Cartridges used for old, official tournaments known as Nintendo World Championships and given to winners as a prize. Apparently, there are only 116 copies ever made. The cartridge itself contains Super Mario Bros, Rad Racer (Square) and Tetris.
And one of these is currently put onto eBay, with the bidding price at 100 000 USD.
The sale never went through it was a sham bid, I know the seller on another site. There's more than 116 copies, I think it's somewhere around 340 if I remember correctly. These carts generally sell between 8-12k in good shape the one that was listed would have been lucky to make it's opening bid of 5k realistically. Three or four of these sell per year on average. There's a gold version given away by Nintendo Power that sells for around 20k or more but there's only 30~ copies of that version. I'm not sure how this one got so blown out of proportion or how it got so much media coverage but it was just a bunch of trolls on the internet perpetuating a scam. Although one good thing did come of this it's brought other copies of rarer games out with people looking to make a quick buck.
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: As mentioned in Twitter, I'm currently playing Atelier Meruru DX. I'm thinking about writing reviews for the Arland series afterwards, as well as making a second Nintendo Switch review video after I finish either this or my next game.
Nov 7, 2020 8:46:05 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I would be interested in seeing your reviews of the Arland games.
Nov 7, 2020 10:56:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, there's been Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. But guys, how about this: Punch-out Warriors! It's like Punch-out, but you fight all of your opponents at once!
Nov 12, 2020 12:12:00 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
Nov 15, 2020 16:11:31 GMT -5