We Still Don’t Have A Local Xbox One Price
Yesterday South African Xbox fans around the country might have been stunned to hear, or read, about the possible launch price for Microsoft’s next-gen console. Retailer AWX updated their online website, adding pre-orders for the Xbox One. The kicker came in the pricing, which sat at a staggering R7100, which quickly caused waves in the local gaming community.
Breathe easy though, because that price is simply a placeholder. Graeme Selvan, PR Manager from Xbox South Africa, has confirmed to us that the Xbox One has not yet received a price for local retailers.
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The Xbox One will retail for $500 in the U.S.A, meaning we can probably expect a bit more than a straight conversion, which works out to around R5000. The price AWX posted was more than “a bit” higher than a straight conversion, forcing Xbox SA to make a statement regarding local prices for the console.
“The South African price point and release date for the Xbox One has not been confirmed as of yet. Furthermore, the price point featured on AWX was a placeholder for the product, it has not come down from Xbox South Africa. We will release relevant pricing and release dates when we have them”
So, no release date or pricing just yet, but considering Xbox SA is currently working on getting the local release date pushed up for South Africa, I’m not exactly complaining.
But I would expect to hear something rather soon, considering we’re nearing that busy end of the year. My guess? Before rAge this year we should know more about price, release date and more. Hopefully.