Microsoft Giving Away Gold Xbox 360s

By Spencer . January 16, 2009 . 2:00pm


Gold, but not solid gold Xbox 360s. These consoles still play Resident Evil 5, but you can’t buy one on eBay yet. Microsoft is giving these away as prizes for a Lunar New Year promotion. To get a chance at winning one you have to buy a brand new Xbox 360 with a 60GB hard drive or an Xbox 360 Elite between January 15 to February 15 . Sorry, Xbox 360 Arcade purchasers Microsoft only wants big spenders in this contest.


After that you need to write an essay and explain why you love your Xbox. Oh, and this is the most important part, you have to live in Hong Kong. It’s the only region I’ve seen Microsoft offer this contest in, which means whoever wins a gold Xbox 360 will have a real collector’s item in their hands.


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  • SomeDude

    Aw, dammit! That looks pretty damn sweet.

    Can you proxy win one for me, Spencer? I’ll totally pay you back. :)

  • Aoshi00

    A gold console, that is pretty sweet looking, too bad it’s for HK only.. I just got a 2nd arcade though since they all have HDMI and I have a 20Gb hard drive left over from before.

    Ox year alrdy, time really flies..

  • batman

    so when all of those rrod like they should … how much is it gonna cost microsoft to keep replacing them ? or do they not come with a warrinty ?

  • what a trash article!

    Why are you trying it as if this is available world wide, it’s only for Asia:/
    (excuse to get traffic:/)

    Anyway, Microsoft’s greedy way to get more sales.

  • voice of reason

    You are such a cry baby.
    A bet if it was Sony doing this, you would be more than content.
    You are a wasted piece of life. Maybe you should consider all the ill-gotten ways in your life before worrying about microsoft and his site.

  • Spencer

    Hi “xino” we cover worldwide gaming news here that’s why. Sometimes we cover stuff only in Europe, only in Japan or only in North America. The world is a big place and interesting tidbits and promotions even thought they may not be relevant for you in the UK are still interesting for others to read about.

  • Ilmatar

    Funny thing if you are familar with Hong Kong, they have a cable car there called the Ngong Ping 360, with a notoriously bad failure rate similar to the Xbox 360. XD

  • Even more funny tidbit:

    Everything Microsoft that has to be assembled is assembled IN China. ;)

  • Lucky

    I find it funny you have to buy an XBox to win an XBox. Pretty neat-o collector’s edition.

  • smartjon

    i thought it ment that instead of a free silver account u get a free gold account

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