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.
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.
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.
The $4,000 game
VS the $100,000 game
Source: Bleeding Cool
Tell me what makes them different?? I can’t find it..