The world of video games is definitely riddled with sales, each more unusual than the next. As proof, a copy of Super Mario 64 recently sold for 1.56 million dollars at auction, a record.
It seems that some have the wallet that itches them lately. Just last month, we told you the story of the famous McDonald’s nugget who left for $ 100,000 on eBay. The reason: it had the shape of the characters that we play in Among Us, the game phenomenon since 2020. Recently, something similar happened, except that this time it was about a slightly less unusual object. Indeed, it isa sealed version of Super Mario 64, the famous game released in 1996 for Nintendo 64, referred. A rare collector’s item therefore, which is left for the (very modest) sum of 1.56 million dollars at an auction organized by Heritage Auctions on July 11.
This is a new record for the company that, two days before, was already setting a record by selling a copy of The Legend of Zelda on NES for $ 870,000. Suffice to say that such a result was rather unexpected, so much so that the group even declared to be “A little speechless” in the face of all this. However, let us specify that this is truly an exceptional object in the present case since the game has been decked out with a Wata certification of 9.8 A ++, which is equivalent to “As New” condition for a product offered for sale. Needless to say, therefore, it is not every day that we have the opportunity to come across a game dating from 25 years ago in such a state. Even less when it comes to a title as legendary as this one, which has lastingly marked and influenced the history of video games.
“What can we say that can do this version justice?” The cultural significance of the title and its importance in the history of video games is paramount, and the state of the version is so breathtaking that you don’t know what to say. If you ever hoped to get the top rated version of the best selling Nintendo 64 game – Nintendo’s hero Mario’s first 3D adventure – we can only advise you, this is an opportunity you should not miss ” Heritage Auctions said. Here is what makes us relativize on the fact that Nintendo does not hesitate to resell at a high price some of its old titles just emulated on Nintendo Switch … Now, the time has come to start betting: in your opinion, what could be the next game of the Japanese giant to surpass this record?