The end of 2008 was a tough period for local Xbox 360 owners. News of game prices hitting the R900 mark was a tough pill to swallow for most. Luckily, the respective parties, AKA Microsoft and MiDigital have since backtracked, and are now adamant that local game Xbox 360 games will continue to retail for R699.
Still, R699 is a significant outlay for a game, driving many local gamers to look at overseas specials.
There is light at the end of the tunnel however, with two local e-tailers in particular making a broad selection of games available at very reasonable prices.
The Take2 sale
Stock is limited on this one, with many titles already being sold out. Below is a list of some of the more interesting titles still available at discounted prices.
Devil May Cry 4 (PC) R84 (PS3) R258
Echochrome (PSP) R174
Eye of judgment (PS3) R413 (down from R1000)
Little Big Planet (PS3) R645
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (PC) R78
Overlord: Raising Hell (PS3) R258
Race Driver GRID (PC) R84 (PS3) R438
The lord of the Rings Online Gold Edition with 45 days game time (PC) R84
Unreal tournament 3 special edition (PC) R84
Click here to see what else Take2 is virtually giving away.
Race driver GRID (PC) R80 (Xbox 360) R166.46
Unreal tournament 3 (Xbox360) R166.46
Devil may Cry 4 (PC) R80
Okami (Wii) R166
John Woo presents Stranglehold (Xbox 360) R166
Bioshock (PC) R161
Apart from the above specials, Kalahari will also be selling brand new and upcoming titles at very reasonable prices. Some of these include:
Skate 2 (Xbox360 and PS3) R518
Sacred 2 (Xbox 360) R517
Left 4 Dead (Xbox 360) R518