Konami Sells Castlevania NFT Collection for Over 160K

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Konami Holdings Corporation, a Japanese video game development company, released an NFT auction last week that raised over $160,000 in initial sales. The collection of digital assets consisted of 14 items that commemorated thirty-five years of their Castlevania series.

The 14 NFTs were auctioned off individually as the “Konami Memorial NFT Collection” on the popular NFT marketplace OpenSea. The highest purchase price for one NFT depicting a digital map of Dracula’s Castle sold for over $26,000.

The collection was released on January 12th and sold out at 3 a.m. EST on January 15th for a total of 49.1 ETH, roughly $162,000 at the time. Virtual posters and gameplay clips from Castlevania were included in the collection, and each NFT is a verifiable digital asset stored on the Ethereum blockchain.

Besides the digital assets, which have been surging in popularity recently, purchasers of Konami’s first line of NFTs will also have their name or nickname displayed on Konami’s website for a period.

The sold-out auction of the “Konami Memorial NFT Collection” is a good sign for a company that’s created some of the most successful video games in history. Considering Konami also stands to earn 10% off any secondary sales from this collection, this is likely just the beginning.

Besides Castlevania, Konami is behind Contra, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, and Dance Dance Revolution. They’ve also made games based on the Mutant Ninja Turtles, Animaniacs and Batman Returns.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see future NFT collections released by Konami for each one of their successful video games. We’ll be keeping our eye out to see what they do next in the NFT space.