A rare copy of Super Mario Bros. becomes the most expensive game ever at auction for $ 660,000
A rare version of Super Mario Bros. from 1985, released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), was purchased for $ 660,000 at an auction on the Heritage Auctions website last Friday, setting a new record. in the world with the highest amount of money paid for a video game.
The title was released in 1985 for the NES and the owner discovered it earlier this year in a drawer.
The Super Mario Bros. game, released within the ‘Black Box’ collection for the NES in 1985, was sold at an auction at the Heritage Auctions house last Friday, according to their website. Thus, it surpasses the previous record by almost six times the 114,000 that were paid last year for the same title.
The value of the video game ($ 660,000) is due to its rarity due to the short period of time during which this version of Super Mario Bros. was distributed, along with the good state of preservation of the sealed cartridge in which it is found.
The video game, with description Super Mario Bros. “-Wata 9.6 A + Sealed [Hangtab, 1 Code, Mid-Production], NES Nintendo 1985 USA” at Heritage Auctions, was originally purchased by an individual as a Christmas present in late 1986, but it remained “in a desk drawer,” as the auction house has described.
The so far owner of the title discovered it earlier this year in the same drawer where he kept it, where the game remained untouched for more than 35 years, which is why it is at an “elite level of preservation”, has claimed heritage Auctions. “I never thought anything about him,” the former owner told the auction company.