First Xbox One guarded by sharks

First official system being guarded by 20 sand tiger sharks in New Zealand ahead of launch next week.

Image Credit: Stuff

The first Xbox One to be sold on November 22 is currently being guarded by sharks in New Zealand, Stuff reports today. Twenty sharks at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium in Auckland are protecting the next-generation console.

The Xbox One will launch on November 22 first in New Zealand, where Microsoft will hold a midnight launch party at Shed 10 in Auckland. After this, the iconic Sydney Harbor will be illuminated for the launch of the Xbox One.

The system in New Zealand was meant to be the first official Xbox One to be sold to the public, but a Target foul-up meant that as many as 150 consoles shipped to consumers ahead of time. These consoles cannot, however, connect to Xbox Live until closer to launch.

The Xbox One in New Zealand is currently being held in a water resistant container in a tank populated by sand tiger sharks, large-bodied creatures whose teeth protrude in all directions even when their mouths are shut.

The Xbox One will remain in the shark tank until launch, giving aquarium attendees the opportunity to come see the sight before the console is officially released on November 22. GameSpot will have more on the Xbox One leading up to launch.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

191 comments
meatz666
meatz666

Too much money on marketing. This is stupid.

Nothing like being patronized by MS.

No more, douches. 

whynotdairy
whynotdairy

This is kind of ridiculous. I know it's a marketing stunt, but toys do not need to be protected. This is worse than having the stanley cup brought on by cops.

stuff238
stuff238

No lasers on their heads? Microsoft shouldn't use last gen sharks. Next gen sharks have the lasers now.

DIGN
DIGN

"These consoles cannot, however, connect to Xbox Live until closer to launch."

The consoles can now connect, I am currently watching someone play Battlefield 4 on the SmartScreen App

moesuir
moesuir

I love these stunts that MS pulls. Tiger sharks guarding the X1, that's pretty effing cool. And during E3 when the orange sports car rose up from the hidden platform, that was pretty awsome!

X-RS
X-RS

So....*grabs a dviing knife*..who wants fin soup?



TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

This is just the Peak Of Insanity.


It's a fucking Plastic DVR/Gaming box that spies on you, not the Declaration Of Independence, Not the Mona Lisa, Not anything critical or worthy enough to warrant such a ridiculous sideshow.

Human Race, get some fucking perspective please.

And I would say the SAME thing if it was a PS4.



noandno
noandno

Nobody wants the console. Thus, 20 sharks are waste of money

emperiox
emperiox

What's to stop me from going navy SEAL on it, grabbing a fking scuba tank, and jumping in there and taking it?


soulless4now
soulless4now

Talk about showing off. It's not that serious M$. 

hadlee73
hadlee73

Yes I saw it in the tank when I went through there yesterday. This will definitely be one time Microsoft hope there are no leaks :P

Zero_Entity
Zero_Entity

Do these sharks... have laser beams attached?

giedrius1001
giedrius1001

Well, if I tell this to my grandfather (which had atari 2600 back in a days) what for console marketing companies preparing hollywood style events with fireworks and lightning effects, inviting A grade celebrities for promotion, he is gonna say one thing"society is fucked, god bless as all" :))))

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Even sharks smell blood in the water with this garbage system.

Saketume
Saketume

Xbone is the new water cooler

Sharks don't like cold water

Someone call PETA

MrFacepunch
MrFacepunch

Nice, Microsoft skipped over laying damsels on train tracks and went straight to guarding their valuables with sharks.

Meta-Gnostic
Meta-Gnostic

MS forgot they have the ability to ban everyone. Wasted another million on sharks.

Marky360
Marky360

Uh yea chances are I wouldn't the Xb1 console that was stored underwater for a week water proof container or not. Just give me a dry normal XB1 Thankyou.

DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

So they choose one of the smaller-non agressive -environmentally threatened breed of shark to "guard" an #XboxOne? Cool story.

pharoe777
pharoe777

Should have gotten sharks with lasers.... muwahahaha!

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

This is so stupid, no surprise it was conceived by Microsoft.

