“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.

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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.

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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.

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Microsoft XBOX Durango Development Kit [eBay]

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truthtellah
truthtellah

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.