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The $17,500 video game

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July 7, 2009 2:59:46 AM

Looks like someone paid $17,500 for a limited edition NES game, dated 1990:
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Think $60 video games are too expensive? You won't hear any argument from us, but you might from JJ Hendricks, a collector who just paid a clinically insane $17,500 for an obscure NES game from 1990.

The game in question is an ultra-rare, gold-colored version of Nintendo World Championships, a cartridge specially produced for use in a Nintendo-sponsored gaming contest. According to Wikipedia only 26 were created, and Hendricks calls it the "Holy Grail" of video game collectors.

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Do you think the buyer wasted his money? Personally, isn't a game, no matter how many copies were made, just bits of ones and zeros? Yes, we pay for them, but only to reward the developer for their efforts, right?

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July 8, 2009 12:38:16 PM

I don't think there were 26 copies of the Holy Grail, so maybe he shouldn't compare it to that.

"A fool and his money are soon parted."
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