No 10th Anniversary Xboxes for UK Xbox Live Users

Earlier this week it emerged Microsoft was honoring some of its long-time Xbox Live users with a special Xbox console and a letter thanking them for using the service for a decade. Microsoft's Major Nelson confirmed the program via Twitter, revealing Redmond had been surprising some of its oldest Xbox Live members with a special edition console. However, it seems those in the UK will miss out on this special show of gratitude from Microsoft.

Eurogamer reports that the offer is US-only and cites a Microsoft UK spokesperson as saying the anniversary edition Xbox won't be available to users in the United Kingdom.

"The Special Edition Xbox Live Anniversary console is a US promotion, but we will be engaging our members in various ways worldwide as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Xbox Live," a Microsoft UK spokesperson said. "Stay tuned for more information."

Indeed, UK users aren't getting totally shafted. CNet writes that UK users are being treated to a handful of cheap titles through to next Thursday. Among them are Castle Crashers, Fruit Ninja Kinect, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, Bastion, Peggle, and Full House Poker. Not exactly a free Xbox and a year of free Xbox Live, but it's ... something. Right?

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  • DroKing
    Cool little action but these consoles are still overpriced.
  • A Bad Day
    And those boxes are based on GPU/CPU/motherboard designs back before 2006...
  • jazz84
    @ DroKing and A Bad Day: Right, but the fact that these particular consoles are 1. FREE and 2. still current-gen means you're both completely missing the point here. This is actually a very generous and surprising promotion for Microsoft to do, even if it's just for the US customers. What the heck more do you expect in this situation? A pre-release 720???