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Sharks stand guard over the first Xbox One ahead of launch

Sharks stand guard over the first Xbox One ahead of launch

The countdown continues. The Xbox One launch date draws closer. If you’re desperate to get your hands on the new console the moment it becomes available, you might want to think about heading out to New Zealand — this is where the very first Xbox One will be sold.

There are lots of big launch events planned, but what is currently happening in New Zealand is quite odd. It is understandable that Microsoft would want to ensure that the first Xbox One should be kept secure until it is ready to be sold and the company has gone to some lengths to ensure that this is the case.

No content with lock and key, Microsoft New Zealand has enlisted the help of twenty sharks to stand guard over the console at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium. The device is sealed in a waterproof box and is on display in Shark Tunnel.

Visitors to the aquarium will be able to look but not touch — the console is available for all to see, but no one will be able to get their hands on it until it is handed over to an excited customer on launch day.

Check out the video the console being lowered into position. We wouldn’t fancy our chances against those sharks — we’re happy to wait a little longer!

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