Rare Nintendo game sells for $100,088 on eBay


A rare cartridge for the Nintendo Entertainment System was sold on eBay for $100,008. Despite the fact that the cartridge was pre-owned, had its front label torn off and was in acceptable — not perfect — condition, the game successfully sold for that massive amount.

The cartridge was a gold version of Nintendo World Championships. In 1990, Nintendo held a contest across 29 cities to see which gamers could get the highest scores in Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer and Tetris. Those three games were placed in 116 cartridges designed solely for the contest, some of which have sold in recent years for around $20,000. The gold version of NWC is even rarer because only 26 of them were made for a Nintendo Power magazine giveaway.

According to the seller, the cartridge plays fine and should be worth even more than $100,000 in the future, since no one knows if all 26 cartridges are still around.

[via eBay, Polygon]

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