One of the rarest NES games known to man has just sold for an astronomical amount on eBay. Stadium Events is rated number six on a list of 20 of the rarest NES games. What made this one sell for as high as it did was it’s rare condition. It not only came with box and instructions, but it was factory sealed — original price tag and all.
The game’s auction ended at a staggering price tag of $41,300. It has helped one person’s NES collection inch that much closer towards completion, but at a significant price. $41,300 is a lot of money no matter how you slice it. This is the most anyone has ever paid for an NES game. Before today, the most anyone had paid for a single NES game was $20,000 — that man was JJ Hendricks.
JJ Hendricks, the owner of JJGames, is no stranger to paying a high price for something rare on the NES. Back in October, JJ purchased the Nintendo Campus Challenge cartridge off eBay for $20,000. It’s the only cartridge of it’s kind still in existence — the rest were destroyed. Until now, JJ held the record on what was the most expensive NES game sold. He has even authored a piece about the most expensive NES games ever sold. You could say he knows a thing or two about this kind of stuff.
When we asked JJ if he felt this copy of Stadium Events in this rare form had an appropriate price tag, he said, “The rarity of an item doesn’t determine the price though, the demand plays a big role too and Stadium Events is better known and has a ton of publicity going into the auction” He is right about that. Two weeks ago an unsuspecting mother made $13,105 for selling her NES with 5 games — one was Stadium Events. Going into this auction everyone knew how rare of an item this one was.
While JJ might not hold the record anymore, one hardcore collector now does — at the cost of $41,300.
FACTORY SEALED NEW NES NINTENDO STADIUM EVENTS NTSC [eBay Thanks, Robert A]