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No more local PS4 stock constraints

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The PlayStation 4 has done pretty well just about everywhere, selling out at most retailers. Even locally, stock of the machine has been hard to come by. But no more. Ster Kinekor has sent out a press release saying that as of this week, stock of the console will now be as regular as Darryn since he started eating more bran.

“It’s been a challenging few months liaising with our global teams to ensure that the South African PlayStation 4 console demands have been met to satisfactory levels. As expected the team has been working hard with our international colleagues to ensure that the inflow of units will be regulated and remain consist for the foreseeable future,” says Mario Dos Santos, Chief Executive Office of Ster Kinekor Entertainment in a press release I’ve copied and pasted right here. “Retailer support is imperative to the success of these units. We are thrilled to announce that PlayStation 4 accessories will now also be available through retailers from this week.”

Unfortunately, yes – because our currency has taken a firm beating – everything has gone up in price. Here’s what you’ll be paying for a PS4 and its accessories.

  • PS4 Standalone: R 6 799.99
  • DS4 Black: R 999.99
  • DS4 Charging Station: R 399.99
  • PS4 Camera: R 999.99
  • PS4 Stand: R399.99

That’s a lot beans for some shiny next-gen gaming. If you have that sort of cash, and want to get in on the new gen, you shouldn’t have much trouble going forward.

Last Updated: March 12, 2014

196 Comments

  1. Pieter Kruger

    March 12, 2014 at 09:50

    WOW! Just got a £66 refund from Amazon for my Xbox one order(included 3 games) due to “reduction on import duties”??!! Happy times!????

    Reply

    • JustAnotherGamer

      March 12, 2014 at 12:42

      must really suck about titanfall bru

      Reply

  2. Nick de Bruyne

    March 12, 2014 at 09:58

    Dammit I can’t lie… for someone who just upgraded his graphics card & just bought a PS4… it’s really tough to not suggest to someone that they put together a gaming PC instead. With Steams new direction and the great Xbox controller support, my PC has almost become like just another console in my living room. The game prices are the real win. Tough call hey… Buy a new PC game for R449 or a new PS4 game for like R900!

    Reply

    • Spathi

      March 12, 2014 at 10:06

      I think for the next 3 years, PC will be the way to go. Thereafter the PS4 will have amassed awesome exclusives and be worth it. I bought my PS3 only in 2009 and by then, there were loads of cool games to choose from and they for sold for cheap cheap!

      I’ll be upgrading my PC this year (as soon as the new tech drops, so that I can get the old tech cheap :D) and only go after a new console in a few years time.

      Reply

    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 12, 2014 at 10:08

      I’ll do the upgrade on PC… but have to decide on what parts/makes I’m going for 😛

      Then have to try and save up for it.

      Reply

    • MakeItLegal

      March 12, 2014 at 10:10

      Pretty much my logic when it comes down to it
      I think you forgot backwards compatibility in your argument , for me being a ps 1 ps2 and ps3 gamers to now a full on master race gamer… The absolute last straw for me was the ps3 to ps4 incompatibility , they fucked me on ps2 to ps3 and then they fucked me again on ps3 to ps4 ( would still be a Ps gamer if I could of played Gta V on ps4 )

      But looking back now I laugh at u fan boys , ( I laugh at myself as well , it’s joke not a dick don’t take it so hard )

      I can go pick up AC 1 through to revelations , 4 games for 200 bucks , that will work on my system for years to come , I see steam giving devs the power to price themselves , the whole consuloe thing is Gana die. 900 for a game and Bt screws u in the ass , they will give u 200 trade in value on a game bought less than a week ago , my pc can surf the net watch videos , edit videos , play all games on 60 fps with out a hitch ( hell sometimes I get 80 fps ) no no , this argument for consoles is lost , u get ass raped for Ps branded gadgets , that guess what , won’t work with the ps 5 , this whole collection of ps4 games u building up , guess what u won’t be able to play them on your ps 5

      What a load of nonsense

      I only respect consule developers for pushing boundaries , but my biggest fuck u is to sony , thanks , the 30 + ps3 games I had became null and void the day my ps3 broke and here I was thinking I could just slot it into the ps4 and carry on gaming , I mean for real

      ( happy hump day , and if u wana fuck some 1 make sure it’s Zuma , cause his fucking us all )

      Reply

      • Mossel

        March 12, 2014 at 12:34

        Wait till you get a 120Hz screen. Your eyes will melt at how smooth everything is!

