A rare, sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. has sold for $2 million (£1.44m).
The record-breaking sale comes just a few weeks after a pristine sealed copy of Super Mario 64 sold for $1.56m (£1.12m), breaking the then-record for the highest amount anyone has paid for a video game.
It’s the latest in a line of high-profile auctions. According to the New York Times (£), this particular lot – a rare unopened copy of the original Super Mario Bros. for NES – was sold by Rally, a company that helps investors buy and sell shares in collectible assets.
It originally acquired the cartridge for $140,000 and after rejecting a sizeable bid of $300k (£216k), went on to break the record once again by securing a staggering $2 million from the anonymous winner who is “”making big bets in the video game space”.
As Tom explained a few weeks back, interest in rare or vintage video games is on the rise and the record before that one was only set a few days previously when an unopened NES copy of the original Legend of Zelda went for $878k (£633k).
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