In Need Of A Fancy Piggy Bank? Look No Further. Print
Written by Starfox   
Sunday, 27 January 2008 18:00
Have a lot of money that you want to hide somewhere and not entrust to a bank? Fed up with your old fashioned piggy bank to stash your money in a world of Hi-Tech? Look no further, a man came with a brand new answer. The Xbox and PlayStation piggy banks. After a recent raid on a man's house known for software piracy (mainly console games) the investigators were stunned to discover about 12,000 GBP (24,000 USD) right where should have been the hard drives of 4 consoles (1 XBox and 3 PS2).

Following the raid at a man’s house in Tower Hamlets on Monday 14th January the incredible discovery only came about when the consoles, seized by Tower Hamlets Trading Standards investigators and officers from the Metropolitan Police, were handed over to ELSPA (the Entertainment & Leisure Software Publishers Association) IP Crime Unit investigators.

Following standard protocol, the ELSPA investigators began removing the casing of each of the four consoles with the intention of checking for evidence of circumvention devices (chips) and tampered hard drives when they discovered several plastic bank bags – each containing thousands of pounds sterling in note form.

The Xbox contained a staggering £5,925 where the hard drive should have been and the three PlayStation2s each volunteered £2,835 £2,025, and £1,425 respectively, making a grand, wallet-bulging total of £12,210 recovered.

So a good thing to know: you can apparently stuff twice more money in a Xbox than in a PS2 (Microsoft is always on top of things when it comes to greed) Laughing