        Reply

    • Admiral Chief of comments

      March 12, 2014 at 10:10

      You said it Nick.

      You will be assimilated

      http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/aAYXnM2_460sa.gif

      Reply

      • VampyreSquirrel

        March 12, 2014 at 10:33

        Freaky!!! I want some!

        Reply

    • Anon A Mouse

      March 12, 2014 at 10:14

      Now without making the servers collapse please enlighten me. I don’t have a gaming rig and need to build one from scratch. What will a ballpark figure be for a rig that will last say 8 years without having to upgrade?

      (I really want to know, not being an ass here.)

      Reply

      • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

        March 12, 2014 at 10:16

        Check this site, they have some pretty decent gaming PC’s
        http://www.evetech.co.za/

        Reply

        • VampyreSquirrel

          March 12, 2014 at 10:35

          Still waiting on my quote from them… I’m trying to get a good figure on a decent (not crazy) upgrade.

          Wanna see if they can beat the pricing I got from suppliers 😛

          Reply

        • Anon A Mouse

          March 12, 2014 at 10:43

          Holy crazy motherboard, if that’s the price to go gaming on PC, I’ll stay on console tyvm. I bet you’ll need to upgrade in a year or two as well.

          Edit: I suddenly remember why I don’t game on PC anymore.

          Reply

          • ToshZA

            March 12, 2014 at 10:58

            Evetech build high-end gaming rigs, these will last you a while.

            Let me just put it out there, I bought a machine for R11k 2 years ago. It’s still going strong, and in a year I’ll upgrade my graphics card for R3.5k (approx.) and it’ll go another 3 years. At full graphics. Then another 2 years of slowly lowering the graphics options, unless I upgrade my card again. Sounds expensive, right?

            I’ve paid a total of about R500 – R600 in the last year for games, and bought around 20 of them. That’s one console game, second hand or a few months old. 20 console games now will cost you in the region of R10k if you buy smart. If you buy new, that’s R18k. Just for the games. That’s where the price difference matters. What good is a slightly cheaper console if you can’t buy more than 1 game every 2 months for it? When you can buy a pc game every 2 weeks, for less. Waiting on the steam sales is a great choice.

          • Anon A Mouse

            March 12, 2014 at 11:13

            Like I said, I’m not being an ass about it. I left PC gaming when Pentium 4 was still the shizzle, so yeah I’m a bit way out of the loop. I remember it irritated the hell out of me to have to mess around with the settings just to be able to play a game. I’m sure it involved a lot from then but I don’t think I have the patients for this anymore.

            As per the games, I only buy when I’m able to play, which means that I usually only pay around R200 for a game which is about R4k for 20 games. At least I know I’m still good for a couple of years on the PS3.

          • ToshZA

            March 12, 2014 at 11:15

            lol I’m just saying though from my perspective. It just is cheaper in the long run to play PC games.

            Nowadays there’s a lot less tweaking needed to play games, unless you run Windows 8. Hint: don’t do it. I’ve not had to touch my pc since I bought it, and I’ve run everything without hassle. Automatic windows and driver updates, and that’s it.

        • ToshZA

          March 12, 2014 at 11:02

          What I really like about these guys is the range they have. From budget to how much fucking money do you have? O_O

          And they’re all for gaming. 🙂 Their graphics card prices are incredibly competitive too.

          Reply

      • Skoobaz

        March 12, 2014 at 11:10

        • ToshZA

          March 12, 2014 at 11:13

          They’re pricey on some things, so you should always cross check.

          http://www.pcint.co.za @disqus_6DmpfUOb5Q:disqus

          Reply

    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 12, 2014 at 10:17

    • Hammersteyn

      March 12, 2014 at 10:17

      I’m just happy I held onto my PS3 as well. PS4 is impressive and I don’t regret buying one but they need to make a plan or else I’m just gonna PC more.

      Reply

      • FoxOneZA

        March 12, 2014 at 10:26

        If the PS4 was R4999 and the games were down to the usual the R600 mark, the tables will then be turned on the PC market.

        I have 3 consoles from the 3 manufacturers but that’s only because I have picked them all out on sale at ridiculous prices.

        Reply

        • Mossel

          March 12, 2014 at 12:35

          The Fox has spoken. And he speaketh truth.

