Xbox One will be more expensive in South Africa than anywhere except Brazil

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So now that we have the local pricing of the Xbox One, you’re probably wondering how it compares to the rest of the world.

In a word: Badly.

We did a bit of digging, and we discovered that our local price is close-ish to that of the UK and Europe, but still more than both. It’s also more expensive than the Xbox One in the US, Canada and Australia. Even Japan gets a cheaper Xbox One than we do.

The only slight consolation is that thanks to enormous import duties on consumer electronics (and indeed, lots of other things), Brazil is even more expensive.

Check it out:

That makes for pretty depressing reading, but at least the Xbox One will be cheaper than the PlayStation 4 locally, for now. That alone should please South African gamers who were dreading being forced to shell out lots of money for the Xbox One/Kinect bundle that was, until recently, the only option.

If you know local prices in other countries, let us know below and we’ll add them to the list.

Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.


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