Anybody heard of ‘Stadium Events’ for the Nintendo Entertainment System? Nope, neither had we! But apparently it’s worth $15,000, and one lucky woman paid $7.99 for it.
Described as the “Holy grail of rare video games” by Kotaku, Stadium Events was originally released in 1987.
In North America, Nintendo bought the rights to its “Family Fun Fitness” mat and then changed the brand to Power Pad, this meant that anything with the old branding on was supposed to have been destroyed. Not quite. This made Stadium Events incredibly rare, a recent auction on eBay for a sealed copy of the game sold for $41,300.
The game, purchased from a charity shop was taken to the ‘Save Point Video Games’ store in Charlotte, North Carolina, Wilder Hamm (the shop owner) said that he nearly fainted and was too dazzled to make a legitimate offer.
The woman will be getting the game officially graded and will then eventually put it up on eBay.