          Reply

    • Milesh Bhana

      March 12, 2014 at 11:19

      I’m also considering moving the master race. But it’s not a no brainer for me.
      I priced an midrange upgrade. I have an old CPU and mobo (PCIe 2.0!!), so it’s pretty much a full upgrade. Gonna set me back around 11K. So almost double the PS4.

      Yes, the games are more expensive, but a new title on Steam is still $60. So not THAT much cheaper than console. In the long run, PC will definitely make sense, but that’s only if you play lots of games. If you don’t , it’s kinda the same imo. (Plus PSN+ should get their retail titles soon, so that should keep me going).

      Still haven’t decided, but to me it’s a 50/50 thing.

      Reply

    • Skyblue

      March 12, 2014 at 12:08

      Amen! Preach it brother.

      Reply

  3. VampyreSquirrel

    March 12, 2014 at 10:01

    I’d rather spend the R6800 on a PC upgrade.

    Reply

    • General JJ the Fett

      March 12, 2014 at 10:23

      And R900 on seven games.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of comments

        March 12, 2014 at 10:27

        Amen

        Reply

        • General JJ the Fett

          March 12, 2014 at 10:32

          So let’s say you buy a PS4, get an extra DS4 and two games.
          That’s about R9,600
          You can build quite a decent rig with that. And taking into consideration that your games will be much cheaper, it’ll afford you the opportunity to upgrade in three years again, and be good for another three years.

          Reply

          • ToshZA

            March 12, 2014 at 10:52

            With this generation of consoles, PC’s are no longer the expensive ones to buy. This makes me happy.

            Saying that, if I can get a PS4 from my FNB account, damn straight imma do it. June. Soon.

      • VampyreSquirrel

        March 12, 2014 at 10:35

        Absolutely

        Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 12, 2014 at 10:06

    Er… what’s a DS4 precious?

    Reply

    • Spathi

      March 12, 2014 at 10:07

      Dual Shock 4 controller

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 12, 2014 at 10:08

        Oh. Stupid hangover. It’s all your fault.

        Reply

        • RinceIsIngwer

          March 12, 2014 at 10:15

          That’s why you take a day off like some 😉

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 10:17

            I’m not a pussy, like some. *whistle*

          • RinceIsIngwer

            March 12, 2014 at 10:19

            If being a pussy is sitting at home playing games while you sit in your office then yes, yes I am *eats slice of cake.

          • Rock789

            March 12, 2014 at 10:20

            You heartless, cruel bastard…

            *crys**

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 10:24

            The how & why doesn’t matter. I’m just glad we agree on what you are.

          • RinceIsIngwer

            March 12, 2014 at 10:28

            Everything has context, where you are right now makes me chuckle.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 10:26

            Heh, Ingwer, love it!

            Enjoy day off ye bugger

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 10:29

            Don’t encourage him.

        • Rock789

          March 12, 2014 at 10:20

          Oh yeah, tell me about it… Shoulda stayed in bed today! Plus some dumbass parked me in… Hope he likes his Mercedes without it’s mirrors or emblem! Mwahahahahahaha… **cough**

          Reply

          • RinceIsIngwer

            March 12, 2014 at 10:22

            Nice! And yes, staying in ned better option!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 10:23

            Who is Ned? O_O

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 10:24

            I think he named his bed. Makes him feel less lonely.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 10:25

            Why wouldn’t he use a girls name though? Actually, I don’t want to know.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 10:26

            LOL

          • RinceIsIngwer

            March 12, 2014 at 10:26

            You know… Small hands 0-o

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 10:27

            I said I DON’T WANT TO KNOW. 🙁

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 10:26

            Is your bed called a Renault?

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 10:26

            Hmmpphhh!
            No!

          • Rock789

            March 12, 2014 at 10:34

            Or is that perhaps the name of that weird homeless guy that seems to hang around Nick’s place quite often… o_O

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 10:35

            Curious….

          • Spathi

            March 12, 2014 at 10:24

            Ned’s dead baby, Ned’s dead…

          • RinceIsIngwer

            March 12, 2014 at 10:26

            Lol

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 10:23

            lol. I considered it, but my alarm is tuned to 5fm. Nothing like hearing Gareth Cliff in the morning to make me dash out of bed & into my car to get away from it.

          • RinceIsIngwer

            March 12, 2014 at 10:25

            Lol. I actually got up and was listening to him when I thought… WHY? Turned radio off, back to bed…

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 10:26

            Why would you do that to yourself?

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 10:27

            Cancels out the morning wood?

