Previously going up for more than $300,000, a sealed NES copy of Super Mario Bros. has sold for $660,000, becoming the most expensive video game ever sold.
The price tag more than quadrupled the previous record for the most expensive video game ever sold, which was set in November 2020 when a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 flew off the shelf for $156,000. The record was previously broken in July 2020 by a mint copy of Super Mario Bros. that sold for $114,000. And in February 2019, another Super Mario Bros. copy sold for $100,150.
This Super Mario Bros. copy that sold for $660,000 is still in pristine condition, according to Heritage Auctions, the multi-national auction house where it sold. The Texas-based company explained why this copy is so special, saying it’s “the finest plastic-sealed copy with a perforated cardboard hangtag” anyone has ever seen.
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