Golden Xbox One selling for $10,000

Boutique retailer Harrods selling gilded version of Microsoft's new console; only one created.

Specialty retailer Harrods is selling a gold-plated Xbox One for £6,000 ($9,780), according to a shopper who posted a picture of the system on Reddit recently.

The gilded Xbox One pictured here is the only such system Harrods plans to sell, the retailer confirmed with GameSpot sister site CNET.

Harrods is a United Kingdom-based retailer that describes itself as "the world's most famous luxury department store, where anything is possible and everyone is welcome."

The premium Xbox One appears to be only available in-store, as it is not listed on Harrods' website.

Gold-plated electronics are nothing new. Two of this year's most popular phones, the HTC One and the Galaxy S4, are currently available in 24-carat gold versions.

The Xbox One launched on November 22 and has sold more than 2 million units to date.

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326 comments
grove67
grove67

do you get free xbox gold membership with this

Pupchu
Pupchu

One can wrap shit in chocolate paper, but it's still shit.

SmallSatsuma
SmallSatsuma

The gold layer is just a few microns.  Total waste of money.

electrichobo99
electrichobo99

Think that thing looks awesome, if they were auctioning it off for charity that would have been cooler than making some ridiculous console which the buyer will probably never use, hell, I wouldn't use it for games, but more of an ultra elite gamer acquisition title with a console too fancy to use in real life. It's just like those gold plated AKs and pistols Khaddafi had in his compound, nice to look at but not fit for use.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

Only one? And it's tacky? Looks like we know what Kanye asked Santa for.

Mayleene
Mayleene

Nothing a can of spray paint can't fix!

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

The best part is that when it breaks down or needs to be upgraded to the next gen you can melt it down into gold bars.

meatz666
meatz666

We all know the gold used worths $9999.

And it's too much money for a water cooler. 

gamespotpanayis
gamespotpanayis

Gold leafing a device the size of the Xbox One with 24 carat gold leaf would cost £50-£100 max.. so nice move if they can sell it!

chaos-commander
chaos-commander

@gamespotpanayis Gold leaf 24 "karat" costs $1300 an ounce.

cancelthis
cancelthis

wud now b e a good time to buy a 360 ?

Shmiity
Shmiity

If this one overheats, can you sell the melted gold? Also, it better come with a gold membership.

noandno
noandno

At least you don't have to sign the Gold Membership anymore, right?

RobDev
RobDev

This is retarded.

DrKill09
DrKill09

brb (spray paints old VCR golden)  One of a kind MY ASS! 

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

It's crazy the lengths people have to go to just to get a console that won't overheat.

It's amazingly shiny though. They've certainly done a good job of it.

pyro1245
pyro1245

Still not as cool as the gold Zelda carts I have.

okassar
okassar

There's a fairly large chance an Arab will buy it lol.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

The PS4 in Brazil it's more expensive than that.

dragonkantus4
dragonkantus4

@Diegoctba it is true but i found one in the "black market" for the same price of the xbone if you can call that "cheap" here....

Marky360
Marky360

For some reason that Gold XB1 looks worst then the regular unit to me.

dragonkantus4
dragonkantus4

i  rather spend that money in top prostitutes

jimmy_russell
jimmy_russell

That's the least classy thing I've ever seen.

Butt_Chunx
Butt_Chunx

Plating an XboxOne in gold which isn't even worthy of touching something as valuable as gold doesn't make it any more desirable.

daviz88
daviz88

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PIMP MY CONSOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

daviz88
daviz88

you must be either too rich or downright shallow to buy this.

orbit991
orbit991

I will bet it was bought by a brotha.

Dr_takapotku
Dr_takapotku

@rasterror Haha!OMFG!!!! AHAHAHAH! I just can't stop laughing! PLEASE!!!

l_skipper
l_skipper

looks like one heavy paper weight