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 10:28

            There will never be wood again if that was me.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 10:35

            Don’t be so hard on yourself, you’re a good looking g…. oh…. that’s not what you meant *cough*

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 10:36

            LOL
            Wait, no. That’s not funny!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 10:28

            Oh, instantly.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 10:28

            I hate waking up early. So it’s motivation.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 10:25

            Epic!

  5. Hammersteyn

    March 12, 2014 at 10:13

    The Rand really is weak right now. R900 for a game is pushing it.

    Reply

    • Brenz

      March 12, 2014 at 10:15

      it makes my bum eina.
      definitely have to prioritize new releases and leave many for the 2nd hand store.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        March 12, 2014 at 10:17

        Exactly. Getting Second Son so Dark Souls 2 needs to wait. Castlevania is also on my list but when?

        Reply

        • Brenz

          March 12, 2014 at 10:19

          if you already own a ps4 you pretty much need second son to finally make the console worth the purchase.
          leaving out ds2 is a shit decision to have to make though!

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            March 12, 2014 at 10:28

            Well Killzone and TR already made it worth it. Second son will just validate it.

          • Brenz

            March 12, 2014 at 10:31

            killzone yes, havent played but im a fan of the series and im sure its awesome, but its just one game.
            i dont count TR as i played on ps3 and im one of the people who cant validate buying a juiced up version of the same game, im against that kind of cashing in on a series

          • Hammersteyn

            March 12, 2014 at 10:32

            I dodged a bullet with TR not having played it previously

          • Brenz

            March 12, 2014 at 10:32

            in that case it was a justified buy, you were lucky to have a next-gen experience first time 🙂

          • Hammersteyn

            March 12, 2014 at 10:35

            Very!

  6. Kromas

    March 12, 2014 at 10:17

    Grammar Nazi Wednesday!

    “because OR currency has taken a firm beating” = “our”
    “… remain CONSISST for the foreseeable future” = “consistent”

    that is all.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of comments

      March 12, 2014 at 10:25

      [muppet like typing detected]

      Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      March 12, 2014 at 10:38

      i type like a muppet – but the quote is pasted directly from the press release. so i’m leaving it for the lulz.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of comments

        March 12, 2014 at 10:40

        Noted, and more lulz in this case

        Reply

    • Weanerdog

      March 12, 2014 at 10:47

      I think that you mean spelling Nazi.

      That is all

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of comments

        March 12, 2014 at 10:52

        hahahahaha

        Reply

    • Gareth L (That Guy)

      March 12, 2014 at 15:22

      Typing is not grammar. 😉

      Reply

  7. Morne Nell

    March 12, 2014 at 10:17

    Bought at launch so am super happy. Being
    in IT myself I just can’t understand the PC, console debate. There is nothing
    more fun for me getting home press one button and within seconds start playing
    while lying on the coach and watching the game on a big screen. Also consoles
    are a lot more fun with friends, think sing star for the PS3 or FIFA or any
    sport game for that manner playing in the living room. Took the thing on
    holiday just plug and play no problem no issue.

    Yes consoles are expensive and so are the
    game but they just work, also not more expensive than PC’s where you do
    upgrades every year or every second year.

    Was so frustrated with PC games, you’re
    never able to play at full specs without at least buying the 6000 graphics card
    every second year, then there is windows direct X, driver’s constant
    issues. Some people love the frustration
    it seems. Remember the console will last 4 – 5 years with games getting better.
    With PC the game you play now is the best you will get next year you need more
    hardware for the same enjoyment.

    I was never able to enjoy Ubisoft games
    before due to glitches that nly some people would experience relating to some
    hardware combinations, with the Ps4 everyone is on the same hardware easier to
    manage easier to fix

    Been in the industry playing games since
    the pre 90’s

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of comments

      March 12, 2014 at 10:24

      Ok, since you are “in IT” I fail to see why you have to “upgrade every second year”

      I disagree entirely with almost everything you say here.

      “more hardware for the same enjoyment”????

      Nee dude, nee

      Reply

      • Spathi

        March 12, 2014 at 10:28

        If you want to play the newest games on full specs you pretty much have to upgrade your GPU every two or three years. Except if you buy a Titan now, but that wouldn’t be smart 🙂

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of comments

          March 12, 2014 at 10:28

          …lest it…fall?

          huehuehue

          Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          March 12, 2014 at 10:29

          How much does a Titan go for again?

          Reply

          • Spathi

            March 12, 2014 at 11:11

            I don’t really know, but R 10 000+ I believe?

