Yes, I'm aware that we exclusively cover the PlayStation market. But we also love anything that's just silly cool in the gaming industry.
And this qualifies.
If you're a hardcore video game collector, you know there are some very difficult titles to locate. One of them is the extremely rare Nintendo World Championships for the NES. A grand total of 116 copies were manufactured and distributed back in 1990, and these were handed out to winners of a special competition. It was never available at retail, so it's tough to find.
Now, a copy has showed up on eBay . As you can see, the bids are over $5,800 now and there's still a ways to go, as the auction doesn't end until tomorrow. This is despite the ripped label on the cartridge, but seller "muresean" promises it's only cosmetic damage and the game works fine.
"The cart plays just fine and may some day be worth much more if someone decides to investigate a forensics lab's involvement to see if they can determine the official number by running tests on the cart."
Nintendo World Championships included abridged versions of Super Mario , Tetris , and Rad Racer . For the special competition, participants had to rack up the highest score possible in all three games in only 6 minutes. All 90 semi-finalists got a copy of the grey cartridge, while some golden cartridges were given to participants as part of a Nintendo Power promotion.
So, gonna ante up?