Anyone got a spare $1.5 million? A sealed copy of Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64 sold for a whopping $1,560,000 at Heritage Auctions. This record-breaking sale beat the recently-established record held by the purchase of The Legend of Zelda for the NES, which sold for an eye-popping $870,000 at auction. The Verge has more details:
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Over the past 12 months, the record for the most expensive video game ever has risen dramatically. Here’s the timeline of the record, as far as I am aware:
July 10th, 2020: copy of Super Mario Bros. sells for$114,000
November 23rd, 2020: copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 sells for$156,000
April 2nd, 2021: copy of Super Mario Bros. sells for$660,000
July 9th, 2021: copy of The Legend of Zelda sells for$870,000
July 11th, 2021: copy of Super Mario 64 sells for$1,560,000
It’s not just video games that have skyrocketed. The value ofPokémon cards has been on a tear, too, and eBay even announced a feature for its app to make iteasier to scan trading cards to sell on the auction site. The prices ofNFTs, a form of digital collectibles,seems to be dropping, though.
Image credit: Heritage Auctions