Nintendo Classic Sells for $13,105 on eBay

Today, the best, most high-tech gaming consoles will run you anywhere between $250 to $500 – depending on what region of the world you live in. In america, I think the Nintendo Wii starter bundle goes for about $220 and the Playstation 3 for around $300. And those, as well as others, include surreal high definition graphics, mind blowing games and internet downloads and updates.

So the question remains: why in God’s name would someone pay $13,000 for a 22 + year old, ice age console with one controller and 5 original games?

Well, it seems that one of the games included is a rare copy of family fitness stadium events one of the 2,000 ever made in 1986 by the Japanese toy company, Bandai – which ranks 6 out of 20 in the “holy grails of console gaming.”

the eBay seller originally posted the item at $9.99 and within hours the bidding had jumped to over $5,000. By February 10th, it had sold for an astonishing $13,105 to what can only be described as an avid/fanatic gaming collector.

I think this would be a good time for all of us to go attic hunting and see what goldmine could be sitting in an old cardboard box rotting away.

Screen shot 2010 02 10 at 11.13.05 PM Nintendo Classic Sells for $13,105 on eBay

[image credit: via boinboing]

[sources: NBC NewYork, Top Tech Reviews]

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