The sale of an unopened copy underscored the continued popularity of the entertainment created decades ago
A bidder who wanted to remain anonymous snatched up an early version of the groundbreaking Super Mario Bros. game released for Nintendo’s NES console in 1985 during an auction held on Friday by Heritage Auctions from Dallas.
The price of $ 114,000 exceeded Heritage Auctions’ previous record for a video game. This was a bid of $ 100,150 that was made early last year for an unopened copy of the same game.
The Super Mario Bros. copy that was sold for a new record was part of a collection of video games from the 1980s and 1990s that sold to various buyers for nearly $ 700,000, well above Heritage Heritage’s original target was about $ 500,000. Other auctioned titles were “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!”, A video game from 1987 that was based on the former former heavyweight boxing champion and sold for $ 50,400.