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Rare Nintendo Game Is Currently Going For $100,000 On Ebay??

$_57Video Game history is something that I worry isn’t preserved or studied enough. While it is much younger, few really know extended pieces of Video Game history in the same way they do about film. A lot of people know who the Lumiere Brothers, Georges Méliès andThomas Edison are and why they are important to the birth of motion pictures. Contrast that to video games and even many enthusiasts would struggle to name a handful of pre-1970 forefathers.

That’s why I’m pleased when the community gets excited about the medium’s history. At some point though, you do have to wonder how far is too far? In a mind-boggling Ebay auction, a copy of Stadium Events is currently going for $100,000. The game was first produced in 1987, but was recalled before it got a rebrand, making Sports Events one of the rarest video games ever produced.

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In a brief interview with GameSpot, the seller claims that they used to work at Nintendo and that the game fell into his position at the end of its life-cycle. A still sealed copy sold for $44,000 in 2010, but obviously this copy has far surpassed that. If the bids maintain their legitimacy, this might well be the most expensive single copy of a game ever bought.

So, if you want to own a little bit of video game history, you’ll have to dig real deep into your pockets.

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Now Looking into this I have to wonder. This auction selling for over $100,000 has 83 bidders. There is a buy it now that is up with a lot of watchers for a game in the same condition and VGA certified. This tells me there is something strange about the fact that not one of those people bidding against others for a $100k game didn’t think to stop bidding and purchase the game for $4,000.

Sadly, there are people who create fake accounts to drive up bidding, both on the bidders side and the sellers sides. Hopefully that isn’t the case in this auction. I just find it strange looking at the rest of the auctions.

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The $4,000 game

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STADIUM-EVENTS-NES-Q85-Qualified-VGA-graded-Nintendo-NEAR-MINT-PAL-/161553974832?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item259d5e0630

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VS the $100,000 game

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Factory-sealed-1987-Nintendo-NES-Stadium-Events-VGA-85-NM-/111567662630?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item19f9f36e26

 

Source: Bleeding Cool

Tell me what makes them different?? I can’t find it..

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