Earlier in the year in July, a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. for NES sold for $ 114,000 USD. It set a new record for the most expensive video game ever sold. While it was probably expected to hold this record for some time, the highest price paid for a video game at auction is now broken (again).
Heritage Auctions revealed that it sold a sealed copy of the 1990 NES game Super Mario Bros. 3 on Friday for $ 156,000.
“The party opened bids for $ 62,500 – already an impressive sum for the game rated Wata 9.2 A +. But 20 bidders entered the game and sent the final prize, which rose to the world record below what would become the world̵7;s first ever million video. . “
Heritage Auctions’ director of video games, Valarie McLeckie, said it was “no surprise” that another Mario game had set a new world record. This particular copy of the game is described as being in “remarkable” mode, but here’s what sets it apart from the rest:
“What makes this copy even more unique is the layout of the packaging itself: Extremely rare are sealed copies with the word” Bros. “formatted on the left and covers one of Mario’s signature white gloves. Collectors have spent years looking for such a version – the earliest in Super Mario Bros. 3 production history – and usually come up with empty hands.”
So there you go – another record-breaking sale. Of course, if you want to relive Super Mario Bros. yourself. 3, you can always check it on Nintendo’s Switch Online NES service.