Moonco
Moonco

Did you know a shark becomes paralyzed if you flip them upside down. I bet the X1 does the same thing

Bazongaman502
Bazongaman502

Cool idea... its an odd idea, but rather cool

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

@moesuir

 What is pretty awesome that the first guy get spied by NSA.

jawslover
jawslover

@TheWatcher000 You read the new PS4 terms of use? Basically admits that Sony's doing the exact same thing.

gannonmoss
gannonmoss

@TheWatcher000 Yea it spies on you. You don't sound crazy at all. Kind of unfortunate that marketing spectacles upset you like they affect you in the least. 

Gary_Stanton
Gary_Stanton

@emperiox Nothing is stopping you. But that's the thing: Nothing is All that's needed TO stop you.

eseninja7
eseninja7

@Zero_Entity They have Velociraptors that ride the sharks and have machine guns and rocket launchers that shoot chainsaws and kick you in the balls

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Moonco LOL. I don't want to hate on the Xbone, but that was pretty funny.

joseanrodrigue9
joseanrodrigue9

@Vinnvn @moesuir well if that bother you dont buy it i wish it did spy on me so i can sue there ass and get my self a nice big ass home far away from Massashuset a possible

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@gannonmoss @TheWatcher000 Yes, as a matter of fact it does.  Your IQ of particle board, awareness of dead leaves, and understanding and perception of a Baboon does not change this.

It's unfortunate that you have your head so far up your ass that not only does shit taste completely normal and practical to you, you are so unaware of reality and the World around you.

 Hope you get that fixed someday.

Now get back to your dudebro shooter.  I'm sure the cadre of 12 year-olds you play with misses you.

 Bye Now.  :)

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@gamespotpanayis @TheWatcher000 @gannonmoss 

I don't profess to have a modicum of intelligence, I have intelligence, sweetheart.  There is a difference.  Unlike most of the kool-aid drinking, propaganda drunk souls who spend all their time waxing apologist around here, I can think for myself, and express my opinion however I wish.  And you will #dealwithit, and be dealt with should you choose to come at me.

The fact that I do not take shit from anyone, not from half-wits like him, nor psuedo-intellectual people like you, is not a disservice.  I apologize for not having your holier than thou passivity.

You should be grateful I even gave you the service of wasting my time with a response.

Now please, go insult someone who actually cares what you think.

I'm just not interested.  :)

gamespotpanayis
gamespotpanayis

@TheWatcher000 @gannonmoss What an unnecessarily angry, troglodytal response from someone professing to at least a modicum of intelligence.. I believe you really do yourself a disservice.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@stonewall001 THAT'S The Best that you can do, cupcake?

Please, hone up your material and try again.  I know you are jealous of my razor sharp wit and all, and it's completely understandable, but please, try to contain your envy in front of your betters.

You only embarrass yourself.

*blows you A kiss*


stonewall001
stonewall001

@TheWatcher000 @kyle_360 @gannonmoss OMG you scared the shit out of me, keyboard warriors just terrify me. I am going to go hide under my bed now and cry. D':

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@kyle_360 @TheWatcher000 @gannonmoss First of all, I'm not your dude.

When you address a Lady, do so with respect, so she doesn't have to rip you a new asshole like I had to for poor gannonmossforbrains.  :)


And if having the talent to effectively verbally kick someone's ass means you have "problems", I'd say some problems are pretty good to have.  :)

stefa18
stefa18

@joseanrodrigue9 @emperiox @Thanatos2k @tightwad34 Actually... The PS4 is everything they said it would be and more in comparison to your xone is much better for what gaming consoles are made. Gaming. Instead, the xone tries to do many things at the same time and fails in most on them and have pretty unnecessary feature like the kinect which I would bet all my money people wont use it after 1 month because believe me, its ridicuolos to be talking as an autistic person to a console everytime you use it or the tv feature which nobody cares as you can change from the hdmi drive to tv in seconds in nearly every tv with hdmi. Finally, write with property and learn some grammar :)

joseanrodrigue9
joseanrodrigue9

@emperiox @Thanatos2k @tightwad34 all  you here hating what the ps4 was not what they say it will b the you are here hating or the you broke ass dont have the money to get it?because it has to b one of them 2 cuz i know when i get my xbox i b here later in the month to c what is new cuz i b playing dr3,cod and ki