A sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. just sold for $660000 | Engadget – Engadget1 min read

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An almost best copy of Super Mario Bros. for the NES has sold for $660,000 at auction. In what turned out to be a 13-bidder contest, $550,000 went to the video games initial owner. The copy was among the earliest shrink-wrapped versions of the games you might buy in the United States (Super Mario Bros. ultimately had 11 various box versions, according to WATA Games).
Heritage Auctions, the company that oversaw the sale, told Ars Technica it goes back to late 1986. It was supposedly bought as a Christmas present and sat unopened in a desk drawer for the much better part of 4 decades. “I never ever thought anything about it,” the seller, who asked to remain anonymous, informed the auction house.
The $660,000 this copy of Super Mario Bros. sold for is insane when you think about the Nintendo PlayStation, an one-of-a-kind model representing an unique piece of gaming history, cost $360,000 at auction last year. More recently, somebody paid $156,000 to purchase a beautiful copy of Super Mario Bros. 3. It makes you question just how much the owner would have strolled away with had they concurrently tried to cash in on the NFT fad somehow.

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