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Rare Final Fantasy II NES Cartridge Up for Sale for $50,000 on eBay

Posted on August 21, 2012 AT 06:11am

Final Fantasy II launched back in 1988 for the NES, however it never made it to the West, until now. One eBayer is selling what he claims to be the only American Final Fantasy II cartridge in existence and it will cost you an arm and a leg to get it.

Although it was never officially on sale in the U.S. this cartridge is a fully working demo model that was created by Squaresoft (Square Enix) for the 1991 Winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The item description reads:

“A pre-production sample cartridge for any video game from this era is rare indeed, but for one to survive for a game that was never actually released is something of a miracle. Having that unreleased game be a part of one of the most important franchises in video game history is basically unheard of.”

“I have been the proud owner of this cartridge for over nine years now, and as far as I am aware, this is the only legitimate copy of the game that exists. Any other copies you have seen of Final Fantasy II for the NES have been bootlegs, this is the real deal.”

So if you have a spare $50,000 on you, you may want to head over to the auction which you can find here.

Is any game worth $50,000? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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