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Harrods Has a Gold Xbox One That Costs £6,000

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For that someone special?

Most people would probably be pretty happy if there was an Xbox One under the tree this holiday season. Still, if you know someone who always likes to go for that little bit extra (and has buckets of money just lying around), you might point them in the direction of this gold Xbox One that Harrods is doing.

 

The console first showed up on Reddit's r/gaming subreddit. The photo posted to Reddit was captured by SirSyhn, who said he saw it at Harrods in London with a price tag of £6,000. According to Crave, there's only one of these, so the person who buys this can sleep soundly knowing they're the only gamer with this particular blinged-out Xbox One in their sitting room.

Microsoft launched the Xbox One in late November but last week confirmed that it had already sold two million units to date. Microsoft sold one million units in the first 24 hours of availability. The company on Thursday announced that in the 18 days since launch, the Xbox One was selling an average of 111,111 units per day worldwide. According to Amazon, peak demand saw 1,000 units ordered every minute.

The Xbox One launched in North America, parts of Europe, Australia and Brazil on November 22 (it will hit Japan and the rest of Europe in 2014). Just three days later, Microsoft announced that it had sold one million consoles in less than 24 hours. The newest Xbox features an octo-core x86 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 500 GB of storage and a Blu-ray/DVD drive. It also comes with Microsoft's brand new Kinect 2 sensor as well as a redesigned Xbox controller.

Check out what we thought of the Xbox One in our review here.

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    JOSHSKORN , December 17, 2013 1:38 AM
    There's only one? I hope the disc drive didn't fail on it.
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    alyoshka , December 17, 2013 1:38 AM
    I wonder which would catch the eye... the graphics on screen or the dazzle from the bling box....
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    Cons29 , December 17, 2013 2:03 AM
    while i don't dig this gold console/gadgets, i wanna see the reaction of the service guy who will receive this if this gets bricked :) 
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    Shaun o , December 17, 2013 3:52 AM
    I can see it now, it breaks.
    Phone up Redmond, they send a safe for shipping and repair.
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    goodguy713 , December 17, 2013 5:15 AM
    I hope they grounded it well if not who ever trys to turn that thing on.. ..
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    Nuck Chorris , December 17, 2013 6:19 AM
    What a waste of money, it's not like the Xbox will perform better or anything. Dumb rich people..
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    Nuck Chorris , December 17, 2013 6:22 AM
    I bet those christmas balls are made with gold too..
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    Trialsking , December 17, 2013 9:42 AM
    I wonder how the gold will effect the heat of the Xbox? My guess is that it will heat up pretty fast.
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    Trialsking , December 17, 2013 10:18 AM
    I wonder how the gold will effect the heat of the Xbox? My guess is that it will heat up pretty fast.
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    robochump , December 17, 2013 2:02 PM
    Is it just gold paint or plated? Details people!!!
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    p05esto , December 17, 2013 5:27 PM
    It's fun, it's just bling.... for people getting bent out of shape about rich people or performance or whatever else really need to get a life and chill out.
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    MC LOVIN , December 17, 2013 6:29 PM
    hey so i think this is gold gilded, not plated , they've just used a special technique to apply a super thin layer of gold onto this xbone . i could send my xbone off to a skilled frame maker and ask them to make the exact thing shown above for a couple hundred. this xbone made me laugh . this the biggest scam ive ever seen, and only a non educated individual would buy it
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    anti-painkilla , December 17, 2013 7:16 PM
    Gold plated, there is a company that gold plates everything.

    http://www.goldgenie.com/

    I am sure other people do this as well.
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    bEPIK , December 18, 2013 11:52 PM
    You know what they say about fools and their money...
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    anti-painkilla , December 19, 2013 2:38 AM
    Quote:
    You know what they say about fools and their money...


    SH*T gets gold plated?