The Queen Of England's Gold-Plated WiiS

THQ knows that if you're going to deliver a Wii to Buckingham Palace to promote your new game no ordinary console will do, so they had one gold plated.

The shiny Nintendo console was delivered to Buckingham Palace today as part of a marketing stunt meant to promote BIG Family Games, the latest title in THQ's BIG series. The game contains 24 classic family games, from lawn darts to bocce, which THQ product manager Danielle Robinson hopes the Royal Family will enjoy.

"BIG Family Games is the ultimate Wii game to get all family members, from grandparents to young children, playing together. The Royal Family is arguably the most important family in the country so we felt that they had to have a copy of the new game. But we thought that Her Majesty the Queen wouldn't want to play on any old console, so an extra-special gold one was commissioned. We hope that she and the rest of the Royal Family enjoy the game!"

Of course chances of Her Royal Highness ever touching the console, let alone playing it are somewhere between slim and none, even if she has shown interest in the console in the past. Maybe they'll trade it with President Obama the next time he shows up with iPods.