Looking at the price on this system with a full eight days to go, I`m expecting this to quite possibly be one of the most expensive limited edition systems to date. I`m guessing this is in no small part due to the popularity of the Beatles, and collectors who will be bidding because of that aspect. I don`t see any XBOX collectors even coming close to that kind of money.
On a personal note, it`s a nice looking system, but far from my favorite LE Contest 360 to date.
From the auction:
The Beatles challenged us to change our taste, our perspective and open our eyes to the world around us. Now, on the eve of a second round of Beatlemania, they are once again setting out to change the world. A very special edition Xbox 360 console professionally customized to honor the Fab Four is being auctioned for charity with proceeds benefiting Doctors Without Borders. This console is numbered and hand-painted with illustrations from the eye-popping intro cinematic for â€œThe Beatles: Rock Band.â€ The cinematic was created by Harmonix with the Oscar winning film and animation company Passion Pictures, best known for its ground breaking animation for the hit band Gorillaz.
Starting Sept. 9, Xbox 360 will also give its more than 20 million Xbox LIVE members the opportunity to give to charity and support the Beatlesâ€™ eternal message of peace and love. â€œAll You Need Is Love,â€ the Beatleâ€™s iconic anthem of peace, will be released exclusively on Xbox 360 as a downloadable song for the game through Xbox LIVE with Apple Corps Ltd, MTV Games, Harmonix and Microsoft proceeds benefitting Doctors Without Borders. Good deeds never go unnoticed: purchasing and downloading the â€œAll You Need Is Loveâ€ track for 160 Microsoft Points for charity will also register you for the â€œThe Beatles: Rock Bandâ€ Download & Win* for a chance to win one of the limited edition â€œThe Beatles: Rock Bandâ€ Xbox 360 consoles and a Rickenbacker 325 replica guitar controller.
So, given that blub of text and the official contest page it looks like there will be at least six of these. One in this auction, the other five to be given away in the contest.
It will be really interesting to see the price on this one. If the bids so far are legit, I predict $10,00.00 easily. Since the proceeds go to charity, would that make this tax deductible……