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April 5, 2021 2 min read
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Collectibles are becoming an object of desire and people are paying huge sums of money for them. A closed cartridge of the 1986 Super Mario Bros was auctioned for $ 660,000 in Dallas last Friday, making it the most expensive video game in history. A record price!
Heritage Auctions was responsible for the sale and announced the sale via their Twitter account. The auction house said the video game was bought as a Christmas present but ended up in a desk drawer. It remained sealed at this point until it was found in early 2021.
The price beats the previous record of $ 114,000!
The best known copy of the oldest sealed Hangtab Super Mario Bros. broke the record for the highest-paying video game when it sold for $ 660,000 in HA’s Comics & Comic Art Auction! #WORLDRECORD https://t.co/euEvVIUGT1 pic.twitter.com/KV6XyudieY
– Heritage Auctions (@HeritageAuction) April 2, 2021
According to Heritage, this is the most famous specimen that has ever been rated. The 1986 Super Mario Bros far surpassed the previous auction of a 1987 Super Mario Bros game for $ 114,000 (just over 2 million pesos) made by an anonymous buyer in July 2020.
Image: Heritage Auctions, Twitter
This is the oldest (sealed) specimen to be auctioned as its production and sale in the market were very brief.