Copies of Atari 2600 game E.T. make $108,000 at auction.



2015-09-01 09:22:09

Around 900 unearthed copies of the Atari 2600 video game E.T. the Extra Terrestrial-a game that is infamously hailed as 'the worst video game of all time'-have made $108,000 at auction. 

The game once fomed part of an urban legend which claimed that 80's video game giants Atari buried almost a million unsold copies of the game in a landfill in New Mexico after it was a critical and commercial failure-a failure which would eventually lead to the collapse of the company in 1984.

Despite persistant denials by Atari, April 2014 saw the catridges unearthed from a New Mexico landfill by operational consultant Joe Lewandowski.

Since then Lewandowski and his team have been selling copies of the game through eBay, making $108,000 in total.

Lewandowski still has around 297 copies of the game which he is considering selling at a later date-the rest have been sent to museums and to the film company who made a documentary about the dig. 


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2015-09-01 14:21:30

would give up most of my collection for one of these..

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