An eBay auction for a supposed next-gen Xbox Developer Kit (code-named "Durango") has ended. Someone paid $20,000 for a first-look at the next Xbox. It seems like the auction was originated by the same person who showed off some pictures of a supposed Durango developer kit a few weeks ago.
The unassuming black box, which was supposedly sent to developers back in February, contains parts similar to those you'll find in a "standard gaming PC." The the kit includes an Intel CPU, a NVIDIA graphics card, 8 GB of RAM and a 64-bit operating system.
We're not 100 percent sure this is genuine -- someone selling a next-gen development kit before a console has been released is pretty much unheard of and has set off more than a few BS detectors-- but even if it is, paying 20 grand for a PC that's nothing special beyond having a name attached seems pretty dumb to me.
The whole thing seems rather shady, and personally, I'll wait until the retail release of the device, and save a cool $19,000 or so.