White Xbox One fetches $11,300 on eBay for charity

Bidding ends for rare Microsoft-exclusive console; all proceeds going to Wounded Warrior Project.

The rare white Xbox One system featured as part of a charity eBay auction has fetched $11,300, with all proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides programs and services to injured service members. Seventy total bids were offered for the console.

The white Xbox One is the same limited edition that will be given to all Microsoft IEB employees. It will not be sold anywhere else. The winning bidder also received one year of Xbox Live and copies of first-party launch titles Forza 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct, and Crimson Dragon.

The special white Xbox One features a matching white controller, as well as the inscription "I Made This" at the right of the disc tray. Also included with the system are exclusive Day One and Launch Team achievements.

Microsoft previously donated a white Xbox One to the UK charity GamesAid, which was sold on eBay for around $8,000. Suspicious bidding activity forced the listing to end sooner than planned.

The Xbox One will be released across the world on November 22 for $500. The only available color configuration for launch is jet black. For more on the next-generation console, check back with GameSpot tonight at 9 p.m. PDT for a video presentation of the system's user interface and hardware.

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

Discussion

39 comments
carolino
carolino

i have a  daughter named charity but she will pass on the box

S  > X


MrMilkmann
MrMilkmann

$11,000 for something a $5 can of paint can easily do.

troller83
troller83

Yep this is like a true fairy tale , Microsoft uses slave labor back in China :) with the rest of the Mega trillion corporations...they make 10 gazillion dollars with this . Then they give to some poor idiot or idiots like 0.1 % . And everyone is so damn happy.


This is like Rome , just like the Gladiator games...people were ripped of , then to shut them the fuck up were provided with "free" gladiator games.

troller83
troller83

how many idiots are out there anyway???


That is the most expensive color ever :D ... this is NEWs but not good...charity my ass....


Why the fucks does anyone send charity to people that DON'T WORK , and yet still make 100 CHILDREN per day / per family????  

Adapttttttt
Adapttttttt

I remember when I detested my Xbox 360's white color scheme lol. I hope Microsoft releases a white Xbox One in the future, it looks awesome

immortality20
immortality20

Good for the buyer, always happy to see when  gamers give to charity. If I was a multi-millionaire I'd have no problem voting high on a speciality console knowing I'm getting something very limited AND helping out a great cause. 

themc_7
themc_7

they couldn't make the kinect white too?

troller83
troller83

@MrMilkmann you can make your own 11.000 USD xbox one's at home...and sell on e-bay :D



ctudirector
ctudirector

@troller83 The charity was the Wounded Warrior Project, helping injured veterans get back on their feet and back to work. If you don't know the cause, don't criticize it.

ctudirector
ctudirector

I'm no multi-millionaire, I just saw the good cause and bid on the auction.

Midnight__Raven
Midnight__Raven

@Pre_ordered_PS4 You do realize that donations are tax write offs? It might not make sense for you to do that, but if it means you won't be fined for not paying what you owe on taxes that year, that 11K donation might be worth it. Don't know the scenario for the person who donated it but it's not entirely a stupid idea and it seems like it's for a good cause.

cvantu
cvantu

@themc_7 there's nothing wrong with interracial relationships ;)

aXeem316
aXeem316

@themc_7 They had to make sure NSA's requirements (i.e black kinect) are met.

troller83
troller83

@ctudirector @troller83 Veterans that go to war for no apparent reason, except to liberate countries of their oil?

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

@Bezee4u @Pre_ordered_PS4 HIM: "Jeez, that's way too much money..."

YOU: "It was for charity!"

OH, MY BAD!!  That revelation right there completely nixes all obvious indications and observations that $11,000 is indeed a fuckton of cash.  Pardon me.  Let's all step back and wipe that petty little "donation to charity" because hey, it's for charity!  You're not supposed to miss any amount of money spent if it's given to charity, right?

Tax write-off or not, $11,000 would be missed... especially on a console you can buy for $500 and only has a pearly-white finish on it.

themc_7
themc_7

@aXeem316 @themc_7 blah blah blah the NSA. Try something new. I'm getting really sick of people bitching about the NSA and the kinect Spybot. Okay don't buy it.

troller83
troller83

and now they liberate our xbox-es as well....

skayj2
skayj2

@Bezee4u @Pre_ordered_PS4 Ok then, dish out 11k right now.


It's for charity bro.

ctudirector
ctudirector

I don't think it's stupid to combine my love for video games and my love for those who are willing to give their lives to protect me.

ctudirector
ctudirector

No, but seriously, if I had my computer on me, I'd take a screenshot of the auction and post it.

ctudirector
ctudirector

You know, I actually bought it. I don't plan on reselling it, and I find the charity to be a good one to invest in. Fuck you for even suggesting I'd resell it.

Bezee4u
Bezee4u

@gamingnerd121 @Bezee4u @Pre_ordered_PS4 Whatever price it is resold at a later date is off no business to any1 including Microsoft, The proceeds they got from the initial sale goes to charity, which is a good course..end of story.