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Xbox One will not release locally this year

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So we’ve just heard that Microsoft is releasing the Xbox One in 21 countries this year and unfortunately we are not one of them.

It’s been confirmed that we are a wave 4 release which means we will definitely not see the Xbox One this year and likely will only be getting it in Q2 of 2014.

This is a massive disappointment for us and yet again more proof that Microsoft does not view the emerging market as key to their future.

We still have to see what Sony has to say but right now I don’t see how Microsoft has any chance of stealing South Africa back from Sony.

Last Updated: June 10, 2013

43 Comments

  1. Kobus Nel

    June 10, 2013 at 20:09

    • SlappaDaBass ZA

      June 10, 2013 at 20:17

      ahahaha spot on !!

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    • LJ Roos

      June 10, 2013 at 20:18

      hahahahaha, my sides, oh my God, this whole thing is so good! Thanks #OBAMA #ZUMA

      Reply

      • Kobus Nel

        June 10, 2013 at 21:04

        Haha, yeah. Funny how ppl rave they want it, and how they don’t want it due to all its crap, and then we don’t get it here on launch…

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    • ElimiNathan

      June 10, 2013 at 21:56

      wahahaha, brilliant

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 11, 2013 at 07:20

      Perfect reaction

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 11, 2013 at 07:20

      Perfect reaction

      Reply

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 11, 2013 at 07:20

      Perfect reaction

      Reply

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 11, 2013 at 07:20

      Perfect reaction

      Reply

  2. iPrimal

    June 10, 2013 at 20:22

    We’ll have it in the U.S., but $499!!!! I believe that to be R5065.20.

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    • Gavin Mannion

      June 10, 2013 at 20:23

      plus tax… and import duties

      So more like R6500

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      • Martin du preez

        June 10, 2013 at 20:47

        Don’t we fall under EU pricing? 429 pounds? (R6781.00)

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        • LJ Roos

          June 10, 2013 at 20:49

          Nightmare scenario, PS4 releases locally this year, but at something close to R8000.

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          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            June 10, 2013 at 23:18

            Doubtful. The tech involved and mandatory Kinect makes the X1 a bit more expensive I believe.

    • Shodan

      June 10, 2013 at 20:29

      Region Locked… 🙁

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  3. DaxterZA

    June 10, 2013 at 20:24

    What bullshit….I guess we will have more time to save money for it then eh…..sigh

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  4. ElNicko

    June 10, 2013 at 20:26

    Im sure the PS4 will likely follow suit – one of the downsides of living in SA

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    • LJ Roos

      June 10, 2013 at 20:26

      Believe they said global release for PS4, sony doesn’t fk around when it comes to distribution.

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      • ElNicko

        June 10, 2013 at 20:29

        we shall see good sir.
        No mention of DRM or anything with Kinect 2.0…….But those games do look Good…..Not sure if $500 good though.

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        • LJ Roos

          June 10, 2013 at 20:33

          executive vice president Mike Hogan claimed Sony plans to release the PlayStation 4 not only in one region, but globally.

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          • ElNicko

            June 10, 2013 at 20:36

            Just read that on Gamestop…….Take that MS, While Sony takes my money.

          • LJ Roos

            June 10, 2013 at 20:37

            50 000 Xbox 360s sold in SA in November, if they ignore the smaller markets, and Sony doesn’t, they are being silly.

          • ElNicko

            June 10, 2013 at 20:40

            Well how much of the new “TV” Functionality of the Xbone will work outside of the US / Europe………definitely not gonna be getting all that technological goodness on our side of the world.

          • LJ Roos

            June 10, 2013 at 20:47

            That does suck, but, I want my console to be a games console.

          • ElNicko

            June 10, 2013 at 20:52

            EXACTLY !! A samsung smart TV can do most of the hand gestures for controlling your tv……whats the point of buying a console if you can’t play games

          • Gavin Mannion

            June 10, 2013 at 20:49

            Apparently DSTV and Top TV are in discussions with MS to make it all work locally

          • ElNicko

            June 10, 2013 at 20:51

            well we shall see about that. I mean , how long did it take for SA to get a “decent-ish” xbox marketplace ??

          • Daniel Keevy

            June 10, 2013 at 22:57

            Oh brilliant. Xbox and DSTV joining forces. I hope it directs me to random channels for the lulz.

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            June 10, 2013 at 23:21

            I want to hear it from the Sony conference before I will believe it. Microsoft initially said no DRM….look how that turned out. But if its true…..flip I will love Sony long time.

    • R4geGam3r

      June 10, 2013 at 21:43

      If you look at the Kalahari games section they have a page promoting the PS4. No such page for Xbone. Hint hint. Hopefully this is a good indication that the PS4 will release this year. Fingers crossed!

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  5. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    June 10, 2013 at 20:29

    Good. MS can iron out any issues by then.

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    • R4geGam3r

      June 10, 2013 at 21:48

      Hopefully this delay is due to them setting up SA to have local/dedicated servers seeing as the Xbone relies so heavily on Cloud gaming/Computing. And also to update the SA Marketplace to acceptable standards. Or is this just wishful thinking on my part?

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      • DarthofZA

        June 11, 2013 at 07:25

        I think you are right, considering some of their games will rely on the cloud computing to run the multiplayer.

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      • Trevor Davies

        June 11, 2013 at 07:56

        I would guess wishful thinking, Africa isn’t a big money market.

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  6. LJ Roos

    June 10, 2013 at 20:29

  7. Happy Hamster

    June 10, 2013 at 21:31

    So it will be released in 21 countries and bypass the whole of Africa , are we really that invisible to the world

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    • Skyblue

      June 10, 2013 at 21:40

      Well there isn’t another FIFA World Cup happening here again soon so I’d say it’s a resounding “yes”. How can the continent be taken seriously with all our tinpot dictators, bigamist presidents, rampant poverty, violent crime, theiving governments and the worst of the lot, an apathetic and in many cases, complicit populace.

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      • DarthofZA

        June 11, 2013 at 07:26

        Sounds like you just described the US of A?

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  8. Skyblue

    June 10, 2013 at 21:32

    I prefer them not releasing on day one in SA. Let them iron out the problems first and grow the game library first. Anyone who thinks they’re importing will be in for a rude awakening with region locking as well. So if the X1 is your console of choice I suggest you #dealwithit

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  9. Lonthor

    June 10, 2013 at 22:12

    I have no doubt that the PS4 will release this year in SA.

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  10. Daniel Keevy

    June 10, 2013 at 22:58

    Wow, serious error on the part of MS. Which is weird considering the PC arm of Microsoft has had a strong local presence for almost 20 years now. I’m not sure how much it’ll help the PS4, but South Africa remembers…

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  11. Didier

    June 12, 2013 at 07:59

    Dont bother come here! I’m not buying X1 either!

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  12. Name

    June 13, 2013 at 09:50

    This is actually good news we don’t want that trash anyway

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