Many video game nerds kept a close eye on an eBay auction of an ‘ancient’ and rare Nintendo NES game last week. The auction, for the rather tatty looking cartridge, ended on Saturday with a bid of $99,902 (£60,525) securing the item.
The game – Nintendo World Championships – was created for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) back in 1990 and never went on general sale. It was one of only 116 copies ever made and featured a mini-compilation of shortened versions of ‘Super Mario’, ‘Tetris’ and ‘Rad Racer’. Out of the 116 copies, 90 were produced in grey whilst rarer still are the 26 golden cartridges which were sent out as part of a competition by Nintendo Power magazine.