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Qatar-owned Harrods selling gold-plated Xbox One

Normally around $700, the 24-carat version of the video game console costs $10,000

Qatar-owned Harrods selling gold-plated Xbox One

A 24-carat gold-plated version of the Xbox One has gone on sale in Harrods, the London luxury department store owned by Qatar Holding, with a price tag of $10,000.

The console, which could make for an extravagant Christmas gift, was manufactured by Microsoft and was then gold plated by customisation company Crystal Rocked.

Other ‘enhanced’ products at Harrods include an iPad Air made with Swarovski crystals priced at $2,600 and Gold plated Dr Dre headphones at $2430.

Xbox One, which normally retails in the UK for around $700 and even less here in the UAE, sold over 2 million units since its release on November 22.

It isn’t the first an Xbox has been given the gold plating treatment: in 2011 an Xbox 360 Elite was given away as a prize in a gaming tournament.

Qatar Holding bought the upmarket Knightsbridge-based department store in 2010 for a reported £68.6m ($111m) and spent another £107.8m ($174m) upgrading it.

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