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The Xbox One is going cheap this week

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The Xbox One had a pretty impressive showing at E3 this year, especially if you like the idea of looking at games that are actually out this year. Perhaps the idea that you’ll be able to play digitally purchased Xbox Games “Anywhere,” with the systems impending cross-play, cross-save, cross-buy, cross-achievements and cross PlayStation fans.

Maybe you don’t need the impending Xbox One S, because your TV doesn’t support 4K video and HDR anyway. Maybe you just want to play the Xbox One’s already existing library of great games. If that’s the case, then you’ll be happy to know that the current Xbox One model will be going for cheap for the few days.

From Thursday 16 June to Sunday 19 June 2016, you could save up to R1500 on the retail price of an Xbox One. The standard 500GB model will retail for R4 999, while the 1TB console model with a pack-in game will sell for R5499. If you want to save R1500 though, you’ll need to shell out for the Xbox One Elite system. The deal will be available from your favourite local retailers and online merchants.

Here’s some text I’ve pulled directly from the press release because I haven’t had coffee yet.

“Xbox One is the latest generation of gaming consoles. The Xbox One offers high definition gaming, an expandable hard drive, and backwards compatibility with a growing selection of Xbox 360 games. Xbox One allows users to stream their Xbox One Games to a Windows 10 PC or tablet in their homes. Another key differentiator of Xbox One is that it is the only console that can expand its HDD space with the addition of an external drive.

With Xbox Live players have access to the best online gaming experience. Users experience the most advanced multiplayer on Xbox Live, powered by hundreds of thousands of servers that maximize performance. They can also switch between games, live TV, and apps, and also instantly resume their game where they left off. An Xbox Live Gold membership gives the player access to four free games every month.”

It’s worth noting that the bit about the Xbox one being the only console that can expands its storage with an external drive is codswallop, as the Wii U allows you to do the same. The Wii U, however, doesn’t give you access to your games on Windows 10, so that’s something.

I know many people still like to hate on the old bone, but I rather like my Xbox One, and I think it’s a damned fine system. This deal is only valid until Sunday, so hurry.

Last Updated: June 15, 2016

20 Comments

  1. Jonah Cash

    June 15, 2016 at 07:20

    I must be a jaded gamer or something. The only thing Microsoft showed that interest me in the least is Gears of War 4. Maybe the rest is just not my cup of tea?! Will be playing Destiny: Rise of Iron, Titanfall 2 and Dishonored 2 around the time Gears 4 hits so will only play it in 2017.

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    • Viking Of Science

      June 15, 2016 at 09:37

      but GWENT, tho….

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      • Jonah Cash

        June 15, 2016 at 10:35

        I don’t see the appeal. Tried it in the game and didn’t like it, maybe I just didn’t understand it. I like Hearthstone a lot.

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      • Matthew Holliday

        June 15, 2016 at 12:46

        so excite

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    • Matthew Holliday

      June 15, 2016 at 12:45

      Forza is the only thing thats ever made me consider the xbone, so if theres a new Forza Horizons type game scheduled for release and backwards compatibility is confirmed so i can play the first 2, then maaaaaaaaybe.

      imagine all those games we were promised would be in 1080

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  2. DragonSpirit009

    June 15, 2016 at 07:25

    Dammit Xbox, can’t you just wait till I saved enough money before doing specials!

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 15, 2016 at 07:57

    Quick! Buy the old stock before the new versions are released and we get stuck with them!

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  4. Seeker

    June 15, 2016 at 08:14

    I got my Xbone for R5499 at incredible connection about two years ago. It also came Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and Unity. This doesn’t seem like an amazing sale considering they just announced a new model.

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      June 15, 2016 at 08:21

      Two years ago the Rand/$ wasn’t quite at levels it is now. Since then hardware prices have gone up.

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      • Seeker

        June 15, 2016 at 09:24

        That’s so true. I just hope that the rand would have bounced back to a reasonable level by this time next year. Just in time for the release of project scorpio. I don’t want to resort to selling my kidney to support my gaming habit.

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  5. Fox1 - Retro

    June 15, 2016 at 08:28

    Won’t the Xbox One S be sold for around R4999 at the current exchange rate?

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    • Pieter Kruger

      June 15, 2016 at 08:35

      Start starving….I mean saving now for a 4K HDR tv & Xbox Scorpio rather!

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      • Francois Knoetze

        June 15, 2016 at 09:40

        I am with you on that one. Scorpio next year!!!

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      • Fox1 - Retro

        June 15, 2016 at 09:45

        I’m hearing predictions that in 2017 graphics won’t matter and it;s going to be all about indies 😛

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        • Francois Knoetze

          June 15, 2016 at 09:46

          shudder

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        • Matthew Holliday

          June 15, 2016 at 12:39

          AAA will always control the market.
          those predictions would probably be more about indy not being indy anymore and them being picked up by mainstream AAA devs.

          The regular xbone hasnt got 2 years left in it. Heck, it wasnt even keeping up when it was first released.
          The scene may not be about graphics, but the console still needs to be able to keep up.

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      • Matthew Holliday

        June 15, 2016 at 12:41

        curious about backwards compatibility with this one.

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      June 15, 2016 at 08:41

      I doubt it. The 299 usd is direct US conversion before tax, and we dont pay us pricing. Rather look at the European pricing, and then account for our own customs and levies – and you’re probably looking closer to R5500. And that’s if our currency holds up.

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  6. Francois Knoetze

    June 15, 2016 at 09:42

    Got my White XBone at R4500 2 years ago. That special still rocked my boat.

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  7. GeeManZA

    June 15, 2016 at 10:17

    Got mine for R5690 so I’m good.

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