          • ToshZA

            March 12, 2014 at 11:17

            The 780TI is cheaper and faster. A titan is purely for show, nothing else.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 11:20

            …and the AMD counterpart is half the price and more performance!

          • ToshZA

            March 12, 2014 at 11:24

            It’s AMD. No thanks.

      • Morne Nell

        March 12, 2014 at 10:37

        How many times does Nividia Upgrade there Hardware, How many times does windows change there operating system. You might still be able to run the game but not at full specs as intended. Or you think you do with Lag or turning off lighting effects
        By the way I do own both, but stop playing computer games since I bought the console. My Pc rig that lasted a long time was R20000, my Laptop more capable than most PC’s is R25000.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of comments

          March 12, 2014 at 10:40

          Buy AMD, save yourself the headache.

          If you bought a R20k PC today, it wil last quite some time, providing you apply wisdom with upgrade, heck, even a R10k upgrade will be even more than sufficient.

          Reply

          • Morne Nell

            March 12, 2014 at 11:02

            But the console cost R6700 and last 5 years, mmmmmmm. So I can by a R20000 PC run most games for 3-5 years although not at full spec or pay R6700 and be able to use the thing for 5 years.
            Regarding AMD been there done that never again had lost of compatibility issues

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 11:06

            Then you have been unfortunate. I’ve only been running AMD. A 20k PC WILL last you more than 5 years, if you upgrade wisely.

            I can easily “spend R20k” on an “upgrade” and waste my money.

            For example, my CPU is now 5 years old, but I can run all current games well. Upgraded to SSD in December and the year before that bought proper GPU for a bargain.

            And you pay substantially more for console games

      • Skyblue

        March 12, 2014 at 12:10

        Totally agree with you Admiral. Not to mention Steam streaming now as well. The beta apparently works very well already.

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      March 12, 2014 at 10:26

      I do both as time allows. The normal argument goes PC has better hardware, It has Steam, games are cheaper, it has mods, some people use it in their living room with a controller so it’s like a console, Netflix, Star Citizen, Master Race, Etc. Which is true. Some people prefer tweaking and playing with hardware settings.

      I still prefer console gaming because it’s simple. Buy a console and you’re set for years hardware wise. Plus zero worries about Windows crashing, virusses or having 10 apps running in the background chewing memory or if the new game will work on you’re PC or of you have to play on low settings.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of comments

        March 12, 2014 at 10:28

        Bah, I SEE YOU ON AURAXIS!!! YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID!

        Hehehe

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          March 12, 2014 at 10:29

          Hehehe I did say I do both.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 10:30

            [makes note that Hammer “does both”]

          • Hammersteyn

            March 12, 2014 at 10:30

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 10:35

            Without even looking at the gif, I already know what you are posting, hehe

          • Hammersteyn

            March 12, 2014 at 10:52

            😉

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 12, 2014 at 10:38

            I dig that gif

          • Hammersteyn

            March 12, 2014 at 10:53

            Comes in handy more than you’d think

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 12, 2014 at 11:01

            I can imagine *copies link for gif*

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 12, 2014 at 10:34

      Urg. I’m too tired. Facepalm.

      Reply

    • Skyblue

      March 12, 2014 at 11:54

      I think your sentiments are certainly valid to a degree but disagree with regards to several points. Like yourself I have been a gamer since the 80’s, my first console being an Atari 2600. I am lucky enough to enjoy multiple platforms currently and can only speak from personal experience.

      Consoles are more expensive as a hobby, period. Modern PC’s are on a much slower upgrade cycle than they were 10 years ago thanks primarily to consoles and the current 7/8yr lifespan seen from the X360 and the PS3. A semi-decent PC will generally last from 3 to 4 years now.

      New graphics cards are generally between 5 and 10% better than their predecessors making the MUST HAVE syndrome unnecessary unlike years ago. The biggest point of difference is the cost of the games though. I have a huge PC, X360 and PS3 library (packed away the PS1, PS2 and my Megadrive) and my PC library cost a lot less than the others and is far larger.

      A new MB, Processor, RAM and Video Card (upgrade speaking) will give you full spec PC gaming, cost you less than any “next-gen” console and will run with FAR superior load times, resolution and overall visual fidelity.

      “Big screen” is a moot point as I use a 32″ as my primary screen and a couple 24’s as multi setup (not for gaming) and sit much closer to the screens.

