An unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. which was bought in 1986 and then forgotten in a desk drawer, has sold at auction for $ 660,000 dollars.
Heritage Auctions in Dallas said the video game sold out Friday.
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The auction house said that the video game was bought as a Christmas present, but that it was eventually placed in a desk drawer, where it remained sealed in plastic and with the hanging flap intact until it was found earlier this year.
“Since the production window for this copy and others as it was so short, finding another copy from the same production run in a similar state would be like looking for a single drop of water in an ocean,”
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Heritage said it is the finest specimen known for auction. The sale price far exceeded $ 114,000 as another unopened copy produced in 1987 picked up at a Heritage auction last summer.