Super Mario Bros. Video Game Cartridge 1986 was sold at Heritage Auctions for a record $ 660,000, the auction house reported on its Twitter page.
According to a statement from Heritage Auctions, this amount for the sale of a 1986 video game breaks the previous record – in 2020, an anonymous buyer paid for a copy of a Super Mario Bros. 114 thousand dollars. Also, the cartridge’s final price in 1986 broke the world record for video game sales.
It is noted that the cartridge was kept in perfect condition in a sealed plastic package. According to the Associated Press, the video game was purchased as a Christmas present but remained in a drawer where it was found in early 2021.
Super Mario Bros. was one of the first to be released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the United States and became its best-selling console. This model is the first in the Super Mario Bros. Also, the main negative character of the game, Bowser, appears for the first time.