Stadium Events NES: Rarest NES Game Sells for $13,105 on Ebay
The rarest licensed game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Stadium Events, sold for a staggering $13,105 on Ebay. Stadium Events is recognized as the rarest licensed game for the NES as it was originally released in Japan and then made it's way over to the United States where only a few hundred lucky consumer's got their hands on the game.
Stadium Events is listed as #6 on the list of the Holy Grails of Console Gaming.
As an official third party title, Stadium Events made use of an accessory called the Family Fun Fitness Pad. It required the player(s) to run or step rapidly in order to complete each event, not unlike Dance Dance Revolution’s Pad. Upon its release, Nintendo decided to grant the game a first party production, recalling the scant initial cartridges that had been sent out.
Stadium Events was rebranded as World Class Track Meet the next year; it was played modified to be played with the "Power Pad."
Stadium Events game cartridges have previously fetched for prices upwards of $1000. It is believed that only 10 copies still exist.
The game was sold with NES unit, controller and four other games: TMNT II: The Arcade Game, Super Mario Bros 3, MLB, and of course the Mario and Duck Hunt combo cartridge.