A Sealed Copy Of Super Mario Bros. Sells For A Record-Breaking $100,150
This copy of Super Mario Bros. is the highest-priced video game ever
That’s what experts in the field of classic game collecting are saying today. A first-run copy of the Nintendo Entertainment System game sold in a private transaction earlier this month for $100,150, and the people involved in the deal say it’s the first six-figure transaction for a single collectible game.
I went a little deeper than the press release and talked to the grader and one of the buyers behind the $100K Super Mario Bros.
There’s a belief that this sealed box could be worth $1 million in the near future.https://t.co/wFCGLlBfYz
— Kyle Orland (@KyleOrl) February 15, 2019
Unopened 1985 vintage copy of Nintendo’s “Super Mario Bros” has sold to a group of game collectors for a large amount of money.
This sale represents a huge jump over the copy of Super Mario Bros. that sold in 2017 for over $30,000, was a record price. The difference comes down to a sticker. Instead of being shrink-wrapped in plastic, the boxes containing the very first run of NES games produced in America were only sealed on the top flap, using a black foil circular sticker with the Nintendo logo on it. These were only sold for a short period of time before the NES’ national rollout. Nintendo was still test-marketing the console in cities like New York and Los Angeles in 1985 and 1986. At that time, an NES set came packaged with Duck Hunt and Gyromite, but not Super Mario Bros., which was sold separately. The game has the potential to be worth up to $1 million in the future!
— Eurogamer (@eurogamer) February 15, 2019