2016 marks 30 years since the original Legend of Zelda was released in Japan. While the game did take some time to get localized for North America and Europe, Nintendo likes to celebrate anniversaries based on their original release date, which means that Nintendo mark this year as the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, with new games, remasters, and a highly desirable amiibo.
And, for the same occasion, console maker Analogue has created the 24K gold NES system in order to celebrate in style. In a similar vein to their other projects, the company creates a new NES instead of refurbishing the original model. The gold-plated version of Analogue’s NES is similar to its standard NES, including improved audio and video quality that has been updated for 1080p HD TVs. In addition to its golden exterior, the 24k NES also has a transparent base plate so that gamers can admire the console’s elegant interior.
Unlike other systems which merely emulate the NES, Analogue’s console uses original hardware so that it runs just as the 1980s version was intended to run. It also comes with a gold-plated Legend of Zelda cartridge.
There’s only 10 units available. So what are you waiting for? Oh right, you just need $5,000.