August 1, 2021

Sealed Super Mario 64 game sells for more than $1.5m at auction

According to the auction house there are “fewer than five” copies in such good condition.

Sealed Super Mario 64 game sells for more than $1.5m at auction

Sealed Super Mario 64 game sells for more than $1.5m at auction photo credit: BBC

A sealed copy of the vintage Super Mario 64 game was sold at an auction for more than $1.5m, an amount that shattered several records.

The 1996 game cartridge was a launch title for the Nintendo 64 console, as well as being one of the most influential; early 3D platform games.

According to the auction house there are “fewer than five” copies in such good condition.

The Super Mario sale overshadowed another record-breaker, an original Legend of Zelda cartridge was sold two days earlier for $870 000.

The games weren’t purchased because they offered a rare gaming experience, Nintendo had rereleased both for its Nintendo Switch console, they were bought because of their value as physical memorabilia.

Sources: BBC, The Guardian

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