To understand the troubled history of this Nintendo Wii, we must go back to 2009, when the video game developer THQ launched an aggressive advertising strategy.
At that time, the aforementioned company decided to cover a Nintendo Wii with 24-carat gold to supposedly give it to Queen Elizabeth II. The luxurious console never reached the hands of the monarch and after a few years, it went up for auction.
Last year, this peculiar edition of the Nintendo Wii was in the hands of a collector from the Netherlands who put it up for sale through an eBay auction.At that time, the auction was suspended because the value of the product was too high compared to the user’s sales history, which, given eBay’s policies, was a practice that should be reviewed. So the auction stopped.
However, a year after these events, the owner of the gold Nintendo Wii found a solution in the Goldin auction house, which will now be in charge of putting the extravagant product up for sale.
How much will a gold Nintendo Wii cost?
From this auction house they promote the sale of this strange console:
“Due to the strict and understanding policy of the Palace Correspondence Team when it comes to gifts, for security reasons the console never made it to the Palace, let alone the hands of the Queen. She was subsequently sent back to the THQ offices, unbeknownst to the rest of the world. When THQ went bankrupt in 2012, “The Royal Wii” dropped off the radar and no one really knew what had become of it. However, five years later, it was brought back to light after being acquired by a collector specializing in developer hardware, who had obtained it from a contact he had at THQ. He eventually sold the console, and it has since remained quietly in the hands of our sender.
Here we present the ultimate Nintendo Wii collectible, specially commissioned for Her Majesty The Queen as a marketing gimmick, “The Golden Wii”. The console and controller are plated in 24-carat gold. Both have some wear and the knob shows some scattered bits in its gold plating. The bundle includes the console, a controller, a copy of BIG Family Games, and all necessary cables. The Wii will come with a letter of provenance from our sender attesting to its history and authenticity.
It will be until next May 22, once the auction closes, when we will know the price that the gold Nintendo Wii will reach; However, we cannot lose sight of the fact that its starting price is 1,500 dollars, something close to 30,000 Mexican pesos.