Top 10 Most Expensive Virtual Items Sold

Posted by Jelle 20/10/2017 Console News,PC News,

 

We have probably all spent some money on in-game items in the past, especially now every modern game comes with micro transactions. Personally, I have spent way too much money on opening CS:GO and Rocket League crates, but luckily not nearly as much as the people in this list. Because in this blog, we’ll briefly take a look at the top 10 most expensive in-game items ever sold. Keep in mind, the prices don’t resemble the current value of the item, but the highest price the product was ever sold at.

 

10.    BLUE PARTY HAT - $4,500 ≈ RM19,000

    ‘’Runescape’’

 

 

The blue party hat is a discounted holiday item in the world-famous game Runescape, that could be obtained by opening Christmas Crackers that dropped during the Christmas event in 2001. Because the time available to obtain it was very limited, the value of the item quickly rose. Before the removal of trade limits on 1 February 2011, the street price of the blue partyhat was much higher than its Grand Exchange price, giving the false impression that its price rose sharply. Back then, the item was traded for around 2.1 billion in-game coins, which translates to around $4,500 US dollars.

 

9.    REVENANT SUPERCARRIER - $9,000 ≈ RM38,000

    ‘’EVE Online’’

 

 

I’m sure we all know EVE Online, the infamous space-based, massive online multiplayer game developed by CCP Games. The game has an in-game currency called ISK (Interstellar Kredits), which is also the currency code of the Icelandic Krona, as the game is developed in Iceland. The game has a number of extremely expensive items, but The Revenant, Sansha’s Nation supercarrier, takes the cake. The massive space ship is incredibly valuable , as the blueprints to build it are extremely rare. It was sold for billions of ISK, which translated to $9,000 US dollars. Unfortunately to the guy who bought it, shortly after construction of the ship was completed, it was destroyed.  

 

8.    ZEUZO  - $9,500 ≈ RM40,150

    ‘’World of Warcraft’’

 

 

World of Warcraft, developed by Blizzard, is also a game famous for its micro transactions. Although I haven’t played it for long, I myself have spent some money on some valuable items. Again, luckily not nearly as much as this person did. Zeuzo was a character that reached level 70, the highest reachable level back then. Besides the high level, she was wearing some of the best and rarest items the game had to offer, making her worth around $9,500. Unfortunately for the purchaser, the character was deleted shortly after the purchase, because it violated Blizzard’s terms regarding the trade of characters.

 

7.     STATRAK™ M9 BAYONET CRIMSON WEB- $10,000 ≈ RM42,000

    ‘’Counter Strike: Global Offensive’’

 

 

Counter Strike: Global Offensive, one of the most played online multiplayer shooters ever, and yet another a game famous for its micro transactions, gambling, and incredibly expensive items. Especially some of the knives are being sold at very high prices, as is the StatTrak™ M9 Bayonet Crimson Web, which was sold for about $10,000 USD back in 2016.

 

6.     ECHOING FURY MACE - $14,000 ≈ RM59,150

    ‘’Diablo 3’’

 

 

Diablo 3 is a wildly popular, hack-and-slash action role-playing game, also developed by Blizzard, and it is the third installment in the Diablo franchise. The player who initially picked up this item when it dropped, sold it for a measly $250 USD, not knowing the insane value of the item. It was bought and sold a few more times, until someone finally realized how valuable the item was, selling it for a whopping $14,000 USD.

 

5.     SWORD - $16,000 ≈ RM67,600

    ‘’Age of Wulin’’

 

 

Age of Wulin, or as it was originally named, Age of Wushu, is a free-to-play 3D martial arts game, developed by Chinese company Snail. The European version of the game was closed this year, but European players can still play on original Chinese servers. In 2011, one player spent $16,000 USD on a virtual sword, the only of its kind. Now, interestingly, this was even before the game was released. To celebrate the launch of the game Snail held an online auction, where the gamer bought the sword only to use in the future.

 

4.     ETHEREAL FLAMES PINK WAR DOG - $38,000 ≈ RM160,500

    ‘’Dota 2’’

 

 

Dota 2, currently one of the most played games on Steam, is an insanely popular free-to-play MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) developed by Valve. I’m sure we are all well familiar with this amazing game. In Dota 2, players have couriers to help deliver items they have purchased from shops or Secret Shops. One of these is the Ethereal Flames Pink War Dog, a courier that was sold for a whopping $38,000 USD.

