A Copy Of ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Has Sold For Over $100,000

A Copy Of ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Has Sold For Over $100,000

A Copy Of ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Has Sold For Over $100,000

A sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System has been sold at auction for over $100,000, Heritage Auctions announced on Thursday.

Kenneth Thrower, co-founder and chief grader of Wata Games explained: "Not only are all of NES sticker sealed game' extremely rare, but by their nature of not being sealed in shrink wrap they usually exhibit significant wear after more than 30 years".

The Daily Mail reports the version was the only known "sticker sealed' copy of the classic game that made the video game company a sensation in the 80s". One of those two copies went up for auction recently and set a record.

As The Verge points out, it might not be the most expensive game ever, but it's certainly the most expensive one that's been professionally graded and certified.

Of the 40 million copies of the game sold, a few thousand are estimated to have been in the initial "test launch" of the NES in NY and Los Angeles. The unopened sticker sealed box of the game sold for $101,150 at auction becoming the first video game to sell for six figures.

Super Marios Bros originally came out in 1985 on the Nintendo NES console and was really popular.

There is a very appropriate "Thank you, Mario!". If money was no object, is there a mint-condition game you'd love in your collection? This makes it the first-ever video game to sell for six-figures. Not only is this the only known sealed copy of the first USA print run of Super Mario Bros., it is also in almost immaculate condition. "In terms of rarity, popularity, and relevance to collectors, this game has it all".

Gieg compared the video game to the historic comic book "Action Comics #1". That's something like what this copy of Super Mario Bros. represents to collectors.

"I've always said, video games are going to go the way of comics, or cars, or coins; it's only a matter of time until a video game sells for a million dollars", Khan said.

An example of Nintendo stickers on test market games.

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