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A sealed copy Of Super Mario 64 has been sold at an auction for $1,500,000

As time passes, the prices of retro video games has been climbing. Despite the price rising, the demand to purchase them has largely remained the same. Unfortunately, this has resulted in a situation where price gouging has become more noticeable or, in the case of a game that released more than 20 years ago, they’ve sold for very abnormal prices.

Popular auction house Heritage Auctions recently concluded an auction of a sealed copy of Super Mario 64. In fact, the sealed copy was in such an amazing condition that the WataGames gave it a 9.8 rating on their scale. There is less than 5 sealed copies of this game in this condition, and it resulted in the copy selling in the auction for $1,500,000.

This price has broken a new record for a single video game auction. Amazingly, the previous record-holder had managed to do that only a few days ago. On July 9th, a rare copy of The Legend Of Zelda on the NES sold for $870,000. The record-holder from before that was an NES copy of Super Mario Bros that sold in April for $660,000.

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6 comments

  1. What a joke! I bet he/she hasn’t even got an N64 to play it on. ( just a shelf to display it in all its unplayed, unopened glory ).

  2. I have an Un-Olened Sealed Coppy of Donkey Kong Country 2 on SNES with the Kaybee Toys Sticker still intact and the Plastic Eyelet for hanging on a shelf. I would never open it as its too valuable to me.

    I only got it because my mother forgot to give it to me one christmas and it ended up in a closet for over a Decade.

  3. This is the true definition of throwing money away. Though I don’t bother with unopened, sealed copies of games (usually), I get sick to death of the high prices of retro games. Even plain cartridges with no box or manual are too expensive for me to do anything but just look. I can’t even collect retro games anymore because of the prices. I’m so thankful that I stocked up on a near complete NTSC collection of NES games (also many PAL and unlicensed) before prices got as out of hand as they are now.

    Years ago I bought just the cartridge of the N64 game “Clayfighter 63 1/3 Sculptor’s Cut” for $50 on ebay. I remember thinking I was crazy for spending that much money on just a cartridge with no box or manual. But I just saw this same game (cartridge only) on ebay selling for $850. It is NOT worth that much. But I’m sure glad I bought it when I did.

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