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Xbox One X: How Much Does it Cost & When is it Available in SA?

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Local pricing and availability of the Xbox One X has been announced – here’s what you need to know!

Microsoft’s high-powered latest gen console, the Xbox One X, is hotly anticipated and local market info has just been released.

In a smart move, the console will be available by the 25th of December for all the folks planning on making it a Christmas gift purchase, and it’ll initially be available for a discounted price of R7,499 – which is expected to increase shortly after its release. If you want to make sure you get one as soon as they hit our shores pre-orders for the system will open up in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for when those go live.

Formerly known as Project Scorpio, the Xbox One X is a significantly more powerful console that will take on Sony’s Playstation 4 Pro, with a more than fourfold increase over the Xbox One’s graphics capability, a 31 percent increase in CPU speed, and a 50 percent increase in onboard RAM (6 teraflops of computing power and 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM).

The new console is meant to deliver native 4K graphics at 60 frames per second, being aimed at those gamers with 4K TVs looking to take full advantage of their tech’s capabilities. However, Microsoft did also promise that the console will benefit gamers without 4K TVs too.

With new entries like Forza 7, Crackdown 3 on the way, and Middle Earth: Shadow of War launching this week, there will be a decent library of games to sink your teeth into once the 4K-capable powerhouse it hits shelves. Stay tuned to MenStuff to keep up to date with the preorder schedule!

Looking to buy either an Xbox One X or a PS4 Pro? Check out our feature where we put the two console powerhouses head-to-head.

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