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2016 PC game releases: What SA gamers can expect to pay

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Gaming is becoming a very expensive hobby with console games costing almost R1000 for top releases. PC games are between R600-R800, with hardware upgrades costing thousands more. Yes, you need to plan and budget to play games these days - more so than before. Checking out reviews should also form part of your planning. Just saying.

You can check out the local pricing for PS4 games here and Xbox One games here.

Let's take a look at the current SA pricing for PC games. Please take note: Prices reflected as at the time of writing - listed from current cheapest to most expensive, using South Africa's top online retailers (and retailer specials). Only the standard editions listed, see separate game articles for other editions.

Battleborn

Worldwide release date: Released

  • Loot.co.za: R599
  • Raru: R605
  • Steam: R699

Read this: May 2016 guide for game install sizes

DOOM

Worldwide release date: Released

  • Loot.co.za: R699
  • bt Games: R699
  • Steam: R799

Read this: Doom Review Roundup: 'A Game About Badass Everythings'

And here is Digital Foundry's frame-rate test: GTX 970 vs R9 390 Gameplay

Homefront: The Revolution

SA release date: Released

  • Raru: R529
  • BT Games: R535
  • Steam: R589

Read this: Homefront The Revolution - A Failed 'Turn Around'

Overwatch

Worldwide release date: 24/05

  • Loot.co.za: R849
  • Raru: R862
  • Battle.net: EUR 39.99 / R698 (US is cheaper)

Read this: Overwatch Is Taking Over - May Our Watch Never End

Check out Digital Foundry's Overwatch comparison: PC vs. PS4. vs. Xbox One.

Total War: Warhammer 

Worldwide release date: 24/05

  • Raru: R555
  • Loot.co.za: R559
  • Steam: R599

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

Worldwide release date: 31/05

  • Loot.co.za: R529
  • Raru: R529
  • Steam: R317 (DLC)

Read this: Sexy screenshots to sweeten the wait for Witcher 3's Blood and Wine

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

SA release date: 10/06

  • Origin: R599
  • Loot.co.za: R599
  • Raru: R605
  • BT Games: R625

Read this: A look at the many-layered world of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter

Worldwide release date: 10/06

  • Raru: R519
  • Loot.co.za: R599

Read: Meet the new Sherlock Holmes in The Devil’s Daughter first gameplay trailer and screens

The Technomancer

Worldwide release date: 28/06

  • Raru: R605
  • Loot: R619

No Man's Sky

Worldwide release date: 09/08

  • Steam: R599 (only available via Steam)

Read this: No Man’s Sky Galaxy-sized Info Blowout

Open World Games takes a look at the year one (PS4) DLC, vehicles and more.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Worldwide release date: 23/08

  • CNA: R599
  • Loot.co.za: R599
  • Raru: R604
  • Steam: R499

Mafia III

Worldwide release date: 07/10

  • Steam: R589
  • Raru: R690
  • BT Games: R699
  • CNA: R699

Read this: 20 Things you need to know about Mafia III

Battlefield 1

Worldwide release date: 07/10

  • Origin: R599
  • CNA: R599

Read this: Battlefield 1: New single-player and mutliplayer details leaked

Civilization VI

Worldwide release date: 21/10

  • Steam: R599
  • Retailers: TBA

Read this: Your first look at Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Worldwide release date: 04/11

  • Steam: TBA
  • Loot: R849
  • Raru: R862

Read this: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Space Oddity

Other PC games releasing in 2016

  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (28/06) Steam R429
  • Dishonored 2: TBA
  • Hellblade: Senua's Journey: TBA

How much have you spend so far on PC gaming for 2016?

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