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On the gaming platform Roblox, a digital Gucci bag auctioned for US $4,000

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A Gucci Dionysus bag with bee embroidery has recently instructed a resale price of 350,000 Robux ($4,115), that’s more than the $3,400 market cost allotted to the bag by the Kering-owned fashion company.

But, what is the eye-catcher thing here?

It’s the fact that the marked-up handbag is unavailable in physical form! This Gucci bag s a digital-only asset (rather than a non-fungible token) that appears to exist only in the Roblox universe. Despite having no value, transferability, or use, somebody paid $4,000 for the chance to own it.

The exorbitant price of the digital-only Gucci bag, combined with the fact that the virtual version managed to sell more than the physical copy, has hit the headlines in recent days, raising questions about whether this was a one-off or a sign of things to come. There’s a chance that the Gucci Dionysus’s $4,000+ sale is a one-time thing as of now.

The sale of the high-priced digital Gucci bag had some unique characteristics. The bag debuted in an exclusive ability as part of the “Gucci Garden Experience,” a virtual two-week event that the Italian fashion house launched in cooperation with the 17-year-old gaming platform earlier in the month.

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The next question is: What is Gucci garden?

The Gucci Garden offers multiple wall decals that pay tribute to Gucci campaigns allowing Roblox people to experience the various rooms, such as a virtual hall wherein their avatars can view, try on, and buy digital Gucci items.

How did the Gucci bag reach a whooping value of $4,000?

Several Roblox users explained the price increase by saying that the bag was only available for a limited time: one hour on May 17 and one hour on May 18. This is a fairly uncommon phenomenon for Roblox items.

Roblox scalpers started auctioning the purse for obscene amounts of money, with certain people listing the bag for 1 million Robux [roughly $10,000], supposedly knowing perfectly well that no one would purchase it at that cost. Some people eventually ended up paying hundreds and thousands of Robux for Gucci items.

Players’ desire to personalize their avatars to mirror their preferences – and to attract the audience – in a world where those who splurge large amounts of time are rewarded with items like digital-only Gucci bags is driving the rise in Robux spent on such items. As per the firm, Roblox users spend an average of 156 minutes (or 2.6 hours) per day on the platform. As a result, virtual access to the real-life brands they love will be essential for success. Luxury has taken an unusually long time to recognize the sector’s potential. This is likely to change in the future, particularly if people are willing to pay exorbitant prices for models that brands don’t even have to make physically.

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