The Xbox One X is scheduled to launch in the USA and other major markets this holiday season, delivering a super-powered version of Microsoft‘s current machine. But Xbox South Africa has called on local gamers to hold their horses.
“Xbox South Africa would like to communicate to its fans that the clearance certification for the Xbox One X to land locally, is still in the approval process and has not yet been finalised,” the company wrote in a press statement. “Until this has been done, the local arrival date cannot be confirmed for either availability or pre-orders.”
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“Ensuring that Xbox One X gets into the South African market as close to global release as possible is our main priority. We remain committed to our Xbox fans in South Africa,” said Colin Baumgart, consumer director for Microsoft South Africa, in a statement.
The company added that a price “will be announced closer to the time of arrival in the country”.
It makes for a rather interesting statement as, hours after the Xbox One X global reveal, Microsoft’s South African website listed a R7499 price as seen in the image below.