Harrods offering 24-karat gold-plated Xbox One

Are you that desperate to get your hands on Microsoft's latest console before Christmas?

Harrods is offering those who left it too late to buy an Xbox One before Christmas the opportunity to get their hands on a very special version.

The special Harrods version of the Microsoft Xbox One comes coated in 24-karat gold. Yes. The whole console is plated in the precious metal. The price? A cool £6,000 (bet that makes the asking price of £425 seem like a bargain).

Microsoft launched its next generation console at the end of last month. Since then, sales of the Xbox One and PS4 have remained neck and neck globally.

Normally it is smartphones and tablets that come in special gold plated editions. Most recently, MOBO handed out gold-plated HTC Ones to winners of this year's awards.

Dubai's Burj Al Arab has also been offering customers gold-plated iPads for the best part of 2013.

It is unclear how many gold-plated consoles the upmarket retailer has in stock. However, it's wording suggests the one pictured above may not be a one off.

You can check out our review of Microsoft's latest console by clicking here.

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Ben Furfie is a former freelance writer for T3.com who produced daily news stories for the site on tech and gadgets. He also live-managed the T3 Award websites during the 2013 and 2014 T3 Awards. Ben later moved into web development and is now a Technical Development Manager leading a team of developers.