You can’t call yourself a gamer of anything on this planet as long as you’ve never played a video game console. The best known at the moment are the Play Station and XBOX, but in the past there have been other brands that have made gaming history and are now worth a fortune if you’ve kept them. And that’s not because you could still play on them, but because of the evolutionary history that is stored in these devices that some of us played on as kids and entertained us by making our childhoods fun.
Here’s the top we’ve created for you:
Nintendo Wii Supreme, $433,000
Stuart Hughes, the famous jeweller who transforms mundane products into works of art using extremely expensive materials, has produced the world’s most precious video game console: Nintendo Wii Supreme, with $433,000 worth of gold and diamonds. With 2,500 grams of solid 22K gold, the Nintendo Wii Supreme is not only very expensive, but also has a luxurious look that mesmerises you. The front buttons house 78 0.25-carat Flawless diamonds, totaling 19.5 carats. It is available in a limited edition of only 3 pieces.
Atari Cosmos, $18,853
Atari was once a huge player in the video game industry and created several successful video game consoles. One market the company failed to break into, however, was the lucrative handheld sector, which its one-time rival Nintendo would eventually dominate. However, this was not for lack of trying.
The Atari Cosmos was in development for 3 years and was one of the consoles that should have brought holographic gaming to the world’s attention. But before it was released in 1981, Atari gave up for unknown reasons and never released the console again. Around 250 units are said to have been made, with one of them fetching $18,800 on eBay. Between 1978 and 1981, Atari built a tabletop gaming system that combined 3D holoptic imaging, LED game play and innovative sound effects. Eight games were also scheduled for release, including Asteroids and Space Invaders. Before the launch, gamers criticised the system’s holographic features, saying they did not enhance the overall game and acted only as a kind of visual eye-candy (i.e. it was attractive but had no specific functionality). Today, Atari has moved on to a mobile game company that has developed some fan-favorite games, including Atari Combat: Tank Fury, RollerCoaster Tycoon and Beat Legend: Avicii.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Xbox One X, $8,400
Xbox enters our top with a collaboration between Microsoft and Square Enix. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is truly unique and looks absolutely stunning. It was auctioned off on eBay to raise money for charity and all proceeds went to Best Friends Animal Society. Whoever won the auction ended up paying over eight thousand dollars to get their hands on this unique gadget, which was released just two and a half years before the launch of the Xbox S and X series. Some might consider it a waste of money, but given the limited nature of the console, it’s probably worth more now than it was at the time of sale. Hardcore fans of the Lara Croft and Tomb Raider franchise are plentiful and appreciate anything related to the franchise. After all, Tomb Raider is one of the most popular video game franchises of all time, with a history spanning two decades, 20 games and 80 million copies sold.