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McDonalds Xbox One Contest Starts, Promises 14,000 Consoles and Almost $1,000,000,000 in Xbox Prizes

McDonald’s “One Hot Holiday” Contest has finally kicked off, promising a whole load of Xbox related prizes from Microsoft and other partners, and doubtlessly aiming to provide a large amount of visibility for the new console from Redmond, not to mention a few pounds of meat on our ribs.

The prize list is very rich, with 14,000 consoles with Forza 5 and almost a billion dollars in Xbox prizes. (Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Lalanana  +   724d ago
Lol. Mcdonalds lovers will love mcdonalds even more now.

Nice move by MS for exposure though.
Abriael  +   724d ago
14,000 consoles are a whole crapton of em. That's for sure.
torchic  +   724d ago
every little bit helps.
pyramidshead  +   724d ago | Funny
Gotta move that launch day stock some how :P
mikeslemonade  +   724d ago
This is such a tease. You're lucky if you are one of the winners. Even if you win you're gonna be probably waiting for months before you actually get it.
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ltachiUchiha  +   724d ago
Mcdonalds here I come lol.

Edit: My bad didnt know i posted this many times.
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NukaCola  +   723d ago
Got a code with my fries today for one Fox tv show on Xbox Video. 100% worthless to me. Figured they offer something that anyone could use.
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The_Infected  +   724d ago
Yea after Microsoft said something about Sony using Taco Bell to give away PS4s. Smh...
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Ripsta7th  +   724d ago
Link please? I remember Sony fanboys on this site saying something , actually alot but not Microsoft
ABizzel1  +   724d ago

Greenberg's be like, play XBO early w/o Taco Bell.

Yet offer free consoles with Dorito's & McDonald's promotion.
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AngelicIceDiamond   724d ago | Off topic | show
Xsilver  +   724d ago

"Despite the fact Sony was doing it all last summer."

where are you going with this.
ZodTheRipper  +   724d ago
lol @ people using the term "Sony fanboys"
MRMagoo123  +   724d ago

Keep up with world wide sales in the next couple years and you will soon see EVERYONE is a Sony fanboy because they simply have a lot more fans, gamers like gaming.
stuna1  +   724d ago
Microsoft; After tallying up out console sell through totals we are happy to announce that we have sold 1,014,000 consoles.
parentoftheyear  +   723d ago
Every year when they have the Mcdonaldsopoly i always find myself eating there. THe only time i will eat three meals there, but every year i get sick, so i forced myself to stop, i think i will have to risk the diarrhea for the chance to win the xbox, because winning one will be the only way i would own one with kinect.
kreate  +   724d ago
The massive billion dollar ad campaign continues from Microsoft.

I believe these ads are effective especially when its continuos. Taco bell to McDonalds. What's next?
Dlacy13g  +   724d ago
Don't forget Dorrito's and Mt. Dew and Monster Energy drinks... all have been used in promoting video game stuff this holiday season.
Tangostarr  +   723d ago
Saw a commercial today where you can win Xbox one from chef boyardee products now too. Crazy stuff. They are doing anything to get these into peoples homes.
Eddie20101  +   724d ago
They'll all be launch day editions that people didn't pick up.
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lassenwolf  +   724d ago
Maybe take business 101. You think the mcd's campain was thought up last week. The 14000 consoles don't even have to be made yet and /or were already. time tells how consoles sell. It took the ps3 years before it even sold well. Two weeks out of the new consoles and who knows what 2015 brings( no not 14) . More hacks, failed systems or something that kills them both-the wiiu comback
Eddie20101  +   724d ago
The comment obviously was not completely serious but thanks for the insulting and defensive response. Typical
malokevi  +   724d ago
These sorts of campaigns go a long way towards both moving units and generating interest (not to mention generating revenue).

I know I'll be taking part, considering how much Mcdonalds I tend to consume! (heart-stopping amounts)

SaturdayNightBeaver  +   724d ago
I guess sh*t junk food and sh*t junk TV "console" come together..
Bzone24  +   723d ago
I think the Taco Bell Playstation 4 promotion is already over.
Rimeskeem  +   723d ago
So MS isnt totally sold out if they have 14,000 consoles they are willing to give away?
Back-to-Back  +   723d ago
MS promoting unhealthy food. How american of them.
Bzone24  +   723d ago
Umm, Playstation and Taco Bell...
TBONEJF  +   723d ago
what kind of idiot would go to mcdonalds every day just to win a damn xbox? its a wast of money and junk food
famoussasjohn  +   723d ago
You underestimate Americans. If we can get something for free, we will spend as much money or more to get it.
DK_Kithuni_71   724d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(4)
bobsmith  +   724d ago
1 upping ps4 and taco bell
KonsoruMasuta  +   724d ago
They both seem horrible to me.

