The first Super Mario Bros. game, one of the ancestors of video games, is known to everyone from 7 to 70. It was among the bestsellers of the 1985 gaming era, and sales were high as the years progressed. The first unopened copy of this classic has found a buyer for a record price.
One of the Copies of Super Mario Bros. sold for $660,000
A never-before-opened copy, produced when Nintendo first released the game, fetched $660,000 today. The fact that the tape, which was taken as a Christmas present and then never came out of the drawer, has never been opened adds value to its value. The game has 11 different box variants available in the U.S., and this copy sold is one of the smallest size boxes.
We also saw another copy of the game with similar qualities get a buyer for $140,000. The purchase, which has just taken place, has broken its own record.
The device required to play the sold copy will probably be more expensive than the game. The game copy sold was developed for the NES, and finding this console on the market is as difficult as finding an unopened game cassette. Released by Nintendo in the 1980s, the NES was very successful in bringing arcade games home during its era.
Although many of us have played Super Mario, probably none of us have played the original game. The game never officially debuted except for consoles of the time it was released. Since the game is ported by developers, it can even be played as a flash game today. That’s one of the reasons the original copy of the game is so valuable.