Super Mario Bros. is widely regarded as one of the best video games of all time, with appreciation lavished on its detailed settings. With more than 50 million units sold globally, it is one of the best-selling games of all time.
On Friday, the NES Retro Super Mario Bros. was sold for $660,000 at Heritage Auctions and made a world record for being the most expensive game ever sold. The Auction took place in Dallas. As the demand for alternative investments in the field of games continues to increase, Mario stood in the number one spot. This version is the fourth version of Super Mario Bros. ever made.
The game secured a 9.6/A+ score from the rating company WATA. The company called it a first-rate copy which is officially rated for sale.
Super Mario Older versions
Super Mario Bros. has previously made several records too. In July 2020, a mini version of the US edition of the game was auctioned for $114,000. It broke the previous record of $100,150, which was set in February 2019 by another edition of the same game. And now a sealed clone of Super Mario Bros. 3 auctioned for $156,000 in November, setting a new world record for being the most high-priced game ever sold.
This is a tweaked version of the game with a very less number of copies printed, thus increasing its rarity and value. The seller of Super Mario Bros. remained anonymous and claimed that in the mid-80s this game was acquired as a Christmas gift but it was never presented to the public until this year. The owner of the game stored it in the lower drawer of his office desk.
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This is not only the best plastic-sealed replica ever sold but also the oldest sealed edition of Super Mario Bros. Discovering another version from the same print run in identical condition would be like searching for a single droplet in a sea because the production window for this replica was too small.
Valarie McLeckie, the game expert admired this version of the game by claiming that this special copy was made in late 1986. It was one of the first models of the game produced with plastic wraps instead of conventional sticker seals.