Collectors and fans of unique console designs had a chance to own a rare Xbox Series S based on the movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2, complete with fuzzy controllers inspired by Sonic and Knuckles.

The custom design, which was obtained by the seller through their work in the gaming industry and originally sent to members of the press by Microsoft, made its way to eBay, where it was listed for $5,000.

This particular Xbox Series S design was never made available to the general public and was considered a limited edition item. The seller estimated that only a small number, between 5 and 50, of these consoles were ever released, adding to its rarity and appeal among collectors.

While the auction for this unique console design has ended with only one bidder, it showcases the strong interest in specialty Xbox designs inspired by popular franchises like Sonic the Hedgehog. Microsoft has previously created various custom designs through sweepstakes, generating attention on social media, but these designs remain limited in availability. Fans hope that Microsoft might consider offering more of these custom console variants to the general public in the future.


For fans of Sonic the Hedgehog, having a Sega-inspired Xbox design is an exciting proposition, especially considering the availability of Sonic games on the Xbox platform. Xbox users can enjoy various Sonic titles, including older classics, through backward compatibility, making it an appealing choice for fans of the iconic blue hedgehog. Whether Microsoft will explore more opportunities for custom console designs like these remains to be seen.

What are your thoughts on limited edition console designs like this Sonic the Hedgehog-inspired Xbox Series S? Do you think there should be more custom console variants available to the general public for collectors and fans of specific franchises? Leave us a comment.

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