Sealed copy of Super Mario 64 sells for a record $1.56 million

Sealed copy of Super Mario 64 sells for a record $1.56 million

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The video games industry is beginning to make its presence felt quite a bit, as a sealed copy of Super Mario 64 broke the price record for a video game twice at auction last weekend, jumping from $660,000 to $875,000 and eventually to $ 1,560,000.

New records fell at Heritage Auctions and the auction was overly successful, as eight of the ten most popular video games in history sold in three days, including a copy of 1991 Super Mario World fetching $360,000, a 1985 copy of Super Mario Bros. fetching $228,000, a 1998 N64 copy of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time fetching $228,000, and a 1990 copy of Final Fantasy selling for $204,000.

Similar records have been recorded from time to time with the following standing out:

  • November 2019: A 1987 copy of Mega Man - $ 75,000.
  • July 2020: Copy of Super Mario Bros. - $ 114,000.
  • November 2020: Copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 - $ 156,000.
  • April 2021: Copy of Super Mario Bros. - $ 660,000.
  • July 2021: Copy of The Legend of Zelda - $ 870,000.
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