The $16,000 Nintendo?

Posted on 17. Dec, 2011 by in Blog

You never forget your first love—and for many of us, the Nintendo Entertainment System was it.

Remember the hours spent trying to save Princess Peach from the clutches of evil Bowser, or trying to get a Tetris? And I’m sure we can all still recite the Konami cheat code even though it’s been nearly 20 years since we’ve tapped it into our controllers.

Wouldn’t it be great to have that piece of your childhood back? You’d be lucky to find a working NES these days, since most have gone kaput from years of loving play.

Well, unearthed from the ashes and found on eBay, a pristine, never been opened 1985 edition Nintendo Entertainment System has appeared … for a low, low price of USD $16,000.

It’s a Deluxe Set—which contains the R.O.B. sidekick and the Zapper light gun, along with the console unit, two controllers and Gyromite and Duck Hunt cartridges.

This rare, almost unheard of treasure is not only in its original packaging, but it’s also wrapped in plastic and certified with a near mint (NM+) seal from collectible grading organization Video Game Authority.

How much do you think this piece of gaming history is worth? And does anybody have $16,000 lying around that I could have?