Man Buys ultra-rare Nintendo Cartridge for $17,500

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Recession? What recession? It must be a myth if somebody can shell out $17,500 – the equivalent of 4944 Big Macs – for a single NES cartridge from 1990.
Admittedly it is the holy grail of video game collectables – one of only 26 gold Nintendo 1990 World championship cartridges produced. Still, that’s a heck of a lot of money for a gaming experience that’s only 6 minutes and 21 seconds long.

JJ Hendricks, the man who relinquished 137 725 ZAR for a bit of gold-painted plastic, has written about the entire ordeal of securing the game. It’s an entertaining read – and his experience almost justifies the exorbitant cost.

Source : Video Game Price Charts

Last Updated: July 3, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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