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Xbox Series X and S South African Pre-Order and Price Guide

Starting from today, South African gamers can pre-order their Xbox Series X and S consoles. Retailers around the country are now taking orders for the next-gen Xbox hardware while at the same time you can buy accessories and pre-order some upcoming games. We put together a guide to help you on your way. This includes what consoles and accessories are available in addition to what video games customers can pre-order that support cross-gen upgrades.


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Xbox Series X and S Consoles

The new Xbox Series ranges come in two models. You have the powerful X and the 1440p S. For a full breakdown of the two consoles and their specs take a look down below.

Xbox Series X vs. Xbox Series S specs
Xbox Series X Xbox Series S
Price R11,999 R6,999
CPU Custom AMD Zen 2 8-core @3.8GHz (3.66GHz with SMT) Custom AMD Zen 2 8-core @3.66GHz (3.4GHz with SMT)
GPU AMD Navi RDNA 2 with 52 CU @1.825GHz AMD Navi RDNA 2 with 20 CU @1.565GHz
GPU Power 12.15 Teraflops 4 Teraflops
Memory bandwidth 10GB at 560 GB/s, 6GB at 336 GB/s 8GB at 224 GB/s, 2GB at 56 GB/s
Storage 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD 512GB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
Expandable storage 1TB Proprietary expansion card, USB 3.2 HDD support 1TB Proprietary expansion card, USB 3.2 HDD support
I/O Throughput 2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed) 2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)
Disc drive 4K UHD Blu-Ray None
Performance target 4k 120fps, 8K 60fps 1440p 120fps
Backwards compatibility X One and supported X 360 and Xbox games X One and supported X 360 and Xbox games

User can pre-order both consoles now at the following prices;

Xbox Series X and S Console Accessories

There is not a lot available when it comes to console accessories for the new console. Customers can pre-order three wireless controllers which include the Shock Blue, Robot White, and Carbon Black. In addition, gamers can pre-order the new Series X and S USB-C Play and Charge battery pack. Take a look at the full accessory list down below;

  • Shock Blue Wireless Controller – R1,499
  • Robot White Wireless Controller – R1,399
  • Carbon Black Wireless Controller – R1,399
  • Play and Charge Battery Pack – R499

Xbox Series X and S Games

Most of you know that if you pre-order certain upcoming video game releases on Xbox One, you get a free upgrade to the Series X and S version too. Here are some games available at the moment.

  • Outriders –TBC
  • Riders Republic (21 February 2021) – R1,280
  • Far Cry 6 (18 February 2021) – R1,280
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake (21 January 2021) – R785
  • Immortals: Fenyx Rising (3 December 2020) – R1,280
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (19 November 2020) – R1,180 
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (10 November 2020) – R1,280 
  • Watch Dogs Legion (29 October 2020) – R1,280 
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (2 October 2020)  –R1,280 
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (13 November 2020) –R1,370


Keep in mind that stock may vary per retailer. The range is available at the following stores nationwide;

  • Nexus Retail
  • BT Games
  • Esquire
  • Game
  • Game 4U
  • Hi Online
  • Hi-Fi Corp
  • Incredible Connection
  • Loot
  • Makro
  • Pick ‘n Pay
  • Raru
  • Sportscene
  • Takealot
  • Total Sports


What are you picking up out of all this? Let us know down below.

Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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