Rare Nintendo World Championships cart appears on eBay

Rare Nintendo World Championships cart appears on eBay

A rare competition NES cartridge from the 1990 Nintendo World Championships is up for sale on eBay with a ‘buy it now’ price of $129,999.99.

Before e-Sports there were the Nintendo World Championships. The event was an early attempt to introduce competitive gaming. Debuting in 1990 the championships toured 30 cities across the United States.

Three age groups battled over three days with the last remaining two top scorers making the final in each category. Three titles were played, Tetris, Rad Racer and Super Mario Bros. The games came on special grey competition carts for the NES which featured toggle switches to configure gaming constraints.

It’s unknown how many of these competition carts were manufactured but their rarity has made them the holy grail for collectors. Not only are they hard to find they’re also extremely valuable with previous lots selling for in excess of $15,000.

Gamers now have the opportunity to add this illusive item to their collections. An eBay seller, justpressplayonline, has listed a Nintendo World Championships cart numbered #0136 with a Wata rating of 6.0.

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This piece of gaming history does, however, come at a price. A pretty inflated price if truth be told. With an ambitious buy it now price of $129,999.99 this cart exceeds sales of similar items by a long way. It is possible to make an offer, but it seems likely that the seller won’t budge too far from the guide price.

You can find the eBay listing here.

Source | Shack News

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