Nintendo Switch – Gamers Can Invest in a Copy of an Ultra-Rare Game Now
An investment site is allowing gamers to buy shares of a sealed copy of one of the most incredibly rare and valuable NES cartridges in existence.
Nintendo’s lineup of video games hold some of the most recognizable franchises and household names. With such a long history of products under its belt, some things that the company has produced are bound to be rarer than others. One of the rarest games that they’ve ever produced, Nintendo World Championships 1990, has shown up on an investment site, giving gamers a chance to own a share of it.
Back in 1990, Nintendo held the first-ever Nintendo World Championships, which were a nationwide video game tournament series that allowed kids to compete in a series of video game challenges. These games included Super Mario Bros, Rad Racer, and Tetris. These were all remixed versions of these games, stored on a singular cartridge which was given out as prizes to each of the finalists of the tournament. Nintendo would go on to give away gold versions of these Nintendo World Championships cartridges in a Nintendo Power magazine competition. As such, these factors make this cartridge one of the rarest games in existence.
Otis is an investment site that specializes in different pieces of pop culture media, allowing people to invest in buying shares of different kinds of assets. Thanks to this platform, gamers can invest in buying shares of a sealed copy of the original Nintendo World Championship cartridge. This cartridge boasts a very good sealed state with a 8.5 Wata sealed rating, valued at $211, 300. Shares start at $10, and will fluctuate in value just like the stock market. It’s up to the shareholder to decide if they wish to trade in their stock when the prices increase to score a massive profit.
The descriptor of the site describes the game as the genesis of Esports, with the cartridge being seen as a “holy grail” among game collectors. While Nintendo has a bit of an odd relationship with the esports scene, this competition was one of the very first nationwide tournaments that were ever held. Nintendo has since partnered up with other organizations in order to hold their own Esport competitions in various high schools.
Nintendo would also hold two more versions of the tournament in 2015 and 2017, using its then-current lineup of video games. The company has also given out access for players to play a large lineup of different games from the NES and SNES library through its Nintendo Switch Online service, where some of these retro games support online multiplayer. While it’s unlikely that the Nintendo World Championships would be brought over to this service, it’s still an incredible part of Nintendo’s history that should be treasured.
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Source: Otis (via IGN)
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