      Agreed on the social aspect of lounge gaming, many a night with some whiskey, SF4 or UFC and a couple mates tossing controllers at each other.

      Ubisoft are just dickheads, accept it.

      Have a great day!

      Reply

  8. General JJ the Fett

    March 12, 2014 at 10:20

    A grand for a controller?
    I really hope it at least has the precision of a R150 mouse for that money.
    Trololololo!

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of comments

      March 12, 2014 at 10:21

      XDXDXDXD

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      March 12, 2014 at 10:27

      It’s got a rectangular clitoris you can rub and poke 😛

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of comments

        March 12, 2014 at 10:28

        O_O

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          March 12, 2014 at 10:32

          It’s very responsive to ones touch

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 10:35

            Doth it moaneth?

          • Hammersteyn

            March 12, 2014 at 10:54

            Well there’s a speaker built into the controller so as soon as I fire up one of those Japanese games…

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 12, 2014 at 11:02

            There shall be no moaning then… you obviously haven’t seen any hentai 😛

          • Hammersteyn

            March 12, 2014 at 11:19

            O_o

    • Morne Nell

      March 12, 2014 at 10:42

      hehe my precision mouse was R1500

      Reply

      • General JJ the Fett

        March 12, 2014 at 10:44

        Yea, but that’s the same one they use in the Enterprise. So it’s worth it. 😉
        Mine was R650 and I’m very happy with it. DeathTaker.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of comments

          March 12, 2014 at 10:45

          Spent R850 on my Diamondback in 2005…and its still kicking ass.

          Good tech that

          Reply

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 10:50

            *Googles diamondback*
            Ooh. Very nice. I’m assuming it’s the gaming mouse and not the snake.
            I must say, I’m very surprised by what I got for R650.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 10:52

            Hahaha, indeed

          • Morne Nell

            March 12, 2014 at 11:08

            More for Work Bought the Logitech Performance MX wireless mouse when it was released works on glass. I needed something that was wireless with a precision laser that can work on any surface

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 12, 2014 at 11:03

            I picked up my Razor mouse for R750… love that thing

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 11:03

            *Razer

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 12, 2014 at 11:39

            Happy now?

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 12:06

            😛

  9. General JJ the Fett

    March 12, 2014 at 10:21

    Don’t buy a pc they said, it’s too expensive, they said.

    Reply

  10. Her Highness the Hipster

    March 12, 2014 at 10:22

    Wonder if this means FNB will restock so I can get it through their device deals…

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    • General JJ the Fett

      March 12, 2014 at 10:22

      You still haven’t gotten yours with that?

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      • Her Highness the Hipster

        March 12, 2014 at 10:30

        they ran out of stock last time – ordered and got the “sorry” text 🙁

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    • Brenz

      March 12, 2014 at 10:34

      Or tell LG you need a raise or you cant do your job properly.

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 12, 2014 at 10:44

      Only PS3’s on their offerings atm

      Edit: and xbox 360’s of course.

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    • ToshZA

      March 12, 2014 at 10:46

      Actually, my iPad is paid up in June, I can do that whole magic business for a PS4? Yes please.

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      • Admiral Chief of comments

        March 12, 2014 at 10:46

        teasing the hipster with an apple device?

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        • ToshZA

          March 12, 2014 at 10:46

          Not intentional. Happy accident. 😀

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          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 10:52

            Like a wet dream?

          • ToshZA

            March 12, 2014 at 11:04

            That’s not so happy when you wake up though.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 11:06

            lol

    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 12, 2014 at 10:50

      I wasn’t even aware of this… Please let me know if and when you see the deal again 😀 I will need to check in every now and then as well

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        March 12, 2014 at 10:55

        I’m seriously eyeing those TV’s on FNB… I need a new one 😛

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        • Admiral Chief of comments

          March 12, 2014 at 10:58

          Same, but I’m saving up my eBucks for that one! 1/6th there!

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 12, 2014 at 11:00

            1/6th? not bad… I’m FAR away from that.

            I need a TV with HDMI that works again -.-

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 11:03

            Heh, I actually earn quite a bit of eBucks with all my refuelling and things.

            The trick is not to spend the eBucks, but to save em. Which has been going well the last 3 months

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 12, 2014 at 11:17

            The wife earns a lot more than I do surprisingly… I still earn, but not nearly enough to purchase anything substantial… yet

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 11:20

            Attaboy, you will get there!

