Saturday, September 19, 2009

Microsoft Announces That The Limited Edition “The Beatles: Rock Band” Xbox 360 Sells For $17,300

Microsoft has announced that the limited edition “The Beatles: Rock Band” Xbox 360 Console, which was on sale on Ebay, has been sold for $17,000. the Proceeds of the auction are Going To Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). there were 110 bids for the item.
Microsoft have also announced that the downloadable “All You Need Is Love”, from XBL, for The Beatles Rockband is now the fastest selling Downloadable Rockband track in just two days of being on sale.

The Beatles Rock Band Xbox 360

*pictures from items ebay listing.

Press Release

Today Microsoft announced that gamers, Beatles fans, music lovers, and do-gooders across the world are raising tens of thousands of dollars to benefit Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) by downloading the exclusive Xbox LIVE track, “All You Need Is Love,” at a record-setting pace and bidding for a limited edition “The Beatles: Rock Band” Xbox 360 console. The rare Xbox 360 console featuring illustrations from the eye-popping cinematic intro to “The Beatles: Rock Band” attracted more than 110 bids from around the globe, finally raising $17,300 for the charity in its 10 day online auction.

With $17,300 raised from the auction of the first limited edition Xbox 360 console, Doctors Without Borders will be able to purchase the equipment needed to carry out 86,500 immunizations using auto-disposable syringes, or purchase enough emergency kits composed of drugs and medical supplies to meet the basic needs of more than 2,800 people for 15 days in the aftermath of a disaster. Only a small number of these numbered, Beatles-themed Xbox 360 consoles will ever be available to the public with all proceeds to benefit Doctors Without Borders. Information on the release of the remaining limited edition consoles in regions worldwide is coming soon to

The love doesn’t stop there. Xbox 360 sales of the exclusive “All You Need Is Love” track broke records as the fastest selling downloadable song in “Rock Band” history within two days of its availability, demonstrating the passion and power of more than 20 million Xbox LIVE members to rally behind this social cause while enjoying The Beatles’ iconic anthem of love and peace. It’s not too late to join hands with the Xbox LIVE community to contribute to Doctors Without Borders – Microsoft, Apple Corps Ltd, MTV Games and Harmonix proceeds from ”All You Need Is Love” sales will continue to benefit the charity, which was personally selected by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

“We are thrilled over the contributions to us so far from downloads of ‘All You Need Is Love,’ and from the auction of the beautiful, one-of-a-kind Xbox console,” said Dr. Matt Spitzer, president of the board of directors of Doctors Without Borders. “We are incredibly grateful for having been selected as the beneficiary of this promotion. Funds generated from initiatives such as this can go a long way,” he added. “Severely malnourished children will be treated, people displaced by war will receive life-saving medical care, and people living with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and other neglected diseases will have access to the medicines they need. On behalf of our patients, Doctors Without Borders says ‘Thank You.’”

As a bonus, continuing through Dec. 9, 2009, players who purchase and download the “All You Need Is Love” track for 160 Microsoft Points for charity will also be registered for the “The Beatles: Rock Band” Download & Win* for a chance to win one of the limited edition “The Beatles: Rock Band” Xbox 360 consoles and a Rickenbacker 325 replica guitar controller. Head on over to to find out how you can be eligible to be one of five potential Grand Prize winners.

Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971 working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.

* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the 50 US (and DC) 18+. Game ends at 11:59 PM ET on 12-9-09. For full details, including free method of entry, see Official Rules at

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  • PC: its announced that Games For Windows Certification has been streamlined for Windows 7

  • PC: Unreal Tournament 3 will be free to play this weekend on Steam, then its 60% off until 27th September.

  • PS3: The PS3 version Of Tales Of Vesperia has sold 140k in one day in Japan, nearly equal to 360 versions sales to date

  • Activision announce that Cut Chemist is bringing an exclusive mix and J.Period is brining 2 mixes to DJ Hero.

  • PSP: NIS America have announced that they are going to offer a free Disgaea 2 DLC . the game says there's a DLC Save error

  • Lostwinds could be coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 when their motion controllers come out.

  • GameOn has been cancelled. the London event was scheduled to take place on June 20-21, then November, now it's off.

  • Game has announed a UK Modern Warfare 2 Veteran pack. has 12″ statue of Soap MacTavish + Modern Warfare 2 Hardened edition

  • PS3: Sega say that if the fans ask for it, there could be a trophy Patch for Valkyria Chonicles

  • PC: NCSoft will not be using GameGuard when Aion ships.

  • Wii: Dead Space Extraction has 500% more dialogue in it than the previous game.

  • Final Fantasy XIII Episode Zero has been announced. its a set of stories that lead up to FF XII. they'll be online.

  • PS3: The EU MAG Beta has been delayed. they aim to have things up and running by next week.

  • PS3: Bayonetta is being worked by Sega. 360 version done by Platinum games first. there could be differences between them

  • Ninja Theroy's game Enslaved detailed. inspired by Chinese novel, Journey To West and written by Alex Garland.

  • Japanese Hardware Charts, DSi 66.498, PS3 55.344, PSP 18.375, Wii 17.568, DS 11.179, Xbox 360 7.568, PS2 2.612

  • QTE Blog: 2K Announce BioShocks 2 Release Date As February 9th 2010 Worldwide.

  • PS3: Part 3 Of The Motion Controller Blog has gone live. the vid focuses on the E3 stage demos and shows them more indepth

  • QTE Blog: New My Sims Agent Trailer Titled "Movie for Daisy" On The Nintendo Wii

  • QTE Blog: THQ Have Release A New Trailer For MX vs ATV Reflex Titled "Rider Reflex"

  • PSP: Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida 3D has been confirmed as Holy Invasion Of Privacy Badman sequel.

  • PS3: Rockstar say there shouldn't be any more Agent News this year. say the game is "something truly spectacular.”

  • 360: The New 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter has been spotted on the Gears Of War 2 Game Of The Year Box.

  • PSP: Fat Princess will have 50% more content than the PS3 version when it launched. there's more modes, a new map + more

  • Wii: A Best Buy ad shows a 50$ Wii Price cut making it $199.99.

  • Turbine have said that they are working on a MMO for both the PS3 and Xbox 360. its set for a 2011 release.

  • QTE Blog: EA Announce A 2 Minute FIFA 10 Advert Will Play During Sundays Manchester Derby

  • has listed Midnight Club Los Angeles Complete edition for Xbox 360 and PS3. they retail for $30

  • PSP: Rockstar say that Grand Theft Auto IV China Town Wars has all the DS touch mini games, and a few redesigns.

  • PSP: Nippon Ichi announce Disgaea Infinite. it's a visual novel starring Prinny. its out in Japan on Nov 1st.