The Xbox One is set to release in a little over two days now and there are a lot of people (myself included) that are excited for the console’s launch. A few months ago, Microsoft announced that their employees that worked on the Xbox One would be getting their own special consoles. These Xbox Ones are white instead of black and have the words “I MADE THIS” on the front of the consoles.
These white Xbox Ones are not being sold to the general public but there is a possibility that they will sometime in the future. However, Microsoft has offered two of these consoles in auctions for charity and both have gone for a high price.
The first Xbox One that was to be auctioned was aimed towards the European market and raised money for GamesAid. That particular Xbox One ended up raising $7,958 when the auction was finished.
However, the second white Xbox One was auctioned off in the United States with the proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. The console ended up selling for $11,300 which is very, very cool.
The Wounded Warrior Project was started in 2003 to help aid soldiers that have been severely injured in combat. The program works to raise public awareness about the needs of injured veterans as well as provide them with other programs to meet their needs. This is a program that is deserving of some extra assistance, so I am glad Microsoft donated the console to charity.
The console includes a white Xbox One controller and Kinect but Microsoft included some extra incentive as well. The buyer of this Xbox One will also receive a year subscription to Xbox Live and will also receive all of Microsoft’s first-party launch titles.
Those titles are Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Project Spark, Killer Instinct and Crimson Dragon!
What do you think of these white Xbox Ones compared to the standard black Xbox Ones that will be sold to the public? Personally, I have only owned black Xbox products but this exclusive white Xbox Ones look pretty cool. Looking forward to seeing when Microsoft decides to start selling Xbox Ones in both colors.