A gold-plated Nintendo Wii made for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II goes to sale on eBay.
The $300,000 special console was made in 2009 by now-defunct hardware brand THQ, the seller, Donny Fillerup said.
It was sent to the Queen as a marketing stunt but was rejected by her staff and returned to the company, he told reporters.
THQ later filed for bankruptcy and its hardware stock, including the gold Wii, were bought by a private buyer, added Fillerup, who acquired the console in 2017.
Experts have valued the console at up to $1 million, said Fillerup, 32, who lives in the Netherlands and runs online console database Console Variations.
So far Fillerup has received several five-digit offers, but he is in no rush to sell.
“I want to get myself my own place,” he said, adding that he will be able to buy a small apartment if the console sells for the list price.
The console works and is in generally good condition, according to the listing.
“The Wii-mote has some wear on the bottom,” the listing reads. “My guess is that it was actually used at one point.”
The story of the gold Wii was widely covered by media outlets in May 2009 when THQ gave it to the Queen.
Nintendo launched its Wii console in 2006 and sold more than 101 million units, the company said. The Wii was discontinued in 2013.