Retro gaming is going luxe.
Analogue is selling a new version of the Nintendo Entertainment System, circa 1983, with a 24-karat gold housing. It will sell for the low price of $5,000. And the company will only make 10 of the classic consoles.
“We’re releasing them to celebrate The Legend of Zelda’s 30th anniversary,” said Christopher Taber, Analogue’s owner.
Every unit comes with a gold-colored cartridge for the Legend of Zelda game. The base plate is transparent so you can see the “beautiful” circuit board.
The Nintendo Entertainment System is one of the most importance home gaming consoles ever made. It revitalized the industry after the home gaming crash in 1983, and it’s one of the most beloved consoles thanks to its slate of landmark games such as Super Mario Bros., Metroid, Zelda, and Mega Man.
Back in 2014, Analogue made the Analogue Nt, a version of the 8-bit NES for $500 with a HDMI adapter. That system is now sold out.