            (I suspect your wife is spending more, since she gets MOAR)

            😛

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 12, 2014 at 11:40

            She has more things with FNB than I do… I just have one account… the moar crap you have with them the moar ebucks you earn.

            And she earns moar than me, which also helps her.

          • Brady miaau

            March 12, 2014 at 11:43

            I worked with this guy once. He was an experienced IT Project Manager, on the big projects. We worked on a big project together for a world wide mining house. He was well paid.

            His wife earned 3 times his salary as a Financial Director for a JSE listed company. He thought it was great.

          • Brady miaau

            March 12, 2014 at 11:39

            nothing wrong with that at all

          • Brady miaau

            March 12, 2014 at 11:40

            I am with the blue bank and have several K, in Rands, of their reward stuff saved up. Already bought some baby stuff with it, say R1500 gone.

            I like it! Am saving for a “x”, do not know.

          • Brady miaau

            March 12, 2014 at 11:53

            A suggestion : The wife and I bought, for R3999, a 32 inch full HD JVC “smart” TV. Has Wifi, can surf BUT can link to home media server and USB and whatever. Play games from that, much cheaper than a bigger screen TV, which I think you only really need in a big room or to actually watch TV on it.

            Our TV room has a bigger screen TV in it, for primary TV viewing and stuff, but we sit further away from it. The smaller TV would not be as nice in the TV room.

            Just a thought, do not know if you want for games mostly or primary TV and games

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 12:06

            I saw that the JVC’s run Android?

          • Brady miaau

            March 12, 2014 at 12:10

            yeah, they do. We had some issues getting video format to play, but PS3 media server was then installed and this means all the content we want can be played (well most).

            It is essentially a 32″ non touch screen tablet. I just leave all the extra alone: some of it is not well thought out, like the weather app has not cities in SA, for example.

            Pretty cool. Also SA JVC is not the same as Europe JVC, it is imported under a different licence. BUT the price is why I bought it. It works, does all I need it to do and was R3000 less than the Samsung with the same functions (also Android)

  11. Admiral Chief of comments

    March 12, 2014 at 10:41

    R400 to stand up? Sounds like certain blue pills…

    [DISCLAIMER: I do NOT know what the pills cost, just taking a stab at the price here]

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    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 12, 2014 at 10:43

      Your disclaimer just makes it more suspicious O_o

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      • Admiral Chief of comments

        March 12, 2014 at 10:44

        The fact that you responded first, makes complete sense 😛

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 12, 2014 at 11:32

        Indeed. I thought he was talking about Matrix pills, then I read the disclaimer. O_o

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    • Anon A Mouse

      March 12, 2014 at 10:45

      Smarties will never cost that much…

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      • Admiral Chief of comments

        March 12, 2014 at 10:46

        Remember those blue smarties with white chocolate on the inside? Man, those were the best!

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  12. Nick de Bruyne

    March 12, 2014 at 11:17

    @uberutang on Twitter posted up a gaming rig they specced out the other day that was R6700 and could play BF4 on High settings at 1080p with V-sync on. Take into account savings on game prices etc and you have yourself a very good deal there. Tweet him if you want the specs

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    • Admiral Chief of comments

      March 12, 2014 at 11:20

      Tx Nick

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 12, 2014 at 11:41

      I copied the specs off that tweet 😛

      I can get similar specs (with xtra ram, no case, power supply, etc. i.e stuff I have already) for R5700

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  13. Nick de Bruyne

    March 12, 2014 at 11:22

    The cheapest nVidia rig sold by Evetech is in the 8K range:

    MSI 970A-G46 970GX MBAMD FX 6300 Six Core CPUCorsair 8GB 1600MHz RAM1TB SATA3 HDDGTX 650 OC 2GB Card24x DVD +/- WriterCorsair 500W 80+ PSU8-Ch High Definition Audio

    Now that looks like it can already outperform a PS4, add to that the cheaper games and you have made it equal in no time. PS Plus is awesome though, but Steam sales give better personal options… tough.

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    • General JJ the Fett

      March 12, 2014 at 11:23

      Exactly my point too. Damn it people. Nick, we miss a good pc rant.

      Reply

    • ToshZA

      March 12, 2014 at 11:23

      I think a lot of people don’t understand that you don’t need the R18k rigs to play games at high settings. Those are for bragging rights, mostly.

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      • General JJ the Fett

        March 12, 2014 at 11:24

        They really are. Amen to that.

