Vintage Super Mario Bros Game Fetches $114,000 At Auction
You may have already been aware that original copies of classic video games could be coveted collector’s items, but this one’s still a bit of an eye-opener.
An unopened copy of Nintendo’s classic Super Mario Bros broke records last Friday by selling for $114,000 (£90,314.92) at auction.
The item was sold by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, and was particularly rare as it came from an early short production run of the classic video game.
This sale beat the existing record for a video game sale, previously held by another copy of Super Mario Bros, which sold for $100,150 (£79,342.45) in 2019.
Launched in 1985, Super Mario Bros was a huge hit for Nintendo, and helped establish their flagship games console the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Recently, Heritage Auctions have been auctioning off some nerd-friendly items for some perhaps unexpectedly high prices.
Earlier this month, the auction house put a very rare Pokémon Super Secret Battle No. 1 Trainer card up for auction; the card wound up selling for $90,000.
It just goes to show that those remnants of your childhood still cluttering up the attic could be worth a lot more than you think!