 

3.     AMSTERDAM - $50,000 ≈ RM211,300

    ‘’Second Life’’

 

 

The last 3 items might be a little strange, as they are not really items, but real-estate. Second Life is an online virtual world launched in 2003, developed by San Francisco-based firm Linden Lab, with about a million regular users in 2013. Linden Lab claims it is not a game, as there is no main conflict or objective, it claims it is just a simulation for a second life. In Second Life, people can even set up businesses and earn money with them. One of these businesses was the whole city of Amsterdam, modeled after the real city, which was auctioned for $50,000 USD.

 

2.     CRYSTAL PALACE SPACE STATION - $330,000 ≈ RM1,394,580

    ‘’Entropia Universe’’

 

 

Now, here is where it gets absolutely ridiculous. Entropia Universe is a massive online multiplayer virtual universe, designed by Swedish software firm MindArk. Entropia uses an in-game currency called PED (Project Entropia Dollars) that can be redeemed back to USD at a fixed rate of 10:1. The game has been in The Guinness Book Of World Records numerous times, for their insanely high valued transactions. One of these records was in 2009, when an entire space station was sold for an incredible $330,000 USD. The person who bought the space station actually made a pretty solid profit out of the transaction, as he took over every cash inflow the space station had.

 

1.     CLUB NEVERDIE - $635,000 ≈ RM2,682,240

    ‘’Entropia Universe’’

 

 

Oh, you thought the last one was insane? This one is far crazier. Club Neverdie is also a piece of real-estate in the game Entropia Universe. This popular night club was sold for $635,000 USD, which is an amount I honestly can’t wrap my head around. Similar to the space station, the purchaser of this real-estate actually takes over all the cash inflows, although little is known on whether the purchase worked in his favour.

 

Subscribe to our mailing list

 

We'll keep you posted with all latest news and promotions

 
Gaming News
50 games join PlayStation Now this month, including Ubisoft’s tactical battler For Honor

50 games join PlayStation Now this month, including Ubisoft’s tactical battler For Honor

admin 07/12/2018
An epic year-end for PS4’s game streaming service It is the season for bearded travellers bearing gifts, and PS Now is embracing the spirit of the holiday in its own way. Leading the way onto PS4’s ...
Read More
Esports included as a medal event in the 2019 SEA Games

Esports included as a medal event in the 2019 SEA Games

admin 29/11/2018
The 30th SEA Games that is taking place in the Philippines next year has included esports as an official event. The announcement was made by the Philippines South East Asian Games Organising Committ...
Read More
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Release Date: Good news revealed as Kingdom Hearts 3 goes gold

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Release Date: Good news revealed as Kingdom Hearts 3 goes gold

admin 27/11/2018
At a fan event for the Switch release of The World Ends With You recently, Square Enix developer Tetsuya Nomura made some comments about the status of the Final Fantasy VII Remake. After the event, o...
Read More
What's the best video games console for Christmas 2018?

What's the best video games console for Christmas 2018?

admin 23/11/2018
A games console is the perfect Christmas present – it’s exciting, it’s cool and everyone can join in on the day (as long as you’ve had the foresight to sneak it out of its packaging on Christmas Eve t...
Read More
PS5 Release Date UPDATE: Good news and bad for PS4, PlayStation and Xbox ahead of E3 2019

PS5 Release Date UPDATE: Good news and bad for PS4, PlayStation and Xbox ahead of E3 2019

admin 19/11/2018
SONY made a huge E3 2019 reveal this week and it could have massive implications for the PS5 and the companies next-gen PlayStation release date announcement. As the working week came to a close, Pla...
Read More
Why PC Builders Should Stock Up on Components Now

Why PC Builders Should Stock Up on Components Now

admin 13/11/2018
The Trump administration has already imposed a 10 percent duty on Chinese imports, which includes PC cases and graphics cards. That jumps to 25 percent in January, much to the chagrin of vendors big a...
Read More
HERE'S YOUR FIRST LOOK AT HENRY CAVILL IN THE WITCHER NETFLIX SERIES, PLUS NEW CASTING REVEALED

HERE'S YOUR FIRST LOOK AT HENRY CAVILL IN THE WITCHER NETFLIX SERIES, PLUS NEW CASTING REVEALED

admin 05/11/2018
HERE'S YOUR FIRST LOOK AT HENRY CAVILL IN THE WITCHER NETFLIX SERIES, PLUS NEW CASTING REVEALED It looks like we're getting a younger Geralt. Netflix has given us our first look at The Witcher serie...
Read More
PS5 News: A new Batman game could be coming to next-gen consoles

PS5 News: A new Batman game could be coming to next-gen consoles

admin 30/10/2018
PLAYSTATION fans could be getting a brand new Batman or DC inspired game for the next-gen PS5 console   Sony PlayStation fans could be waiting a while for the PS5 Release Date, but we might have an ...
Read More