Rumour: Xbox One pricing to hit your wallet hard [South Africa Only]

It seems as though the Xbox One will be hitting wallets a lot harder than one would think.


Xbox's South African PR Manager, Graeme Selvan, has officially stated that 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 has been confirmed as a placeholder for the product.

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JBSleek1791d ago

Outrage at what likely is a placeholder price. Also only for South Africa conversions?

Also I hate when people do straight conversions with USD but don't take into consideration anything else such as average cost of living, average wage rates, taxes, etc.

Need4Game1791d ago

Xbox One will get cheaper years later.

justastranger101791d ago

Doesn't seem that expensive to me considering all the stuff you get with the system. I plan to purchase the Xbox One. I am quite excited by the Xbox One because of the awesome exclusives that will be available to me I can't wait to experience Dead Rising 3, KI and all the wonderful exclusives that Xbox one has. The PS4 lineup doesn't excite me at all.

pedrof931791d ago Show
abzdine1791d ago (Edited 1791d ago )

wow this a killer info you're giving here!

@pedrof93: i agree! i'm having a blast with KZ3 and i know that SF will only be better and bigger. Then comes inFamous: Second Son a few months later.

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Dude Dutch1791d ago


For me just swap the words Xbone and PS3 and we are good to go.....

Cable2kx1791d ago (Edited 1791d ago )


I understand giving your opinion, but come on take the high road if you are getting the Xbox be confident in your choice and no need to turn the post into a troll.

It's easy I'm getting the PS4 cause it's the console i prefer and it appeals to me the most.


If you already think MS is at a price disadvantage in many markets (100 USD, 100 Euros, 80 Pounds or 50 AUD higher priced than a PS4), you gotta see how ridiculous it will be in Brazil... Here in Brazil (it's one of the launch territories too) MS priced Xbox One at... Take a deep breath... 2199 reais (that's around 970 USD or 730 Euros, more than importing one from Amazon with mailing and importation taxes).

Just for comparison, Sony is yet to reveal price here (although the console is supposed to release in Brazil same day as US), but Jack Tretton himself said they were trying to get US price here, while E3 interviews after Latin America conference mentioned trying to push for under 1000 reais ( that's around 440 USD or 330 Euro, still much better than what we're used to here).

H3ADWOUND811791d ago

@justastranger10 The ps4 games lineup doesn't excite you due to the fact of being an xbot pure and simple.. Each to their own, greatness awaits.....

boing11791d ago

Doesn't seem too bad. In my country it'll cost... nothing. It won't be officially released. Maybe next year.

RDF1791d ago


Wow...I mean WoW! Its like you have a PR guidebook right in front of you and you are checking off the boxes. I never really believed in plants on forums but you just changed my mind.

justastranger101790d ago

Holy jebus. The paranoia is crazy. Not everyone is going to want a PS4 like myself. US is Xbox territory. 360 outnumber PS3 2 to 1 here. Just facts.

CerebralAssassin1790d ago

Im with justastranger on this one. Killzone has never interested me on any of the playstations. Im looking forward to forza 5, DR3, and later titan fall. Infamous looks sweet as hell but its not a launch title. Ps4 doesnt offer me anything to make me buy it yet. His post sounds scripted but thats exactly how I feel about the xbone vs ps4 debate.

justastranger101790d ago

Yep. Xbox One exclusive lineup is just awesome to me.

Dead Rising 3
Sunset Overdrive
Killer Instinct
Quantum Break
Project Spark
Halo 5
Soon to be announced
Crackdown 3
Fable 4
Fable MMO

RumbleFish1790d ago

after reading justastranger10's post I knew: this place will be like 2006/7 again in a few months. People just refuse to learn...

ZHZ901790d ago

@juststranger, Project Spark & Titanfall are also on PC especially there's a rumor about Titanfall to be on PS4. All you saw were just KZ:SF, Knack, Drive Clube, Infamous SS & just a trailer w/o gameplay of Order 1886. There'll be more announcements of Sony PS4 line-up.

