“XBOX Durango Development Kit” Sells For $20,000

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The nondescript black PC tower that its seller claims is a Durango (ie, the next Xbox console) development kit has now been sold. The winning bid? Oh, a trifling $20,100.


For that price, the buyer has either got themselves an unexpectedly early look at the future of the Xbox brand or the world's most expensive office computer.

Given the fact the distribution of development kits is strictly controlled by the platform holder - and with good reason - it'll be interesting to see what comes out of the sale. If it's a scam, well, that's the way the world works. eBay's buyer protection scheme should take care of the buyer if they don't get what they paid for.

If it really is a Durango dev kit, though, well. Having development tools and a snapshot (if not exact match, since dev kits are normally more powerful) of the console's final hardware out in the wild, in the hands of the public, would be a nightmare scenario for Microsoft.

Unless it's Microsoft who bought the thing...

We're still waiting on a response from Microsoft over the listing, and will update if we hear back.


Microsoft XBOX Durango Development Kit [eBay]



Sickening. Whether real or not, this is just an awful thing for anyone to do and for eBay to allow to occur through their system.