An almost perfect copy of Super Mario Bros. for NES has sold for $ 660,000 at auction. In what turned out to be a 13-bid contest, $ 550,000 went to the game’s original owner. The copy was one of the earliest shrink-wrapped versions of the games you could buy in the United States (Super Mario Bros. finally had 11 different box variants, according to WATA Games).
Heritage Auctions, the company that oversaw the sale, said Ars Technica it dates back to the end of 1986. It was supposedly bought as a Christmas present and put unopened in a desk drawer for a better part of four decades. “I never thought of that,” the seller, who asked to remain anonymous, told the auction house.
$ 660,000 dollars this copy of Super Mario Bros. sold for is crazy when you think of the Nintendo PlayStation, a unique prototype that represents a unique piece of gaming history, sold for $ 360,000 at auction last year. More recently, someone paid $ 1