Aghashie1790d ago

@ boing1

really!? no next gen system on ur country!? well, if u feel like importing one (regardless of the system) get in touch via inbox. No promises, here... But got a few friends who can get me a legit pre-order even w pre-order window already closed.

if u r willing to pay for an american system, american price and shipping I can help u out.

happy gaming folks!

Gekko361790d ago

I hate to pop any nay sayers to this article but prices have never been fair.

I live in the UK so when you look at the following it paints a totally different picture;

XBOX One = $499 or £429 (Direct conversion = £324)
PS4 $399 or £399 (Direct conversion - £259)

In reverse;

XBOX One £429 = $659
PS4 £399 = $613

So to be honest both Sony and Microsoft are setting price points that seem unusually high compare to US prices.

Come on guys this is a non issue, mathematical bollocks. NOTHING MORE

pixelsword1790d ago

No use getting excited over price and rumors; just wait until the companies say something, then act or react.

RedHawkX1790d ago

its best to get the ps4 first. no reason to break the bank when you have bills and suff to pay. get the ps4 so you save a 100 bucks and then you also get mmo f2p games to play on there for free and party chat etc and such. then if you decided to get ps+ then you get even more free games and discounts. its best to start with a ps4 just from all the money you will be saving. i mean with tax and xbl cost the xbox one will be 600+ dollars day one.

SniperControl1790d ago (Edited 1790d ago )


Not sure where you are getting your PS4 price from, but I will be picking up my PS4 for £350.

The reason the coversion rate is out of whack is due to Sony & MS having to pay import taxes for bringing the hardware into the UK.

Edito1790d ago

The PS4 is cheaper now...

Retroman1790d ago

@ JUSTAstranger10

below you said: in America everyone buying XBOX1
really????? i know at lease 100's americans WILL buy ps4 including myself. where do you nutcases think 360,x1 reign in America that is totally bullballs.
none of my friends in Seattle,wa own any MS consoles all ps2,ps3's

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HardcoreGamer1791d ago

i heard to get the tv part you need a digi box or sky or cable box aswell.

PSVita1791d ago (Edited 1791d ago )

Yeah you need your own cable still. All it does is let you plug your cable box into the Xbox and use the voice commands to kinda change the channels.

BattleTorn1791d ago (Edited 1791d ago )

Who still has cable these days?

Ever since I moved out (6years ago) I have never had a need for cable. I simply stream everything (commercial-free) online.
(not entirely true, I had it for a few years, cause I negotiated my high-speed internet + cable for less than just internet. -- but I still never used it. Lol only time I did was during the Olympics, and even then I quickly realized I could watch it easier from online)

Ron_Danger1791d ago

You need a cable box already and you can't use the XBox One as a DVR

Death1791d ago

I think you may be confusing two features here. You can use the HDMI in for your cable box or you can download the app from Timewarner that streams the content to your XboxOne. For the latter it takes the place of a cablebox, but it currently limits the channels you have access to. The same basic programming can be streamed to a tablet or PC.

BG115791791d ago

Truth, the Xbox 180 is just an interface between the TV, the user and the cable box.
The cable box receives its orders trough the hdmi cable. People didn't know this? I'm astonished!!!

TalonJH1790d ago

You do need a cable box. Not sure if they have Time Warner Cable over seas but there is a Time Warner app for the XboxOne and 360 that lets you stream to the consol but you do have to have one Time Warner cable box in your house or at lest on your account.

bumnut1790d ago

The only cable provider in the UK is Virgin Media, not sure if an app will eventually be made

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Lior1791d ago

I dont see what the big deal is, I spent over 1000 pounds for 2 GTX 780s and one costs like 450 so for a whole console the price is good.

