For the gamer who has everything: Harrods selling gold-plated Xbox One for $9,774

We have reported in the past about a gold plated version of the iPhone 5S being put on sale for thousands of dollars, but what if you are a hardcore console gamer with some money to burn? In that case, Harrods might be able to help you out with a special version of Microsoft's Xbox One console.

Reddit reader "SirSyhn" was walking inside the well known UK retailer Harrods over the weekend and spotted a 24-karat gold plated version of the Xbox One on display. The impressive looking gadget has an equally impressive price; Harrods is asking £6,000, or about $9,774, for the gold game console.

Needless to say, that's a price tag that would make all but the super-rich squirm. It's currently unknown if Harrods just has the one gold Xbox One unit for sale or if it has a few more stored in the back. We have contacted Harrods for more information about this unique gift and if there have been any takers. In the meantime, you can just sit back and imagine what it would be like to play Dead Rising 3 on a console that costs over 10 times the price of a normal Xbox One.

Source: Reddit | Image via SirSyhn

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To buy one of these, you get your nurse to hand you your cheque book and a crayon to sign your cheque for $9,774.

So, I wonder what should I do for Christmas this year. Use some of my ridiculous wealth to feed some hungry people, maybe some clothes for their kids, oh wait I know...I'll buy myself a gold plated XBox!

I wonder what will happen if it breaks?

"Please remove all cables, peripherals, controllers disks and gold plating and return to Microsoft"

this is more for publicity then for someone with a lot of money... because of the absurdity of it, they get free press, on top of that, they recoup their investment by selling it at a profit..

Because how else would anyone know how much it costs if it we start valuing it in imaginary currencies? Why not just say it's worth 10 billion coins in Super Mario Bros?

That's why most of the world uses feet, yards, and miles, except the communist countries.

Sheesh /s

speaking of metric/imperial unit,
how much in milligrams, the actual gold are?
and how many £ or $ that the gold should've worth at?

thomastmc said,
Because how else would anyone know how much it costs if it we start valuing it in imaginary currencies? Why not just say it's worth 10 billion coins in Super Mario Bros?

That's why most of the world uses feet, yards, and miles, except the communist countries.

Sheesh /s

Sorry to burst you bubble but the British pound is actually a real currency, one that's been in circulation for longer than your country has existed

Javik said,

Sorry to burst you bubble but the British pound is actually a real currency, one that's been in circulation for longer than your country has existed

You missed the /s buddy

Javik said,

Sorry to burst you bubble but the British pound is actually a real currency, one that's been in circulation for longer than your country has existed

British pounds? What is that, like bitcoins? /s

Javik said,

Sorry to burst you bubble but the British pound is actually a real currency, one that's been in circulation for longer than your country has existed

The modern GBP has only been in circulation since 1971 - haha
thomastmc said,
That's why most of the world uses feet, yards, and miles,

nah, I think it's only the US that hasn't modernised yet... lol

Do you guys expect people to do this in every single instance where money is concerned?

Price is 500 US dollars, or 362.82 euros, or 306.22 British pounds, or 51490 Japanese yen, ...

xWhiplash said,
Do you guys expect people to do this in every single instance where money is concerned?

Price is 500 US dollars, or 362.82 euros, or 306.22 British pounds, or 51490 Japanese yen, ...


No, but as the story is British, the shop in question is in London, England, and the image of the item in question shows the price in GBP, then I don't expect it to be converted to some other random currency, due to the bias of the news poster, regardless of who that may be.

Also, while it's reach my be international, as it is with most English speaking websites, I still feel Neowin is chiefly British. (but maybe that's just me)

D. FiB3R said,

Also, while it's reach my be international, as it is with most English speaking websites, I still feel Neowin is chiefly British. (but maybe that's just me)

But, it's in English... So it's obviously American /s

Blackhearted said,
So that's how you take a console that's already priced too high normally and make that problem even worse.

The standard model isn't over priced though.

Snake89 said,
Those sims models sell pretty well don't they?

Yes, but not the copy I got, which was a gold disc that came in a solid gold box with a manual that was printed on gold paper. I play it on my gold MacBook Air in my gold EIB office chair.

I'm really looking forward to the new drink at Starbucks. It's a golden Columbian blend espresso latte served in a gold laminated disposable cup, and it even comes with sprinkles of small gold flakes on top. It's only $250 a cup, and it's so worth it

Novelty indeed; the actual gold is probably microns thick as that's all that's needed. Let's say no more than an Xbox One worth of gold, now you do the math.

watkinsx2 said,
Looks terrible! For people with more money than common sense.

For those not aware, that's pretty much the target audience of Harrod's. Most people only buy stuff there for novelty value

Majesticmerc said,

For those not aware, that's pretty much the target audience of Harrod's. Most people only buy stuff there for novelty value

Naw, that's pushing it a bit. They've got plenty of nice stuff.

Majesticmerc said,

For those not aware, that's pretty much the target audience of Harrod's. Most people only buy stuff there for novelty value

Well, they have great teas though...

MikeChipshop said,

...but still way over-priced.


I still remember from when I was little an average Lego train was around 100 guilders (€45) more expensive than in any other random store.

MikeChipshop said,

Something can still be popular, sell well and be over priced. That's basic economics.

I don't know economics and you saying "that's basic economics" doesn't particularly enlighten me any further.

I mean my initial comment was, why would they lower the price for a one off product if it's going to sell at it's current higher price?

Tha Bloo Monkee said,
I noticed you wrote "when" and not "if", hinting that it's inevitable.

I don't know anything about this you don't already know yourself... :-)