You may now own a Gold-plated Nintendo Wii that was originally created for the Queen of England.
Auctioning off a unique gold-plated Nintendo Wii originally intended for Queen Elizabeth II. Game maker THQ released the first-of-its-kind Wii in 2009. There was a promotion for the Big Family Games collection of mini-games. Due to Buckingham Palace’s rigorous stance on royal gifts, it was sent back to the HQ.
THQ went bankrupt, and the 24-karat gold-plated Wii found its way to a Dutch collector, Don, who is now auctioning off the piece. A second auction for the Wii will be held this month, following the first auction on eBay in October. The asking price of $300,000 had been noticed and the auction account had been shut down at that time as a result. The Goldin auction is running smoothly this time and will conclude on May 21.
Since Nintendo shut down the Wii Shop a few years back, the item is no longer useful as a gaming gadget. It shows traces of scattered gold chipping and is likely to end up as a cherished heirloom in a glass case for the discerning collector. It’s a one-of-a-kind console, unlike other limited-edition models. With the help of the British Monarch, this is both a look back at gaming history and a bold promotional ploy. The auction is moving along, but it is still unclear if it will reach its $300,000 goal.