Would you rather risk chronic constipation and explosive diarrhea by eating Taco Bell for a PS4 or risk a heart attack and clogged arteries by eating McDonalds for and XboxOne?
muffinbutton  +   724d ago
If i had to make a choice i'd rather have chronic constipation and explosive diarrhea.
wolokowoh  +   723d ago
When given those two specific options. Risk a heart attack by eating McDonalds because I prefer the "food" they produce to Taco Bell's "beef". Also you're not going to eat so much that you are guaranteed to have a heart attack from the food If you do eat that much McDonalds, you're likely to have explosive diarrhea and issues with constipation. Because the heart attack McDonalds causes would later advances in medical science could help me out. Plus the pain of the attack and passing out while my heart stopping is a nicer way to go than dehydration from diarrhea. On the console side of things, I always have the option to sell the Xbone for $400 and use that towards purchasing a PS4 so it's smarter to get the higher priced thing for free.
lsujester  +   724d ago
BOTH! May die in five years, but you'll have consoles!
Callediceman  +   724d ago
If the mcrib got me an entry i most likely would win 13,999 xbones..
MASTER_RAIDEN   724d ago | Trolling | show
ziggurcat  +   724d ago
lemme guess: USA only.
snittolo  +   724d ago

McDonald’s® One Hot Holiday Instant Win Game (the “Game") begins at participating McDonald’s restaurants in the 50 United States and D.C.
Conzul  +   724d ago
Oh good .... more cycles of mediocrity for the ignorant masses.
snittolo  +   724d ago
Am I reading that right? 1 Billion? That is a crazy amount of money for them to be spending on this, hopefully it works out in the long run. I will definitely be sending people to McDs for awhile instead of Tims!

*EDIT* Sigh...... Us Only,

McDonald’s® One Hot Holiday Instant Win Game (the “Game") begins at participating McDonald’s restaurants in the 50 United States and D.C.
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wonderfulmonkeyman  +   724d ago
If I won one, I'd sell it at only small mark-up of current market value.
Maybe an extra $50, if that. An extra $550 would go a long way towards Christmas gifts for my family and friends.
Indo  +   724d ago
MS does like to get people fat and sugar coated, in the sake of getting XBOXone out there.
KonsoruMasuta  +   724d ago
It's all a part of their plan. Get people fat and unhealthy, then make them feel bad about it and shove ads for kinect fitness games down their throats.
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Xsilver  +   724d ago OMG that makes sense.
VonBraunschweigg  +   724d ago
Of course it's nothing new, there's a multibillion dollar industry based on just that for decades, but it sure is funny: couple of fatso's winning fitness games. Great move by MS.

By the way, want a good burger, make it yourself. Bigger, better, tastier, cheaper. Not faster, no.
testerg35  +   724d ago
and Taco Bell is good?
Bzone24  +   723d ago
Taco Bell is health food now that they ran a Playstation 4 promotion.
HighResHero  +   724d ago
Parents know that it will be easier to pry the controller from their kids hands if they are all greasy.
BLAKHOODe  +   724d ago
That's almost tempting enough for me to not bother trying Burger King's new Big King burger.
nevin1  +   724d ago

Anyway, a billion dollars is probably a $100,000 to MSoft.
Conzul  +   724d ago
Mr Gates clocks in at 67 billion.
WeAreLegion   724d ago | Off topic | show | Replies(1)
TRD4L1fe   724d ago | Off topic | show
yocdub  +   724d ago
...and you can now add 1,000,000,000 newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetics to that list as well!!
Jeedai Infidel  +   724d ago
I know the US has a lot of undocumented foreigners, but I don't think there are that many gamers over here :-p
yocdub  +   716d ago
That number is over time "1,000,000,000 Served....Insulin"
BattleReach   724d ago | Trolling | show
AceBlazer13  +   724d ago
This promotion best as help cause investors r gonna have no problem cutting off xbox if it doesn't
Nujabes_  +   724d ago
You keep thinking that honey.
Whiskeyjacked87   724d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
McDaygo  +   724d ago
Wasn't it Burger King for the 360? Had those creepy/cool(ish) games too.
Wikkid666  +   724d ago
Had that super creepy BK guy in the games!
McDaygo  +   724d ago
Lol, way creepy. Never picked one up, but always though it was a great marketing idea.
ELpork  +   724d ago
That's alot of mcfood
FrigidDARKNESS  +   724d ago
This is awesome advertising.
modesign   724d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
patterson   724d ago | Trolling | show
testerg35  +   724d ago
LOL.. I don't get how Sony fans act as if Sony didn't do the same thing.
josephayal  +   724d ago
CCCCCCombo Breaker! I wish that this promotion was at Pizza Hut
filipakos  +   724d ago
MC donalds fanboys be like "I spent 1000$ and still won nothing.I also got 200 kilos" totally not worth :P
stinkytofus  +   724d ago
Spend 1000 on mcdonalds, maybe win the console, if u do win, it comes with kinect fitness to lose those lbs u gained

So instead of jus blowing 550 on the console, here you are blowing massive money on unhealthy food and might not even win, only stupid people will go mcdee for a system
ltachiUchiha   724d ago | Off topic | show
EasilyTheBest  +   724d ago
The crying in this thread is hilarious.

Microsoft would like to say sorry for advertising their product.

In 3 - 4 years time when Sony does an advertising deal with Mcdonalds, it will then be perfectly fine and somehow it will great for every individual on the planet.
Darkfist  +   723d ago
i thought xbone sold out?
Bzone24  +   723d ago
I know, there's no possible way for them to manufacture more. /s
Cuders  +   723d ago
how do you enter? because the only way I'm getting a X1 is for free.
Lil_Richy21  +   723d ago
never won a console this way lol this is a way just to sale more big macs
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Rock_On_PS4  +   723d ago
XBox One are already being given away as prizes. Sell it off and then buy a PS4.
KingDadXVI  +   723d ago
I love playing all the consoles (Xbox is my preferred console though) but wouldn't a Billion dollars be better spent as a write down so the could sell the console at a lower price? I mean they could sell 10 million consoles on par with the PS4. That may be enough to get them to the point where the manufacturing costs drop enough to break even after that.
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