Gaming fans can go any length to buy their favorites. And proof of this is the recent sale of a ‘Super Mario 64’ copy that garnered a whopping $1.56 million – to become the most expensive game of its kind to be sold across the globe.
The original sealed copy of the 1995 Nintendo 64 classic surpasses the original copy of The Legend of Zelda that was recently sold for $870,000 as also the $310,00 sealed cartridge of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros to become the most valuable video game collectible in history. It is said to be in a “Like New Condition” and has also been accorded the Wata 9.8 A++ mint rating.
Commenting on it, Heritage Auctions said, “What can we even say that would do this copy the justice it deserves? The cultural significance of this title and its importance to the history of video games is paramount, and the condition of this copy is just so breathtaking that we’re really at a loss here.”
It further added, “If you have had your heart set on obtaining the highest-graded copy of the single best-selling video game on the Nintendo 64 – the first 3D adventure of Nintendo’s mascot, Mario – we only have one piece of advice: this is not an opportunity to waste.”
While you could buy a copy of a ‘Super Mario 64’ for $99 today, the thrill of owning this one is a matter of real pride! Gaming connoisseurs, do you agree?
[Via: The Verge]