A sealed copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. that was bought in 1986 and then forgotten about in a desk drawer was sold at auction for $660,000. The heritage auction in Dallas said the video game was sold on Friday.
The heritage auction house made a statement that the video game Super Mario Bros was bought as a Christmas gift but ended up being placed in a desk drawer and it remained sealed in plastic and with its hang tab intact until it was found earlier this year.
Valarie McLeckie, Heritage’s video game specialist said that the production window for this copy and others like it was so short, finding another copy from this same production run in similar condition would be akin to looking for a single drop of water in an ocean.
Last year a working prototype of the Nintendo PlayStation sold for $360,000 at auction, setting a new record for a single video game lot.Scalpers are already capitalizing on Nintendo’s decision to remove the Super Mario 3D All-Stars compilation from sale by listing it on auction sites for thousands of dollars. The Super Mario 3D All-Stars compilation bundles Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy into one package