At auction in the United States of America an unopened copy of Nintendo’s legendary Jump & Run Super Mario Bros. changed hands for a world record sum of 660,000 US dollars (around 559,000 dollars).
Never has anyone paid nearly as much for a copy of a video game. In mid-2020 brought a version of Super Mario Bros. at auction for $ 114,000 (around 97,000 dollars). The previous world record was $ 156,000 and was achieved in November of last year by a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. 3.
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The most expensive game in the world to date
Why is this one copy worth so much?
Like the Dallas-based auction house Heritage Auctions declared, be one reason excellent condition of the copy. In addition, it is particularly old and comes from the fourth version produced. This, in turn, was only produced for a very short time, which limits the production period between the end of 1986 and the beginning of 1987 and at the same time increases the value because it is virtually impossible to discover a second, similarly well-preserved copy from this series.
Forgotten in a desk drawer
And “discover” is the keyword here. According to Heritage Auctions, the game was said to have been bought as a Christmas present in 1986, but ultimately ended up in a desk drawer, where it waited 35 years to be discovered.
“It was lying on the floor of my desk the whole time since the day I bought it,” the seller is quoted as saying.
Super Mario Bros. was created by Shigero Miyamoto and was first released on September 13, 1985 in Japan for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES for short) called Famicom there. By the end of 1987, it was released in North America, Australia, and the European Union.
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