The Queen's 24K gold Nintendo Wii is for sale, costs $300,000

24K gold Nintendo Wii built for Her Majesty the Queen is now being sold, thrown on eBay for $300,000 so its owner can buy a house.

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Most people don't know but publisher THQ created an actual 24K gold-laden Nintendo Wii console that was delivered to Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace -- all as an elaborate marketing stunt that didn't go so well.

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The marketing stunt for THQ was meant to be a big promotion for its game BIG Family Games, but now the 24K gold Nintendo Wii console is on eBay for a price of $300,000 -- and some experts have said it could fetch up to $1 million with the right buyer and trigger finger.

Collector Donny Fillerup has the console, with the 24K gold Nintendo Wii costing $300,000 -- but hey, you will have to chip in for the shipping at that price. You'll get the 24-karat-gold Nintendo Wii console, a golden Wii remote controller, and a copy of BIG Family Games as well.

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Fillerup explained: "My family was never very healthy financially, so money was always needed. I never wanted to sell it; however, I was always curious how much someone could give for it".

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In an interview, Fillerup said that at Gamescom 2019 he met with some "top end gaming industry people" who he wouldn't name, who told him that the 24K gold Nintendo Wii built for the Queen could be worth $1 million "simply because no one can really put a price tag on it. It is world famous and one of a kind".

He continued, adding: "1 million is of course the ultimate dream, but I must be a little bit reasonable. A good friend who works at Nintendo told me I should sell it for a price which is so high it would never find a buyer. He even advised me to start with 500.000$".

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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