Retail Prototype Console?

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  1. garretts228

    garretts228 Active Member

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    I just acquired a Prototype Jasper. All serial numbers match up, no pry marks, warranty sticker intact, etc.. I have owned one of these Prototype marked consoles in the past, and it was a Test Kit. This has no debug headers, and it is running a retail firmware with XBL capabilities. What do I have here and what was it’s purpose? Side note I was really hoping this had debug capabilities :(
     
  2. Stipo360

    Stipo360 "That Dead Rising Guy"

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    Many "prototypes" sufaced on eBay in the past year which are just finalized internal (retail) consoles, they just have a bunch of stickers. That's probably what you're looking at here. :(

    If you see stickers that say "SVC" and shit like that, avoid.
     
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    garretts228 Active Member

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    Why would Microsoft do this :’( oh well I got it stupid cheap and can just add to my collection.
     
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    Do you have any pictures of the console?
     
  5. TriMesh

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    Probably because it was imported before the FCC certification process was complete. It's normally illegal to import uncertified products into the US, but you can get around it by importing them as being prototypes that are for test and evaluation purposes only, and not for sale or lease.

    I have some "prototype" PS3 controllers like that - they are really just retail Japanese spec PS3 SixAxis controllers - but in order to ship them to the US they marked them as "prototypes".
     
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    Borman Digital Games Curator

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    Yep, and most of the places that had those so-called prototype Xbox 360s were using them to test games before they were pushed out to retail, basically one of the final tests. Makes sense they would get them early to verify proper compatibility with the new chips.
     

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