Some early copies of No Man’s Sky were leaked early, and there was a copy of it going for the hefty price of $1,250 on eBay. I know what you’re thinking. “No one would pay over a grand for a game that’s about to release in just two weeks. That’s insane!” Well maybe it’s insane for you, but not for Reddit user Daymeeuhn.
He paid up, had the game shipped over to him, and even uploaded a video of him opening the package and claiming his prize. I’ll admit, I died a little bit of jealousy. In case you’re wondering why he chose to spend that amount of money on a game, Daymeeuhn explained himself on Reddit.
‘I’m a lucky guy. I’ve done well for myself. I have disposable income and I’m happy in life. I’m in a state of being where I don’t look at a purchase and determine the overall value by the price tag, but rather by how much happiness it will bring myself or the people I care about.
I’m a gamer that enjoys the journey. For me, the idea of secrets and puzzles that lack google-able answers is super thrilling. I love it. My best gaming experiences have been when I’ve received games before street date, knowing I was truly on my own in the universe of that game, and no matter how tempted I might be to ask a friend for help or check a website for a tip or cheat, I CAN’T because it doesn’t exist. It’s all you, you’re representing everything there is in that moment of the game.’
The TL;DR of his reasoning is this: he bought it because he could, and he chose to do so because playing the game would make him happy. I can respect that.
No Man’s Sky is set to be released for the PS4 on August 9, and for the PC on August 12.