Xbox Series X and S South African Pre-Order and Price Guide
"Everything Xbox Series X and S you can pre-order in SA."

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 XXbox Series S
CPUCustom AMD Zen 2 8-core @3.8GHz (3.66GHz with SMT)Custom AMD Zen 2 8-core @3.66GHz (3.4GHz with SMT)
GPUAMD Navi RDNA 2 with 52 CU @1.825GHzAMD Navi RDNA 2 with 20 CU @1.565GHz
GPU Power12.15 Teraflops4 Teraflops
Memory bandwidth10GB at 560 GB/s, 6GB at 336 GB/s8GB at 224 GB/s, 2GB at 56 GB/s
Storage1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD512GB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
Expandable storage1TB Proprietary expansion card, USB 3.2 HDD support1TB Proprietary expansion card, USB 3.2 HDD support
I/O Throughput2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)
Disc drive4K UHD Blu-RayNone
Performance target4k 120fps, 8K 60fps1440p 120fps
Backwards compatibilityX One and supported X 360 and Xbox gamesX 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


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