In case you missed the news (and retailers posting the announcements on social media) South Africans can purchase video games and console again nationwide. Since Friday 15 May 2020, local retailers in SA have been able to sell and ship video games, consoles and accessories. This includes the likes of Takealot.com, Koodoo, Nexus and more.
Unfortunately, stores remain closed meaning you cannot head over to the closest mall to purchase your games. Customers will have to make use of deliveries and shipping for now until the South African Government allows for retail stores to open. Thankfully, everyone offers some sort of free or cheap delivery when buying online.
Let’s break down the available stores and who is the cheapest when it comes to delivery
- Nexus – R50 flat rate per order
- BT Games – Free delivery over R2,000 else R50 / R150 outside metro / R150 high-risk area
- Game4U – Free delivery over R400 else R50 for games / R150 for consoles and hardware.
- Koodoo.co.za – Free delivery over R450 else R70
- Takealot.com – Free delivery over R450 else R60
The selling of video games and consoles comes at a great time for South Africans too. With the like of The Last of Us Part 2 releasing in less than a month, you will be able to actually get your game. Hopefully, the upcoming releases don’t suffer from delays as Final Fantasy VII Remake did.
Keep in mind that every R200 you spend at Nexus gets you into the draw to win a triple-A game every month for a year. In, addition, a portion of funds spent will go towards the Nexus Hub COVID-19 relief fund. This fund has been set up to help support the staff (including GLITCHED).
The ease of online sales in SA will help start generating income for the listed businesses above. If you have been holding on to purchase a game or console in SA, this is the time to do so.