Over the weekend, Konami celebrated Castlevania‘s thirty fifth anniversary by holding an auction to sell 14 themed NFTs. Not like another current gaming NFTs, this public sale was pretty profitable with the entire paintings promoting for a complete of practically $160,000.
The Konami Memorial NFT assortment public sale
The OpenSea auction featured a complete of 14 heaps, every of which was an NFT that includes paintings from the Castlevania franchise. The merchandise that reached the very best value was a pixel artwork map of Dracula’s Fort from Castlevania – this offered for 7.718 Ethereum, a cryptocurrency well worth the equal of slightly below $25,000 on the time of writing. Even the most affordable merchandise, a gameplay video that includes the Dagger wielding Simon Belmont taking up Frankenstein and Igor, offered for Ethereum well worth the equal of simply over $7,000. In whole, the 14 objects reached a $157, 638.67 between them, as noticed by Video Games Chronicle.
Those that bought the objects additionally get the consideration of getting their identify on Konami’s NFT web site, however just for 10 months. There’s additionally the catch that whereas the patrons do at present personal the paintings, in the event that they determine to promote it on by OpenSea then Konami can take a royalty of as much as 10%. In truth, Konami can take that royalty for each single future sale of those NFTs. Certainly, the entire artworks are at present on sale once more for a lot greater costs, the most costly of that are two movies that includes background music from Castlevania III:Dracula’s Curse. Each of those have an asking value of 100 Ethereum, value an eye-watering $321,000 every.
Konami had stated this was just the start of their enterprise into NFTs. With this quantity of success of their first public sale, who can blame them for desirous to attempt once more. At the least they’re doing higher than Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint NFTs that offered simply 6 of three,000 objects within the first six days. On the time of writing, solely 15 objects have offered since their launch six weeks in the past.
In different information, rumors declare Sony might be annoucing a major third-party PlayStation exclusive title this 12 months, probably to be the following unique recreation from Sq. Enix. Elsewhere, choose European international locations at the moment are included within the PlayStation Direct provide for gamers to purchase PS5 consoles directly from Sony.