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All posts tagged "South Africa"

  • How and where to find retro games & consoles in South Africa

    When it comes to modern video games and consoles, we've got it pretty good in South Africa. Old-school gaming though? Well, that's a different story. It can be rather tough to find the likes of the Super Nintendo or SEGA Dreamcast if you don't know where to look. Here are a few places to check out before going the Amazon/eBay route. The Gaming Source An online store, The Gaming Source was established in 2009, offering a variety of new and second-hand games and consoles for sale. The website's stock is rather varied, featuring current-generation products and the ever-important retro goodies. A quick visit to...

  • PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One: What’s the SA price breakdown?

    Missed the news? Microsoft will be increasing its Xbox Live rates to R159 a month, making for a massive increase compared to the current R50 a month rate. That got us thinking, though... How much does it cost for a Xbox One and PS4, along with the necessary items (i.e. extra controllers and online subscriptions)? Console In this department, we first opted to look at a console and game bundle, focusing only on the 1TB variants. So what did we find out? Well, BT Games stocks the 1TB Xbox One along with The Division for R5999. By comparison, Takealot has a limited special on a...

  • Here are 5 great budget smartphones for under R3000

    Who says you have to spend R12 000 on a smartphone? Certainly not us, as there are loads of excellent smartphones for half the price. What about a great handset at a quarter of the price or even cheaper? Well, you might be surprised at what we found... Moto G (3rd Gen) The Moto G arguably popularised the idea of a budget-minded yet capable smartphone, and the latest entry continues this tradition. The handset ships with a slightly unspectacular Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip and 1GB of RAM combination, 5.0-inch 720p display and a 2470mAh battery. But a 13MP main camera, 5MP selfie shooter, IPX7 water-resistance and...

  • The SA pricing for the iPad Pro 9.7 is ludicrous

    Digicape has revealed pricing for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but you might want to swallow your coffee first. The Apple reseller announced a price of R11 899 for the entry-level model (32GB/WiFi-only), which has a US price of US$599 (R8885 as a straight conversion). Have more money than sense? Then the top-end iPad Pro (256GB/LTE) is for you, with a R20 499 price tag. Apple sells the top-end model for US$1029 (R15 244) on its US website. Don't forget the extras! Adding salt to the wound is the fact that you still have to splash out R2199 on an Apple Pencil - which has...

  • When can you get your hands on a Huawei P9 in SA?

    Huawei has confirmed a release date and tentative price window for the upcoming P9 and P9 Plus smartphones. The company revealed the P9 and P9 Plus on Wednesday in London, showing off phones with dual 12-megapixel cameras on the rear. South Africans will need to wait until June to get their hands on the P9 though, said Charlene Munilal, general manager for Huawei's Consumer Business Group in SA. "P9 Plus might be slightly later - the early part of July," Munilal said. "We're looking at targeting a R499 contract price point," Munilal said of the P9, adding that it was targeting an R11 999...

  • Miitomo app, My Nintendo launched – but what about SA?

    Nintendo's first smartphone app was launched in Japan last month, but it's now available outside Nintendo's home country too. Before you get your hopes up though, you need to know that the Android and iOS app isn't officially available in South Africa. Supported countries are: the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. What's it all about? Miitomo is a rather offbeat social app that sees you dressing your Mii avatar in a variety of unlockable items, for starters. Users are able to purchase items for their Mii (hello, real-world cash) or earn items by...

  • iStore offering up to R5000 off when trading in older iPhone for iPhone 6 or 6 Plus

    Local Apple reseller iStore has announced a guaranteed cash back for iPhone owners. iStore says iPhone owners (as part of a new upgrade, contract renewal or cash purchase at any iStore) are guaranteed cash back of up to R5000 when they trade their current iPhone for a new one. For a cash purchase, the value will be discounted from the price of the new iPhone. And thus commence, two months before the new iPhone arrives in South Africa, the game of wait Apple has perfected so well. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that was launched yesterday evening will...

  • Xbox One finally coming to SA and 25 other markets in September

    Fashionably late or worth the wait? The console hailed as becoming Microsoft's most successful to date has just been confirmed for 26 markets across the globe including South Africa. The Xbox One was first launched in the US, UK and a handful of other markets November last year. Xbox fans from the "rest of the world" were pretty bleak though as they were left in the dark of when the next-gen console will be launching in their regions. The Xbox One has proved to be exceptionally popular, especially since the recent launch of the fast-paced mech warrior shooter Titanfall...

  • ‘Titanfall’ won’t launch in South Africa: here’s why

    Titanfall is without a doubt, the most exciting online shooter of the next-gen consoles. Killzone: Shadowfall was generic nonsense while Call of Duty: Ghosts was simply an upscaled port. While Titanfall will soon see a release around the world, South Africa won't be joining in on the mech-related shooting. Why? Here's what EA says regarding Titanfall's South Africa release: This is only half the story though, because despite South Africa's reputation for having "terrible" internet (out of 188 countries, we're number 129 and on average internet speeds are 4.88Mbps says Netindex stats), online gaming is a common occurrence, with the PS4...

  • PS4 officially launches in SA today: here’s all you need to know

    Update: Ster Kinekor has announced that all PS4's in South Africa have sold out, in under 24-hours no less. PlayStation 4 officially launches in South Africa today for R6300, says SA-based cinema company Ster Kinekor. Since the official launch in the US 15 November, Sony's next-gen console has broken sales records across the globe and is being hailed by gaming critics as being a console built for gamers and inspired by developers. At the beginning of this month, Sony announced that the console has "broke the record" by selling more than 2.1-million PS4 consoles sold since launch. Sony's next-gen console will be...