Retailers drop prices on laptops, consoles, games

Dead space

South African gaming retailers have extended a number of respective specials they are holding.

Kalahari is featuring a discount on some big titles, while Takealot is offering a cult classic for under R100.

Makro features some appealing console specials, and if you are looking for some digital specials, MyGaming has covered the newly released online digital game deals.


Kalahari has some game specials on offer due to their birthday sale and clearance sale converging. Various titles are on special, and stocks are limited, so head on over to check out what they’ve got.

For example, FIFA 13 PC is going for R282, Dark Souls PS3 for R159, Max Payne PS3 for R198, and Tomb Raider PS3 and Xbox 360 for R329.

The shamefully underplayed Collector’s Edition of Rayman Origins is on special for R198 on PS3, and R159 on Xbox 360

Dead Space 3 is also on discount for all platforms: R249 on PS3 and Xbox 360, and R209 on PC.

However, the BT Games Dead Space console special trumps this (below), and for a PC version you can’t really beat the Humble Origin Bundle at this point (if you don’t mind downloading it)


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BT Games Dead Space 3 special

BT Games is selling Dead Space 3 on Xbox 360 and PS3 for R199.90.

BT Games Dead Sapce 3 special

BT Games also recently launched its digital download store, offering specials and free ADSL data for purchases. More info here: Free ADSL data with digital purchases at BT Games

Makro – XBox 360 family bundle: R2,999

Makro is offering an XBox 360 family bundle for R2,999 – down from the usual R4,999. The bundle consists of a 4GB XBox 360 gaming console, 2 wireless controllers, an XBox Kinect, a 1 month Gold Membership and 6 games.

The deal is valid until 26 August 2013.

Makro Xbox 360 bundle

Makro – PS Vita bundle: R2,299

Makro also has a decent deal on the PS Vita Wi-Fi. While the console itself generally goes for R2,000, Makro’s bundle throws in some games and accessories to get your started.

For R2,299 you get Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified, NFS Most Wanted, Motorstorm RC, and Wipeout 2048. Accessories include a 4GB memory card, a memory card holder, car charger, wrist strap, screen protector, and cleaning cloth.

Makro PS Vita bundle

Roccat XMG gaming laptop from Dion Wired – R13,000

Dion Wired cut the price of the Roccat XMG gaming laptop from the usual price of R25,000 to R13,000. The laptop has a 15.6-inch Full HD LED screen, an Intel i7-3610QM CPU, a 750GB HDD, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a GTX675M GPU.

The deal is valid while stocks last.

Dion Wired XMG

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  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    Yeah they better cut the price of that laptop… No SSD? 15inch screen? Did anyone buy that for 25k? WTF

    Also guys don’t forget about that Humble Bundle if you are looking at Dead Space 3 for PC.

  • Hraffnir

    That’s true… for those specs, that laptop is NOT worth 25k. Not even a Haswell processor for goodness sake (not that I’m wowed by Haswell but in that price range you’d expect it).

    It’s also aesthetically challenged.

  • Marchant Volschenk

    Dead space 3 for R209.
    How about you just buy the humble bundle which has the included and 9 other games for whatever you want if you pay $4.85.
    Unless you don’t have internet then it might not be worth it.

  • Glordit

    It’s Dion Wired I kind of expected suuuuper high pricing.

  • Hraffnir

    You do have a point. :)

    I just feel sorry for people who might have actually bought this (sadly poor looking) laptop for its original price.

  • Bl1zz4rd

    I too, feel sorry for whomever paid R25 000 for what clearly should have been priced at the decreased price from the start.

    For 25k I’d go straight for an MSI GT70 which has a full HD 17.3″ display, 2x 128GB SSDs, a 1TB HDD, 24GB of RAM and a GTX 780 4GB.

    Dion Wired… you sad, sad store.

  • Hraffnir

    Mmm, now that’s a fine laptop. :)