What you need to know
- Nintendo Labo allows players to create items out of cardboard and code their own games.
- In previous Creator's Contests, winners received limited-edition Labo-themed hardware.
- A pair of Labo-themed Joy-Con are being sold on the internet for $150,000.
Do you have a bunch of money to burn? Perhaps you went a little crazy on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Stalk Market? Well, if all your bells are burning a hole in your pocket, you could spend them on these limited-edition Nintendo Labo Joy-Con controllers.
Offered during the Nintendo Labo Creator's Contest, these brown Joy-Con mimic the look and feel of brown cardboard — a key component of many peoples' Labo creations. While each winner received a special edition Nintendo Switch with cardboard-themed Joy-Con, system, and dock, runner-ups received a special pair of Joy-Con. There are less than 100 of these controller sets in the world, and weren't available for retail anywhere else. Needless to say, they're a hot item for any Joy-Con collector.
The seller, seemingly a runner-up winner of the contest, is now selling his prize on eBay (opens in new tab) for the low, low price of $150,000. Of course, these controllers are rare, but the average enthusiast may not be able to jump on this offer.
Ten percent of the proceeds go to NAMI Clackamas, who offers "Family and Peer Support Groups for people who have mental illnesses and their loved ones". It's for a good cause, but unfortunately, I'll have to pass on this once-in-a-lifetime offer.
A new and improved Nintendo Switch
The newest member of the Nintendo Switch family is the OLED model, which incorporates new and improved features to the system including a larger OLED display, a more stable kickstand for tabletop play, a LAN port, and an upgraded 64GB of internal storage. It's the classic Nintendo Switch, but better.
Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.
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