The PlayStation 4 deal sees the standard Sony console selling for a recommended retail price of R5,299, down from R5,999. Microsoft’s option offers the Limited Edition Sunset Overdrive bundle for R5,299, down from R6,299.
The standard edition Xbox One with either Forza Horizon 2 or Halo: The Master Chief Collection included is also on special, selling for R5,999.
With all deals set to tempt gamers, which platform should you go with: PlayStation or Xbox?
PS4 vs Xbox One
The table below highlights the details of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sunset Overdrive specials. The standard Xbox One deal has been left out for the sake of the comparison.
|PlayStation 4 Standard Bundle||Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Bundle|
|Console||PlayStation 4 500GB||Xbox One 500GB (white)|
|Controller||DualShock 4 controller||Xbox One controller (white)|
|Games||N/A||Sunset Overdrive Day One Edition|
|Extras||Mono headset, USB cable, power and HDMI cable.||Mono headset, power and HDMI cable.|
Is it a good deal?
The next step is to look at how the price reduction compares to the current prices available through local retailers.
The table below shows what the PS4 and Xbox One were selling for at the time of publication. (Bear in mind that the Xbox One special includes the game Sunset Overdrive, while the prices below are for the standard Xbox One, unless otherwise stated.)
|PlayStation 4||Xbox One|
|1 – 3 May Specials||R5,299||R5,299|
|Makro||R5,999||R5,999 (incliudes two games)|
|Dion Wired||R6,000||R6,300 (Sunset Overdrive bundle)|
|Incredible Connection||R6,299||R5,999 (Sunset Overdrive bundle)|
|Game||R6,199 (includes two controllers)||R5,799|
An important aspect to look at when buying a console, besides price, is which platform exclusive titles you will have access to.
The table below details current and upcoming major exclusive titles for the PS4 and Xbox One.
|PlayStation 4 exclusives||Xbox One exclusives|
|The Order: 1886||Forza Horizon 2|
|Infamous: Second Son + First Light||Halo: The Master Chief Collection|
|Killzone: Shadowfall||Dead Rising 3 (console exclusive)|
|The Last of Us: Remastered||Titanfall|
|LittleBigPlanet 3||Ori and the Blind Forest (console exclusive)|
Still to come
|Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture||Quantum Break|
|Gran Turismo 7||Scalebound|
|Street Fighter V (Console exclusive)||Fable Legends|
|No Man’s Sky||Crackdown|
|Uncharted 4||Rise of the Tomb Raider (timed exclusive)|
|Until Dawn||Gears of War (not confirmed)|
|Note: “Console exclusive” titles may be available on PC, or handheld devices.|