Own a 24-Karat Gold Wii Intended for Her Majesty
A golden Nintendo Wii made specifically for Queen Elizabeth II is now for sale. What a time to be alive …
Yes, you read that right. A 24-karat gold, sixth generation Nintendo Wii is up for sale on eBay for the humble price of $300,000.
The Wii, originally intended to be given to the Queen of England, now belongs to collector Donny Fillerup … at least for the time being.
So, did it actually belong to The Queen? No.
The golden console was actually the brainchild of THQ, a now defunct video game company, way back in 2009. It was supposed to be a way to market the company’s BIG Family Games series. However, the golden Wii was turned away by the palace after it was presented to them.
After it was denied, the console sort of just … disappeared. That is until it resurfaced a decade later when it was featured on the YouTube series, People Make Games.
The gold-plated Wii was tracked down to Fillerup, and now, a few years later, he is listing it on eBay for a handsome price.
Why is he selling it? Well, Fillerup simply just needs the money. He says he’s currently in the market for a house and although he never intended to sell the legendary console, acknowledges that it’s just time to let it go.
Consolevariations.com, which Fillerup is on the boardmember of, claims that the golden Wii could be worth up to $1 million.
At least he’s being realistic with his sale … sort of? At least it’s still cheaper than the world’s most expensive Pokemon Card that recently sold at an auction!