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 12, 2014 at 11:40

      Mouse,Keyboard,Screen and Windows? 8K is not bad but these are essential as well.

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      • Admiral Chief of comments

        March 12, 2014 at 11:44

        You need a “screen” for console as well, remember?

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        • Hammersteyn

          March 12, 2014 at 11:44

          You mean my TV?

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 12, 2014 at 11:53

            Use same TV for PC… wtf is wrong with you?

          • Hammersteyn

            March 12, 2014 at 11:55

            A lot apparently

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 12, 2014 at 11:58

            My PC, Xbox and laptop are currently connected to my TV 😛

      • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

        March 12, 2014 at 12:03

        Windows 7 Caribbean edition will bring the price down slightly 😀

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        • Admiral Chief of comments

          March 12, 2014 at 12:05

          Arrrrrrrrrr

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        • Hammersteyn

          March 12, 2014 at 12:07

          lol

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 12, 2014 at 11:47

      I can get the same board, CPU, amount of ram (not Corsair), up the hdd to 1.5TB, and change gfx to the MSI AMD R7 260X OC 2GB… with nothing else (cos I don’t need it), which almost matches Ubertang’s specs from the other day, and get it for about R6k 😛

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        March 12, 2014 at 11:55

        Please note that the PC Ubertang was talking about WAS a full machine.

        I’d go up to R6.8k just because I need a new PC case. Will let you know what Evetech finally quote me on for a full PC with similar specs.

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        • Admiral Chief of comments

          March 12, 2014 at 12:05

          Cool!

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 12, 2014 at 11:51

      I just visited Evetech and I think the problem is that even though they have an excellent selection mostly IT people would now what to buy. Plus when I click on customize and buy for a 7K rig all the extras will quickly increase the 7K to 12k if I had to customize it a bit and included Windows. But obviously the nice thing about PCs is it’s very easy to upgrade later.

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      • Admiral Chief of comments

        March 12, 2014 at 12:05

        *know

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        • Hammersteyn

          March 12, 2014 at 12:07

          Eish, now my comment is invalid

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          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 12:08

            You’ve been spending too much time with the peasants, they are rubbing off on you…

          • Hammersteyn

            March 12, 2014 at 12:17

            But they have cookies.

    • JustAnotherGamer

      March 12, 2014 at 12:48

      Until Steam gives me free games every month, i’ll keep my PS4 as my mine gaming option. But thanks for derailing this thread with PC crap.

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      • Nick de Bruyne

        March 12, 2014 at 13:25

        Steam doesn’t give you free games just like the PS doesn’t give you free games. You pay for PS+ and wait to see what you gonna get, Steam sales are very similar in that you wait for the sales and cherry pick what you want. I spent about the same amount on a Steam Sale recently as I spent on PS+ for 12 months and both are equally valid ways to get some great content for a good price.

        Also, since the comments thread is separate from the actual article (and what i said was indeed a VERY valid point) I can’t derail an entire thread that started with my own comment, that everyone then felt was worth discussing.

        So until you have something half decent to contribute, you know where N4G is.

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  14. Francois Knoetze

    March 12, 2014 at 12:07

    good to hear!! glad I bought my ps4 on launch day with all the goodies. but interesting enough: i remembered when our currency took a major dip PS2’s were nowhere to be found and prices ranged from 3k to 6K for the consoles and PS2 games were R800 at one point. LCd 42 inch tvs when they first came out where R30-40K. so things will settle down in the future once everything stabilizes and we can all be happy gamers whether it is PC or Xbox or PS

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    • JustAnotherGamer

      March 12, 2014 at 12:47

      Same here, I’m glad I got mine on launch day too. Console is worth the money.

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  15. JustAnotherGamer

    March 12, 2014 at 12:42

    Only way to game this gen. PS4 for the win

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  16. JustAnotherGamer

    March 12, 2014 at 12:43

    lots of butthurt pc gamers moaning in this thread.

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    • Admiral Chief of comments

      March 12, 2014 at 12:58

      No butthurt, more like misinformed consolers

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  17. JustAnotherGamer

    March 12, 2014 at 12:46

    so why is there butthurt PC talk in a PS4 thread? That’s lame.

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  18. Guest

    March 12, 2014 at 12:47

    dudes just FYI, PSza twitter account confirmed new stock hit this morning.

    Reply

    • JustAnotherGamer

      March 12, 2014 at 12:49

      Nice! So Sony domination is in full swing for South Africa.

      Reply

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