Robux vs. IPO bux: How many zombie attack bunnies is Roblox worth?
Popular gaming platform Roblox went public on Wednesday, but what if its $41.9 billion valuation was in Robux?
Gaming platform Roblox went public via a direct listing on Wednesday –– Mario Day for fans of another gaming platform –– earning itself a $41.9 billion valuation after debuting at $64.50 per share.
But we couldn’t help but wonder: What if Roblox’s valuation was in Robux, the platform’s proprietary in-game currency?
Players of Roblox’s games can purchase Robux to personalize their avatars and make other upgrades in the games. Premium memberships are also available for those who want a certain number of Robux to spend during their time on the platform.
According to Roblox’s most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, 1 Robux is equal to $0.0035. So Roblox is worth 11.97 trillion Robux.
What could you buy in Roblox for 11.97 trillion Robux, you ask? Well, to answer the headline, 5.23 billion zombie attack bunnies*, but here are some other suggestions:
|Zombie staffs||11.97 billion||Summon 2.39 billion zombies to do your bidding|
|Gravity coils||47.88 billion||Allow your character to jump really high|
|Black hole bombs||21.76 billion||Deliver a combined damage of 5.08 million|
|Violet Valkyrie helmets||239.4 million||Be extraordinarily joyful in victory|
|Extreme headphones||1.6 billion||Turn your character into the most punk-rock avatar ever|
|Killer bee launchers||19.95 billion||Defeat your foes with a swarm of bees|
|Starblox lattes||95.76 billion||Caffeinate!|
|Healing potions||342 billion||Heal your character –– a lot|
|Electro Adidas hoodies||122.14 billion||Make your character fashionable|
|Guitars of rock excellence||15.96 billion||To rock|
Back in reality, RBLX stock has had a solid first trading day. Shares closed Thursday at $73, up 6.33% on the day.
Based on March 11 prices. Subject to change.