Someone Stuck An Xbox One At The Bottom Of A Shark Tank In New Zealand

Someone Stuck an Xbox One at the Bottom of a Shark Tank in New Zealand

Sorry, New Zealand — you are not the site of the first Xbox One to be sold in the world, despite this promotional stunt involving an Auckland aquarium. About 150 folks already have theirs and didn't have to swim to the bottom of a shark tank for it.

But Microsoft pressed ahead with this anyway because, hell, it's an Xbox One in the bottom of a shark tank. That's a good photo. Why New Zealand? The country lays claim to having the first sunrise over land in the world, though there are all sorts of disputes and disclaimers to that if you want to have a pointless argument in your best Comic Book Guy voice. All I know is Santa Claus visits New Zealand first, and he is a UN official so that settles that.

There are 20 sharks in this tank, each one capable of taking down a 350kg fur seal, so this console is well guarded. How about, when midnight strikes, the lucky First Customer gets handed a wetsuit and a speargun? I'd tune in to see that.

World's First Xbox One Guarded by Sharks [ via Polygon]

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    As someone who scuba dives. I'd dive in an get it.

      As someone who skinny dips, I'd dive in and get it.

    Sure why not. It's a misnomer that sharks will attack humans openly. Unless it's a tiger, hammerhead or a great white, even then it's rare still...

      Hammerhead? If you're referring to the 'unholy trinity', that make up 90% of attacks on humans, that would be Great White, Tiger, and Bull shark. There have been recorded attacks by Hammerheads, but I don't think any of them have been fatal, and are MUCH rarer than attacks by any of three I mentioned above.

        Hammerheads aren't known to be fatal very often but they're savage little buggers who are known to attack humans 'just because'. Their bite radius in comparison to other sharks is what essentially 'saves' people as its usually not as great. But you're right, I did forget the Bull Shark, which is a nasty little bugger.

    I've been to Kelly Tarltons, its pretty lame, still cant say I'd enjoy being in there with sharks, but it didnt seem to bother the 2 divers pictured. Pretty sure they did a 'Who Dares Wins' there once.

    Last edited 14/11/13 10:29 am

    Seems like a pretty appropriate stunt. To play an XBOX One you have to risk getting turned into chum. Granted the sharks are probably less vicious than Microsoft.

    It's actually the Xbones required cooling system..

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