An originally packaged “Super Mario Bros.” Computer game from 1985 was auctioned off in the USA for a record sum of 660,000 US dollars (about 561,000 euros). This is a world record for a video game at auction, announced the auction house Heritage Auctions on Friday (local time) in Dallas, Texas.
Lying in a drawer for 36 years
Heritage had auctioned a comparable game last July for the then record sum of 114,000 US dollars. A copy of part 3 of the same game series was auctioned a few months later for an even higher amount. The Japanese company Nintendo had the now world famous video game “Super Mario Bros.” Launched in 1985.
Of the Nintendo classics auctioned on Friday was in extremely good condition, said Heritage. The video game was bought as a Christmas present in 1985 and then disappeared in a drawer for 36 years. “It was down in my office desk the whole time,” said the game owner, who wanted to remain anonymous, according to the message. Only this year did he come across it again.