World's most expensive video game!

World's most expensive video game!

Jun 6, 2013

World's most expensive video game!

For years now the prices of video games have been steadily climbing skywards with latest releases carrying price tags north of €70 rather than the €20 they used to cost (or are we showing our age?). The upcoming Grid 2 racing game from Codemasters has to take the biscuit however as it is priced at £125,000 in the UK - or about €147,000.

No you did not read that wrong; that really does say €147,000, or enough money to buy you a number of distressed properties from NAMA, but in truth that is only for one very special copy of the game. All other copies of Grid 2 will likely carry the usual €70 tag. So what makes the game, proclaimed as the world's most expensive, so special is that it also comes with a supercar.

In exchange for the stated fee one lucky buyer will get a customised BAC Mono - essentially a road-legal race car. The British built car is made of carbon fibre and sports a 280hp 2.3-litre engine that allows it to do 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds, or about the same amount of time it took you to retrieve your jaw from the floor upon reading the price.

In addition to the car the buyer will also receive a tour of the BAC factory, a Grid 2 branded racing helmet, full racing suit and cloves, original Grid 2 artwork and a brand new PlayStation 3.

Order books for the Grid2: Mono Edition are now open. Well we say books but it is really just one line on a gold trimmed Post-It note.