PS4, Xbox One price to drop in South Africa come Workers’ Day weekend

Ster-Kinekor, for the first three days of May at least, will be lowering the recommended retail price (RRP) of the Sony PS4 gaming console by around R700.

“For a limited period of 72 hours, take advantage of this deal and grab the most powerful gaming system from your local participating retailer between the 1st and 3rd May 2015,” noted the country’s PS4 importer.

Retailers are jumping at the chance to rack up a few more console sales too, with BT Games, Makro, DionWired, Game, CNA, Incredible Connection and Takealot (to name a few) all joining in on the price reduction.

We’re not too sure what has prompted the move. The Rand/Dollar exchange rate remains relatively high, and there’s no real sign of the PS4 losing out to it’s nearest rivals, the Xbox One and the Nintendo Wii U, in terms of sales.

It is a welcome break though just before winter falls in the country. For now, the PS4 retails between R5799 and R5999.

If the blue team isn’t quite your thing, Microsoft and Prima Interactive are also dropping the price of the Xbox One consoles, as a loud and proud response to the Japanese threat.

The Sunset Overdrive bundle (notable for including a game, as well as a controller, unlike the PS4 bundles) will retail for R5299, dropping by a massive R1000.

The Standard Bundle will also see a decrease in price, dropping from R6299 to R5999. It also includes a choice of Forza Horizon 2 or Halo: The Master Chief Collection as one of the bundled games.

Again, we’re not sure if this is a response to the blue team, or if it’s an attempt to remedy the lopsided sales figures of the current-gen consoles, but either way, it’s brilliant for consumers.

Feature image: Mark Farrell via Flickr



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