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3-4-51791d ago

XB1 - $500 console

- Xbox live 1 year = $50

- 2 games = $120

- extra controller ( may not apply to all people)-$ 50

= $720

PS4 - $ 400 + PS+ @ $50

- 2 games $ 120

- Extra Controller - $50

= $ 620

PS+ - you also get free games with this right from the start.

Wii U - $350-300

2 games - $100-120

Extra Controller ( Pro) - $50

Online = Free

= $520

XB1 - $720

PS4 - $620

Wii U - $520

HalfNerdHalfAmazing1790d ago

U should add another $50 to the PS4 since u gotta pay for PlayStation Plus to play online.

MRMagoo1231790d ago

no you dont need psn plus to play online there will be plenty of online games that dont need it so adding it doesnt make sense, the only reason to add it is to make the xbone look closer price wise.

Sevir1790d ago

Mr.Magoo... PS+ is needed for Online Play... There are Free to play Games however that fall outside the PateL, since you are being charged for content on a micro-transaction business model, So no need to nickle and dime you when you after paying 50 a year to game online...

greenlantern28141790d ago

Reread the post he does add ps+ 620$ is his total price.
Ps4 400$
Ps+ 50$
Controller 50$
2 games 120$

3-4-51790d ago (Edited 1790d ago )

Thought I added the $50

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LoveSpuds1790d ago

I sure hope you aren't suggesting the average cost of living in South Africa is more that that of the US?

Fact is, many regions get the shaft from most companies when compared the the US consumer.

Thisisjuju1790d ago

I agree this is likely a placeholder price. Just like amazon did previously. I don't think MS would price themselves out of emerging markets like this.

BISHOP-BRASIL1790d ago (Edited 1790d ago )

Think again!

That's around 970 USD for the console alone.

EDIT: And just to make it clear, this is no placeholder, that's the price in Brazil as officially announced by MS after E3.

Thisisjuju1790d ago

I stand corrected. What an awful price.

_FantasmA_1790d ago

justastranger10 sounds like he works for M$ or maybe he think they will hire him that ad he just posted.

ala_7671790d ago

We dont need any article for that... M$ is always about making money!

PS3n3601790d ago

just because Sony isn't very good at making money doesn't mean they aren't trying.

kryteris1790d ago

in Venezuela most cannot afford nextgen consoles. What they do there is install the consoles into an arcade box, and charge the public for time played. Inf fact your ability to access a nextgen console may actually be easier over there, just wont actually own it.

IanVanCheese1790d ago

Gecko: The US price doesn't include tax though right as it's managed differently per state, so in reality the difference isn't that high.

It still sucks that we get boned for living in the UK but it could be worse, I feel for you Brazilian bro.

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Anon19741790d ago (Edited 1790d ago )

Confused as to what's going on here. This started as rumors regarding the South African prices. The article was correctly submitted as a rumor.

But then Microsoft updated the US store and prices were confirmed, but US prices confirmed from Microsoft are still listed as rumor, and anyone trying to submit this news, as news, is having their articles failed. I just don't understand what the mods are doing here.

Anyway, this is just god awful if you ask me. $75 for a controller with the play and charge kit? Are you kidding me? $75 to simply get a rechargeable just makes me shake my head. The only reason to not build in a battery pack is because you're nickle and diming.

It's nothing but a shameful cash grab. So an Xbox One, Extra controller, 2 play and charge kits, headset and year of XBL is now confirmed to run gamers $685 US not counting software of taxes. Seriously, what is their value proposition to the average consumer versus the PS4, because I'm at a loss as to what Microsoft is trying to do here.

WitWolfy1790d ago

JBSleek as a South African citizen myself I'd say this price is plausible. The PS3 also costed this much for us at launch.

