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.