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

24-karat gold Nintendo Wii meant for Queen Elizabeth put up for auction
Michelle De Pacina
May 6, 2022
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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