Copy of Super Mario Bros. Sells for More Than $100,000

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By Angela Marrujo Fornaca. Posted 02/18/2019 23:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

At a recent auction, a certified near-mint copy of Super Mario Bros. for the NES sold for $100,150, marking the first instance of a six-figure video game sale.

This particular copy is extremely rare — Nintendo sold two sticker sealed copies of the game at test market launches in New York and Los Angeles between 1985 and 1986, rather than the usual shrink wrapped copies. This is one of the two, and remains unopened.

According to US Gamer, the game was acquired in a purchase on February 6 by a group of auctioneers and collectors which includes Jim Halperin, who runs Heritage Auctions. He began auctioning Wata certified games at the start of 2019.

The sale of this copy of Super Mario Bros. has some auctioneers predicting that the cost of similar games at auction will only continue to rise.

Source: Nintendo Life

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