Rumour: Xbox One pricing to hit your wallet hard

It seems as though the Xbox One will be hitting wallets a lot harder than one would think. Recently, AWX launched its pre-order page; however, the price point is sitting at a whopping R7100/721.75 USD!

Truth be told, I was honestly expecting the console to come in at around R5000, but R7100 is just way above what everyday consumers can afford. We have contacted Microsoft for their official price point, and we are waiting for a reply.

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.

Xbox One Pricing

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  • Dirkster_Dude

    This website is in South Africa and we are talking about the RAND vs. US Dollar? That is expensive. $499 USD = 4918 Rand. Can that actually sell in South Africa?

    • jkeyz90

      i know thats alot of money that a lot of people don’t have

  • Guest

    That’s it. I’m definitely not importing from South Africa.

  • Daniel Beverly

    Its also South Africa, Who Cares? As long as I get mine here in the US of A, I’m good.

    • Guest

      You do realise you are posting on a South African site, right?

      I have it on good authority that this is the recommended retail price MS has given to retailers at the moment

    • Alex Rowley

      That’s also what Microsoft is thinking it seems. But I can tell you who does care. Sony and Nintendo, Sony have already said that SA is getting the PS4 same date as the rest of the world and the Wii U also launched around the same time Europe got it. So yea SA market is basically in Sony’s pocket without them even trying. It’s alright that you don’t care about SA because SA sure as hell doesn’t care about you but considering you posted this in a South African website it just makes you look like a attention seeking idiot :/


    LOL. I stay is South Africa. Our Prices are always more expensive. PS4 is going to go for +- R5700 – R6000. Yup We get screwed over on everything.

    • oOqUiS

      I got my PS3 for R6500 at launch….so i’m sure the Xbox one won’t be under R6000. Just hoping the Ps4 goes for R4999,then it’s a day one buy for me.

      • Alex Rowley

        R4999 would be a great price but honestly I’m thinking it’s going to be R5500 to R6000. I would absolutely love to be proven wrong though.

  • Johann Smith

    Thank you, but I’m leaving MS for PS, price willing to pay for my PS4 is around R6500k or win it :-)

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  • Linda

    This is ridiculous… I want to be loyal to MS. But they’ve just really lost the plot for me with the XBox One

  • James Etherington-Smith

    We covered this over a month ago, and have comment from two local retailers who have the consoles on pre-order.

    PS4, Xbox One SA pre-order pricing goes live

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  • Guilherme Marques

    Im from Brazil and the xbox one official price here is R$2200,00 (Real) or U$968 =) Nice government we got here.

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  • Carlos Acevedo

    Damn WTF is Micro$oft doing? This is BS, im sorry SA