DALLAS – An unopened copy of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda, made in 1987, has been sold at auction for $ 870,000.
Heritage Auctions in Dallas said the video game sold out Friday.
The auction house said it was a rare version created during a limited production run that took place over a few months in late 1987. The Legend of Zelda is a popular fantasy adventure game, first released in 1
“The legend of Zelda marks the beginning of one of the most important sagas in gaming; its historical significance cannot be underestimated … it is a true collector’s item, ”said Valarie McLeckie, Heritage’s video game specialist, in a statement.
In April, the auction house sold an unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros., purchased in 1986 and forgotten in a $ 660,000 desk drawer.
– Associated Press