Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/13/alleged_next_generation_xbox_development_kit_sold_on_ebay/

Alleged 'Xbox 720' dev box eBay'd for $20,100

Intel-based tower could have been yours

By Tony Smith

Posted in Hardware, 13th August 2012 09:16 GMT

Would you buy an Xbox 720 development kit for 20 grand? Someone just has - paying in dollars rather than sterling, of course - after the "Microsoft Xbox Durango Development Kit" appeared on eBay last night.

Durango Xbox development kit

After 43 bids, the non-descript black tower system, said by the seller to contain an Intel processor and "dedicated graphics", went for $20,100 (£12,829).

Postage and packing are extra, presumably. The seller is based in Wilmington, Delaware, according to the eBay sales page.

Anyone expecting a next-gen console is going to be severely disappointed. What they're getting, essentially, is a powerful PC running a software development kit and probably an Xbox simulator app.

Still, that may give an indication of the new console's capabilities - though not necessarily its final hardware specification.

'Durango' is one of the codenames said to have been applied to the next-gen Xbox, which has also been branded by rumourmongers the Xbox 720 - which has also appeared in leaked (but old) Microsoft documentation. ®

Durango Xbox development kit