Golden Wii Created for the Queen is Up for Sale
In 2009, THQ gave Queen Elizabeth the 2nd of England a 24 Karat golden Nintendo Wii console as a part of a advertising transfer to advertise a sequence of video games for the console. Now, its new proprietor is auctioning it off to anybody with a number of hundred thousand to spare.
Posted on eBay by “Donny” from the console database web site Console Variations, the golden Wii was initially made to be given to Queen Elizabeth to advertise the most recent in THQ’s line of minigame collections video video games (a standard style for the console’s shovelware) for the Wii. Sadly, it by no means made its solution to the Queen resulting from strict insurance policies on what might be despatched to her, so the Wii stayed in THQ’s workplaces till the corporate went bankrupt in December 2012. From there, the historical past is a bit foggy, however in 2017 Donny managed to purchase the golden Wii from its earlier proprietor and spoke to Folks Make Video games in a video about his acquisition in 2019.
In an interview with Console Variations, Donny spoke about why he was promoting his prized collector’s merchandise. He remarks that his household “was by no means very wholesome financially,” however he by no means wished to promote it till he began speaking with folks about transferring ahead. “I’m the kind who’s connected to issues in a approach that I discover it exhausting to allow them to go. So promoting the Wii will even assist me transfer ahead on this respect.” Donny hopes the system will likely be bought by somebody who will give it an excellent residence and deal with it simply as a lot as Donny has.
The golden Wii is at the moment on the market on eBay, with an asking worth of $300,000.