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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.

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.