A 24-karat gold Nintendo Wii that was made for the Queen has been put on eBay for the whopping price of $300,000 (£215,145).

The Nintendo was commissioned for Her Majesty in 2009 by gaming website THQ Nordic in a bid to promote multiplayer level gaming.

THQ reportedly got the idea for the gift from a report that stated the Queen had enjoyed playing Wii Sports Bowling.

Sadly, Elizabeth II never got to test out the console because it was turned down by Buckingham Palace.

It was then obtained by video game collector Donny who held onto the one-of-a-kind Wii for years before deciding to put it up for sale on eBay.

It is currently listed on the auction website for a whopping $300,000 (£215,145).

To put this into perspective, a brand new regular Wii console can be bought on eBay for £325.

Gamers can get their hands on a refurbished one for much cheaper, with music Magpie selling devices for as low as £64.99.

The 24-karat gold console currently has zero bidders, but there are 924 people 'watching' the item, which means they'll get a notification from eBay near to the end of the auction.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s pal Omid Scobie, author of Finding Freedom, shared the news to his Twitter account, writing: "In 2009, @THQNordic commissioned a 24-karat gold Nintendo Wii for The Queen (as one does).

"Unfortunately, Her Majesty is not a gamer and the gift was rejected by the Palace. But for those of us that are, it’s now on eBay for the bargain price of $300,000."

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Scobie's tweet quickly prompted a reaction from Royal fans who were shocked at the price of the Nintendo.

One said: "Selling a 2nd hand item at that price Rolling on the floor laughingRolling on the floor laughing.

"I will remain without gold."

A second said: "It's a bit retro for me."

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