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Local Xbox One distributor Prima Interactive has announced that the price of the Xbox One is now a whole R800 less. The new recommended retail price for the 500GB Xbox One (sans Kinect) is now R5, 499 – down from R6, 299.

This price drop goes into effect as of today, Thursday 23 July. CEO of Prima Interactive, Ian Hepplewhite, seized the moment to talk up the console’s new backwards compatibility feature: “This is an amazing feature exclusive to Xbox One and it means that you don’t have to give up playing your favourite X360 games when you opt for the new Xbox One console. You can continue playing familiar favourites while enjoying a world of exciting new ones.”

Retailers who are on board with this price drop include: Animeworx, BT Games, CNA, Dion Wired, Game, Games4u, Musica, Takealot.com, and Toys R US.

Via: IGN Africa