Before the Playstation 3 debuted in November of 2006, it was already generating bad press for its $600 price tag. It wasn’t the first expensive console—the Atari 2500 cost $330 when it was released in 1982, just under $740 in today’s currency, and 3DO Interactive Multiplayer console cost $699.95 when it was launched in 1993. Today, however, the world’s most expensive consoles are unique pieces made with precious materials and superior craftsmanship.
Designed by Stuart Hughes of Goldstriker International, the most expensive video game console in the world is coated in 2.5 kilograms of 22k gold. That isn’t all—the front buttons are decorated with 78 quarter-cut diamonds weighing in at 19.5 carats. This luxury console took six months to produce—four fewer than Goldstriker’s similarly treated iPhone—and only three have been created.
Nintendo Wii Supreme – $481,250