Last week we brought you the crazy fact that the Rupees seen in Legend of Zelda are named after a real world currency. Well, it turns out it’s not the only real world form of money that’s found in a video game.
The world of Resident Evil 4 also uses a type of money that was actually in circulation, the Peseta. This currency, which I don’t recall being seen on screen in Resident Evil 4 was the form of currency used in Spain 1869 until it was replaced by the Euro in 2002.
Unlike many forms of currency that use a single symbol to denote it being used when written down the Peseta used a number of different abbreviations including Pt, Pta, and Pts. The Peseta was worth .29 grams of gold and in 1967 it converted to U.S Dollars at the rate of 70 pesetas to $1.
The events of Resident Evil 4 took place in 2004 meaning the peseta had been out of circulation for more than 2 years. Hope Leon spent all that money before he left the village