25 years after it’s first release, a mint condition copy of Super Mario 64 was sold at an auction for just under a hefty 1.3 Million Euro.
With such a large price tag, this event has earned itself the title of most expensive video game sale in history. Before this, the record was held by the sale of a rare, sealed version of The Legend of Zelda on the NES console, having been sold for just over a whopping 730k Euros. I must admit, that seems like mere cents compared to what that Mario game was sold for!
Sealed copy of 'Super Mario 64' from 1996 sells for $1.56M at auction, per @HeritageAuction
The most expensive video game sold at auction, it broke the record set by 'The Legend of Zelda' just 2 days before ($870K) pic.twitter.com/erH8uKWtGO
— Fandom Gaming (@getfandomgaming) July 12, 2021
The anniversary of the game, combined with its re-release on the Nintendo Switch last year, made it a massively desirable collectible. To top it off, this copy was rated 9.8 A++ which, for those of you that don’t speak ‘rating game condition’, essentially means that it was almost brand new in near-perfect condition. Basically, from the shelf to the shopping cart into a sealed container!
Not only is the game hugely loved in the gaming community, but not more than 5 copies of the game exist in such pristine condition, further deepening the pocket space necessary to be able to afford such a relic!
Well, I figured the first million dollar game was imminent, but I didn't think it was gonna be today… or this. pic.twitter.com/jKWRY8sNSq
— Chris Kohler (@kobunheat) July 11, 2021