Video gamer spends £10k on one game
The other day, we mentioned that video gamers are buying fewer new titles and are renting more games to support their habit during the current recession, yet they actually spend more time playing than ever. One US gamer/collector named JJ Hendricks has defied that trend by paying $17,500 US - around £10,700 - for one of only 26 known copies of a special edition gold Nintendo World Championships made for a competition in 1990.
But Hendricks, a video game collector, was pleased with his purchase, considering it an absolute bargain. This is because it was 30% off the asking price of $25,000 on eBay, equivalent to about £15,400.
The game consists of segments of three NES titles: Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer, and Tetris, which all must be completed in 6 minutes, 21 seconds. Oh, the excitement.
Are there any "Holy Grail" video games you'd fork over thousands of pounds for? And could it be time to dig out and sell some of those vintage titles you left in that case in your mum's attic?