The queen is golden Nintendo Wii It’s for sale again, so if you’re willing to spend about three grand plus, it’s all yours.
Back in 2009, video game publisher THQ pulled off a somewhat goofy publicity stunt by delivering a 24k gold Nintendo Wii to Queen Elizabeth II herself. It was absolutely just advertising for the outrageously shabby Wii sports rip off Great family games, which isn’t the first game you’d want to pair a gold Wii with. People Make Games later found out that the Queen never really got hold of the console and it has changed hands a few times since then.
Listing takes place on the appropriately named Goldin, which also includes things like an original copy of Batman’s first appearance and a whole bunch of sports cards. At the time of writing the bid is $3000, over 13 bids, and Goldin describes it as “the ultimate Wii collectible”. It even still has the copy of Big Family Games with it, but that should probably just be thrown away now.
When it was last auctioned, it was listed on eBay for around $300,000, so it’s likely that this special occasion will also go for maybe more money than it should. There’s still about two weeks left to place your bid if you’re one of those people who has the cash to spare.
As funny as it is to say, the Queen probably never saw the thing for security reasons. It didn’t even make it to the palace, so it was sent back to the THQ offices. Of course, THQ went bankrupt way back in 2012, but has since been revived, and the location of the golden Wii has become a mystery (although the People Make Games video helped clear up that story). It’s an odd piece of gaming history, but hey ho, let’s see where it goes.
https://www.vg247.com/the-queens-golden-wii-could-be-yours-as-it-is-once-again-up-for-auction The Queen’s Golden Wii could be yours as it’s up for auction again