We're just a few months out from the Xbox Series X debut this November and all eyes are on the standoff between Microsoft's console and Sony's PS5 to see who'll blink first and reveal the details we're desperate for – namely the price of the hardware, and dates for pre-orders and sale.
But we've been distracted from the next-gen showdown for a moment thanks to Microsoft pulling a delightfully gaudy bauble out of its bag of tricks in the form of these Wonder Woman 1984-inspired Xbox One X consoles.
Unveiled over on the Xbox Wire blog (opens in new tab), there are three wild and wonderful Xbox One X consoles up for grabs, created in collaboration with Warner Bros., each capturing a particular facet of the upcoming film.
First up is the Wonder Woman Golden Armor Xbox One X Console; hand-made with 24K gold leaves, it's emblazoned with a golden eagle crest and 3D printed Wonder Woman logo. This Xbox One X console will be auctioned off to raise funds for Together for Her (opens in new tab) – an initiative that supports women and girls around the world who have been victims of domestic violence during the pandemic.
Next up is the Xbox One X console that most captures the 80s vibe with its vibrant and varied colourway; wrap your lasso around Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth Xbox One X Console. A braided lasso sits atop the bright orange body, and the controller is to-die-for.
This console is up for grabs via Twitter. All you have to do is retweet the Xbox sweepstakes tweet (opens in new tab) between now and September 17 to be in with a chance of winning.
RT this post for a chance to win a custom Xbox One X display inspired by WONDER WOMAN 1984, coming to theaters. Experience the wonder. #WW1984Xbox #WW84 #SweepstakesOpen in XBL Countries, 18+. Ends 9/17/20. Rules: https://t.co/l8pzghsCN0 pic.twitter.com/CcEEIy8G9jAugust 25, 2020
- OnePlus Aurora set to battle iPhone 12 4G next month
- iPhone 12 launch date exposed in Apple slip-up 🤦
The third and final console is unabashedly bodacious, kitted out in snakeskin, spikes, and fur. The Barbara Minerva Xbox One X Console takes its inspiration from Wonder Woman's nemesis and screams 80s punk, while the leopard print controller adds a touch of panache.
There's no word how or if fans can get their paws on this console, but unless you give it a shave before using it, that thing looks like it could take being smoking hot to a literal level.
This is an apt swansong for the hardware, with Microsoft announcing that it'll be discontinuing the Xbox One X along with the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, meaning that gamers will be forced to pick up the Xbox Series X for 4K gaming, or the Xbox Series S if they want to enjoy digital-only gaming.
If you're preparing for the coming of the next-gen consoles, make sure you've got the right TV for the job with T3's round-up of the best gaming TVs.