Xbox 360 celebrates millionth console through charity

  • 19/04/2010

Microsoft has announced that sales of Xbox 360 consoles have passed the one million mark across Australia and New Zealand.

To celebrate the milestone, Xbox is auctioning off one-of-a-kind consoles to raise money for the David Peachey Foundation.

Several international celebrities are supporting the auctions, such as Russell Crowe, Slash, Jennifer Hawkins, Kim Kardashian and Hugh Jackman.

Pop star Kelly Rowland kicks off The Xbox Konsoles for Kids Charity Auction today, with her own airbrushed and signed console up for auction.

“What better way to celebrate the one million milestone than by raising money for a great cause, the David Peachey Foundation,” Rowland says.

“All the one-of-a-kind consoles look awesome, so get bidding NZ!”

There will also be a unique Halo console designed by Oscar-winning, Richard Taylor of New Zealand’s 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.

For more information on the auctions, including how to bid yourself, visit the official website.

“Reaching the one million console milestone is a great achievement and one that puts us in a great position for the coming year,” says Frazer Scott of Microsoft New Zealand.

“Since 2006, we’ve taken the lead in the innovation space and driven the growth in online entertainment. Our online community, Xbox Live, is one of the largest online communities in the Australia/New Zealand region with more than 525,000 subscribers.”

Watch the video to see footage of the Weta designed Halo console.

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