According to The New York Times, a rare cartridge with the game Super Mario Bros. was sold for two million dollars, setting a new record for the cost of video games.
An anonymous buyer made the purchase. The game collecting company, which made a record sale, reported that a cartridge with a 1985 game created for the original Nintendo console was purchased.
The cartridge was never opened. According to Rob Petrozzo, the author of the Rally collectors ‘ website, it is very rare for old video games to preserve intact.
Petrozzo also noted that the demand for collectibles had increased dramatically during the pandemic. According to him, people who are stuck at home are looking for ways to invest money. And old games cause a strong sense of nostalgia for many.
This sale broke the record set most recently, in July. Then the 1996 Super Mario 64 game was sold at auction for $ 1.5 million.