A copy of the timeless NES classic Super Mario Bros. preserved in near mint condition, was auctioned at $ 100,150. This makes it the first video game to be sold for six-digit.
The reason why it got such a high price is related to the rarity. Between 1985 and 1986, Nintendo sold a total of two NES cartridges in "glued-lock" cartons instead of the usual Shink packaging in test markets in New York and the US. This version is one of the two original sticker copies and has never been opened.
According to US gamers, the copy was purchased on 6 February by a group consisting of various collectors and auctioneers. One of these people was Jim Halperin, who runs Heritage Auctions. He began auctioning Wata-certified games himself at the beginning of 201
Certified classics have been sold in the past for five-digit, but after this sale, the auctioneers believe that the cost of such games will only increase. Of course, this is not the first time that we have seen this title for a large amount. In 2017, a copy of the same game, which was sold on eBay for a much cheaper price of $ 30,000.
The original release of Super Mario Bros. on the NES dates back to 1985 and has since sold more than 40 million physical copies worldwide. If you want to play the original version of this game on the Nintendo Switch, you must subscribe to the online service.