Rare white Xbox One sold for $11,300 in charity auction

Microsoft's Xbox Live's programming head Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb placed a rare white Xbox One on eBay last week, with the goal of raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project. The auction has now ended and the unnamed winning bidder paid $11,300 for this version of the Xbox One a few days before the regular versions of the console launch on Friday.

The unknown bidder will likely be happy to know that the winning bid will be going to help this worthy charity, designed to "honor and empower wounded warriors by raising awareness, helping injured service members aid and assist each other and providing programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members."

The white Xbox One itself is being given to employees that work in Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment division, which the Xbox business is a part of. In addition to the white color on the console and the controller, it has a label, "I Made This", that's placed to the right of the disc bay. It also comes with one free year of Xbox Live Gold and free copies of all of the Xbox One launch games that are being published directly by Microsoft. It even comes with its own exclusive code to unlock a special Launch Team Xbox Live achievement.

Source: eBay | Image via Microsoft

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They need to release this to the public. I'd even pay a little more for that sexy beast of a machine if it were white. I'm sure they'll do promo models down the line like with the 360 so just save up your money and wait. I'm waiting until next year to take the plunge so maybe by then there'll be a coveted white option.

laserfloyd said,
They need to release this to the public. I'd even pay a little more for that sexy beast of a machine if it were white. I'm sure they'll do promo models down the line like with the 360 so just save up your money and wait. I'm waiting until next year to take the plunge so maybe by then there'll be a coveted white option.

I'd second that, except I want a metallic silver one

The buyer is going to feel extra special with his/her white xbox one.... until Microsoft releases the white version next year...

I think they should have gone with White. It looks a lot nicer than the black one IMHO.

Shouldn't the Kinect have been white as well?

Looks awesome and I hope it gets released some day

Plus, that's a good charity to support; good outcome

Shadrack said,
I would think that for 11.3k, they could have made the Kinect white....

Accents, bro.

Do you even interior design?

You can have any Xbox One you want, as long as it's black. Microsoft should really offer the Xbox One in more colors.

Its great the auction raised all that money for the Wounded Warrior Project!

Edited by Atomic Wanderer Chicken, Nov 19 2013, 10:27pm :