The Texas auction house announced that a sealed copy of the Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System sold for $ 660,000, APE reports.
The agency notes that this is the highest price ever received at an auction for a computer game. It was purchased back in 1986 and was intended for a Christmas present, but … was safely forgotten in an office desk drawer. Seller Anonymous Says:
“It has been there this entire time since I bought it.”
After lying in the table for 35 years, it turned out to be valuable and in demand, which was confirmed by the fact of the sale for a record amount for video games – 660 thousand dollars. As it turns out, this Super Mario Bros. was the last one before Nintendo changed the packaging. Heritage Auctions’ head of video games, Veleri McLeckie, says:
“Given that the production of this particular video game was so short, finding another copy in a similar situation is like looking for a drop of water in the ocean. “Never say never”. The sale exceeded our expectations. I don’t think it should shock us too much, though. Who doesn’t love Mario? ”