I’m sorry, how much did they pay for a video game?
What!?!? Says every kid that grew up in the 1980s and 1990s. The game was released in 1985 and I’ll never forget that Christmas for the rest of my life. Kids, it’s time for bed! Yeah, but we’re watching Dad play, you heard that right, we were watching my Dad play the game, not us. It’s like he bought the thing for his two sons, but knew deep down that he was also getting a gaming system for Christmas. Also, is it weird that he kept it in his bedroom to play? I almost forgot about that. Our Nintendo came with the power pad. Remember that? Cheetah was so hard to beat.
So, why’s it so valuable? Here’s what the company had to say about it.
“This version of Super Mario Bros. was particularly rare because the box with a cardboard hang tab underneath the plastic, an indication that it was produced after Nintendo started using shrink-wrap to seal the games rather than stickers, the company said in a news release.”
Other notable buys were a copy of “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out” that sold for $50,400 and one of the first sealed copies of “Super Mario Bros. 3” sold for $38,400.
My only question, how do all these gamers have so much money?
A sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. just sold at auction for $114,000, which is a new record for the sale of a single game. Bet the owners of the $100,000 one, which is an earlier printing, feel great today. pic.twitter.com/lVdcla8d19
— Chris Kohler (@kobunheat) July 10, 2020