Update: We just received a press release stating that the R7499 cost will only be available to those who pre-order. So expect that price in increase at a later stage:
The console is expected to go on sale through local retailers in early December, for a limited pre order price of R7499. Pre order date will be announced over the next few weeks.
Original: Just after the announcement at E3 the price of the Xbox One X went live on the official local site for R7499. It vanished a few weeks thereafter and everyone expected the worst. With our terrible exchange rate and all the hidden import duties and fees it was likely going to cost an arm and a leg to own this powerful piece of hardware. Thankfully that is not the case.
This morning at rAge Xbox South Africa confirmed that the Xbox One X will be heading to South Africa in time for a launch ahead of Christmas. What came out of nowhere was the confirmed suggested retail price of R7499, the same cost that originally showed up on the official site. It’s a highly competitive price considering just how powerful the Xbox One X hardware promises to be.
Best you start saving those pennies. At least it’s not going to cost anywhere near as much as any of us anticipated.