The Most Expensive In-Game Items Ever Sold
Many games include in-game items that can be purchased with real money. Depending on their rarity, some of these items can reach immense values. We looked at the history of video games and made a list of most expensive items that were ever sold.
11. EVE Online: Revenant Super Carrier
The Revenant is a unique supercarrier in the game EVE Online. It is one of the rarest and most sought-after ships in the game. About ten years ago, one of these extremely rare ships was destroyed in an online battle, costing the owner an item worth about $8,000 to $9,000.
10. World of Warcraft: Zeuzo Account
The Zeuzo account is the most expensive account that has ever existed in World of Warcraft. It reached such a high value because of the Twin Warglaives of Azzinoth item. The account even made it into Guinness World Records, for being the most expensive World of Warcraft account, after it was sold for $9,500 in 2007.
9. Diablo III: Echoing Fury Mace
The Echoing Fury Mace in Diablo 3 was sold for $14,000, making it one of the most expensive in-game items ever sold. Even though many people owned this weapon, this particular one sold for so much because it had nearly perfect stats, making it very rare and powerful. Unfortunately for the buyer, however, the item is now worth $0 because as Diablo 3 received more updates, better gear was added to the game, causing older weapons to lose their value.
8. Age of Wulin: Sword
At an auction in 2011, a fan paid $16,000 for a virtual sword in the chinese MMO, Age of Wulin. The most bizarre thing about this is that the game wasn't even released at the time. Some people really do have too much money.
7. DOTA 2: Etheral Flames Pink War Dog
Dota 2 is known for its extensive collection of cosmetic items, and the Ethereal Flames Pink War Dog is a prime example of the game's lucrative skin market. This radiant pink courier sold for an astounding $38,000, making it one of the most expensive Dota 2 items ever traded.
6. Second Life: Amsterdam City
Second Life, a virtual world platform, allows users to create and trade their own content. In 2007, a player known as "Stroker Serpentine" sold an entire virtual city, Amsterdam, for $50,000.
5. CS:GO: AWP Dragon Lore Skin
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) has a thriving market for weapon skins, and the AWP Dragon Lore is one of the most sought-after skins. In 2018, a factory new AWP Dragon Lore was sold for a jaw-dropping $61,000.
4. Entropia Universe: Atrox Queen Dinosaur Egg
Entropia Universe, known for its real-money economy, saw the sale of an Atrox Queen Dinosaur Egg for an impressive $70,000. This transaction demonstrates how virtual assets in Entropia Universe can have significant real-world value.
3. Entropia Universe: Crystal Palace Space Station
The Crystal Palace Space Station in Entropia Universe has been purchased by a player for a staggering $330,000. This space station serves as a hub for various in-game activities and commerce, demonstrating the potential for large-scale investment in virtual worlds.
2. Entropia Universe: Club Neverdie
In another astonishing sale within Entropia Universe, Jon "Neverdie" Jacobs sold his virtual property for a staggering $635,000.
The sci-fi MMORPG Entropia Universe has by far the most valuable items on the market. It is known for its unique real-money economy, which allows players to buy, sell and trade in-game items and assets with real currency.
Club Neverdie has become a symbol of the lucrative opportunities available in the game.
1. Entropia Universe: Planet Calypso
The most remarkable transaction on this list is the sale of Planet Calypso within Entropia Universe. Planet Calypso was purchased for a staggering $6,000,000, making it the most expensive virtual acquisition in history.
Some players have even reported that they now make a living trading in the metaverse through the game.
Entropia Universe is a perfect example of how virtualization is changing the world at its core, and now even offers legal ways to earn money by trading virtual items.