Home Features The Xbox One X will cost $499 – R7499 in South Africa

The Xbox One X will cost $499 – R7499 in South Africa

1 min read


It’s official! 4K comes at a price, as Microsoft’s Xbox One X console will indeed retail for $499 on release this November. That’s a high price to pay for the Xbox One X, although Microsoft believes that it’s worth every penny to deliver on what they call the most powerful gaming console ever made.

On the local Xbox site, it seems that the console will cost an eye-water R7499 when it’s released locally.

According to Xbox.com, the new system will have:

Smoother gameplay

The 8-core Custom AMD CPU is clocked at 2.3GHz to bring enhanced AI, real world detail, and smoother interactions to your gaming.

Bigger worlds

12GB GDDR5 of graphic memory add speed and power to game performance to enable bigger worlds, further horizons, and quicker load times.

Life-like detail

A 6 Teraflop GPU enables 4K environments and characters to become more realistic than ever, with more detail and smoother animations.

Faster load times

Game graphics are faster and more detailed with 326 GB/sec memory bandwidth, to keep your gaming momentum flowing.

Thanks to @micmucza for the tip. 

Last Updated: June 12, 2017


  1. Last year when the Scorpio was announced we were told it will cost 12k from a MS source. Happy to call him an ex source.


  2. Raptor Rants

    June 12, 2017 at 02:51

    But what are the specs?


  3. Ruan Fourie

    June 12, 2017 at 06:45

    The question is: How many months will we have to wait before it’s available in South Africa?


    • Pieter Kruger

      June 12, 2017 at 09:50

      It’s a world wild release this time around, so hopefully Nov 7th in SA too!


  4. CodeDisQus

    June 12, 2017 at 07:11

    Will it be really worth it….at the end of the day it comes down to Games, and there weren’t any (IMO) that said to me, pull out your wallet and pre-order!


    • Grimsupanoob

      June 12, 2017 at 07:32

      Remember your current games will perform better as well… So taking that into account plus the upcoming games, for sure


    • Pieter Kruger

      June 12, 2017 at 09:59

      Just a few games already confirmed to get full 4K Xbox One X treatment so far:
      Ark: Survival Evolved
      Assassin’s Creed: Origins
      Black Desert
      Chess Ultra
      Crackdown 3
      Dead Rising 4
      Deep Rock Galactic
      Dishonored 2
      Fallout 4
      Farming Simulator 17
      Fifa 18
      Final Fantasy XV
      For Honor
      Forza Horizon 3
      Forza Motorsport 7
      Gears of War 4
      Ghost Recon: Wildlands
      Halo Wars 2
      Homefront: The Revolution
      Injustice 2
      Killer Instinct
      Madden NFL 18
      Mantis Burn Racing
      Metro: Exodus
      Middle-earth: Shadow of War
      Need For Speed: Payback
      Outlast 2
      Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
      Portal Knights
      Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
      Rocket League
      Sea of Thieves
      Slime Rancher
      State of Decay 2
      Super Lucky’s Tale
      The Artful Escape
      The Elder Scrolls Online
      The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
      The Last Night
      The Surge
      The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
      Titanfall 2
      Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
      We Happy Few


      • Jim of the Banana

        June 12, 2017 at 10:10

        Where are the games? The Boney X doesn’t have any games… :'(


        • RinceThis

          June 12, 2017 at 10:45

          But FFXV! BWAHAHAHAAH! Can’t believe that is listed there…


          • Jim of the Banana

            June 12, 2017 at 17:23

            At least Farming Simulator 17 is getting a boney X release….

      • CodeDisQus

        June 12, 2017 at 17:56

        I apologize, I wasn’t specific enough. By games I meant, EXCLUSIVE games. The list you posted is great, but how many of those can anyone play on the PS4 pro or PC.

        Compare those to what Sony has to offer and honestly The X is looking like a very powerful console with not a lot of reasons to own it. It really needs SYSTEM SELLERS, people go out and but the Switch because its the only place to play Zelda and Mario Games and all that Nintendo has to offer (which is actually a lot), Sony can boast the likes of Uncharted, Horizon, God of War, Infamous, Days Gone, Death Stranding, Detroit Become Human, The last of US pt 2, Spider-Man.

        These are games that when it comes down to it, I believe will cause people to go with the PS4 over the X1X if they haven’t already


  5. Jim of the Banana

    June 12, 2017 at 07:14

    Xbox one x or the Boney X is an undeniably stupid name. This is at Wii U levels of retardation. They should have just stuck with Scorpio… Xbox eleventy… Good grief!


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 12, 2017 at 08:43

      I dub thee… the Xbonks!


    • Matthew Holliday

      June 12, 2017 at 09:59

      360 – 1 – X
      The logic is undeniable.


      • Jim of the Banana

        June 12, 2017 at 10:09

        Xbox eleventy will change gaming for all eternity!


    • Pieter Kruger

      June 12, 2017 at 10:52

      So is “Jim of the Banana” but you embraced that though? ROFL! Just kidding, but points for coming up with “Boney X”…….


  6. Pieter Kruger

    June 12, 2017 at 09:54

    A bit of a relief! With exchange rates I was preparing myself for R10 000. This will be my 1st venture into 4K gaming and I’m so ready and excited! Just wish I could’ve seen and experience the actual 4K gameplay shown at E3 last night instead of having to watch it in 1080 only……???


    • miaau

      June 12, 2017 at 12:16

      You planning to get one at launch?

      Tv’ed up for it?


      • Pieter Kruger

        June 12, 2017 at 12:29

        Yep will pre order soonest! Looking at tv’s now and hopefully come November I’ll be able to pick up a fairly decent 4K tv (decent input lag/HDR etc.) for around R20k? Then I’ll be in Gaming Heaven……???


  7. Galbedir

    June 12, 2017 at 10:01

    Xbox One X one one X one Xx One. Ugh! Someone fire whoever is in charge of naming at Microsoft console department.


  8. RinceThis

    June 12, 2017 at 10:44

    Umm.. NO.


  9. Pieter Kruger

    June 12, 2017 at 10:55

    Had a look again and not sure if R7500 is correct, seems too good to be true? Only R500 more than PS4 Pro? Will pre order as soon as the option is available…….then to start saving for a reasonably priced 4K tv….???


  10. Seeker

    June 12, 2017 at 11:12

    I’m really hyped for this. R7500 is not a bad price to pay for “True Power”.


  11. miaau

    June 12, 2017 at 11:51

    Assume, that like me, a lot of people do not have a TV capable of doing justice to this.

    So, add just under R10k as well for a Samsung TV capable of 4k.

    Is it worth it? Not for me.


    • Original Heretic

      June 12, 2017 at 13:38

      Or get a Sony TV. ha!!


  12. Gavin Mannion

    June 12, 2017 at 12:35

    I really want to experience 4k gaming but my TV is just 1080p so until that magically changes I’m not tempted to get this or the Sony PS4 Pro.

    I do have to admit though the name Xbox One X is



  13. Johann

    June 12, 2017 at 21:41

    Hmm, the price, although steep, is a lot less than what I thought it would be. The original Xbox one was also close to that price and has fell quite a bit since so maybe 3 years from now you can pick one up for R4000 more or less. Problem though is the TV, R10k plus this is a boatload to pay just for a gaming console.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Xbox Series X Restock Update Today: Track on Twitter, Walmart, Best Buy and More

New consoles are on the horizon, and while Sony and Microsoft have spoken plenty about wha…