Gold-plated Nintendo console designed for Queen Elizabeth II is for sale



Playing video games has become a lot more fancy, like a gold plated Nintendo Wii Made for Made for is for is for is for Queen elizabeth ii is for sale on eBay.

But you might have to part with US $ 300,000 if you want to play in a style fit for a royal.

The special console was made in 2009 by defunct hardware brand THQ, seller Donny Fillerup told CNN on Thursday.

It was sent to the Queen as a marketing stunt, but was rejected by his staff and fired at the company, he said.

THQ then filed for bankruptcy and its stock of hardware, including the golden Wii, was purchased by a private buyer, added Fillerup, who acquired the console in 2017.

Experts valued the console at up to $ 1 million, said Fillerup, 32, who lives in the Netherlands and manages the online console database Console Variations.

“I don’t want to be that greedy,” Fillerup said. He declined to tell CNN how much he paid for the console four years ago.

So far, Fillerup has received several five-figure offers, but he is in no rush to sell.

“I want to have my own place,” he said, adding that he can buy a small apartment if the console sells for list price.

The console works and is in good overall condition, according to the listing.

“The Wii-mote has some wear and tear on the bottom,” the listing states. “I guess it was used at some point.”

Potential buyers who wish to verify provenance can be reassured by documents and emails, according to the announcement.

The story of the golden Wii received extensive media coverage in May 2009 when THQ gave it to the Queen.

It was thought to be missing but reappeared in the public eye in 2019 with a wave of coverage in gaming media.

Fillerup told CNN that the Wii is one of 350 consoles in its collection, which includes rare Nintendo prototypes.

Nintendo launched its Wii console in 2006 and sold more than 101 million units, the company said. The Wii was discontinued in 2013.

But it looks like there may still be other gold-plated Wii’s out there.

In 2014, a London-based company Goldgenie offered to cover everyday items, such as game consoles, bicycles and golf clubs, in 24k gold.

Covering your Wii in gold would have cost you $ 500 and would have taken about a week. The company remains in operation.


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