The runaway popularity of "Pokemon Go" has opened up a lucrative market. People who sell gaming accounts online are finding that profiles for the mobile game are selling for thousands of dollars.
One listing for "Pokemon Go" on a site called PlayerAuctions is for $999,999. It is for a custom order, so a buyer can tell the seller what they want from an account. The seller will then play the game for them to get the profile up to the requirements requested.
On a site called LeagueofTrading, a user managed to sell an account for $2,000, the co-owner of the site told CNBC, who said that Pokemon accounts are going for higher prices than any other game. Listed accounts are completed up to a certain level and sold on - the higher the level, the higher the price.
"A $2,000 account is an incredibly large order. We have only ever seen an order of this price once before which was an account for the game League of Legends," James Smith said via email.