Unopened Super Mario Bros. copy from 1985 sells for $100G

Unopened Super Mario Bros. copy from 1985 sells for $100G

A rare early copy of one of Nintendo's most famous NES games has broken records for the most ever paid for a single video game.

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.

While the game itself isn't all that rare, this particular copy is, being one from an early 1985 test launch of the NES console in NY and Los Angeles.

'Super Mario Bros. launched the world's largest game franchise and this copy is the only known sealed example from Nintendo's test market release'. The new owners liken this item to Action Comics #1 (the first appearance of Superman) for comic collectors.

The copy was sent to Wata Games several months ago for grading and was rated a near flawless 9.4 out of 10 before being sent back to the owner. It's not unthinkable that a copy of Super Mario Bros. like this one could eventually be worth that much. The game's box has a near-mint rating of 9.4 by Wata Games a website dedicated to rating collectible video games. 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.

The person selling the game - who wishes to remain anonymous - has been on the record as stating he would never sell the cartridge for less than six figures, blissfully unaware of how you can play Super Mario Bros. on Nintendo Switch Online's NES service for only $20 Dollars a year.

The group includes Heritage Auctions Co-Chairman Jim Halperin, Zac Gieg, owner of Just Press Play Video Games and coin dealer and video game collector Rich Lecce, the owner of Robert B. Lecce Numismatist Inc. It seems fitting that the original Super Mario the first game to fetch six figures. "There have been interested buyers I know, outside of this group, who have made him very significant, solid five-figure offers on it". A flawless copy of that book sold at auction several years ago for $3.21 million.



Latest news

Ranveer Singh responds to Will Smith's congratulatory message for 'Gully Boy'
In her review of Gully Boy for BusinessToday.In, Anwesha Madhukalya writes, "Akhtar and Kagti have made a film for years to come". With this the film also has done a great collection on day 1, however, the film had to face little downfall on the second day.

Saudis say crown prince doesn’t intend to buy Man United
During their officials talks, the Crown Prince conveyed greetings of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to Imran Khan. The crown prince, in response, assured the prime minister that Saudi Arabia will do whatever it can to address these issues.

Samsung unveils its thinnest, lightest tablet ever
You get the option of 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage which supports expansion up to 512GB via microSD card . The price of Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is set at €210 (~Rs 17,000) and €270 (Rs 22,000) for Wi-Fi and LTE variants respectively.

'Fortnite' players can get the next Battle Pass for free
The Fortnite Season 8 battle pass has yet to be revealed, but that hasn't stopped Epic Games revealing some big news. Even though the Fortnite Season 8 is still two weeks away, Epic Games has made a decision to organize the giveaway.

Samsung Galaxy M30 to launch in India on February 27
That includes the Galaxy Active smartwatch , the wireless Galaxy Buds, and a new fitness tracker in the form of the Galaxy Fit e. We need to wait for few more days to get all the information of the same at the launch event scheduled on 27th February at 6 PM.

Other news