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24-karat gold Nintendo Wii meant for Queen Elizabeth put up for auction

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  • Donny Fillerup, a Dutch collector and the owner of a console variation online database, has opened bidding on a 24-karat gold-plated Nintendo Wii on Goldin Auctions.

  • The custom-made console, developed by defunct American video game publisher THQ, was originally destined for Queen Elizabeth II in 2009 for a publicity stunt; however, it was never received by Buckingham Palace due to a strict royal gift policy.

  • The highest bid is currently at $2,200 as of this writing.

  • The bidding closes on May 22.

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A 24-karat gold-plated Nintendo Wii that was originally destined for Queen Elizabeth II is currently up for sale.

Donny Fillerup, the current owner of the game console, is auctioning the Nintendo Wii that was developed by THQ, an American video game publisher that went bankrupt in 2012. 

The custom-made console was meant to be sent to the queen in 2009 as part of a publicity stunt; however, it was never received by Buckingham Palace due to a strict royal gift policy.

Fillerup first attempted to sell the Wii, which he claimed experts valued at $1 million, for $300,000 on eBay in October 2021, but due to a hindrance from the company’s auction policies, it was removed from the marketplace.

Fillerup, a Dutch collector and the owner of the Consolevariations database, has now opened bidding for the Wii at Goldin Auctions. The highest bid is currently at $2,200, as of this writing. The bidding closes on May 22.

 

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