhite stated:

Thursday, 23 July 2015 is D-day. The recommended price on the Xbox One 500GB console will drop by R800. Buying the console now also brings with it the promise of access to the world’s best games and the best online gaming experience.

He goes on to tout the console’s backwards compatibility as a key selling point, although I think a reduced price point is going to be of particular interest to consumers. Now we need to see if Sony drops the local price of the PS4 the way that they did when the Xbox launched locally – this race to the bottom might be just what SA needs to get more gamers onto the new platforms.

We still haven’t received our official word from Prima Interactive, but hope to hear from them soon just so we get some independent confirmation. Also, remember that these are Recommended Retail Prices (RRPs) so you might see different prices and sales in the wild.

Last Updated: July 22, 2015


  1. Jonah Cash

    July 22, 2015 at 18:48

    Now just bring me a game that I really want! By then my eBucks should be over half of the price…


    • Guild

      July 23, 2015 at 07:43

      My thoughts exactly, I’ll buy one when there is a decent enough game(s) I want to play on an XBox One. Currently GoW, Quantum Break and Re-core are my deciding factors


      • Jonah Cash

        July 23, 2015 at 08:52

        If they brought out all 3 Gears games in one packet then I would have already had the Bone waiting for them! But to buy a console for just the first one, which I can play on my PC(eventually) just doesn’t feel right. So I am also waiting on Quantum Break and or Re-core.


  2. Brady miaau

    July 22, 2015 at 21:41

    to prepare for two things, I suppose

    Windows 10
    Xbox 360 backwards working magic


  3. Hammersteyn

    July 23, 2015 at 08:03

    No deal, I demand they include the Kinect!


    • Rainman

      July 23, 2015 at 08:23

      And a keyboard and mouse.


      • Mark Treloar

        July 23, 2015 at 08:54

        Done. Its already in process, and if Microsoft pushes for cross platform titles they instantly increase their player base.


  4. Admiral Chief in Skellige

    July 23, 2015 at 08:07

    Dat 500GB


  5. MakeItLegal

    July 23, 2015 at 08:42

    i saw the stream xbox to your pc , litraaly will get a bone now over a ps4 for that , or wait for steam offical strweaming doogle , either way , i wish i could play games on my couch aka , gta v online


  6. FoxOneZA

    July 23, 2015 at 09:47

    Some crazy game sales going-on on XBL recently o_O.. TR:DE was R82.


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