Sales of Xbox 360 in Australia and New Zealand have smashed the one million mark and Microsoft's auctioning off a special Weta-made Halo console to celebrate.
The consoles will be auctioned to raise money for the David Peachey Foundation through the Xbox Konsoles for Kids Charity Auction.
Among the special, one-off consoles will be a unique Halo console designed by Oscar-winning, Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop. The winning amount for the Halo console will be matched dollar for dollar by Microsoft New Zealand for a donation to local charity, Cure Kids.
Frazer Scott, Acting Marketing Director, Entertainment and Devices Division, Microsoft New Zealand said, “Reaching the one million console milestone is a great achievement and one that puts us in a great position for the coming year. Since 2006, we’ve taken the lead in the innovation space and driven the growth in online entertainment.”
Scott also confirmed that there are now over half a million subscribers to Xbox Live. “Our online community, Xbox Live, is one of the largest online communities in the ANZ region with more than 525,000 subscribers. We also offer services such as Facebook and Twitter on Xbox Live and movies streamed in HD direct to your television, which really sets us apart from our competition.”
Full details of the auctions can be found here. Let us know if you, or your rich parents, win the Weta Xbox.