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Sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. goes for over $100,000 at auction

18 February, 2019, 12:27 | Author: Lloyd Doyle
  • This copy of the'Super Mario Bros. for NES sold for $100,150 in a recent auction

An unopened copy of the classic Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros. has sold for a record $100,150 (£78,100).

Due to its popularity, Nintendo reprinted Super Mario Bros. from 1985 to 1994 numerous times, resulting in 11 different box variations.

For that record-breaking price, they'll receive one of the original "sticker sealed" copies of the game, which were only sold in NY and Los Angeles, according to a Thursday news release from Dallas-based Heritage Auctions.

Before you go bursting into your garage looking for your copy so you can finally get that Lambo you always wanted, you should probably know why this particular copy sold for so much.

'This game may be the condition census of all sticker sealed NES games known to exist'.

You can tell because the game was sold with a sticker seal instead of being put inside plastic shrink wrap, said Deniz Kahn, president of Wata Games, which certified and graded the game before it was sold. Mario is the most recognized fictional or non-fictional character in the world, more so than even Mickey Mouse.

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

The buyers included Heritage Auctions Founder and Co-Chairman Jim Halperin of Dallas; coin dealer and video game collector Rich Lecce of Boca Raton, Fla.; and video game store owner Zac Gieg of Lancaster, Penn.

Nostalgia pays, we can all see that with the plethora of remakes and returning franchises, but who would have thought that Super Mario Bros. could pay that well?

But the schmoes who bought this apparently aren't aware that you can buy the same game on the Wii U or 3DS eShops for only five dollars! It seems fitting that the original Super Mario Bros.is the first game to fetch six figures. A foil sticker on the top of the black box that indicates it's among the very first run of 17 NES games produced in America.


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