So its not unrealistic AT ALL!

showtimefolks1790d ago

i can only speak for myself personally, with job/family, I just don't have as much time for gaming as i use to. I bought a xbox360 and ps3 at launch but later sold xbox360 because of limited time and because most 3rd party games were coming out on both and MS didn't have many exclusives i cared about

now this time i am not gonna waste buying 2 consoles, ps4 for me and that's only because of games i know i want and sony can deliver

many are liking xbox one and its games and nothing wrong with that, as gamers we all like different type of games, price isn't as big of a matter as the time to actually use both systems

more power to you if you still have time for 2 console enjoy it while it lasts

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1790d ago

Xbox One price in South Africa... wow.. this is the top news on N4Sony.

I'm not even surprised.

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nick3091791d ago

Out side the us consoles are usually expensive, a ps4 would retail where i live for around 700$-1000 same with X1.

Blacksand11791d ago

Do worry about the console. I see people paying $80-$100 a month for XBL & cable on X1. That's why MS went to the money system Because they fin to get paid from people watching t.v & XBL.

ANIALATOR1361791d ago

stuff like a rechargeable battery pack, xbox live subscription. It all adds up

AutoCad1791d ago

thats what kinect is for

MariaHelFutura1791d ago


Press agree if you'd prefer to use a headset over Kinect.
Press disagree if you'd prefer to use Kinect over a headset.

Try to ignore the username.

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MysticStrummer1791d ago

@AutoCad - Kinect can be used for that, but I don't think many people would say hearing in game comms through the same speakers all other sound is coming from is better than having them directly in your ear. Most people that play online would buy a headset eventually.

Ron_Danger1791d ago


So if you have your tv speakers or surround sound turned up or you have music playing or people are talking around you, Kinnect 2.0 can cancel out all the sounds in the room and only detect your voice 10 feet away on the couch??

DoctorJones1791d ago

Don't you need to buy a headset for a ps4 as well, it doesn't come with the console does it?

BattleTorn1791d ago (Edited 1791d ago )

Honestly, for either you need to buy (or own) a decent headset.

IMO, both Kinect (for voice chat) and the 1ear piece headset are trash.

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MariaHelFutura1791d ago


Yes it does.

It also supports all headset supported by the PS3.

The Xbox One needs an adaptor.

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resi51791d ago

Headsets come with the system Microsoft confirmed it

JeffGUNZ1791d ago

@Mariahelfutura. So the PS3 gets a pass for no headset this current gen? It wasn't a big deal for the PS3, but now it's a huge deal for the Xbox One? Give me a break.

MysticStrummer1791d ago (Edited 1791d ago )

@coronor - What do Kinect 2.0's voice features have to do with where sound comes from?

It's just preferable to have in game comms in your ear as opposed to having those comms out of the same speakers all other sound is coming from. Both options are available with a headset so yes people could have tried it.

As for those voice features, voice recognition software has been around a long time. It's nothing exotic, and it's not exclusive to Kinect.

@resi5 - I don't see anything that says a headset is included... but it would be good news for One fans if it was.

@Jeff - I have two PS3 headsets. Both came with a game. I'm not sure what your point is though. It was great when 360 came with a headset, and bad that PS3 didn't, but One gets a pass for not having a headset while PS4 gets no points for having a headset? With Kinect, One is coming with a cam/mic. Most online gamers will buy a headset.

Thomper1791d ago "troll" to vote for Maria

DoctorJones1791d ago


Ah excellent, didn't realise.

BG115791791d ago

How can Maria be trolling if she backs up all she has written by posting link of news and other informations about the two systems?
Can you blame someone to prefer a system over another?

Hence saying that, you go girl!!!

gobluesamg1791d ago

How do you know that Maria only posts pro sony comments. You joined like two days ago. Oh thats right your an Xbox troll who lost all his bubbles and had to make a new account to troll yourself. Get a life you POS!

MRMagoo1231790d ago

I always laugh when ppl just label maria as a troll when all they do is make comments about things and back them up with facts, the only reason they are called a troll is because the stupid xbone fanturds cant handle the truth, look at the split ram article for instance, nothing but facts by maria but hundreds of disagrees and ppl calling them a troll.

If maria is a troll that lies, try debunking the linked facts or stfu.