This 24k gold-plated NES will set you back $4,999

By Shawn Knight
Apr 5, 2016
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  1. Remember Analogue Nt, the supremely cool (and expensive) all-aluminum Nintendo Entertainment System remake from a couple of years back? The company behind the project, Analogue Interactive, is planning on releasing a limited-edition model in celebration of the Legend of Zelda’s 30th anniversary.

    If you thought the $499 price tag of the aluminum version was expensive, wait until you get a load of this new machine.

    Analogue is now accepting reservations for a 24k gold-plated version of the Analogue Nt. On the product page, Analogue says each piece of the Analogue Nt’s aluminum enclosure is plated from the inside out in pure 24k gold and hand polished. What’s more, the bottom of the unit will feature a transparent cover to show off what’s lurking on the inside.

    Each order will also include an original, gold-colored Legend of Zelda cartridge, a full cable set or HDMI cable and an RGB or HDMI upgrade.

    The total cost? $4,999.

    Like its aluminum counterpart, the golden console features the same CPU and PPU found in the original NES (the Ricoh 20A3 and Ricoh 2C02). It also includes four controller ports that are compatible with all original hardware and accessories. Oh, and it’s region free meaning it supports all NES, Famicom and Famicom Disk System games.

    Analogue is limiting the 24k gold console to just 10 units so if you really want one, you’d better go ahead and put in your reservation before they’re all spoken for.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,349   +1,945

    Why waste a precious metal on a hunk-a-junk?
    H3llion and Arturo like this.
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,385   +2,171

    Gold editions sell very well.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,349   +1,945

    So if I gold plate my ****, will that sell very well as well? Don't people have better things to waste their money on?
  5. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,527   +688

    Seriously? Are there THAT many stupid people on the planet? I thought Virgin was going to get rid of them with that reduced fare to the space station? We can only hope .......
    bigjimminy likes this.
  6. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,551   +595

    To a gaming collector who is extremely wealthy - and there are plenty out there - this would not be considered a "stupid" purchase. To a lot of collectors, this would amount to pocket change for a one-in-ten in the world purchase.
    treetops and ikesmasher like this.
  7. Thrackerzod

    Thrackerzod TS Enthusiast Posts: 40   +30

    It's not even a real NES, just a modern knockoff. Why would any collector's want this?
  8. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 861   +308

    This must be the "made for Qatar" version or another one of the swimming in oil money Middle East Kingdoms.
    It's the perfect accessory for your 24 k gold plated phone (London-Dubai)
  9. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,531   +836

    If it were a real NES, it would be understandable that a collector (a very rich one) might be interested. but that its a fake modern remake is BS.
  10. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,527   +688

    LOL!!! Just remember, the value of the product is only set by the NEXT Stupid Person willing to shell out the money!
    CURLUCKY likes this.
  11. That's it! I must buy a gold plating machine!:D
  12. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Is it bad that the entire time I read this article I was reminiscing over the countless hours of fun Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was on my NES!

    To this day I still remember how frecking hard the "water" level was! :D

    I really should dig the console out of my attic and set it up sometime.

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