To commemorate the launch of MTV Games and Harmonix's The Beatles: Rock Band, Microsoft announced yesterday a special-edition console bearing the Fab Four's likeness. Not exactly a retail offering, the limited-edition console is available through Internet auction site eBay, with proceeds from the sale going to benefit Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization.
With eight days before the auction is set to expire, the Beatles-branded Xbox 360 has already accrued more than 80 bids and is currently commanding a $7,000 offer--some $6,700 more than the MSRP. Microsoft did not indicate how may Beatles consoles would be made available, saying only that a limited quantity would be auctioned off for charity in the lead-up to the holiday season.
As previously announced, Microsoft will also be donating its proceeds from The Beatles: Rock Band's first downloadable track, "All You Need Is Love." The track, which is available as a timed-exclusive to Xbox 360 owners beginning today, can be purchased for MSP 160 ($2).
For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of The Beatles: Rock Band.